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Silver H. Callie, Zinsser Katherine M., Zulauf Courtney A., Lowe-Fotos Allison, Estlund Maria, Orr Lori, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Nationwide, 17,000 three-and four-year old children are expelled or suspended from preschool each year (Zeng, Corr, O’Grady, & Guan, 2019). In response, advocates and researchers have called on policymakers to implement policies and legislation…
Brown Sierra L., McCobin Allison, Easley Stephanie, McGoey Kara E., July, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Children have been impacted by COVID-19 in many different ways and are acutely aware of the changes in their everyday life. For some children, early childhood education programs provide a safe haven that is predictable and safe, and children now may…
Duncan Robert J., King Yemimah A., Finders Jennifer K., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., Purpura David J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The number of adult words children hear and conversational turns they experience are key aspects of their language environments. The current study examined variability in language environments throughout 2 prekindergarten days and variability within…
Gold Zachary S., Elicker James, Beaulieu Barbara A., May 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed

Young children often engage in engineering-based design to solve problems—as in the example in the opening vignette—through their language and social behavior during constructive play. However, children (and teachers) often do not know they are…

Kerch Cailin J., Donovan Carol A., Ernest James M., Strichik Tracye, Winchester Joy, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study of the relationship between early receptive vocabulary development and social-emotional competencies examines differences among typically developing children and peers with disabilities within a state-wide program that meets all 10 of…
Valiente Carlos, Swanson Jodi, DeLay Dawn, Fraser Ashley M., Parker Julia H., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to apply aspects of the heuristic model advanced by Eisenberg, Cumberland, and Spinrad (1998) to the study of socialization that takes place in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Investigating socialization in…
Walker Dale, Carta Judith J., Q1 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on intervention research that examines inequities in early language-learning experiences.
Sonnenschein Susan, Yamamoto Yoko, Q1 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on young children's perceptions of their learning and education. Topics include metacognition, executive function, agency, and use of self-report surveys.
Chow Jason C., Granger Kristen L., Broda Michael D., Peterson Nicole, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to better understand the association between teachers’ incoming classroom management skills and end-of-year literacy skills of preschool children with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders. Furthermore, we…
Fabes Richard A., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of this research is to examine the prevalence, disparities, and factors associated with the use of exclusionary discipline in U.S. public school-affiliated preschool programs. We plan to do this by conducting secondary data analyses…

Sullivan Amanda L., Thayer Andrew J., Farnsworth Elyse M., Susman-Stillman Amy R., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with special needs are now a population of special interest under federal child care policy. Findings on the effects of child care subsidy for the general population are mixed, but no studies have considered the effects for children with or…
Yoder Michelle L., Williford Amanda P., Vitiello Virginia E., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study used naturalistic observations to explore the peer engagement of 428 preschoolers whom teachers identified as displaying elevated levels of disruptive behavior. Children's peer sociability, communication, assertiveness, and…
Raikes Helen, White Lisa J., Green Sheridan, Burchinal Margaret, Kainz Kirsten, Horm Diane M., Bingham Gary E., Cobo-Lewis Alan B., St. Clair Lisa, Greenfield Daryl B., Esteraich Jan, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The number of dual-language learners (DLLs) from low-income backgrounds who attend early education programs in the U.S. is rapidly increasing, leading to a need for research that examines the effects of classroom practices, including whether…
Schachter Rachel E., Strang Tara M., Piasta Shayne B., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used an embedded mixed method design to examine teachers' experiences with a state-mandated kindergarten readiness assessment during its inaugural year. Participants were 143 kindergarten teachers from one county in a Midwestern state. In…
De Witt M. W. (Marike W.), Lessing Ansie C., December, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts…