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Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Aikens Nikki, West Jerry, McKee Kelsey, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Xue Yange, Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study conducted analyses that examined the performance of the Preschool Language Assessment Scale (preLAS) and the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT-3: SBE), a conceptually scored vocabulary measure, for determining dual…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, LaForett Dore R., Paez Mariela M., Buysse Virginia, Espinosa Linda M., Castro Dina Carmela, Lopez Lisa M., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over 30% of children in the U.S. are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning two languages. Understanding the development of both languages for young DLL children in early care and education is critical. However, few have simultaneously…
Limlingan Maria Cristina, McWayne Christine M., Sanders Elizabeth A., Lopez Michael, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the relations between teacher-child interactions, teachers' Spanish use, classroom linguistic composition, and the school readiness skills of low-income, Latinx, Spanish-speaking dual language learners (DLLs), controlling…
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…

Warren Shannon M., Barnett Melissa A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Using a mixed methods approach, this collaborative study investigates patterns of Head Start home-classroom (dis)continuity and how those patterns of experience relate to self-regulation. Specifically, this study will address the following…

Bailey Rebecca, Barnes Sophie P., Park Christine, Sokolovic Nina, Jones Stephanie M., May, 2018
Other

The purpose of this Compendium is to provide information about the range of measures available to assess executive function (EF) and other regulation-related skills. The field of EF and other regulation-related research is broad, rapidly-growing…

Henderson Davis E., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Purpose: Over-identification of Navajo Head Start children into special education on the Navajo Reservation has come to the attention of Tribal leaders, Educational leaders, and parents due to the use of invalid assessment measures. Dynamic…
Juhasz Audrey, Boyce Lisa K., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Previous research following a sample of immigrant Dominican and Mexican children from ages 2 to 5 identified four dual language profiles: a) Dual-language growth, b) English dominance, c) Spanish dominance, d) Change from Spanish to English…
Jones Stephanie M., Bailey Rebecca, Barnes Sophie P., Partee Ann M., October, 2016
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that reviews the literature on the similarities, differences, and relationships between executive function (EF) and other regulation-related skills primarily in children ages 3-6. The summary presents an overview of the…
Jones Stephanie M., Bailey Rebecca, Barnes Sophie P., Partee Ann M., October, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes the key project findings and the implications and considerations for stakeholders of a report that reviews the literature on the similarities, differences, and relationships between executive function (EF) and other regulation-…
Jones Stephanie M., Bailey Rebecca, Barnes Sophie P., Partee Ann M., October, 2016
Other
Based on a review of literature, this report looks at the similarities, differences, and relationships between executive function (EF) and other regulation-related skills primarily in children ages 3-6. It presents a map of EF and other regulation-…
Mendez Lucia I., Crais Elizabeth R., Castro Dina Carmela, Kainz Kirsten, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This study examined the role of the language of vocabulary instruction in promoting English vocabulary in preschool Latino dual language learners (DLLs). The authors compared the effectiveness of delivering a single evidence-informed…