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Kelley Elizabeth S., Barker R. Michael, Peters-Sanders Lindsey, Madsen Keri, Seven Yagmur, Soto Xigrid, Olsen Wendy, Hull Katharine, Goldstein Howard, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: Many children begin school with limited vocabularies, placing them at a high risk of academic difficulties. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of a vocabulary intervention program, Story Friends, designed to improve…

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…
Milford Emily, Morrison Kristin, Teutsch Carol, Nelson Bergen B., Herman Ariella, King Mernell, Beucke Nathan, 23 April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Medical schools need to teach future physicians about health literacy and patient-doctor communication, especially when working with vulnerable communities, but many fall short. In this article, we present a community-based, service…

Hester Cassandra, Kramer Alaina, McManus Kaitlyn, Campbell Cody, Stewart Brandon, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In a rural school district with some of the highest rates of bullying in the state, the Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence classroom-based program (AVB) was implemented in an afterschool program setting and…
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…
Darrow Catherine L., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A quantifiable measure of teachers' intervention fidelity when delivering curriculum-based interventions allows researchers to interpret the effectiveness of the curricula under scrutiny. Fidelity measures, however, must accurately represent the…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, Kaminski Ruth A., McConnell Scott R., May, 2013
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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…
Nippolt Pamela L., Nelson Amy G., October, 2010
Reports & Papers
A process evaluation of the pilot of Power of the Wind, a 4-H curriculum for middle school children, that examines a train-the-trainer implementation model, youth interest and engagement, and connections across pilot sites
Ganus Laura Ann, March 2010
Reports & Papers
A qualitative study of the roles of the studio, activities, and children's learning in Reggio-Emilia inspired schools, based on observations, formal and informal interviews with teachers, and a collection of artifacts in 2 schools
Cowden John D., Smith Shayna, Pyle Sarah, Dowd M. Denise, October 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A qualitative study of the acceptability and appropriateness of Connected Kids: Safe, Strong, Secure, a violence prevention curriculum for Head Start, based on data from 8 focus groups with 63 parents and family advocates at 2 Head Start centers in…
Sutherland Kelly Ann, May 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship between participation in Parents As Teachers (PAT) or prekindergarten (Pre-k) programs, and language and reading scores from prekindergarten through third grade standardized tests and a second study of the perceptions of…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 01 October, 2008
Reports & Papers
Final findings from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative, which provided grants to Head Start programs to design and implement oral health promotion strategies, based on interviews with program directors, a…
Johanson Joyce, Bell Carol, Daytner Katrina, August, 2008
Reports & Papers
Findings from an evaluation of LitTECH, a project to link early childhood literacy research with effective practice, based on data on 92 teachers and 1,549 children in treatment classrooms and 37 teachers and 609 children in comparison classrooms
Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Consortium, July, 2008
Reports & Papers
The final report from the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research initiative, which conducted multi-site experimental evaluations of 14 preschool curricula's impacts on child outcomes (including behavior and early language, literacy, and math…
Barley Zoe, Wegner Sandra K., July, 2007
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the access of students in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to supplemental education programs as required by the No Child Left Behind Act