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Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, Noelke Clemens, McArdle Nancy, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score…
Francis Jessica, Barnett W. Steven, Q4 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the effects of preschool class size on classroom quality and student achievement by drawing upon data from 21 teachers and 354 children that were collected during the 2008–2009 school year. Regular class sizes contained 20…
Sabol Terri J., Chor Elise, Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Morris Amanda Sheffield, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, King Christopher T., Guminski Sarah, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
CAP Tulsa's Head Start programs are of unusually high quality and have well-documented benefits to child school readiness and academic achievement in middle school. (Gormley, Phillips, & Gayer, 2008; Phillips, Gormley, & Anderson, 2016) The…
Sabol Terri J., Chor Elise, Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Morris Amanda Sheffield, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, King Christopher T., Guminski Sarah, May, 2019
Executive Summary
Past evaluations found that CareerAdvance(R) was associated with improved parent education, employment in the healthcare sector, and psychological well-being after one year. (Chase-Lansdale et al., 2018). The central question of this brief is…
James Cemere, Iruka Iheoma U., December, 2018
Other
The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) launched the "Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education for Black Children: Eliminating Exclusionary Discipline and Concentrating on Inclusion" national campaign in 2017.…
Fehrer Kendra, Tognozzi Nicole, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Over the last two decades, a rising number of families with preschool age children speak a language other than English at home (Espinosa, 2010). Known as Dual Language Learners, or DLLs, they are likely to enter kindergarten already academically…
Ansari Soodie, Fehrer Kendra, Tognozzi Nicole, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Despite increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in our communities, our education system and workforce is under-prepared to serve dual language learners (DLLs), resulting in inequitable educational experiences for children. In early childhood…
Fehrer Kendra, Tognozzi Nicole, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief shares findings from a formative evaluation of Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI) programs at two early learning sites. At each, ECLDI provided training and support to program leadership, teaching teams, and families.…
Tavassolie Tanya, Lopez Claudia, De Feyter Jessica Johnson, Hartman Suzanne C., Winsler Adam, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about the early educational performance of children in migrant farmworker families. The authors examined the school readiness and early school success of 289 four-year-old preschool children of migrant families attending Redlands…
Robinson Nicole, Mathew Aleyamma, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Philanthropy can shape the social change process by influencing policy agendas, narratives, and, ultimately, which groups can fully participate in a given social movement. Indeed, philanthropic organizations serve as resource brokers (Seltzer, 2012…
Richardson Brandt A., Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., Smerillo Nicole E., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the first year of a federally-funded, evidence-based preschool through third grade intervention in Chicago. We use inverse probability weighting with regression adjustment to estimate the impacts of…
Shah Harshini K., Domitrovich Celene E., Morgan Nicole R., Moore Julia E., Cooper Brittany Rhoades, Jacobson Linda, Greenberg Mark T., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study extends previous work conducted with a sample of primarily low-income children attending an enhanced, publicly funded preschool program and assesses the effect of preschool dosage (i.e., receiving one or two years of preschool) on…
Sousa E. Brook Chapman de, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study analyzed the use of Instructional Conversation (IC) in a multilingual preschool context. It sought to identify scaffolding strategies that promoted the contributions of multilingual children to IC. Twenty-seven hours of video data from…
Gardner Shari L., Curenton Stephanie M., March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to report preliminary reliability and validity data from the Conversation Compass(C) Communication Screener (CCCS), a teacher-reported language screener intended to capture children's skills related to classroom…
University of Nebraska. Buffett Early Childhood Institute, 2017
Executive Summary
The purpose of this report is to present findings from the second year of evaluation activities, those focused on the implementation of the Superintendents' Plan during the 2016-17 school year. Evaluation activities were designed to address two…