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Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Hanno Emily C., Guzman Rosa, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This paper uses rich, representative data from the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H) to examine the landscape of early education and care among three- and four-year-olds in one state. We examine the distribution of children in setting types…

Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Executive Summary
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Guzman Rosa, Goodson Barbara D., Checkoway Amy, Nichols Austin, Freeman Brian, Ballinger Sarah, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Led by Professors Stephanie Jones and Nonie Lesaux, the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H), a cornerstone of the Zaentz Early Education Initiative (https://zaentz.gse.harvard.edu/), is a first-of-its-kind, statewide study designed to examine…
Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Guzman Rosa, Goodson Barbara D., Checkoway Amy, Nichols Austin, Freeman Brian, Ballinger Sarah, November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides the background for and study design of the Early Learning Study at Harvard.
Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Guzman Rosa, Goodson Barbara D., Checkoway Amy, Nichols Austin, Freeman Brian, Ballinger Sarah, November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While the study includes other types of information about children (e.g., descriptions of their language development and social-emotional competencies) and their families (e.g., descriptions of their daily lives and parenting practices), as well as…
Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, Lesaux Nonie K., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers reported responding to the instructional mandates they received. To answer our research questions, we completed semi-structured interviews with 20 early childhood teachers and…
Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, Lesaux Nonie K., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation builds off prior empirical work to describe the quality of the language and literacy instruction Latino dual language learning (DLL) children receive in Head Start. Specifically, we measured the frequency and duration of…
Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, Lesaux Nonie K., November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study was conducted in a large Head Start organization that serves large numbers of Latino children in order to empirically describe the nature and quality of the classroom language learning environment. By observing 147 literacy-based lessons in…
Mancilla-Martinez Jeannette, Lesaux Nonie K., 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While recruitment and employment goals of Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) programs with respect to bilingual staff are clearly outlined in the program policies, nationally, little is known about their implementation on the ground, especially in…
Lesaux Nonie K., May, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of approaches to literacy instruction in prekindergarten through third grade education models
Rice Cynthia, Lesaux Nonie K., October, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of a training program for prekindergarten through third grade school district administrators in New Jersey on the development of early childhood assessment systems
Lesaux Nonie K., June, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of strategies for children from birth to age 9 to ensure reading proficiency among children in Massachusetts
Lesaux Nonie K., June, 2010
Other
A discussion of strategies for children from birth to age 9 to ensure reading proficiency among children in Massachusetts
Lesaux Nonie K., Vukovic Rose K, Hertzman Clyde, Siegel Linda S., 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A population-level study of the relationships between school-level early literacy rates, developmental health of the population, and demographic factors, in 23 schools from one school district in British Columbia, Canada