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Ai Jun, 2019
Reports & Papers

The goal of this study is to understand the use of positive behavior support (PBS) practices, as well as factors that are associated with sustainable implementation of PBS practices in early care and education (ECE) programs in the state of…

Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), implemented the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey. Similar surveys were conducted in…
Goldstein Howard, Olszewski Arnold, Haring Christa, Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, McCarthy Tanya, Kelley Elizabeth S., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: Children who do not develop early literacy skills, especially phonological awareness (PA) and alphabet knowledge, prior to kindergarten are at risk for reading difficulties. We investigated a supplemental curriculum with children…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Kelley Elizabeth S., Guerrero Gabriela, Kong Na Young, Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2013, Spencer, Goldstein, Sherman, et al. reported the promising effects of a supplemental, technology-assisted, storybook intervention (Tier 2) containing embedded instruction targeting the oral language learning of preschool children at risk…
Goldstein Howard, Kelley Elizabeth S., Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, McCarthy Tanya, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, Spencer Trina D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: We investigated a small-group intervention designed to teach vocabulary and comprehension skills to preschoolers who were at risk for language and reading disabilities. These language skills are important and reliable predictors of later…
Kelley Elizabeth S., Goldstein Howard, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article highlights the development process and data-driven decisions that characterized a 5-year iterative process of development and evaluation of a Tier 2 early language curriculum, Story Friends. This curriculum was specifically designed to…
Kaminski Ruth A., Powell-Smith Kelly A., Hommel Annie, McMahon Rose, Aguayo Katherine Bravo, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children with the lowest oral language and early literacy skills at entry to kindergarten are the most vulnerable to poor literacy outcomes. This article describes the programmatic development of a Tier 3 early literacy intervention for preschool…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, Kaminski Ruth A., McConnell Scott R., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool experience plays a role in children's development. However, for programs with language and early literacy goals, the question remains whether preschool instructional experiences are sufficiently effective to achieve these goals for all…
Pribble Lois Marie, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Social emotional competence is an essential developmental skill recognized as the most critical for school and later success. Rising rates in behavioral referrals and preschool expulsion have brought increased attention to the importance of helping…
Trost Stewart G., Messner Lana, Fitzgerald Karen, Roths Barbara, October, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effect of the Healthy Kansas Kids workshops for family child care providers on the self-reported measures of nutrition and physical activity at family child care homes across Kansas
Odom Samuel L., Fleming Kandace, Diamond Karen E., Lieber Joan, Hanson Marci, Butera Gretchen, Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., Marquis Janet G., Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships between structural, process, and combined measures of implementation of the Children's School Success curriculum across both sites and time, and their associations to child outcomes, in 51 preschool classes at nationally…
Black Alison R., Somers Marie-Andree, Doolittle Fred C., Unterman Rebecca, Grossman Jean Baldwin, September 2009
Reports & Papers
Impacts after the second year of implementation of the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs, a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of structured math and reading instruction in after school programs…
Fees Bronwyn S., Bopp Melissa, Dzewaltowski David A., Trost Stewart G., July/August 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of family child care home (FCCH) providers' perceptions of appropriate physical activity (PA), current practices, and perceived barriers to inclusion of PA within their programs from coded transcriptions of focus group interviews with…
Epley Pamela H., 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of home-based parent involvement and family quality of life as moderators of the relationship between parent ratings of early childhood special education services and academic or social-behavioral outcomes for children with…
Coleman Karen J., Geller Karly, Rosenkranz Richard R., Dzewaltowski David A., December, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
No research to date has extensively described moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and healthful eating (HE) opportunities in the after-school environment. The current study described the quality of the after-school environment for its…