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Meyer Lori, Wood Valerie, Northey Kaitlin, March 30 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of Vermont's Preschool Development Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grant, Drs. Meyer, Wood, and Northey led The Promoting Inclusion and Exploring Supports (PIES) Project to assess supports for children with specialized needs in Vermont's…

Zucker Tricia A., Jacbos Erin, Cabell Sonia Q., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to examine barriers to teachers€™ implementation of a supplemental academic language curricula. Despite high satisfaction with this scripted curriculum, three past studies indicated…
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…
Ardoin Nicole M. (Nicole Michele), Bowers Alison W., November, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Environmental education focused on the early-childhood years is experiencing dynamic growth in research and practice due to persistent environmental challenges coupled with burgeoning interest in the documented benefits of nature-rich experiences…
Larimore Rachel, November, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Reforms in K-12 science education and their implications for PreK teaching, make this a critical time for developing a unified vision for early childhood science education. The goal of this essay is to provide a vision of what it might look like to…
Feuerstein Julie L., Landa Rebecca J., Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Movahedazarhouligh Sara, Banerjee Rashida, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The term family-centred practices refer to a particular set of beliefs, principles, values, and practices for supporting and strengthening family capacity to enhance and promote child development and learning. Family-centred services in early…
Ginsburg Julia L., Audley Shannon, Summer 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To support a sustainable planet, preschools need to engage young children with sustainability education. In the United States of America (USA), nature-based preschool programs are likely to promote environmental science and nature education, given…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 05 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This posting presents the initial reports of mental health and financial challenges faced by households of young children with disabilities learning at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also reports on caregiver suggestions for relieving…
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…
Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
With young children home more than ever due to early care and education program closures, parents and caregivers are turning to technology to support learning. REL Central has compiled guidance and research on using technology and media…
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…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Fisher Philip A., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the majority of children in the United States attending early care and education (ECE) prior to kindergarten (National Survey of Early Care and Education, 2016), the opportunity to reach children early, and strengthen resilience in the context…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…