Published Research

Below you will find my published research.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • LoCasale-Crouch, J., Romo, F., & Clayback, K. A., Whittaker, J., Hamre, B., Melo, C. (2023). Results from a Randomized Trial of the Effective Classroom Interactions for Early Care Teachers Professional Development Intervention. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 65(4), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2023.06.005
  • Partee, A., Sachdeva, S., Bivona, M., Clayback, K. A., Miller-Marshall, S., Parker, K., Alamos, P., Frank, C., Downer, J., & Williford, A.P. (2023). Implementation of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Pilot in Virginia: Critical Tensions and Implications for Scale-Up.Frontiers in Education, 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.1070591
  • Clayback, K. A., & Hemmeter, M. L. (2023). Leadership strategies to support the well-being of early childhood educators. Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph on Leadership.
  • Clayback, K.A., Williford, A.P., & Vitiello, V. E. (2023). Identifying teacher beliefs and experiences associated with curriculum implementation. Prevention Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01414-z
  • Clayback, K. A., & Hemmeter, M. L. (2021). Exclusionary discipline practices in early childhood settings: A survey of child care directors. Early Childhood Research Quarterly55, 129–136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2020.11.002
  • Zippert, E., Clayback, K.A., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2019). Not just IQ: Patterning predicts preschoolers’ math knowledge beyond fluid reasoning. Journal of Cognition & Development20(5), 752-771. doi:10.1080/15248372.2019.1658587      

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Clayback, K. A., & Wang, H.W. (2023, April). Writing and Implementing Positive Behavior Guidance Policies in Preschool Programs. Toolkit presented at the Pyramid Model National Training Institute (NTI) Conference in Tampa, Florida.
  • Clayback, K. A., Parker, K., & Williford, A.P. (2023, April). Improving Teacher-Child Relationships through Banking Time. Workshop presented at the Pyramid Model National Training Institute (NTI) Conference in Tampa, Florida.
  • Williford, A.P., Partee, A., & Clayback, K.A. (December 2020). House Joint Resolution No. 51: Feasibility study of developing an early childhood mental health consultation program. Report prepared at the request of the Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Department of Social Services, and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for the Governor and General Assembly of Virginia. Retrieved from https://rga.lis.virginia.gov/Published/2021/HD3

Conference Presentations:

2023

  • Clayback, K. A., Williford, A.P. (2023, March). The Role of Preschool Teacher Attributions and Teaching Practices in Predicting Children’s Challenging Behavior. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Clayback, K.A., LoCasale-Crouch, J., & Alamos, P. (2023, March). A Pilot Study of a Micro-Course to Improve Social and Emotional Teaching Practices in Early Childhood. Paper presented in LoCasale-Crouch, J. (chair) symposium, Meeting Early Childhood Educators Where They Are: Professional Development Innovations to Enhance Children’s Classroom Experiences, at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Alamos, P., Clayback, K. A., Williford, A.P., Downer, J., Turnbull, K. (2023, March). Teachers’ Emotional Support Intersects with Emotional Exhaustion in Contributing to Preschoolers’ Emotion Regulation. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Accavitti, M., Alamos, P., Clayback, K. A., & Williford, A.P. (2023, March). Understanding Classroom-level Experiences of Exclusionary Discipline in Kindergarten. Paper presented in Zinsser, K. (chair) symposium, Soft exclusions, hard solutions: Examining the precursors to and solutions for exclusionary discipline in early childhood, at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Partee, A., Alamos, P., Bivona, M., Clayback, K. A., Downer, J., Miller-Marshall, S., Parker, K., Sachdeva, S. & Williford, A.P. (2023, March). Implementation of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Pilot in Virginia: Critical Tensions and Implications for Scale-Up. Paper presented in Williford, A.P. (chair) symposium, Looking out for teachers who are looking after our children: Examining teacher stressors and supports, at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.

2022

  • Clayback, K. A., Wang, H.W., Domingo, M., Hemmeter, M. L., & Barton, E. (2022, June). Examining Program-level Behavior Policies and Use of Exclusionary Discipline in Early Childhood. Poster presented in Zinsser, K. (chair) symposium, Early Childhood Exclusionary Discipline: Defining the practice, understanding its impact, and looking for solutions at the biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood virtual conference.
  • Clayback, K. A., & Wang, H.W. (2022, April). Writing and Implementing Positive Behavior Guidance Policies in Preschool Programs. Toolkit accepted for presentation at the Pyramid Model National Training Institute (NTI) Conference in Tampa, Florida.
  • Clayback, K. A., Wang, H.W., Domingo, M., Hemmeter, M. L., & Barton, E. (2022, February). Examining Program-level Behavior Policies to Promote Equity in Early Childhood: An Example from Tennessee. Poster presented at the biennial Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention in San Diego, California.
  • Morris, C.T., Clayback, K. A., O’Grady, C., & Sandefur, C. (2022, February). Feasibility of Embedded Instruction as Equitable Professional Development in Child Care. Poster presented at the biennial Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention (CRIEI) in San Diego, California.

