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Hyun Sunah, McWayne Christine M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated…
Carr Robert C., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The effectiveness of the federal Head Start preschool program has been studied extensively for more than five decades. However, several areas of research need further consideration. First, a focus on Head Start's effectiveness in rural communities…
Poznanski Bridget, Hart Katie C., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Children with externalizing behavior problems (EBPs), characterized by aggression, hyperactivity, inattention, and oppositionality, do not experience the same academic and behavioral benefits from Head Start as their peers, and are at risk for a…
Rumper Brooke, Greenfield Daryl B., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The present study aims to understand different factors that might affect Dual Language Learning (DLL) children's science scores. DLL children comprise one fifth of the children served by Head Start, however little is known about their science…
Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between the classroom context, self-regulation skills, and academic achievement in a sample of Dual Language Learning (DLL) children enrolled in Head Start. Given the increasing number of DLL…
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…
Wallace Laura E., Manz Patricia Holliday, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will critically examine the SafeStart model in regard to factors related to the timing of services, pre-enrollment factors, and transitions. The SafeStart program, an integrated service model, is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania…
Daneri M. Paula, Blair Clancy, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project seeks to examine the parenting practices in toddlerhood and teaching practices in preschool that support the development of low-income Latino children's self-regulation. Despite broad consensus in the literature that self-regulation…
Cunningham Jennifer E., Kaiser Ann P., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study explores the relationship between positive behavior support and teacher language support strategies in two ways: an initial correlational design study and an experimental research design study in which a subset of teachers who have been…
Bouza Johayra, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
We will validate a recently developed measure, Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) questionnaires, which captures teacher-family relationship quality (reported by both teachers and families). We will also develop a preliminary…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study describes the efforts undertaken by Head Start programs to coordinate with elementary schools to support children's transition to kindergarten. Given research showing that a substantial proportion of children face challenges adjusting to…
Esteraich Jan, Raikes Helen, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
With Apple's(r) introduction of the iPhone(r) in 2007 and the iPad(r) tablet in April 2010, a dizzying proliferation of mobile digital media and devices has inundated homes and schools in the last ten years. These new, portable devices seemingly…
Hile Kimberly A., Santos Rosa Milagros, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that children with disabilities be provided with individualized supports to maximize their overall development and learning. Caregivers of young children (ages birth-five years) play an…
Pickens-Young Emisha, Horm Diane M., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will examine associations among teaching team characteristics, classroom quality, and child outcomes within a large Head Start agency. This quantitative study will examine data from Head Start toddler and preschool teaching teams…
Thibodeau Rachel, Gilpin Ansley, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The aim of the present study is to investigate if pretend-play serves as a protective factor to minimize deficits in school readiness in an underserved Head Start population in West Alabama. Although previous research has demonstrated developmental…
Biancone Tricia L., Goodway Jacqueline D., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The prevalence and effects of delayed early literacy and motor skill development in children of low-SES backgrounds is a significant issue that can have adverse developmental consequences and affect children's ability to succeed in school. Head…
Longo Francesca, Dearing Eric, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The present study builds on theoretical and empirical prior work indicating that children's executive function (EF) skills are important precursors to emotional and behavioral regulation and that these skills are likely best promoted when addressed…
Halpin Emily C., Melzi Gigliana, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to describe preschool Latino dual-language learners' language skills in various domains of both Spanish and English, and to examine the relations between language skills, home and classroom factors, and school…
Hill Zoelene, Gassman-Pines Anna, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Only 38 to 50 percent of preschool aged-children in poverty enroll in any form of center-based or school-based early education. This mixed-methods study uses surveys (n=369) and interviews (n=34) to examine the factors that influence Head Start…
White Lisa J., Greenfield Daryl B., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine bidirectional associations between cognitive and bilingual language development in a sample of young Latino Dual Language Learners (DLLs) attending Head Start. Existing research suggests that these children…
Henderson Davis E., Restrepo M. Adelaida, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Navajo Head Start children are more likely to be referred for language assessments and be over-identified with language disorders at higher rates (70%) than the main stream children (7%). There are no measures available to evaluate Navajo Head Start…
