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Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet highlights promising practices and research-informed strategies that districts and schools, with support from states, can use to successfully and equitably transition young learners to the next school year. It covers strategies…

McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Pralica Mirjana, Weissman Amanda Ketner, Moffett Lillie, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines whether associations between enrollment in public and non-public PreK and children’s (N = 508; Mage = 5.60 years in fall of kindergarten) math and language and literacy outcomes were more likely to be sustained through the…

Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Boise Courtney E., Witte Amanda L., Koziol Natalie A., Prokasky Amanda, Schumacher Rachel E., Kerby Hannah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Social-behavioral functioning during early childhood is associated with children’s academic and social success concurrently and over time. This study explored how concurrent, year-to-year, and sustained parent–teacher and student–teacher…

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…
Vitiello Virginia E., Basuel Nica Kyra N., White Emily S., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Ruzek Erik A., Pianta Robert C., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study aimed to identify commonalities and points of divergence in the ways that parents, teachers, and administrators characterize children’s transition from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse school district. A wide…
Ursache Alexandra, Gouley Kathleen Kiely, Dawson-McClure Spring, Barajas-Gonzalez R. Gabriela, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Brotman Laurie Miller, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal relations between emotion knowledge (EK) in pre-kindergarten (pre-K; Mage = 4.8 years) and math and reading achievement 1 and 3 years later in a sample of 1,050 primarily Black children (over half from immigrant…
Pearman II Francis A., Springer Matthew G., Lipsey Mark W., Lachowicz Mark, Swain Walker A., Farran Dale Clark, Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The sustaining environments thesis hypothesizes that PreK effects are more likely to persist into later grades if children experience high-quality learning environments in the years subsequent to PreK. This study tests this hypothesis using data…
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Early Learning Network, September, 2020
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Parents are in a unique position to provide consistent stimulation and support for children's learning during the pre-K to kindergarten transition. Our research uncovers how family engagement changes over time, and how this looks in different types…
Vitiello Virginia E., Prokasky Amanda, McCormick Meghan P., Iruka Iheoma U., Purtell Kelly M., Ludvik Dana, Fall 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The nationwide Early Learning Network is studying children's transitions from publicly-funded pre-K into kindergarten in diverse communities, ranging from rural to urban locations; including coastal and central states; and representing children and…
Weiland Christina, Unterman Rebecca, Shapiro Anna, Staszak Sara, Rochester Shana, Martin Eleanor, Sept/Oct 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study leverages naturally occurring lotteries for oversubscribed Boston Public Schools prekindergarten program sites between 2007 and 2011, for 3,182 children (M = 4.5 years old) to estimate the impacts of winning a first choice lottery and…
Vitiello Virginia E., Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Ruzek Erik A., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Areas of misalignment between children's experiences in preschool and kindergarten are increasingly viewed as contributing to the fade-out of preschool effects. The current study examined alignment and misalignment of classroom experiences across…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…
Sheridan Susan M., Koziol Natalie A., Witte Amanda L., Iruka Iheoma U., Knoche Lisa, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The transition to kindergarten is foundational for children's future school performance and families' relationships with the educational system. Despite its well-documented benefits, few studies have explored family engagement across the pre-…

McCormick Meghan P., Pralica Mirjana, Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Condliffe Barbara, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines growth in language and math skills during the summer before kindergarten; considers variation by family income, race/ethnicity, and dual language learner status; and tests whether summer center-based care sustains preschool gains…