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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…

Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although providing depression treatment for Head Start mothers may improve child wellbeing, interventions have not been widely used for this purpose. This failure may be due to the characteristics of clients, interventions, or the systems of care in…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Maternal depression poses a threat to the well-being of poor minority mothers and their young children, but significant disparities remain in the access and utilization of treatment among this population in the United States. Providing group…
Cheung Shirley, Kan Pui-Fong, Winicour Ellie, Yang Jerry, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined whether the vocabulary skills of sequential bilingual children who learned Cantonese as a home language (L1) and English as a second language (L2) were predicted by the amount of L1 and L2 used at home. Ninety-two…
United States. Government Accountability Office, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
GAO's 15 covert tests at a nongeneralizable selection of Head Start grantee centers found vulnerabilities in centers' controls for eligibility screening and detecting potential fraud. Posing as fictitious families, GAO attempted to enroll children…
United States. Government Accountability Office, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
GAO's 15 covert tests at a nongeneralizable selection of Head Start grantee centers found vulnerabilities in centers' controls for eligibility screening and detecting potential fraud. Posing as fictitious families, GAO attempted to enroll children…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Moffett Lillie, Morrison Frederick J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The aim of the current study is to assess the feasibility of implementing integrated math and EF activities with teachers in preK classrooms—as well as an accompanying program of instructional coaching support. These activities will be…

Simon-Cereijido Gabriela, Mendez Lucia I., July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This study examined the nature of the relation between language-specific vocabulary and conceptual lexical-semantic skills with grammatical abilities within and across languages in preschool Latino dual language learners (DLLs). Method:…
Malik Rasheed, Schochet Leila, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Despite sometimes facing significant challenges, Head Start provides evidence-based, locally administered services to hundreds of thousands of rural children each year at one of the most critical stages of their development. This report assesses the…
Lonigan Christopher J., Goodrich J. Marc, Farver Jo Ann M., April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite acknowledgment that language-minority children come from a wide variety of home language backgrounds and have a wide range of proficiency in their first (L1) and second (L2) languages, it is unknown whether differences across language-…
Nguyen Tutrang, 2018
Reports & Papers

Preschool curricula are a much-researched topic in early childhood education and a renewed emphasis has been placed on understanding the effectiveness of curricula as the number of children enrolled in public preschool in the U.S. is increasing.…

Sutter Carolyn, Ontai Lenna L., Nishina Adrienne, Conger Katherine J., Shilts Mical K., Townsend Marilyn S., September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A disconnect exists between definitions of school readiness used in research and early childhood education (ECE). While researchers often discuss school readiness as a single, multidimensional construct, the majority of studies operationalize it…
Goodrich J. Marc, Lonigan Christopher J., Farver Jo Ann M., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Spanish-speaking language-minority (LM) children are at an elevated risk of struggling academically and display signs of that risk during early childhood. Therefore, high-quality research is needed to identify instructional techniques that promote…
United States. Government Accountability Office, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2015, the Head Start child development program provided federal funds to local grantees that employed over 90,000 teachers. Some of these grantees run programs that do not run during the summer, and some teachers may, in turn, seek UI benefits to…