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Abel Alyson D., Schuele C. Melanie, Barako-Arndt Karen, Lee Marvin W., Blankenship Kathryn Guillot, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the performance of preschool children from families with college-educated mothers on two norm-referenced measures, the Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests-III (PPVT-…
Perlman Staci M., Shaw Sara H., Kieffer Charles H., Whitney Grace-Ann C., Bires Carie, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior research demonstrates that engagement in high-quality early childhood services can serve as a protective factor against these early risks (Puma et al., 2010). However, little is known about what factors facilitate/impede access to these…
Lopez Boo Florencia, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article documents differences in cognitive development, as measured by the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), between children from households with high and low socioeconomic status (SES) in two different phases of early childhood in four…
Ip Patrick, Rao Nirmala, Bacon-Shone John, Li Sophia Ling, Ho Frederick Ka-wing, Chow Chun-bong, Jiang Fan, Q2 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) on the school readiness of Chinese preschool children in Hong Kong. A total of 69 teachers from 20 kindergartens in both rich and poor districts in Hong Kong rated the school…
Schacter John, Jo Booil, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Low-income preschoolers begin Kindergarten behind their middle and high-income peers in mathematics, and these achievement differences grow as they progress through school. Technology can provide cost effective and scalable solutions to improve…
Guss Shannon S., Harden Brenda Jones, Yazejian Noreen, Weeden Serenity, Ladner Jennifer L., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This study documented that nearly half of a large national sample of Head Start and Early Head Start children enrolled in participating programs experienced adversity and that this adversity is related to their learning and development. However,…
Ha Yoonsook, Collins Mary Elizabeth, Martino David, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Studies suggest that a substantial proportion of low-income working mothers experience work disruptions and parental stress related to child care, which may lead to increases in the risk of physical and psychological abuse and neglect of children.…
Chittleborough Catherine R., Mittinty Murthy N., Lawlor Debbie A., Lynch John W., November/December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Randomized controlled trial evidence shows that interventions before age 5 can improve skills necessary for educational success; the effect of these interventions on socioeconomic inequalities is unknown. Using trial effect estimates, and marginal…
Lamy Cynthia Esposito, 2012
Other
A discussion of the potential of high-quality early childhood programs to help children in poverty
Duncan Greg J., Sojourner Aaron J., 06 December, 2011
Reports & Papers
An estimation of the relationship of participation in a comprehensive early childhood development intervention to income-based differences in child cognitive development and school readiness, based on secondary analyses of data from the nationally…
Smeeding Timothy M., Waldfogel Jane, March 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of child poverty trends in the United Kingdom and the United States from 1989-2008 and related poverty policies thought to be responsible for those trends
Jumpstart (Organization), September, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of children's early literacy development, the early literacy skills gap between children from low-income and middle-income families, and the role of early interventions in reducing the gap
Georges Annie, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships between mathematics achievement in kindergarten and both poverty status and global classroom quality, based on a secondary analysis of data from thousands kindergarteners
Besharov Douglas J., Morrow Lesley M., 29 March, 2007
Reports & Papers
An examination and explanation of rates of nonpoor children's enrollment in Head Start as reported in national surveys
Fantuzzo John W., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., McDermott Paul A., McWayne Christine M., Frye Douglas, Perlman Staci M., March, 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of higher order dimensions of early educator's classroom strategies to promoting learning, social, emotional, and behavioral adjustments for low income preschool children