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Greenburg Jordan E., Hines Caitlin, Winsler Adam, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Public school pre-k programs are not only effective in promoting children’s school readiness but are also potentially useful for easing the transition from pre-k to kindergarten. One possible reason for this ease of transition is eliminating the…
Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., December, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Persisting socioeconomic gaps in school readiness have inspired research examining aspects of the pre-K experience that could reduce these gaps. A strategy that deserves consideration is the socioeconomic diversity of classrooms. In this literature…
Beisly Amber, Kwon Kyong-Ah, Jeon Shinyoung, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the associations of preschool children’s executive function (EF) and learning behaviour (CLB) with their concurrent academic skills and the role of CLB as a mediator for the EF-academic skills link. One hundred seventy-nine…
Essien-Wood Idara R., Wood J. Luke, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Guided by the aforementioned, the purpose of this study was to examine the content validity of the D-Three Effect Inventory (DTEI), a needs assessment instrument designed to assess the extent that the parents of Black children perceive that they are…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Zieher Almut K., Van Horn M. Lee, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between language skills and behavioural problems and the potential moderating role of the quality of classroom emotional support in this relationship among 242 preschool children from low-…
Tilhou Rebecca, Eckhoff Angela, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The purpose of this report is to direct attention to the issues related to childhood in rural Virginia, as rural localities present a unique set of challenges for young children and families. In the sections that follow, we present an overview of…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Van Horn M. Lee, Selig James P., Kaiser Ann P., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the study was to explore whether gender or ethnicity moderated the links between language skills and teacher ratings of problem behaviour and between language and social skills in 386 English-speaking Hispanic and European American…
Lee Kyunghee, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association between enrollment duration and health treatment outcomes among migrant Head Start children. Children (n=1,399) were divided into two groups: those who enrolled for 1 year and those who enrolled more than 2 years…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Zadrozny Sabrina, Burchinal Margaret, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
This Impact Study examined the effects of participation in PA PKC on children’s early academic, social, and executive function skills in kindergarten. In particular, the study focused on whether there were differences in performance for children…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Zadrozny Sabrina, Burchinal Margaret, December, 2020
Executive Summary
This Impact Study examined the effects of participation in PA PKC on children’s early academic, social, and executive function skills in kindergarten. In particular, the study focused on whether there were differences in performance for children…
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…
Kelley Elizabeth S., Barker R. Michael, Peters-Sanders Lindsey, Madsen Keri, Seven Yagmur, Soto Xigrid, Olsen Wendy, Hull Katharine, Goldstein Howard, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: Many children begin school with limited vocabularies, placing them at a high risk of academic difficulties. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of a vocabulary intervention program, Story Friends, designed to improve…

Meek Shantel, Iruka Iheoma U., Allen Rosemarie, Yazzie Dawn A., Fernandez Veronica A., Catherine Evandra, McIntosh Kent, Gordon Lisa, Gilliam Walter S., Hemmeter Mary Louise, Powell Tunette, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police in the Spring of 2020, and the continuous stream of police violence experienced by Black Americans for generations, coupled with the disproportionately negative impact of COVID-19…
Jackson Dylan B., Testa Alexander, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Food insecurity is a serious public health concern, affecting approximately 15 million children in the U.S. alone. Exposure to household food insecurity has been linked to a host of deleterious outcomes among infants and children, including…

Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, December 2020
Reports & Papers

This analysis uses the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), a nationally representative set of integrated surveys of ECE providers and households with young children, to understand, at a national level, the demographic diversity…