The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC focuses on timely child-related topics including—but not limited to—human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.
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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 (2016) The Critical Years: Research and Progress in Early Education and Early Brain Development
Extending an Effective Classroom-Based Math Board Game Intervention to Preschoolers’ Homes
Susan Sonnenschein, Shari R. Metzger, Rebecca Dowling, Brittany Gay, and Cassandra L. Simons
Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support Early Childhood Interventions
Lisa Gennetian, Matthew Darling, and J Lawrence Aber
Latina Women in the United States: Child Care Preferences and Arrangements
Laura Satkowski Ph.D., Rumeli Banik Ph.D., and Sonia Roubeni M.A.
Extending The Jamaican Early Childhood Development Intervention
Sally Grantham-McGregor and Joanne A. Smith
Improving Outcomes for At-Risk Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Students with a Digital Learning Resource
K.P. Thai Ph.D. and Leslie Ponciano Ph.D.
A Development Evaluation Study of a Professional Development Initiative to Strengthen Organizational Conditions in Early Education Settings
Samuel P. Whalen PhD, Heather L. Horsley PhD, Kathleen K. Parkinson MEd, and Debra Pacchiano PhD
Early Investment Project: Subsidized Childcare in Texas
Robert Sanborn, Mandi Kimball, Katie McConnell, Shay Everitt, Kellie O'Quinn, and Jesus Davila
Pre-K in Texas: A Critical Component for Academic Success
Robert Sanborn, Katie McConnell, Mandi Kimball, Andy Canales, Jesus Davila, Shay Everitt, Kellie O'Quinn, Claire Treacy, and Carlos Villegas