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Barnes Erica Marie, Grifenhagen Jill F., Dickinson David K., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study we sought to identify profiles of talk during Head Start preschool mealtime conversations involving teachers and students. Videos of 44 Head Start classrooms' lunch interactions were analyzed for the ratio of teacher–child talk and…
Cohen Marjorie, Therriault Susan, Scala Jenny, Lavinson Rebecca, Brand Betsy, September, 2019
Other
In this brief, we discuss how to leverage afterschool time for preparing students for a career by employing a work-based learning developmental continuum for K-12 education and providing examples of afterschool programs at each developmental stage.…
Weisenfeld GG, May, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Kentucky wanted to develop and validate estimates reflecting the cost of providing preschool and child care across Kentucky at various levels of quality. Cost of quality estimates will provide more detailed information to support sound budget…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study examines lexical- and sentence-level dimensions of academic language to describe teachers' natural use of academic language and its association with vocabulary growth in 489 at-risk 4-year-olds enrolled in Head Start…
Reynolds Arthur J., Hayakawa Cathy Momoko, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Englund Michelle M., Candee Allyson J., Smerillo Nicole E., September/October 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
We describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive preschool to third grade prevention program for the goals of sustaining services at a large scale. The Midwest Child-Parent Center (CPC) Expansion is a multilevel…
Richardson Brandt A., Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., Smerillo Nicole E., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the first year of a federally-funded, evidence-based preschool through third grade intervention in Chicago. We use inverse probability weighting with regression adjustment to estimate the impacts of…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial…
Hindman Annemarie H., Wasik Barbara A., March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined whether Head Start children who experienced a high-quality preschool intervention, Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL), as three-year-olds began the subsequent pre-kindergarten (or four-year-old)…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., Grifenhagen Jill F., 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study described the commenting practices of Head Start teachers, and the relationship of comments to the expressive and receptive vocabulary growth of children with below-the-mean language ability across one year of preschool. Participants…
Reynolds Arthur J., Richardson Brandt A., Hayakawa Cathy Momoko, Englund Michelle M., Ou Suh-Ruu, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impacts of the expansion of an evidence-based full- and part-day early childhood development program on multiple indicators of school readiness, attendance, and parental involvement for a large cohort of low-income…

Dahlin Melissa S., March, 2016
Other
Family engagement is an integral part of a successful early childhood system. But what does family engagement mean and what does it look like? What actions can states take to best guide and support districts and programs in designing and…
Smith Linda K., Strain Phillip S., 18 February, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar provides an overview of research findings supporting preschool inclusion and examines some of the beliefs that present barriers to inclusive education implementation. Program elements found in successful inclusion models are highlighted…
Smith Linda K., Strain Phillip S., 18 February, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides an overview of research findings supporting preschool inclusion and examines some of the beliefs that present barriers to inclusive education implementation. Program elements found in…
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program, January, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource was prepared in response to a request from a Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State for information about what the 20 RTT-ELC States reported in their 2014 Annual Performance Reports about alternate pathways for…
Whalen Samuel P., Horsley Heather L., Parkinson Kathleen K., Pacchiano Debra, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Across education sectors in the United States, the drive to close chronic achievement gaps has piqued interest in school leadership as a cost-effective lever for implementing standards-based reforms. Similarly, the national consensus around early…