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Pinchover Shulamit, 19 December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children spend considerable time in educational settings, in which traditionally, their primary occupation is play. A playful preschool environment has been related to better cognitive, social and emotional development. Although it is assumed…
Matarma Tanja, Tammelin Tuija, Kulmala Janne, Koski Pasi, Hurme Saija, Lagstrom Hanna, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The factors associated with preschool-aged children's physical activity (PA) remains unclear. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how different factors were associated with preschool-aged children's objectively measured…
Missall Kristen N., Hojnoski Robin L., Moreano Ginna, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Variability in children's early-learning home environments points to the need to better understand specific mechanisms of early mathematical development. We used a sample of 66 parent-preschool child dyads to describe parent-reported mathematical…
Klein Sacha Mareka, Fries Lauren, Emmons Mary M., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The study reported here builds on the existing literature that suggests that ECE may help the U.S. CWS achieve its objective of reducing child abuse and neglect by exploring ECE's relationship to the system's related objective of reducing…
McDermott Paul A., Rovine Michael J., Watkins Marley W., Chao Jessica L., Irwin Clare W., Reyes Roland, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
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This research examined the latent developmental patterns for early classroom disengagement among children from some of the most underresourced families in the nation. Based on standardized teacher observations from the Head Start Impact Study, a…
Leung Chi-Hung, Hue Ming-Tak, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally and multiculturally appropriate early childhood programmes. 7.5% of the total 160,000 children enrolled in Hong Kong kindergartens are ethnic-minority students and they are…
Dahlke Katie, Yang Rui, Martinez Carmen, Chavez Suzette, Martin Alejandra, Hawkinson Laura E., Shields Joseph, Garland Marshall, Carle Jill, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
This study examined the construct validity of the KOT to determine whether data from a field test supported using the KOT to measure six school readiness domains and, if not, what domain structure the data best supported. The study was conducted in…
Tomayko Emily, Prince Ronald J., Hoiting Jill, Braun Abbe, LaRowe Tara L., Adams Alexandra K., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Physical activity is a critical component of obesity prevention, but few interventions targeting early childhood have been described. The Active Early guide was designed to increase physical activity in early care and education (ECE) settings. The…
Milburn Trelani F., Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
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This response to intervention study examined agreement between classification methods of preschool children's responsiveness to Tier 2 intervention using level of performance (25th percentile), growth (equivalent to small and medium effect sizes),…
Fleer Marilyn, Veresov Nikolai, Harrison Linda, Walker Sue, December, 2017
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Evidence for the predictive effect of Executive Functions (EF) on school readiness and later school achievement has been noted. However, some studies show that EF activities are not sustained beyond the study period due to limited engagement by…
Albritton Kizzy, Stuckey Adrienne, Terry Nicole Patton, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The application of Response to Intervention (RtI) to early childhood settings presents many opportunities and challenges; however, it remains unclear how best to implement this framework in settings in which children at risk of academic difficulty…
Lam Lawrence T., Wong Emmy M. Y., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study aimed to evaluate an intervention programme for the enhancement of social-emotional well-being of young children through improving the social-emotional competence of kindergarten teachers and a specifically designed curriculum, in an…

White Lisa J., Alexander Alexandra, Greenfield Daryl B., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood marks a time of dynamic development within language and cognitive domains. Specifically, a body of research focuses on the development of language as related to executive functions, which are foundational cognitive skills that relate…
Pompa Delia, Park Maki, Fix Michael, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This policy brief analyses the opportunities ESSA introduced for DLLs and the ECEC workforce. It begins by setting out key demographics of the DLL population, including its rapid growth and characteristics. The brief then discusses trends in the…
Pompa Delia, Park Maki, Fix Michael, December, 2017
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a brief that focuses on the leveraging of federal funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to strengthen the early childhood education workforce and better serve young children who are dual language learners (DLLs).