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Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, Q3 2020
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Children of Mexican origin are under-enrolled in early childhood education programs relative to Black and White children, which is problematic given the potential benefits of early childhood education. To better understand this under-enrollment in…
Ressler Robert, Ackert Elizabeth S., Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, January, 2020
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Mexican-origin families face complex ethnic and immigration-based barriers to enrollment in early childhood education programs. As such, reducing barriers to enrollment for this population requires a better understanding of how Mexican-origin…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
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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…

Ackert Elizabeth S., Crosnoe Robert, Leventhal Tama, October, 2019
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This study examined differences in exposure to early childhood education among Mexican-origin children across Latino/a destinations. Early childhood educational enrollment patterns, which are highly sensitive to community resources and foundational…
Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Integrating family and child data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort with contextual data from the census, this study examined associations among maternal employment, aspects of communities related to child-care supply and…
Cabrera Natasha J., Karberg Elizabeth, Malin Jenessa L., Aldoney Daniela, November/December 2017
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Using data from a diverse sample of low-income families who participated in the Early Head Start Research Evaluation Project (n = 73), we explored the association between mothers' and fathers' playfulness with toddlers, toddler's affect during play…
Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
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With the national push to expand preschool education, there has been growing interest in understanding why Latino families are enrolled in preschool at lower rates than non-Latino families. This study applied the accommodations model by Meyers and…
Johnson Anna D., Padilla Christina M., Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, February, 2017
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Little is known about predictors of publicly funded early care and education (ECE) use among low-income children of immigrants. Without this knowledge, it is difficult to effectively increase participation in these public programs, which promote…
Montroy Janelle J., Bowles Ryan P., Skibbe Lori E., McClelland Megan, Morrison Frederick J., November, 2016
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The development of early childhood self-regulation is often considered an early life marker for later life successes. Yet little longitudinal research has evaluated whether there are different trajectories of self-regulation development across…
Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Gershoff Elizabeth, October, 2016
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Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (n = 3,696), this article examines whether one year of Head Start differentially benefited parents as a function of their initial parenting behaviors. Four outcomes are examined, namely, parents' rates of…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, Limlingan Maria Cristina, Schick Adina R., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For the 5 million low-income Latino children in the United States who are disproportionately impacted by the numerous risk factors associated with poverty, it is essential to identify proximal protective factors that mitigate these risks and bolster…
Burchinal Margaret, June, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
This appendix provides two tables of information related to a study of the relationship between children's development and quality levels, quality features, and the extent of children's exposure to early care and education, based on secondary data…
Magnuson Katherine A., Waldfogel Jane, April-June 2016
Reports & Papers
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We use data from the 1968-2013 October Current Population Survey to document trends in 3- and 4-year-old children's enrollment in center-based early childhood education, focusing on gaps in enrollment among children from low-, middle-, and high-…
Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
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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…
Guo Ying, Piasta Shayne B., Bowles Ryan P., January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to describe children's science content knowledge and examine the early predictors of science content knowledge in a sample of 194 typically developing preschool children. Children's science content knowledge was…