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Le Vi-Nhuan, Schaack Diana, Mendoza Marina M., Stout-Oswald Stephanie, Kauerz Kristie, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), a voter-approved sales tax initiative that provides a tuition credit for four-year old children to attend preschool. Using propensity weighting and doubly robust modeling on ten cohorts of…

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)…

United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Yazejian Noreen, Bryant Donna M., Freel Karen, Burchinal Margaret, Educare Learning Network Investigative Team, Q3 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research on early education and care (EEC) dosage, defined as the amount or timing of either current or cumulative participation in EEC programming, generally suggests that more time in high-quality EEC programs is beneficial for children's…
Elwer Asa, Gustafson Stefan, Byrne Brian, Olson Richard K., Keenan Janice M., Samuelsson Stefan, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Fifty-six specific poor reading comprehenders (SPRC) were selected in Grade 4 and retrospectively compared to good comprehenders at preschool (age 5) and at the end of kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. The results revealed deficits in…

Christopher Micaela E., Hulslander Jacqueline, Byrne Brian, Samuelsson Stefan, Keenan Janice M., Pennington Bruce Franklin, DeFries J. C., Wadsworth Sally J., Willcutt Erik G., Olson Richard K., March/April 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored the environmental and genetic etiologies of the longitudinal relations between prereading skills and reading and spelling. Twin pairs (n = 489) were assessed before kindergarten (M = 4.9 years), post-first grade (M = 7.4…
Palaich Robert, 24 September, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Denver Preschool Program School (DPP) began operations in 2007. Since then, over $55 million in tuition support has helped over 31,000 Denver four-year-olds attend a quality-rated preschool. The 2008-09 school year was the first year of full…
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and…
Finlay Krystina, Witkind Karrie, 09 September, 2013
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Colorado 21st Century Community Learning Centers that examines program characteristics and activities, as well as participant academic outcomes, based on analyses of annual performance data submitted by 31 Colorado grantees
Finlay Krystina, Witkind Karrie, Neujahr Nick, 26 September, 2011
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Colorado 21st Century Community Learning Centers that examines program characteristics and activities, as well as participant academic outcomes, based on analyses of annual performance data submitted by 18 Colorado grantees
Barry Matthew, Montagu Lisa, Buckley Pamela, September, 2008
Reports & Papers
An analysis of neighborhood indicators to determine Denver, Colorado's ability to prepare children to enter school ready to learn and succeed, including information on family demographics, availability of early childhood programs, and children's…
Lerner Richard M., Lerner Jacqueline V., Phelps Erin, 2008
Reports & Papers
A longitudinal investigation of the theory of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and its promotion of the "Five Cs"--competence, confidence, character, caring, and connection--in youth, based on data on 3,342 students from 33 states assessed from…
Coffman Julia, Wright Michelle S., Bruner Charles, September, 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of the role of community participation in developing early learning systems, particularly in relation to state-level planning, based on six state case studies in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Vermont
Wolgemuth Jennifer, Cobb R. Brian, Winokur Marc A., Leech Nancy, Ellerby Dick, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the effects of full-day kindergarten attendance on children's mathematic and reading achievements in the second, third, and fouth grades, as compared with the effects of attending a half-day kindergarten program
Barnett W. Steven, Hustedt Jason T., Robin Kenneth B., Hawkinson Laura E., 2005
Reports & Papers
An annual review of access, quality, and resources in state funded preschool programs for children aged 3 and 4, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, during the 2003-2004 program year