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Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
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…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Goodrich J. Marc, Lonigan Christopher J., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
According to the common underlying proficiency model (Cummins, 1981), as children acquire academic knowledge and skills in their first language, they also acquire language-independent information about those skills that can be applied when learning…
Lonigan Christopher J., Allan Darcey M., Goodrich J. Marc, Farrington Amber L., Phillips Beth M., July/August 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's self-regulation, including components of executive function such as inhibitory control, is related concurrently and longitudinally with elementary school children's reading and math abilities. Although several recent studies have examined…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Goodrich J. Marc, Farrington Amber L., Lonigan Christopher J., February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although there is a growing body of literature on the development of reading skills of Spanish-speaking language minority children, little research has focused on the development of writing skills in this population. This study evaluated whether…
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…
Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Atwater Jane, McConnell Scott R., Goldstein Howard, Kaminski Ruth A., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is beginning to be implemented in preschool programs to improve outcomes and to reduce the need for special education services. The proportions of children in programs…
Gelatt Julia, Adams Gina, Huerta Sandra, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given that children of immigrants form a growing share of the population of young children in the country, policymakers wishing to ensure that their prekindergarten programs are reaching children who could benefit from early education must continue…
Epley Pamela H., July-September 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the relationship between parents' perspectives of early childhood special education (ECSE) and their engagement in everyday learning activities with kindergarten performance of children with disabilities in one Midwestern state.…
Diamond Karen E., Baroody Alison E., March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Associations among children's writing and alphabetic skills were examined in a sample of 502 prekindergarten children who were at risk of academic failure because they came from poor families, spoke a language other than English at home, or had an…
Watamura Sarah, Morrissey Taryn, Phillips Deborah A., McCartney Kathleen, Bub Kristen L., January/February 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships between both home and child care quality and the socioemotional adjustment of groups of children in five different environments at ages 24, 36, and 54 months, based on a secondary analysis of data from 771 children
Greenwood Charles R., Walker Dale, Buzhardt Joseph F., December, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between patterns of growth in communication and gender, Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) status, and home language environment and a second study of patterns of growth in gestures, vocalizations, and single- and…
Scott-Little Catherine, Kagan Sharon Lynn, Frelow Victoria Stebbins, Reid Jeanne L., April 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A categorical analysis of the contents of the infant and toddler early learning guidelines (ELGs) published by 21 states, and a discussion of their implications for programs serving children with disabilities