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Zucker Tricia A., Jacbos Erin, Cabell Sonia Q., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to examine barriers to teachers€™ implementation of a supplemental academic language curricula. Despite high satisfaction with this scripted curriculum, three past studies indicated…
Rymanowicz Kylie, Hetherington Chelsea, Larm Brooke, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Farm- and nature-based early childhood education programs have a unique potential to provide young children with skills and experiences that build a strong foundation for future learning and environmental stewardship, but can also to extend positive…
Ginsburg Julia L., Audley Shannon, Summer 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To support a sustainable planet, preschools need to engage young children with sustainability education. In the United States of America (USA), nature-based preschool programs are likely to promote environmental science and nature education, given…
Spencer Trina D., Moran Meghan, Thompson Marilyn S., Petersen Douglas B., Restrepo M. Adelaida, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this cluster randomized group study was to investigate the effect of multitiered, dual-language instruction on children's oral language skills, including vocabulary, narrative retell, receptive and expressive language, and listening…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Hurwitz Lisa B., September/October 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most U.S. preschoolers have consumed media created with funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative, which was established to promote school readiness among children ages 2-8. Synthesizing data from 45 evaluations…
Raikes Helen, White Lisa J., Green Sheridan, Burchinal Margaret, Kainz Kirsten, Horm Diane M., Bingham Gary E., Cobo-Lewis Alan B., St. Clair Lisa, Greenfield Daryl B., Esteraich Jan, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
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The number of dual-language learners (DLLs) from low-income backgrounds who attend early education programs in the U.S. is rapidly increasing, leading to a need for research that examines the effects of classroom practices, including whether…
Alamos Pilar, Williford Amanda P., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The development of a warm and supportive relationship with their teacher is protective for preschool children, and particularly beneficial for children who display early disruptive behaviors. Banking Time is a dyadic, short-term intervention to…
Brown Eleanor D., Garnett Mallory L., Velazquez-Martin Blanca M., Mellor Timothy J., Q4 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the impact of intensive arts integration on school readiness for economically disadvantaged children attending Head Start preschool. Participants were 265 children, ages 3-5 years. Of these, 197 attended a fully arts-…
Greene Mary Lou, Sawilowsky Shlomo S., Q4 2018
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Arts enrichment may provide important opportunities for the development of pre-academic skills, since much of what young children do as play, including singing, drawing, and dancing, engages the senses and primes the brain for learning. The Wolf…
Jamil Faiza M., Linder Sandra M., Stegelin Dolores A., July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The success of new pedagogies depends on teachers' beliefs about what they entail, and the promises and challenges they hold. This study uses a mixed-methods approach to understand the beliefs of early childhood teachers who attended a professional…
Schmitt Sara A., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., Bryant Lindsey M., Purpura David J., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Wood Laura, Roach Andrew T., Kearney Moriah A., Zabek Faith, July, 2018
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Executive functions (EFs) develop rapidly in preschoolers and lay an important foundation for school readiness. One potential method of supporting EF development is through mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Whereas studies with older children…
Bautista Alfredo, Moreno-Nunez Ana, Bull Rebecca, April, 2018
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While preschool educators are currently encouraged to educate young children in and for sustainable development, limited observational research has focused on documenting how sustainability notions are introduced or discussed in preschools. Drawing…
Janisse Heather, Li Xiaoming, Bhavnagri Navaz P., Esposito Cassandra, Stanton Bonita, February/March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The current study examined the impact of daily classroom computer use on the cognitive development of preschool children in 14 urban Head Start classrooms. The sample consisted of 208 predominantly African American low-income…