Vredenburgh Christopher, Kushnir Tamar, Evans Gary W., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
For the 2nd year of the grant, we plan to pursue the activities outlined in the original proposal. We have completed all of our testing, as below. Our principal activities are to finish: (1) coding children's behavior and parental interviews, (2)…
West Allison L., Berlin Lisa J., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed mixed-method study will build on and expand an ongoing Early Head Start (EHS)-University Partnership addressing the prevention of toxic stress through attachment-based intervention. Guided by a strengths-based, developmental-ecological…
Davidson Kimberly, Roopnarine Jaipaul L., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
As the US population continues to diversify, early childhood programs serving the nation's youngest citizens strive to meet the needs of culturally diverse families. The current study seeks to examine the racial-ethnic socialization of preschool-age…
Bustamante Andres S., Greenfield Daryl B., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study examines a newly developed, computer based, measure of children's motivation orientation, or how they deal with setbacks and failures inherent to learning situations, in a culturally diverse sample of children enrolled in the Miami-Dade…
Schreier Alayna, Hansen David J., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Infants and toddlers enrolled in EHS tend to be at increased risk for maltreatment due to the presence of numerous risk factors. However, prior research has indicated that home visitors are often ill-equipped to identify and address risk factors…
Limlingan Maria Cristina, McWayne Christine M., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overarching purpose of this project is to increase the understanding of classroom factors and processes that can support the language and socio-emotional development of dual language learners (DLLs). In recent years, policymakers have paid more…
Clopet Tracy M. Carter, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Research is needed to examine profiles of children's classroom engagement so teachers have tools to identify the children in greatest need of intervention before they transition to kindergarten. This study will use contextualized observations of 528…
Schnitz Alana G., Hemmeter Mary Louise, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Vanderbilt University, Metro Action Commission Head Start, and Mid-Cumberland Head Start will investigate the effects of a social-emotional parenting intervention called Positive Solutions for Families. Positive Solutions for Families is based on…
Davis Dawn, Raikes Helen, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study will examine relations among implementation fidelity of an intervention curriculum, teacher characteristics, and their perceptions of intervention curriculum, and child literacy outcomes within Head Start programs participating in an Early…
Nayfeld Irena, Greenfield Daryl B., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will assess child-generated inquiry as well as teacher practices that encourage inquiry. Specific aims of the project are to: 1) assess child-generated inquiry over the course of the school year; 2) examine whether inquiry skills…
Westerberg Diana, Mendez Julia L., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The project examines the buffering role of student-teacher relationship in Head Start populations. The three major objectives of the research are: 1) to describe the chronic stress experienced by children attending Head Start and investigate how…
Shanti Caroline, Warfield Marji Erickson, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This exploratory study will examine the individual, program, and agency factors that impact home visitor ability to engage parents. The study has three primary goals: 1) to understand the push-pull between standardization and individualization as it…
Bell Elizabeth R., Greenfield Daryl B., 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of peer play behaviors on rates of growth in academic readiness in a sample of multiethnic, low-income children enrolled in Miami-Dade County Head Start. The specific intent is to: (1) identify…
Dev Dipti A., McBride Brent A., 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will build on and extend work generated by the Synergistic Theory and Research Obesity and Nutrition Group (STRONG) Kids (SK) research initiative. The SK initiative is a multi-disciplinary project to study longitudinal…
Hall Anna H., Grisham-Brown Jennifer, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will implement an interactive writing intervention in preschool to explore the effectiveness of interactive writing as a teaching strategy to strengthen alphabet knowledge skills. Interactive writing is a research-based teaching…
Han Jisu, Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine dosage effects of early intervention programs on preschool children's language, literacy, and general development. Children will be assigned to one of three groups: (1) pre-kindergarten only, (2) pre-…
Hubel Grace, Hansen David J., 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will examine how families' participation in Early Head Start can lead to reduced likelihood of child maltreatment and the reduction of associated risk factors. Specifically the study will address current gaps in literature on…
Mendez Lucia I., Crais Elizabeth R., Castro Dina Carmela, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive (CLR) English vocabulary approach designed to support vocabulary development in Spanish-speaking dual-language learners (DLLs). The approach…
Tsao Catherine, Howes Carollee, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will examine the impact of two intrapersonal caregiver characteristics - self-regulation and internal models of caregiving - on infant/toddler social-emotional outcomes and classroom child care process quality. Specifically the project…
