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Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Jang Wonkyung, Burchinal Margaret, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., January-December 2021
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Policy observers have expressed concern over whether misalignment between pre-K and K–12 has negative consequences for children. This study considers students’ exposure to redundant content across the pre-K and kindergarten years. Specifically, it…
Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
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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…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Duncan Greg J., Auger Anamarie, Bitler Marianne, Domina Thurston, Burchinal Margaret, August, 2018
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We use experimental data to estimate impacts on school readiness of different kinds of preschool curricula -- a largely neglected preschool input and measure of preschool quality. We find that the widely-used "whole-child" curricula found in most…
Szkudlarek Emily, Brannon Elizabeth M., 15 May, 2018
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Recent studies suggest that practice with approximate and non-symbolic arithmetic problems improves the math performance of adults, school aged children, and preschoolers. However, the relative effectiveness of approximate arithmetic training…

Mendez Lucia I., Crais Elizabeth R., Kainz Kirsten, April, 2018
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: First, we replicated in a new sample our previous findings that a culturally and linguistically responsive (CLR) bilingual approach for English vocabulary instruction for preschool Latino dual language…
Cummings Katrina P., November, 2017
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Positive behaviour intervention and support (PBIS) models are evolving as an effective means to promote social and emotional competence among young children and address challenging behaviours. This study was designed to gain insights into parental…
Aldemir Jale, Kermani Hengameh, November, 2017
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In this study, the researchers aimed to design, plan and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) model to support Pre-K children's skills and knowledge in STEM as well as to improve Pre-K teachers' attitudes and professional…
Buysse Virginia, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soukakou Eleni P., Fettig Angel, Schaaf Jennifer M., Burchinal Margaret, Q3 2016
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Two studies evaluated Recognition & Response (R&R)--an instructional system consisting of formative assessment, foundational instruction, and targeted small-group lessons designed for use with pre-kindergarteners. Study 1 involved 174 four-…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Ostbye Truls, Hales Derek, Vaughn Amber E., Ward Dianne Stanton, May, 2016
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Obesity prevention in young children is a public health priority. In the USA, nearly 10% of children less than 5 years of age are obese, and most attend some form of out-of-home child care. While a number of interventions have been conducted in…
Sorensen Lucy, Dodge Kenneth A., Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, March/April 2016
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Numerous studies have shown that childhood interventions can foster improved outcomes in adulthood. Less well understood is precisely how--that is, through which developmental pathways--these interventions work. This study assesses mechanisms by…
Kermani Hengameh, Aldemir Jale, September, 2015
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The purpose of the present study was to study if purposeful math, science, and technology curriculum projects and activities would support Pre-K children's performance in these subject matter areas. In this study, 58 Pre-K children from 4 Pre-K…
Farran Dale Clark, Wilson Sandra Jo, Meador Deanna N., Norvell Jennifer, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, 01 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
The experimental evaluation of the Tools of the Mind Pre-K Curriculum described in this report was designed to examine the effectiveness of the Tools of the Mind (Tools) curriculum for enhancing children's self-regulation skills and their academic…
Duncan Greg J., Jenkins Jade Marcus, Auger Anamarie, Burchinal Margaret, Domina Thurston, Bitler Marianne, March, 2015
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Both federal and state governments regulate the quality and curricula of early childhood education programs in hopes of promoting the school readiness of disadvantaged children. We draw on data from the experimental Preschool Curriculum Evaluation…
De Marco Allison, Zeisel Susan A., Odom Samuel L., January, 2015
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In the past 20 years, obesity rates among U.S. children have skyrocketed. In fact, 15.4% of 2- to 4-year-olds in North Carolina, where this study takes place, are obese, making it the 5th worst obesity rate in the nation. Research indicates that…
Ostbye Truls, Mann Courtney M., Vaughn Amber E., Namenek Brouwer Rebecca J., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Hales Derek, Bangdiwala Shrikant I, Ward Dianne Stanton, January, 2015
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Background: Obesity is a major public health problem for which early preventive interventions are needed. Large numbers of young children are enrolled in some form of child care program, making these facilities influential environments in children's…