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Stites Michele L., Sonnenschein Susan, Dowling Rebecca, Gay Brittany, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: These two studies examined the different mathematical opportunities provided in preschool classrooms, with a particular focus on the availability of mathematical-themed books in classroom libraries. In study one, we interviewed…
Sheridan Kathleen M., Wen Xiaoli, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and…
King Yemimah A., Purpura David J., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A number of studies provide evidence that the home numeracy environment is important for the development of early numeracy skills. There is also evidence that preschoolers understanding of math language is a strong predictor of numeracy skills.…
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…
Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

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…
Rojas Natalia M., Morris Pamela A., Balaraman Amudha, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Achieving high-quality preschool at scale is challenging; to do so likely entails a combination of program standards, teacher qualifications and compensation, on-site quality monitoring, and professional development (PD). This study aims to examine…
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…
McMahon Kelly, Whyte Kristin Lyn, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly school districts are attempting to align curricula, assessments and standards, in an effort to eliminate inequities. Some approaches like Prek-3 initiatives call for coordination of instruction between preschool and later elementary…
Scalise Nicole R., Daubert Emily N., Ramani Geetha B., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Low-income preschoolers have lower average performance on measures of early numerical skills than middle-income children. The present study examined the effectiveness of numerical card games in improving children's numerical and executive…
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…
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…
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…