Bracaliello Catherine, Manz Patricia Holliday, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Despite attempts to examine isolated components of service delivery, mixed outcomes regarding the effectiveness of home visiting call for a more comprehensive evaluation of program implementation and integrity (Sweet & Appelbaum, 2004).…
Kennedy Joy Lorenzo, Melzi Gigliana, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Information is lacking on the normative developmental trajectory of children's narrative skills across the preschool years, particularly for DLL children. This study seeks to address this gap in the literature by assessing narrative development…
O'Carroll Kelley, Jones Stephanie M., 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Grounded in Head Start's commitment to parent involvement, this proposed study will explore whether parents' social networks and resources indirectly affect children's preschool competencies through parent involvement in learning at home and in Head…
Plata-Potter Sandra Ixa, Knoche Lisa, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The primary objective of the proposed study is to better understand how the engagement of Latino parents in a Head Start emergent literacy project evolves into tangible home literacy practices and how these contribute to their child's literacy…
Wiles Bradford, Fu Victoria, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study seeks to develop, deliver and evaluate the results of a program targeting family reading practices in rural Head Start families in Appalachia. Shared reading (i.e., the act of reading together) has profound implications for children's…
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,…
Campbell Christopher, Hansen David J., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an empirically-based, cost-effective, and short-term teacher training program, Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT). The TCIT intervention (an adaptation of Parent-Child…
Cheung Katherine, McWayne Christine M., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will focus on Chinese families, and how Chinese cultural values shape parenting and children's social competence. The overarching purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of the cultural context of parenting and the…
Cummings Tracy Payne, Farran Dale Clark, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Many children begin school without important experiences in mathematics and using mathematical language needed for success in elementary school. Children who fall behind in elementary school mathematics are likely to spend the remainder of their…
Kook Janna Fuccillo, Greenfield Daryl B., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Higher-level, teacher-child interaction in preschool classrooms, in which teachers encourage meaningful conversations and emphasize conceptual skills over basic skills, is associated with higher academic outcomes (Burchinal et al., 2008). Preschool…
Hart Katie C., Pelham William E., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to develop, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of kindergarten transitional services for behaviorally at-risk preschoolers from Head Start organizations in the Miami, Florida area. Sixty children identified as being at…
LeBoeuf Whitney A., Fantuzzo John W., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study intends to take a population-based look at the protective benefit of Head Start in an entire cohort of children who are transitioning into kindergarten in a large, urban school district and who live in a context of multiple early risks to…
Schick Adina R., Melzi Gigliana, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Building on an existing partnership, the proposed study seeks to examine the continuities and discontinuities between the home and school literacy practices of Latino dual-language learners. The primary objectives include: (1) investigating the…
Cline Keely D., Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will address the need to better understand how early literacy practices relate to young children's learning by examining how the instructional and emotional qualities of parent-child book reading interactions…
Condon Marie-Celeste, Spieker Susan, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Washington, along with Early Head Start (EHS) and the Department of Corrections (DOC), will develop a partnership and use a Participatory Action Research approach to study similarities and differences in professionals' and…
Denmark Nicole Marie, Harden Brenda Jones, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Maryland will examine the school readiness concepts of classroom social competence and approaches to learning in Head Start children from Central American immigrant families. The project has several objectives, which include: (a)…
Crandell Jennifer DiBara, Snow Catherine, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard Graduate School of Education will investigate the use and effects of information book read alouds, in comparison to storybook read alouds, in Head Start classrooms. Specifically, the study seeks to answer three research questions: (a) What…
Fitzgerald Meghan Marie, Kagan Sharon Lynn, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Teachers College, Columbia University will document and analyze instructional staff perspectives regarding professional development opportunities within medium- to high-quality Head Start programs. The sample will include education coordinators,…
Greenberg Ariela, Greenfield Daryl B., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami, as part of a larger study, will develop a direct assessment of preschool science which can be used to measure science content and process skills among preschoolers. The assessment will evaluate interventions in classrooms…
