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Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We designed the work described in this monograph as a way to advance understanding of the impact of an early childhood curriculum on prekindergarten children’s academic, executive function, self‐regulation, and social outcomes. Our intent was to…

Piasta Shayne B., Logan Jessica A. R., Thomas Leiah J.G., Zettler-Greeley Cynthia, Bailet Laura L., Lewis Kandia, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research supports small-group emergent literacy intervention to boost preschool children’s early skills and provide a solid foundation for continued literacy learning. Although such interventions are increasingly available to preschool teachers, we…
Barker Kim Stevens, Kim Do-Hong, Pendergraft Elizabeth, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article reports findings from a study to investigate the efficacy beliefs, experiences, and instructional practices of pre-kindergarten (pre-k) teachers from a high-need district who engaged in collaborative professional learning experiences…

Byington Teresa A., Kim Yae Bin, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We implemented an Extension-led language and literacy training and coaching intervention targeting preschool teachers and children in low-income communities in Nevada. Participation in the intervention had a positive influence on the language and…
Han Jisu, Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effects of receiving multiple intervention services on the language, literacy, and general development of preschool children from low-income families. By employing a hierarchical linear model on a sample of 1436 children,…
Bingham Gary E., Quinn Margaret F., McRoy Kyla, Zhang Xiao, Gerde Hope K., November, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Despite the importance of early writing development to children's school success, research documents that early childhood teachers spend little time actively supporting children's writing development in preschool classrooms. This article provides a…
Moses Annie M., Golos Debbie B., Roemen Brynn, Cregan Gabrielle E., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children, from birth, acquire literacy within various contexts, including in early childhood educational settings. In the United States, there has been renewed attention from the public, the government and educators to increase the quality of early…
Cortes Kalena, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, Song David S., August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Text-message based parenting programs have proven successful in improving parental engagement and preschoolers' literacy development. The tested programs have provided a combination of (a) general information about important literacy skills, (b)…
Colliver Yeshe, Arguel Amael, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel…
Zettler-Greeley Cynthia, Bailet Laura L., Murphy Suzanne P., DeLucca Teri, Branum-Martin Lee, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study reports outcomes from a randomized, controlled trial of an emergent literacy intervention for prekindergarten children at-risk for reading failure. Children (N = 2219) in 114 preschools and childcare centers were…
Roberts Theresa A., Vadasy Patricia F., Sanders Elizabeth A., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated: 1) the influence of alphabet instructional content (letter names, letter sounds, or both) on alphabet learning and engagement of English only and dual language learner (DLL) children, and 2) the relation between children's…
Fitzgerald Tamara, Robillard Laurance, O'Grady Amy, June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Shared reading interventions that target children at risk of developmental delays or those from low-income homes have been successful in improving children's emergent literacy skills. Interventions that are implemented in childcare or education…
Terrell Pamela, Watson Maggie, April, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
As part of this clinical forum on curriculum-based intervention, the goal of this tutorial is to share research about the importance of language and literacy foundations in natural environments during emergent literacy skill development, from…
Lawrence Sharmila, April, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list includes research on the effects of e-books on emergent literacy in early childhood settings from 2010 to the present. The focus of this resource list is on the use of e-books in early childhood settings, some of the literature…
Lisenbee Peggy S., Ford Carol M., January, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Traditional and digital storytelling is a powerful literacy tool which engage students in making connections between pedagogy and academic content. Definitions of traditional and digital storytelling, pedagogical methods aligned with curriculum…