Study shows Head Start teachers' depressive symptoms related to children's math skills

Teachers play a key role in supporting children’s development in early childhood education classrooms such as Head Start. Research shows significant associations between teachers’ depressive symptoms and their students’ social and emotional development. However, little research has focused on the associations between teachers’ depressive symptoms and academic outcomes of preschoolers from low-income families. Specifically, one important pathway that has not been examined is whether teacher depressive symptoms have implications for the quality of family-teacher relationships. This in turn could affect how supportive parents are of their children’s learning.

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