Vitiello Virginia E., Greenfield Daryl B., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami will determine whether the effects of executive functions on school readiness are mediated by approaches to learning in Head Start preschoolers. Specifically, the study will seek to address two main questions: (a) Are…
Casey Amy M., McWilliam R. A., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will examine the current supervision and feedback practices in Head Start and childcare centers from teachers' perspectives. The specific aim of the study is to determine whether performance feedback is being…
Hermanns Carl, Snow Catherine, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard Graduate School of Education will examine the impact of a vocabulary development intervention, dialogic reading, for Head Start Latino English Language Learners (ELL). In addition, the researchers will assess the effect of including the home…
Lowenstein Amy E., Phillips Deborah A., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Georgetown University will compare the effects of the Community Action Project Head Start program to those of the Tulsa Public Schools universal pre-K (UPK) program in Tulsa, Oklahoma on low-income Hispanic English Language Learner (ELL) children's…
Owsianik Marissa, McWayne Christine M., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In collaboration with a local Head Start program, New York University seeks to examine the development of Head Start preschoolers who engage in high levels of underactive behaviors. Specifically, the objectives for this project include: (a)…
Reid Erin E., DiPerna James C., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Pennsylvania State University seeks to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an early numeracy skill promotion program, NumberFun, designed for use with children in Head Start programs. Specifically, the program will examine whether…
Simon-Cereijido Gabriela, Gutierrez-Clellen Vera, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In collaboration with Head Start centers in California, San Diego State University will seek to validate an oral language assessment tool for Latino Spanish-speaking children. Specifically, this study will focus on whether children with a disability…
Allen Mary Dallas, Brennan Eileen M., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In collaboration with Head Start programs in Oregon and Alaska, Portland State University will seek to better understand the skills and attributes of rural and urban mental health consultants that contribute to the effectiveness of mental health…
Sanford DeRousie Rebecca M., Bierman Karen L., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Pennsylvania State University will examine the factors that contribute to successful implementation and sustainability of an evidence-based preschool curriculum, the Head Start Research-based Developmentally Informed (REDI) project. The specific…
Green Linnie E., McWayne Christine M., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
New York University will implement a dyadic, mother-paired play intervention that focuses on the importance of mother-child play as an avenue for enhancing children's social and emotional competence. The specific objectives of the study are: (a)…
Kruer Jessica, Carlson John S., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Michigan State will examine the acceptability, integrity and effectiveness of the use of the Incredible Years Parent Training Program in a self-administered format to parents of children enrolled in a local Head Start program. Specifically, the…
Munis Pelin, Greenfield Daryl B., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami will investigate the role of temperament on children's school readiness. Specifically, the study has two main objectives: (a) to determine if approaches to learning is the mechanism through which temperament influences Head…
Vick Jessica, Harden Brenda Jones, 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Maryland will explore how the interaction between teacher-child relationships and family risk factors impacts children's externalizing behaviors. The specific study objectives are to: (a) examine whether teacher-child relationship…
Bellows Laura, Anderson Jennifer, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Colorado State University will implement the Food Friends and Mighty Moves program to address the need for Head Start and preschool programs to promote healthy food choices, dietary variety, and increased physical activity with children and parents…
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…
Garland Beth H., Heffer Robert, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Texas A&M University will investigate the role of both positive and negative parenting techniques, as well as the role of parent characteristics (e.g., stress and distress), on early child externalizing behavior problems. Specifically, the study…
Lee Linda, Howes Carollee, Mistry Rashmita S., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Regents of the University California of Los Angeles will examine the process by which experiences of immigration are related to children's socioemotional outcomes during the preschool period. The project seeks to answer the following questions…
Mages Wendy K., Snow Catherine, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will use a quasi-experimental multi-site design to investigate the impact of an innovative preschool drama program on urban Head Start children's development of language, perspective-taking, and imagination. This investigation seeks to…
Matera Carola, Gerber Michael M., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of California will use a randomized experimental design to evaluate an intervention for improving writing development for Head Start preschool children whose first language is Spanish. In addition, they will test the maintenance of…
McLaren Elizabeth, Grisham-Brown Jennifer, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Kentucky, along with the Bluegrass Head Start Program, will introduce two methods of professional development follow-up that promote the transfer of learning from training to the Head Start classroom. The study seeks to answer the…
