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Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Abshire Caitlin, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
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Early care and education (ECE) programs can support resilience among children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Yet children impacted by ACEs often experience challenges in ECE. To guide interventions to support school-readiness, a better…
Zucker Tricia A., Cabell Sonia Q., Petscher Yaacov, Mui Heather, Landry Susan H., Tock Jamie, Q1 2021
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This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS frameworks typically use primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to prevent or ameliorate academic difficulties.…
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
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Peer Reviewed
This special issue of the journal Early Education and Development examines early STEM education by covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education.
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
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This special issue on early STEM education collects ten articles that present a series of studies covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education for…
Wang X. Christine, Choi Youngae, Benson Keely, Eggleston Corinne, Weber Deborah, 2021
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Computational thinking (CT), which is defined as the systematic analysis, exploration, and testing of solutions to open-ended and often complex problems, is an important skill to foster in early childhood. However, little is known about teachers’…
Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
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The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Helsabeck Nathan P., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, 2020
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Research Findings: Using a sample of 568 students from 61 kindergarten classrooms whose primary caregivers completed a questionnaire describing their child's early childhood education and care (ECEC) by year from birth to pre-kindergarten, we…
Feuerstein Julie L., Landa Rebecca J., Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
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A research-to-practice gap exists in childcare settings, particularly affecting instruction to children with developmental delays (DD) including those with or at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study aimed to improve implementation of…
Guiberson Mark M., Rodriguez Barbara L., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Purpose: This research note describes the use of working memory measures as potential indicators of developmental language disorders (DLD) in preschool-age dual language learners from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. This report is an extension of…
Moffett Lillie, Flannagan Carol, Shah Priti, June, 2020
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This study is an extension of an experiment where the reliability of children's environment was manipulated before children completed the Marshmallow Task (Cognition, 2013, Vol. 126, pp. 109–114). In that experiment, Kidd, Palmeri, and Aslin found a…
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…
Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
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This study applied multilevel modeling to examine the relationship between the percentage of children with mild/moderate disabilities in classrooms and children's language and literacy achievement over an academic year. The sample included 516…
Stuckey Adrienne, Albritton Kizzy, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Many recent studies about preschool early language and literacy skills utilize multiple assessments to identify young children who require additional multitiered instructional support. Although the use of a single screening instrument may be…
Larson Anne L., Barrett Tyson S., McConnell Scott R., July, 2020
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Purpose: This study was conducted in a large Midwestern metropolitan area to examine the language environments at home and in center-based childcare for young children who are living in poverty. We compared child language use and exposure in the…
Elbaum Batya, January-March 2020
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The purpose of this secondary analysis of state-collected data was to investigate developmental outcomes of preschool special education (PSE) services in a statewide cohort of participating children (n = 17,828). In line with federal performance…