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Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We designed the work described in this monograph as a way to advance understanding of the impact of an early childhood curriculum on prekindergarten children’s academic, executive function, self‐regulation, and social outcomes. Our intent was to…

Piasta Shayne B., Logan Jessica A. R., Thomas Leiah J.G., Zettler-Greeley Cynthia, Bailet Laura L., Lewis Kandia, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research supports small-group emergent literacy intervention to boost preschool children’s early skills and provide a solid foundation for continued literacy learning. Although such interventions are increasingly available to preschool teachers, we…
Golden Adrienne Kimberly, Hemmeter Mary Louise, Edmonds Marisa, Ledford Jennifer R., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiple probe design across behaviors, replicated across teaching teams, was used to evaluate the effectiveness of training plus reciprocal peer coaching on teaching teams’ implementation of Pyramid Model (PM) practices. In this study, teaching…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Jang Wonkyung, Burchinal Margaret, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policy observers have expressed concern over whether misalignment between pre-K and K–12 has negative consequences for children. This study considers students’ exposure to redundant content across the pre-K and kindergarten years. Specifically, it…
Zucker Tricia A., Jacbos Erin, Cabell Sonia Q., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to examine barriers to teachers€™ implementation of a supplemental academic language curricula. Despite high satisfaction with this scripted curriculum, three past studies indicated…
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…

Watts Tyler W., Ibrahim Deanna A., Khader Alaa, Li Chen, Gandhi Jill, Raver C. Cybele, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the current article, we examine the long-run school selection patterns of children randomly assigned to the Chicago School Readiness Project, an early childhood educational (ECE) intervention that aimed to improve the quality of Head Start…
Kelley Elizabeth S., Barker R. Michael, Peters-Sanders Lindsey, Madsen Keri, Seven Yagmur, Soto Xigrid, Olsen Wendy, Hull Katharine, Goldstein Howard, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: Many children begin school with limited vocabularies, placing them at a high risk of academic difficulties. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of a vocabulary intervention program, Story Friends, designed to improve…

Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most preschool-aged children spend time in Head Start and other center-based care. Thus, early educators’ use of a quality curriculum is essential to maximizing children’s learning. We examined the curricula utilized by educators working in diverse…
Cunningham Jennifer E., Hemmeter Mary Louise, Kaiser Ann P., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to extend what is known about factors that contribute to the language-learning environment in early childhood classrooms. Two primary research questions were addressed: (a) Are measures of teacher use of classroom-wide…
Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
With young children home more than ever due to early care and education program closures, parents and caregivers are turning to technology to support learning. REL Central has compiled guidance and research on using technology and media…
Wasik Barbara A., Hindman Annemarie H., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers from a high-poverty, urban school district were trained to implement Story Talk, a book reading intervention designed to increase children's vocabulary and language development using supportive materials and strategic…
Spencer Trina D., Moran Meghan, Thompson Marilyn S., Petersen Douglas B., Restrepo M. Adelaida, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this cluster randomized group study was to investigate the effect of multitiered, dual-language instruction on children's oral language skills, including vocabulary, narrative retell, receptive and expressive language, and listening…
Kook Janna Fuccillo, Greenfield Daryl B., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality instructional interaction, in which teachers engage children in conversations that support the development of higher order thinking skills, conceptual understanding, and advanced language skills, is associated with positive outcomes for…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Fisher Philip A., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the majority of children in the United States attending early care and education (ECE) prior to kindergarten (National Survey of Early Care and Education, 2016), the opportunity to reach children early, and strengthen resilience in the context…