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Limlingan Maria Cristina, McWayne Christine M., Sanders Elizabeth A., Lopez Michael, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the relations between teacher-child interactions, teachers' Spanish use, classroom linguistic composition, and the school readiness skills of low-income, Latinx, Spanish-speaking dual language learners (DLLs), controlling…
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…

McWayne Christine M., Mattis Jacqueline S., Hyun Sunah, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: To better understand within-group variability in positive parenting practices among low-income Black families, the present study, grounded in a multidimensional comparative framework, examined (a) patterns of positive parenting practices…
McWayne Christine M., Foster Brandon, Melzi Gigliana, May/June 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Practice and Policy: The preschool years represent a critical time to foster family engagement in education for children growing up in poverty. Yet the ways in which Latino families with lower levels of income engage with their children's education…
Hyun Sunah, McWayne Christine M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, Limlingan Maria Cristina, Schick Adina R., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For the 5 million low-income Latino children in the United States who are disproportionately impacted by the numerous risk factors associated with poverty, it is essential to identify proximal protective factors that mitigate these risks and bolster…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the increased numbers of Latino children entering the U.S. educational system, there is a need to develop culturally contextualized models to understand the ways Latino parents participate in and support their children's school experiences.…
Limlingan Maria Cristina, McWayne Christine M., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overarching purpose of this project is to increase the understanding of classroom factors and processes that can support the language and socio-emotional development of dual language learners (DLLs). In recent years, policymakers have paid more…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, Schick Adina R., Kennedy Joy Lorenzo, Mundt Kevin, Q3 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the increasing numbers of Latino children and, specifically, of dual-language learning Latino children, entering the U.S. educational system, culturally contextualized models are needed to understand how parents construct their involvement…
McWayne Christine M., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., April, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Among a nationally representative sample of 2,529 Head Start children, patterns of social-emotional readiness were identified at the beginning and end of children's first preschool year. This study documented that although the majority of children…
McWayne Christine M., Hahs-Vaughn Debbie L., Cheung Katherine, Wright Linnie E. Green, Q4 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of school readiness skills profiles for Head Start children at the beginning and end of the children's first preschool year, and an examination of predictors of stability and change across readiness profiles, based on data from a nationally…
Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Manz Patricia Holliday, Mendez Julia L., McWayne Christine M., Sekino Yumiko, Fantuzzo John W., September, 2012
Other
Peer Reviewed
An overview of select literature on the role of positive peer interactions in supporting low income African American children's readiness to learn
McWayne Christine M., Cheung Katherine, Wright Linnie E. Green, Hahs-Vaughn Debbie L., August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the overlap of children's early school readiness skills in the social and cognitive domains as they enter preschool, if the configurations of school readiness skills predict children's school adjustment by the end of kindergarten, and if…
Hahs-Vaughn Debbie L., McWayne Christine M., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Wen Xiaoli, Faria Ann-Marie, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A presentation of analytical issues and methodological considerations when using complex survey data illustrated with analyses from Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) with recommendations for reporting results
Cheung Katherine, McWayne Christine M., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will focus on Chinese families, and how Chinese cultural values shape parenting and children's social competence. The overarching purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of the cultural context of parenting and the…