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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…
McFadden Karen E., Shannon Jacqueline D., DeSousa Jahnavi, December 12 2020
Reports & Papers

This study was undertaken by researchers from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York in partnership with the New York City DOE DECE and DOHMH BEI. A key goal of this research project was to address gaps in the literature as well as…

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…
Rojas Natalia M., Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Morris Pamela A., Kamboukos Dimitra, Dawson-McClure Spring, Brotman Laurie Miller, Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An increasing number of young children nationally participate in preschool education, yet very little is known about the influence of peers' behavioral regulation, such as maintaining focus on a task in the face of distractions and inhibiting a…
Garte Rebecca R., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study introduced an interaction based, contextually contingent method for the study of social competence among preschoolers from low income families of color. Contrary to prevailing methods that assess social competence among individual…
Lavigne Heather J., Presser Ashley Lewis, Rosenfeld Deborah, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Developing computational thinking (CT) skills at a young age is critical for preparing preschool children to engage with the technologies that have become central to nearly every occupation and for improving achievements in STEM, literacy, and other…
Clements Douglas H., Dumas Denis, Dong Yixiao, Banse Holland W., Sarama Julie, Day-Hess Crystal, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Strategic processes are a form of procedural knowledge in which a child knows how to enact a given strategy that improves their capability in problem solving or learning. The solution strategies children use are critical components of their learning…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

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…
Mendez Lucia I., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Lopez Lisa M., Blair Clancy, Q1 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association of oral language, including expressive vocabulary and grammar comprehension, with early numeracy skills within and across languages in Spanish-English speaking Latino children who are dual language learners (DLLs…
Infurna Charles J., Hightower A. Dirk, Embt Kathleen, Van Wagner Genemarie, Strano Lauri, Lotyczewski Bohdan S., Montes Guillermo, MacGowan, III Andrew, Hooper Robin, Boyle Rebecca, Lubecki Lynn, Peelle David, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report presents Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership's (RECAP) major findings for 2017-2018 Expanded Prekindergarten (EPK) and Universal Prekindergarten (UPK), along with family perspectives and relationship quality.
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Duncan Greg J., Auger Anamarie, Bitler Marianne, Domina Thurston, Burchinal Margaret, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula -- a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the widely-used "whole-child" curricula found in most…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Heterogeneity in treatment effects of MyTeachingPartner (MTP), a professional development coaching intervention focused on improving teacher-student interactions, was examined for 1407 4-year-old preschoolers who were enrolled in classrooms that…