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Varshney Nishank, Lee Sangyoo, Temple Judy A., Reynolds Arthur J., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the impact on parent involvement in second grade in the Midwest Child-Parent Centers (MCPC), a high-quality preschool-to-third-grade school reform model. A new focus of research on early childhood programs is understanding how…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Hayakawa Cathy Momoko, March/April 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the contributions of cognitive-scholastic advantage, family support behavior, and school quality and support as processes through which early childhood interventions promote well-being. Evidence in support of these processes…
Cline Keely D., Edwards Carolyn Pope, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The objective of this study was to understand how instructional book-reading style and emotional quality of reading interact and relate to cognitive skills in a sample of at-risk infants and toddlers. Participants were 81 parents…
Bitetti Dana, Hammer Carol Scheffner, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the home literacy environment (HLE) on the English narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children from low-income backgrounds. Method: Longitudinal data were collected on…
Bassok Daphna, Finch Jenna E., Lee RaeHyuck, Reardon Sean F., Waldfogel Jane, July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study compares the early life experiences of kindergarteners in 1998 and 2010 using two nationally representative data sets. We find that (a) young children in the later period are exposed to more books and reading in the home, (b) they have…
Lewis Kandia, Sandilos Lia E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., Mendez Lucia I., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the relations between Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children's home language and literacy experiences and their expressive vocabulary and oral comprehension abilities in Spanish and in English. Data from Spanish-…
Ansari Arya, Gershoff Elizabeth, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The authors examined the extent to which parent involvement in Head Start programs predicted changes in both parent and child outcomes over time, using a nationally representative sample of 1,020 three-year-old children over 3 waves of the Family…
Mathis Erin T. B., Bierman Karen L., Q4 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two-hundred preschool children in Head Start (55% girls; 20% Hispanic, 25% African-American, 55% European American; [mean] age = 4.80 years old) participated in a randomized-controlled trial of a home visiting intervention designed to promote…
Bassok Daphna, Lee RaeHyuck, Reardon Sean F., Waldfogel Jane, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Using two nationally-representative datasets, this study compares early life experiences of kindergarteners in 1998 and 2010. We find that over this period, many forms of parental investments increased substantially including educational resources…
Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study tested a conceptual model of the reciprocal relations among parents' support for early learning and children's academic skills and preschool enrollment. Structural equation modeling of data from 6,250 children (Ages 2 to 5) and parents in…
Hume Laura E., Lonigan Christopher J., McQueen Jessica D., May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined how children's literacy interests related to parent literacy-promoting practices across time. Using a sample of 909 preschool-age children and the newly developed Child Activities Preference Checklist, literacy interest appeared…
Knoche Lisa, Marvin Christine A., Sheridan Susan M., 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores strategies used by early childhood professionals (ECPs) involved in a school readiness intervention to support parent engagement in young children's learning. Thirty-two ECPs were recorded during home visits with young children…
Bindman Samantha W., Skibbe Lori E., Hindman Annemarie H., Aram Dorit, Morrison Frederick J., Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examines the nature and variability of parents' aid to preschoolers in the context of a shared writing task, as well as the relations between this support and children's literacy, vocabulary, and fine motor skills. In total, 135…
Goldberg Abbie E., Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little research has examined the school experiences of lesbian/gay (LG) parent families or adoptive parent families. The current exploratory study examined the experiences of 79 lesbian, 75 gay male, and 112 heterosexual adoptive parents of…