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Yang Chengwu, Panlilio Carlo, Verdiglione Nicole, Lehman Erik B., Hamm Robert M., Fiene Richard, Dore Sarah, Bard David E., Grable Breanna, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), 08 January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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In recent years, real-world studies (RWS) are gaining increasing interests, because they can generate more realistic and generalizable results than randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT). In 2017, we published a RCT in 741 early childhood care…
Castro Dina Carmela, Gillanders Cristina, Franco Ximena, Bryant Donna M., Zepeda Marlene, Willoughby Michael T., Mendez Lucia I., Q3 2017
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The purpose of this experimental study was to assess the efficacy of the Nuestros Ninos School Readiness (NNSR) Professional Development Program, a 2-year program that includes an integrative approach to teacher professional development (PD) and a…
Piasta Shayne B., Logan Jessica A. R., Pelatti Christina Yeager, Capps Janet L., Petrill Stephen A., May, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Because recent initiatives highlight the need to better support preschool-aged children's math and science learning, the present study investigated the impact of professional development in these domains for early childhood educators. Sixty-five…
Knoche Lisa, Marvin Christine A., Sheridan Susan M., 2015
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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…
Landry Susan H., Zucker Tricia A., Taylor Heather B., Swank Paul R., Williams Jeffrey M., Assel Michael A., Crawford April, Huang Weihua, Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Eisenberg Nancy, Spinrad Tracy L., De Villiers Jill G., De Villiers Peter A., Barnes Marcia A., Starkey Prentice, Klein Alice, February, 2014
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Despite reports of positive effects of high-quality child care, few experimental studies have examined the process of improving low-quality center-based care for toddler-age children. In this article, we report intervention effects on child care…
Bierman Karen L., Sanford DeRousie Rebecca M., Heinrichs Brenda S., Domitrovich Celene E., Greenberg Mark T., Gill Sukhdeep, November, 2013
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Research Findings: Recent research has validated the power of evidence-based preschool interventions to improve teaching quality and promote child school readiness when implemented in the context of research trials. However, very rarely are follow-…
Biglan Anthony, Layton Georgia L., Jones Laura Backen, Hankins Martin, Rusby Julie, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
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A description of the psychological well being of teachers who serve children with developmental disabilities, and a study of the impact of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshops for those teachers with stress-related problems, based on data…
Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Jamil Faiza M., Pianta Robert C., 2012
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A description of the concept of intentional teaching and examples of its use in professional development programs targeting improvement in teachers' daily interactions with children
Downer Jason T., Pianta Robert C., Fan Xitao, Hamre Bridget K., Mashburn Andrew J., Justice Laura M., 2011
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As early education grows in the United States, in-service professional development in key instructional and interaction skills is a core component of capacity building in early childhood education. In this article, we describe results from an…
Mashburn Andrew J., Downer Jason T., Hamre Bridget K., Justice Laura M., Pianta Robert C., October, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
MyTeachingPartner (MTP) is a teacher professional development program designed to improve the quality of teacher-child interactions in pre-kindergarten classrooms and children's language and literacy development. The program includes language/…
Hamre Bridget K., Justice Laura M., Pianta Robert C., Kilday Carolyn R., Sweeney Beverly, Downer Jason T., Leach Allison, Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of association between the degree of variability in dosage, adherence, and quality of delivery of a supplemental literacy and language development classroom curriculum and children's growth in language and literacy skills across the…
Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Hamre Bridget K., Pianta Robert C., May, 2009
Reports & Papers
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An exploration of teacher characteristics associated with higher participation in and responsiveness to the MyTeachingPartner Consultancy (MTP) professional development approach, based on a sample of 62 prekindergarten teachers from 21 school…
Lieber Joan, Butera Gretchen, Hanson Marci, Palmer Susan B., Horn Eva M., Czaja Carol, Diamond Karen E., Goodman-Jansen Gretchen, Daniels Janese K., Gupta Sarika S., Odom Samuel L., May, 2009
Reports & Papers
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An inquiry into the identification of factors that affect teacher's ability to implement the Children's School Success (CSS) preschool curriculum, based on a survey of 33 teachers from 5 sites nationwide achieving high and low levels of success…
Brown Jill R., Knoche Lisa, Edwards Carolyn Pope, Sheridan Susan M., May 2009
Reports & Papers
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An exploration of self-perceived changes in teacher practices after participation in the Getting Ready intervention to encourage parental involvement, using information gathered from interviews with 28 early childhood practitioners working in Head…
Pianta Robert C., Mashburn Andrew J., Downer Jason T., Hamre Bridget K., Justice Laura M., Q4 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Results from the first year of a 2-year study of the effects of personal consultations, provided through the internet, on teacher-child interactions in a randomly-assigned experimental group of 61 preschool classrooms in which the teachers received…