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Evans Mary Ann, Nowak Sarah, Burek Brittany, Willoughby David, Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
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Preschoolers' behavior was examined over repeated sessions when interacting with one of two types of alphabet books -- traditional alphabet books in paper format or interactive alphabet books in an eBook format -- to determine the extent to which…
Strouse Gabriella A., Ganea Patricia A., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Research Findings: Prior research indicates that shared book reading is an effective method for teaching biological concepts to young children. Adult questioning during reading enhances children's comprehension. We investigated whether adult…
Pyle Angela, Bigelow Ashley, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
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The benefits of play to children's development and academic learning are often discussed in the research. However, inconsistencies in definitions of play and differing perspectives concerning the purpose of play in educational settings make it…
Schryer Erin, Sloat Elizabeth A., Letourneau Nicole, June, 2015
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Early language and reading experiences are known to predict later reading success. Interactive shared reading activities particularly benefit children's emergent literacy development. Converging research has begun to show that certain educational…
Pyle Angela, Luce-Kapler Rebecca, December, 2014
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Kindergarten has become increasingly academic in nature. One of the primary dilemmas arising from this shift is the tension between the use of developmentally appropriate practices and the obligation to teach academic standards. To gain a deeper…
Vuattoux Delphine, Japel Christa, Dion Eric, Dupere Veronique, April, 2014
Reports & Papers
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This randomized study examined the effectiveness of a preschool stimulation program created to teach words that had been selected by considering the needs of the target population of children. Twenty-two educators and their group of at-risk…
Soderstrom Melanie, Wittebolle Kelsey, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
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The importance of the language environment in influencing language outcomes is well known, but few studies have addressed the contextual factors that influence the amount of speech heard and vocalizations produced by a young child under…

Corter Carl, Janmohamed Zeenat, Pelletier Janette, October, 2012
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An overview of findings from a multi-year evaluation of Toronto First Duty, a multi-site program in Toronto, Canada, to integrate child care, early education, and family support services, that examine program design, implementation, and outcomes
Ouellette Gene, Senechal Monique, July/August 2008
Reports & Papers
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An inquiry into the influence of invented spelling techniques in children?s literacy development, based on a study of matched triads of 69 Canadian kindergarteners who received an invented spelling intervention, phonological awareness training, or…
Fennell Christopher T., Byers-Heinlein Krista, Werker Janet F., September/October 2007
Reports & Papers
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An investigation of the relationship between speech perception and word learning based on two experiments with bilingual infants between the ages of 14 and 20 months
Pelletier Janette, Reeve Richard, Halewood Cindy, 2006
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An examination of the effects of Knowledge Forum, a networked, Internet-based environment in which students create notes that are available to the entire community, on young children's emergent literacy
Prochner Larry, 2004
Other
Peer Reviewed
An outline history of early childhood programs for indigenous children through a comparative study of initiatives in Canada, Australia and New Zealand identifying common and distinct developments in the three nations over a period spanning 200 years
Borge Anne I. H., Rutter Michael, Tremblay Richard E., Cote Sylvana, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the frequency of physical aggression shown by two- and three-year-olds in group child care or maternal care, using a family risk index to control for social selection
Coplan Robert J., Bowker Anne, Cooper Suzanne M., 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A journal article on the relations of among temperament, parents' daily hassles, and social adjustment in preschool children
Hargrave Anne C., Senechal Monique, 2000
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of storybook reading on the acquisition of vocabulary for preschool children who have poor vocabulary skills