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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Dore Rebecca A., Justice Laura M., Mills Abigail K., Narui Mitsu, Welch Kari, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The global COVID-19 pandemic prevented the implementation of in-person summer learning programs designed to improve school readiness for entering kindergartners. Thus, we conducted the current study examining the feasibility, social validity, and…
Weiland Christina, Moffett Lillie, Adams Ashley, Foster Tiffany, Justice Laura M., Sheridan Susan M., Weissman Amanda Ketner, Witte Amanda L., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In this brief, we explore some lessons learned from one approach: Fine-grained, time-based measures that capture how young children spend their time in prekindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten classrooms. These measures quantify how much time…

Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most preschool-aged children spend time in Head Start and other center-based care. Thus, early educators’ use of a quality curriculum is essential to maximizing children’s learning. We examined the curricula utilized by educators working in diverse…
Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This article summarizes a study investigating the curricula and features of those curricula used by 497 early childhood educators across one Midwestern state. Curricula were identified and coded for quality features derived from the research, theory…
Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Chen Jing, Lin Tzu-Jung, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., 08 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Classroom social networks are influential to young children’s cognitive, social–emotional, and language development, but assessment and analyses of social networks are complex. Findings have been mixed regarding whether different informants (…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…
Piasta Shayne B., Park Somin, Farley Kristin Sue, Justice Laura M., O'Connell Ann, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educators' language and literacy knowledge is considered important for informing classroom practices and thereby supporting children's early language and literacy development. This includes both disciplinary content knowledge (knowledge concerning…
Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study applied multilevel modeling to examine the relationship between the percentage of children with mild/moderate disabilities in classrooms and children's language and literacy achievement over an academic year. The sample included 516…
Chen Jing, Justice Laura M., Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Lin Tzu-Jung, Sawyer Brook E., March/April 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study takes an ecological approach to examine how children with developmental language disorder (DLD) interact with their classmates within early childhood special education (ECSE) inclusive classrooms. Participants were 124 children with DLD,…
Piasta Shayne B., Farley Kristin Sue, Mauck Susan A., Ramirez Pamela Soto, Schachter Rachel E., O'Connell Ann, Justice Laura M., Spear Caitlin F., Weber-Mayrer Melissa M., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) is a potentially important mechanism for enhancing classroom practices and children's learning. In this large-scale randomized controlled trial, we examined the effectiveness of language and literacy PD, with and…
Helsabeck Nathan P., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Using a sample of 568 students from 61 kindergarten classrooms whose primary caregivers completed a questionnaire describing their child's early childhood education and care (ECEC) by year from birth to pre-kindergarten, we…
Koury Abel J., O'Leary Jamie, Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Uanhoro James, Summer 2019
Reports & Papers
A current state requirement regarding child care programming may have enormous implications for many of Ohio's most vulnerable families who rely on funding for child care. Specifically, by 2020, any Ohio child care provider that accepts Publicly…