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Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined differences in school readiness skills in the fall of kindergarten between preK attendees and non-attenders (n = 2581) among children in a large, diverse county. Also considered was the extent to which skills associated…
Vitiello Virginia E., Basuel Nica Kyra N., White Emily S., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Ruzek Erik A., Pianta Robert C., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study aimed to identify commonalities and points of divergence in the ways that parents, teachers, and administrators characterize children’s transition from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse school district. A wide…
Vitiello Virginia E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This study documented perspectives from parents, teachers and administrators involved in children’s transitions from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse county. The purpose was to better understand how these stakeholders…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the benefits of pre-K through the end of kindergarten for children from low-income homes who lived in a large and diverse county (n = 2,581) as well as factors associated with a reduction in benefits during the…
Nguyen Tutrang, Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study considered the ways in which interactional quality in the classroom and teacher–child relationships independently and synergistically shaped the early academic, social-behavioral, and executive function outcomes of 1,498…
Vitiello Virginia E., Prokasky Amanda, McCormick Meghan P., Iruka Iheoma U., Purtell Kelly M., Ludvik Dana, Fall 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The nationwide Early Learning Network is studying children's transitions from publicly-funded pre-K into kindergarten in diverse communities, ranging from rural to urban locations; including coastal and central states; and representing children and…
Vitiello Virginia E., Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Ruzek Erik A., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Areas of misalignment between children's experiences in preschool and kindergarten are increasingly viewed as contributing to the fade-out of preschool effects. The current study examined alignment and misalignment of classroom experiences across…

Ruzek Erik A., Jirout Jamie, Schenke Katerina, Vitiello Virginia E., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Pianta Robert C., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As research continues to show the benefits of high-quality early childhood education, it is important to ensure that measures are available to assess the full impacts of these programs for student outcomes. Many achievement measures and…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the links between preschool teachers’ self-reported emotional exhaustion (n = 117) with the quality of their classroom interactions and the dosage and rigor of their instruction. Research Findings: Although…
Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Ansari Arya, Hofkens Tara, DeCoster Jamie, January/February 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study reports associations between features of directly observed classroom processes and school readiness skills across the academic year for 1498 children enrolled in publicly funded pre-K programs in a large and diverse county. In…

Yoder Michelle L., Williford Amanda P., Vitiello Virginia E., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study used naturalistic observations to explore the peer engagement of 428 preschoolers whom teachers identified as displaying elevated levels of disruptive behavior. Children's peer sociability, communication, assertiveness, and…
Downer Jason T., Williford Amanda P., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Vitiello Virginia E., Bouza Johayra, Reilly Shannon, Lhospital Ann, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Consultation to teachers can be an effective intervention for reducing young children's challenging behaviors within the classroom, yet there is a need for more efficient approaches that provide data-driven, video-based support to enhance and expand…
Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ansari Arya, Ruzek Erik A., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The present study used data from 117 publicly funded preschool classrooms within a large, diverse, suburban county to describe teacher practices and child engagement along with classroom activity settings and children's exposure…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. Although a large body of research has examined the validity of classroom observation tools within the context of researcher-conducted studies, little research to date has…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. This paper examined the degree of agreement between local and research rater teams using an observational measure of preschool classroom quality, and the extent to which…