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Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), implemented the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey. Similar surveys were conducted in…
Gropen Jess, Kook Janna Fuccillo, Hoisington Cindy, Clark-Chiarelli Nancy, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are able to benefit from early science teaching but many preschool teachers have not had opportunities to deepen their own understanding of science or to develop their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in relation to specific…
Alade Fashina, Lauricella Alexis R., Beaudoin-Ryan Leanne, Wartella Ellen, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
American students rank well below international peers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Early exposure to STEM-related concepts is critical to later academic achievement. Given the rise of tablet-…
Keefe-Cooperman Kathleen, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschoolers' integrated technology usage was examined related to cognitive and visual spatial functioning. The participants consisted of 492 typically developing preschool children. Parent/caregiver reports of children's television viewing and…
Kearney Erin, Barbour Amanda, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With early childhood foreign language programs on the rise worldwide, this study is guided by the question of what young participants are learning about language, linguistic diversity and language education itself through their initial experiences…
MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 03 August, 2015
Reports & Papers
The overall research objective of this study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of two Pocoyo PlayGrounds in supporting early literacy learning and vocabulary acquisition among 3- to 5-year old children. The specific objectives are to…
Williams Pamela A., Cates Sheryl C., Blitstein Jonathan L., Hersey James C., Gabor Vivian, Ball Melanie, Kosa Katherine, Wilson Hoke, Olson Sara, Singh Anita, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study evaluated whether a nutrition-education program in child-care centers improved children's at-home daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, at-home use of low-fat/fat-free milk, and other at-home dietary behaviors. Materials and methods…
Stockwell Melissa S., Catallozzi Marina, Larson Elaine, Rodriguez Carmen, Subramony Anupama, Martinez Raquel Andres, Martinez Emelin, Barrett Angela, Meyer Dodi, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention to decrease pediatric emergency department (PED) visits and adverse care practices for upper respiratory infections (URI) among predominantly Latino Early Head Start (EHS)…
MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 26 July, 2013
Reports & Papers
The overall objective of this RCT study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Pocoyo PlaySets in supporting English language learning among primarily Spanish-speaking preschool children. The specific objectives of this study are to…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 01 October, 2008
Reports & Papers
Final findings from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative, which provided grants to Head Start programs to design and implement oral health promotion strategies, based on interviews with program directors, a…
Hendler Susan, Nakelski Maria, August 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of an extended day program designed to enhance the literacy and motor development skills of kindergarteners in the Levittown school district
Mages Wendy K., 2008
Reports & Papers
This dissertation reports a series of investigations of the language and cognitive development of 155 preschool children enrolled in 12 Head Start sites in New York City. These investigations were carried out in the context of a quasi-experimental…
Jiles Ruth B., Fuchs Christine, Klevens R. Monina, 2000
Reports & Papers
A synthesis of reported data on vaccination rates of children in public schools and licensed child care centers, using information gathered through the Center for Disease Control?s National Immunization Program
United States. Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, December, 1996
Reports & Papers
A description of the ways in which the Health Component of the Head Start program address the medical, nutritional, and mental health needs of program participants