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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…

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-…
Wiles Bradford, 04 April, 2013
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to provide an intervention to Appalachian Head Start families that provided novel ways of thinking about their children's development, while also arming them with effective strategies and tools they could use to build…
Anderson Sheila, 2012
Reports & Papers
Intervention programs providing support for father parenting skills need a practical but psychometrically strong observational measure of fathers' early positive parenting interactions with children. The primary purpose of this project was to…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, June, 2010
Meeting Summary
A summary of the proceedings of a meeting hosted by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, in Washington, DC on June 10-11, 2010, for the purpose of providing an opportunity to build upon existing…
Puma Michael, Bell Stephen, Cook Ronna, Heid Camilla, January, 2010
Reports & Papers

This study measures the effects of Head Start enrollment on multiple school readiness outcomes of a nationally-representative sample of nearly 5,000 low-income children. This randomized and controlled trial compares the cognitive and social-…

Puma Michael, Bell Stephen, Cook Ronna, Heid Camilla, January, 2010
Executive Summary

The Head Start Impact Study was conducted with a nationally representative sample of 84 grantee/delegate agencies and included nearly 5,000 newly entering, eligible 3- and 4-year-old children who were randomly assigned to either: (1) a Head Start…

Anderson Sheila, Roggman Lori A., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
To promote father contributions to child development outcomes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs need a valid and reliable measure of positive father-child interaction linked to child outcomes. The purpose of this project is to develop a valid,…
Mendez Julia L., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
University of North Carolina- Greensboro is implementing a parenting intervention, The Companion Curriculum: Home-based Learning Activities for Parents and Children, that exposes English Language Learner (ELL) families to the educational, mental…
Cristofaro Tonia, 2007
Reports & Papers
This longitudinal investigation of relations between maternal language and responsiveness, children's narrative competencies, and school readiness aimed to shed light on how mothers from low-income families support their children's emerging language…
Caspe Margaret, Melzi Gigliana, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
New York University will investigate how educational involvement among Head Start Latino families contributes to young children's subsequent language and literacy development. The specific goals of the project are to: (a) uncover the family literacy…
Spieker Susan, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Washington-Puget Sound Educational Service District Early Head Start (EHS) Program Partnership assessed the reliability, validity, and utility of the Toddler Attachment Sort-45 (TAS45) for measuring parent-child attachment…
Roggman Lori A., 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University partnered with area Early Head Start programs to develop a measurement tool for observing, tracking, and supporting parent-child interactions that lead to positive child outcomes from infancy to age three. The primary…
Cristofaro Tonia, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
New York University will examine personal narratives of preschool-age children and explore the role of mothers and teachers in supporting children's narrative skills. The study's goals are to: (a) describe the nature of children's personal…
Daniels Janese K., 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Maryland will explore nontraditional literacy practices in families and their relation to emerging literacy in preschool children from low-income backgrounds. Four sets of factors will be examined, including child characteristics,…