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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Hemmeter Mary Louise, Fox Lise K., Snyder Patricia A., Algina James J., Hardy Jessica Kristen, Bishop Crystal D., Veguilla Myrna, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral teaching practices has been identified as a critical need for preschool teachers. The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence is a multi-tiered framework of…
Greenburg Jordan E., Hines Caitlin, Winsler Adam, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Public school pre-k programs are not only effective in promoting children’s school readiness but are also potentially useful for easing the transition from pre-k to kindergarten. One possible reason for this ease of transition is eliminating the…
Kelley Elizabeth S., Barker R. Michael, Peters-Sanders Lindsey, Madsen Keri, Seven Yagmur, Soto Xigrid, Olsen Wendy, Hull Katharine, Goldstein Howard, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: Many children begin school with limited vocabularies, placing them at a high risk of academic difficulties. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of a vocabulary intervention program, Story Friends, designed to improve…

Kunemund Rachel L., Nemer McCullough Shannon, Williams Chelsea D., Miller Chantelle C., Sutherland Kevin S., Conroy Maureen A., Granger Kristen L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The far-reaching impacts of the teacher-child relationship, including academic achievement and social/behavioral adjustment, have been well-documented. At the same time, literature also suggests that teacher perceptions of teacher-child…
Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Messiah Sarah E., Atem Folefac, Lebron Cynthia N., Ofori Ashley, Mathew M. Sunil, Chang-Martinez Catherina, Natale Ruby, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives Previous obesity prevention studies in preschool-age children have included non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children, but few have investigated between-subgroup differences even though there may be cultural risk and protective practice…
Elbaum Batya, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this secondary analysis of state-collected data was to investigate developmental outcomes of preschool special education (PSE) services in a statewide cohort of participating children (n = 17,828). In line with federal performance…
Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Ramirez Rica, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Lopez Lisa M., Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Knowing Head Start teachers' existing beliefs can help to tailor the professional development they receive on topics surrounding dual language learners (DLLs) development and best practices. Teachers who have access to accurate information that…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Jury Karen A., Sawyer Brook E., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

As the number of dual language learners (DLLs) increases globally, it is critical that well-developed questionnaires are available to researchers and educators that capture the characteristics and language experiences of preschool DLLs and their…

Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…