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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…

Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Jang Wonkyung, Burchinal Margaret, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policy observers have expressed concern over whether misalignment between pre-K and K–12 has negative consequences for children. This study considers students’ exposure to redundant content across the pre-K and kindergarten years. Specifically, it…
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…
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…
Lawal Ngozi, Robinson Erin, Bustos Emily, March, 2020
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Denver's Early Childhood Council has been examining the child care supply and access issues for infant and toddler care in their city. They examined existing data and interviewed parents, providers, and stakeholders to search for barriers to service…
Lorio Ciera M., Woods Juliann, Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This multiple-baseline, single case design study investigated the effects of a multi-component professional development program to increase educators' use of explicit vocabulary instruction during small group interactive shared book reading sessions…
Romano Mollie, Windsor Kelly S., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a single-case, multiple probe design to investigate the effects of a naturalistic intervention on deictic gesture use in toddlers who are from low-SES backgrounds. The month-long study included strategies drawn from the literature on…
Zhang Xiao, Chan Wai Ling, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a center-based childcare program, namely, the stimulation, interaction, motivation, and experience (SIME) program for infants and toddlers. Method: Fifty-eight children between 1 and 2 years of…
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…
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…
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…
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)…
Donegan-Ritter Mary, Meeteren Beth Van, July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes how practice-based coaching was used with Early Head Start infant and toddler teachers to support their use of evidence-based language facilitation strategies. Video-based self-reflection and focused feedback allowed teachers…