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Turner Denise, Goby Mara, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the themes, trends, and topics discussed by parents in a qualitative study on the strengthening early learning and care in Alameda County, California. Discussed topics include: accessing high-quality early learning & care,…
McMahon Kelly, Whyte Kristin Lyn, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly school districts are attempting to align curricula, assessments and standards, in an effort to eliminate inequities. Some approaches like Prek-3 initiatives call for coordination of instruction between preschool and later elementary…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Lee Kenneth T.H., Whitaker Anamarie A., Pierce Kim M., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Effects associated with early child care and out-of-school time (OST) during middle childhood were examined in a large sample of U.S. adolescents (N = 958). Both higher quality early child care AND more epochs of organized activities (afterschool…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
The RAND Corporation is conducting a multiphase evaluation of the initiative, including an implementation study of the four pillars that underlie Big Lift--The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report--and a series of annual descriptive analyses…
Cannon Jill S., Schweig Jonathan, Perera Rachel, 2020
Reports & Papers

The Families Forward Learning Center (FFLC) offers a two-generation learning program for low-income families with children from birth to five years old in Pasadena, California. The program aims to prepare participants—mothers and their children—…

Cannon Jill S., Schweig Jonathan, Perera Rachel, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

FFLC sought help from RAND Corporation researchers to understand the effects of the program on participants after leaving the program. Specifically, the research team conducted a mixed-methods assessment to assess • how mothers perceive the…

Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

La Torre Deborah, Leon Seth, Wang Jia, Cai Li, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The primary goal of this study was to replicate and improve upon a previous study of LA's BEST participants' secondary school persistence (or dropout) in light of the program's expansion. Specifically, analyses sought to answer the following…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months…
Goodrich J. Marc, Lonigan Christopher J., July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study evaluated the development of vocabulary knowledge over the course of two academic years, beginning in preschool, in a large sample (N = 944) of language-minority children using scores from single-language vocabulary assessments and…
Quirk Matthew, Dowdy Erin, Dever Bridget V., Carnazzo Katherine, Bolton Courtney, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Researchers examined the concurrent and predictive validity of a brief (12-item) teacher-rated school readiness screener, the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis to examine…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Karoly Lynn A., 2018
Reports & Papers
This report is the second in the series of outcome studies that focus on two Big Lift pillars: High-Quality Preschool and Summer Learning. The first report, Big Lift Participation and School Entry Indicators: Findings for the 2016-2017 Kindergarten…
McCoy Dana Charles, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Ziol-Guest Kathleen M., Duncan Greg J., Schindler Holly S., Magnuson Katherine A., Yang Rui, Koepp Andrew, Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite calls to expand early childhood education (ECE) in the United States, questions remain regarding its medium- and long-term impacts on educational outcomes. We use meta-analysis of 22 high-quality experimental and quasi-experimental studies…
Quirk Matthew, Dowdy Erin, Goldstein Ariel, Carnazzo Katherine, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study is a brief psychometric report examining the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP). Multiple regression models were tested examining associations between kindergarten teachers' ratings of children's social-emotional and cognitive…
Knechtel Virginia, Coen Thomas, Caronongan Pia, Fung Nickie, Goble Lisbeth, 22 August, 2017
Reports & Papers
KIPP, a national network of public charter schools, provides a possible model for high quality pre-K aligned with an elementary school educational program. In previous research, KIPP has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student…