2021

  • Clayback, K.A., Williford, A.P., Downer, J., Turnbull, K., (2021, April). Consistency of Teacher-Child Interactions and Child Developmental Gains in Self-Regulation Across Preschool. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Clayback, K.A.,* Silver, H.C.,*& Zinsser, K., (2021, April). A Multilevel Examination of the Role of Head Start Teachers in Ratings of Child Behavior. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference.
  • Clayback, K.A. (2021, March). Predictors of implementation fidelity of a comprehensive curriculum in early childhood education. Paper presented at the annual Hunter Student Research Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Presented virtually due to COVID-19].

2020

  • Clayback, K.A., Bivona, M.A.,Hummerr, L.T., Vines, E.J., Vitiello, V.E., Matthew, K., & Williford, A.P. (2020, November).  Implementation of STREAMin3, A Comprehensive, Center-Wide Curriculum for Birth to Age 5 Classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood conference in Arlington, Virginia [Presented virtually due to COVID-19]. Access Link
  • Clayback, K.A., Bivona, M.A.,Vitiello, V.E., & Williford, A.P. (2020, November). Links between Teacher Stress, Program Climate, and Implementation Fidelity of a Birth through Five Comprehensive Curriculum Model. Poster presented at the biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood conference in Arlington, Virginia [Presented virtually due to COVID-19]. Access Link
  • Clayback, K.A., &Hemmeter, M.L.(2020, November). Using GIS Mapping to Examine Inequities in Discipline in Early Childhood Education. Poster presented at the biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood conference in Arlington, Virginia [Presented virtually due to COVID-19]. Access Link
  • Clayback, K.A.,* Silver, H.C.,*& Zinsser, K., (2020, April). A Multilevel Examination of the Role of Head Start Teachers in Ratings of Child Behavior. Roundtable accepted for presentation at the annual American Educational Research Association conference in San Francisco, California http://tinyurl.com/vlsntms [cancelled due to COVID-19].
  • Clayback, K.A., Bivona, M.A., Hummer, L., Vines, E., Vitiello, V.E., & Williford, A.P. (2020, March). Identifying Teacher Beliefs and Experiences Associated with Curriculum Implementation Fidelity in Early Childhood Education. Paper accepted for presentation at the Curry Research Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia [cancelled due to COVID-19].

2019

  • Clayback, K.A.. (2019, April). The Role of Teacher Stress in Predicting Classroom Practices. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Silver, H.C.,* Clayback, K.A.,* & Zinsser, K., (2019, April). The Role of Teacher Characteristics in the Agreement of Ratings of Child Behavior in Head Start. Paper presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Clayback, K.A., Green, H., Morley, K., & Garber, J. (2019, March). Theory of Mind Moderated the Relation between Social Competence and Depression in Children. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Zippert, E., Clayback, K.A., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2019, March). More Than Numeracy, Patterning Predicts Early Mathematics. Paper symposium presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Green, H., Clayback, K.A., Morley, K., & Garber, J. (2019, March). Relations Among Children’s Depressive Symptoms, Social Competence, and Theory of Mind. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Nestor, B., Sutherland, S., Korelitz, K., Green, H., Clayback, K.A., Morley, K., & Garber, J. (2019, March). Moderators of Parent-Child Agreement: Measuring Parenting Behaviors. Poster presented at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

2018

  • Zippert, E., Clayback, K., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2018, June). More Than Just IQ: Exploring the Link Between Patterning and Individual Math Skills. Poster presented at the biennial National Research Conference on Early Childhood conference in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Clayback, K. (2018, May). Predicting Early Childhood Educator Stress: Teacher- and Classroom- Level Variables. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, California.

2017 and Prior

  • Clayback, K., Fuhs, M., Thomeer, M., & McDonald, C. (2017, April). Executive functioning skills (EF) in preschoolers with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) compared to typically developing (TD) peers. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Clayback, K. (2017, April). Honors Thesis: Executive functioning skills (EF) in preschoolers with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) compared to typically developing (TD) peers. Poster presented at the annual Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Clayback, K. (2017, March). Honors Thesis Defense: Executive functioning skills (EF) in preschoolers with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) compared to typically developing (TD) peers. Oral presentation at the annual Honors Students Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Clayback, K., & Fuhs, M. (2015, October). Associations between executive functioning skills and spontaneous focusing on number in preschoolers. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Clayback, K. (2015, April). The relationship between executive functioning skills (EF) and spontaneous focusing on numerosity (SFON) in preschoolers. Poster presented at the annual Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Clayback, K., Brunswick, J., Hackl, C., Finan, J., & Schimeck, M. (2015, April). The effect of maternal executive functioning on child executive functioning of preschoolers growing up in poverty. Poster presented at the annual Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:

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