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Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
Other
This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

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…

Bachman Heather J., Elliott Leanne, Scott Paul W., Navarro Monica G., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined early academic, social, and behavioral trajectories from kindergarten to third grade for Latino children from English- or Spanish-speaking homes who experienced public pre-k, Head Start, private center care, or no…
Aikens Nikki, West Jerry, McKee Kelsey, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Xue Yange, Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study conducted analyses that examined the performance of the Preschool Language Assessment Scale (preLAS) and the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT-3: SBE), a conceptually scored vocabulary measure, for determining dual…
Bergey Rebecca, Quick Heather, Anthony Jennifer, Manship Karen, White Lisa J., Handjojo Candice, Hauser Alison, Keuter Shannon, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Initial findings from the First 5 California-funded Dual Language Learner Pilot Study indicate that overall beliefs about bilingualism and policies in place to support dual language learners (DLLs) are shifting in a direction that promotes the…
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…
Falcone Justin, Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet/infographic depicts specific data from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AI/AN FACES 2015). It answers the following research questions: 1) What percentage of Region XI Head…
Limlingan Maria Cristina, McWayne Christine M., Sanders Elizabeth A., Lopez Michael, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the relations between teacher-child interactions, teachers' Spanish use, classroom linguistic composition, and the school readiness skills of low-income, Latinx, Spanish-speaking dual language learners (DLLs), controlling…
Orizaba Lorena, Gorman Brenda K., Fiestas Christine E., Bingham Gary E., Terry Nicole Patton, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine narrative language samples of Spanish-speaking preschoolers to analyze changes in microstructural and macrostructural skills in their first language (L1) from fall to spring, relationships between…
Chan Eric W., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Previous research supports the effectiveness of preschool in various contexts, yet there is limited evidence whether universal-type preschool policies induce changes in enrollment. While certain states have enacted universal preschool policies, some…
Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Carbuccia-Abbott Maryan, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, Handjojo Candice, 2020
Reports & Papers
Are early learning and care programs adequately staffed with qualified educators? To what extent are staff required to, and provided supports that enable them to, participate in professional development (PD) opportunities that support the learning…
Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Carbuccia-Abbott Maryan, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, Handjojo Candice, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Given that almost two thirds of California’s young children are dual language learners (DLLs), early educators need focused supports to strengthen their capacity to support DLLs’ early learning and engage their families. This brief presents a…
Zepeda Marlene, Wiese Ann-Marie, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes components of early learning and care that are critical to foster the learning and development of DLLs, including salient research and educational policy. The information in this brief informed the development of the California…