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Finders Jennifer K., Budrevich Adassa, Duncan Robert J., Purpura David J., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., January - December 2021
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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is a widely administered measure of classroom quality that assesses teacher-child interactions in the domains of Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. We use data…

Duncan Robert J., King Yemimah A., Finders Jennifer K., Elicker James, Schmitt Sara A., Purpura David J., June, 2020
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The number of adult words children hear and conversational turns they experience are key aspects of their language environments. The current study examined variability in language environments throughout 2 prekindergarten days and variability within…
Schmitt Sara A., Duncan Robert J., Budrevich Adassa, Korucu Irem, April, 2020
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The aim of the current study was to examine the extent to which the effects of preschool classroom quality on children's mathematics is moderated by executive functioning (EF) during the preschool year. The study sample included 102 children (M age…
Purpura David J., Schmitt Sara A., Q1 2019
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This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on core domains of school readiness and their relation to other factors/domains such as underlying cognitive processes, motivation, and motor skills.
Schmitt Sara A., Mihalec-Adkins Brittany, Pratt Megan E., Lipscomb Shannon T., July-September 2018
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The current study explored the extent to which teacher-child closeness during prekindergarten moderates the association between residential mobility and behavior problems in kindergarten for children living in non-parental care. Data were obtained…
Schmitt Sara A., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., Bryant Lindsey M., Purpura David J., Q3 2018
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The current study investigated the extent to which a semi-structured block play intervention supported growth in mathematics and executive functioning for preschool children using a randomized controlled design. A secondary aim was to explore…
Schmitt Sara A., Pratt Megan E., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., Schmerold Katrina L., Q2 2018
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This study examined whether classroom quality is related to preschoolers' social-emotional functioning (social competence and behavior problems) and explored whether urbanicity (variation in geographic region: rural, small city, or large urban…
Schmitt Sara A., Lewis Kendra M., Duncan Robert J., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., January, 2018
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Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the Positive Action (PA) preschool lessons improved low-…
Schmitt Sara A., Geldhof G. John, Purpura David J., Duncan Robert J., McClelland Megan, November, 2017
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The present study explored the bidirectional and longitudinal associations between executive function (EF) and early academic skills (math and literacy) across 4 waves of measurement during the transition from preschool to kindergarten using 2…
Schmitt Sara A., Pratt Megan E., Lipscomb Shannon T., June, 2017
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The present study examines the extent to which residential mobility during the transition to kindergarten (cumulative moves during prekindergarten and kindergarten) is related to externalizing and internalizing behavior problems for children from…
McClelland Megan, Tominey Shauna, Schmitt Sara A., Duncan Robert J., Spring 2017
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In this article, we examine the science behind SEL interventions. We start by clarifying key terms related to SEL skills and reviewing the approaches used in current early childhood SEL interventions. We discuss the theories that guide these…
Purpura David J., Schmitt Sara A., Ganley Colleen M., January, 2017
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The current study investigated the relations between the three cognitive processes that comprise executive functioning (EF)--response inhibition, working memory, and cognitive flexibility-- and individual components of mathematics and literacy…
Schmitt Sara A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Q3 2016
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The present study examines the direct and indirect relations between residential mobility during the year prior to kindergarten and academic skills (math, letter-word identification, and spelling) in the early elementary years for children from low-…
Powell Douglas R., Schmitt Sara A., 2016
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A growing corpus of empirical and theoretical literature offers useful points of departure for the preparation of teachers on approaches to working with families of young children. In this chapter, we summarize key information on the contributions…
Pratt Megan E., Lipscomb Shannon T., Schmitt Sara A., October, 2015
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We examined the effect of Head Start on parenting outcomes for children living in nonparental care, or living with someone other than biological, adoptive, or step-parent. Data came from the Head Start Impact Study, a nationally representative and…