Driscoll Katherine C., Pianta Robert C., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The project will implement and investigate the effects of the Banking Time intervention in Head Start classrooms. Specifically, the main objectives of the study are to (a) collaborate with Head Start Teachers to implement the Banking Time…
McCray Jennifer S., Chen Jie-Qi, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Erikson Institute, partnering with Head Start programs of the Children and Youth Services Division of the City of Chicago, will examine the relationship between teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for preschool math and both math-related…
Owsianik Marissa, McWayne Christine M., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
New York University, partnering with a Head Start program in New York City, will establish co-constructed research goals with Head Start educational staff to enhance on-going whole-child assessment with an emphasis on building capacity for quality…
Quesenberry Amanda C., Ostrosky Michaelene, Hemmeter Mary Louise, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Illinois will examine the potential relationship between program policies and procedures related to child guidance and the perceived levels of job satisfaction, support, and competence as reported by Head Start teachers. In…
George J'Lene, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami will investigate individual differences in approaches to learning (ATL) and how these differences affect outcomes in other domains of school readiness. The study has two main objectives: (a) to investigate the relationships…
Joye Erika, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Through a partnership with the Clayton Family Futures Early Head Start (EHS), the University of Denver will use the Dialogic Reading technique to promote emergent literacy skills in EHS classrooms and homes. The study seeks to answer the following…
Rouse Heather L. Cohen, 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Pennsylvania will investigate how preschool learning behaviors impact school success at the end of Head Start and in kindergarten. The study has three objectives: (a) to determine the unique contribution of evidence-based…
Cook Gina A., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University will explore the influence of early environmental supports and other cognitive and social factors on literacy and reading comprehension. More specifically, the study seeks to answer the following questions: (a) What early…
DeStefano Lizanne, 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Illinois will work with the Champaign County Head Start (CCHS) program of Illinois to evaluate school readiness outcomes in a manner that is responsive to the local program, its staff members, families, and children. The study will…
Iruka Iheoma U., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to better understand the effects of parental involvement and parental self-efficacy on Head Start children's approaches to learning and school readiness. The first goal is to develop a specific questionnaire that…
Knoche Lisa, 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, partnering with Lincoln Action Program and Lincoln Public Schools, will study the relationship between child care quality in Head Start classrooms, child social knowledge and competence, and child learning…
Sprague Jill B., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Purdue University, in collaboration with Lafayette, Kokomo, and Marion Early Head Start (EHS) programs, will assess the social and emotional development of children enrolled in EHS. The study will work to answer the following questions: (a) Is the…
Wade Christine M., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Sleep difficulties, especially night waking and bedtime struggles, are some of the most common childhood behavior problems. Sleep disruptions are associated with children's daytime behavior problems, impaired social functioning, poorer school…
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,…
Helfenbaum-Kun Elana, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Long Island University will investigate the effects of group parent-training interventions with fathers on the prevention and treatment of externalizing problems in Head Start children aged 3 to 5. Participants will be 60 father-mother-child triads…
Woods Jessica E., 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will examine causal and responsibility attributions for disruptive behavior in a community sample of African American mothers who perceive their Head Start children as having behavioral challenges. The relationship between attributions…
Quiroz Blanca, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard University will describe the home language- and literacy-related experiences of Head Start children growing up in bilingual (English/Spanish) or Spanish-dominant families and the effects of these experiences on children's literacy-related…
Rocha Mariana S., 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of the proposed study is to develop and validate an assessment tool to inform decision-making about social competence development in children. The Proactive Assessment of Social Skills (PASS) will consist of a brief and efficient direct…
Sekino Yumiko, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Pennsylvania will study the relationship between Head Start interactive peer play behavior and later academic achievement and social adjustment in the primary grades. Subjects will include 210 former Head Start children who will be…
Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this project is to use a developmental-ecological framework to better understand the relationship between preschool children's emotional and behavioral adjustment and their social adjustment, academic achievement, special education…