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Infurna Charles J., Montes Guillermo, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study investigated the effects of preschool dosage on kindergarten readiness in an urban school district (n= 1,464). This study was guided by one research question: do children who attend two years of structured early childhood…
Ursache Alexandra, Gouley Kathleen Kiely, Dawson-McClure Spring, Barajas-Gonzalez R. Gabriela, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Brotman Laurie Miller, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal relations between emotion knowledge (EK) in pre-kindergarten (pre-K; Mage = 4.8 years) and math and reading achievement 1 and 3 years later in a sample of 1,050 primarily Black children (over half from immigrant…
Yu Hae Min, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines relationship dynamics between young immigrant children in an afterschool program, and the ways in which these children become involved in racial discrimination and exclusion whereby one group perceives itself as majority. In…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Fuller Bruce, Leibovitz Talia, Chin Declan, Du Kaitlyn, Garcia Naomi, Kim Yoonjeon, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The shutdown of child care and preschools will likely worsen gaps in children's early learning, just as the nation revisits racial disparities that persist in public institutions. Can robust pre-k programs – such as New York City's ambitious…
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…
Montes Guillermo, Infurna Charles J., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to identify groups of children at universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) entry who have different probabilities of making a successful transition to kindergarten by the end of the UPK academic year by implementing a…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Valentino Rachel A., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this…
Schenke Katerina, Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated…
Simpson Donald, Loughran Sandra, Lumsden Eunice, Mazzocco Philip J., Clark Rory McDowall, Winterbottom Christian, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Living in poverty disadvantages young children reducing school readiness. 'Pedagogy of listening' can potentially support resilience remediating against poverty's negative effects. Little, though, is known about how early childhood education and…
Cascio Elizabeth U., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial interest in preschool as a means of narrowing the achievement gap, little is known about how particular program attributes might influence the achievement gains of disadvantaged preschoolers. This paper uses survey data on a…
Cascio Elizabeth U., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial interest in preschool as a means of narrowing the achievement gap, little is known about how particular program attributes might influence the achievement gains of disadvantaged preschoolers. This paper uses survey data on a…
Miller Portia, Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, McQuiggan Meghan, Shaw Alyssa, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There are currently 2 principal models of publicly funded prekindergarten programs (pre-K): targeted pre-K, which is means-tested, and universal pre-K. These programs often differ in terms of the economic characteristics of the preschoolers enrolled…