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MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 03 August, 2015
Reports & Papers
The overall research objective of this study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of two Pocoyo PlayGrounds in supporting early literacy learning and vocabulary acquisition among 3- to 5-year old children. The specific objectives are to…
Penuel William R., Bates Lauren, Gallagher Lawrence P., Pasnik Shelley, Llorente Carlin, Townsend Eve, Hupert Naomi, Dominguez Ximena, VanderBorght Mieke, Q1 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of a curriculum supplement that employs content from Public Broadcasting System (PBS) educational programs on the early literacy skills of low income preschoolers, with an analysis of the moderating influence of mothers'…
Penuel William R., Pasnik Shelley, Bates Lauren, Townsend Eve, Gallagher Lawrence P., Llorente Carlin, Hupert Naomi, September, 2009
Reports & Papers
An investigation of the effect of the inclusion of children's video programming in the preschool curriculum on children's early literacy skills, based on a random sample of 398 low-income children aged 4 and 5 years old from 80 preschool classrooms…
Smith Sheila, Murphy Doug, Dennis Sarah, Davidson S., Light Rebecca, July, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers face increasing pressure to ensure that all children acquire the competencies they need to start on the path to becoming successful readers in the early grades, including children who may enter preschool with exceptionally weak…
Phillips Beth M., December 15, 2008
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the emergent literacy outcomes of participation in Super WHY! Reading Camp, a week-long summer literacy program for preschool-age children, based on pre- and post-test assessments of 454 children who participated in 2008
Hendler Susan, Nakelski Maria, August 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of an extended day program designed to enhance the literacy and motor development skills of kindergarteners in the Levittown school district
Bracken Stacey Storch, Fischel Janet E., August, 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of the links between children's social skills, behavior problems, and academic outcomes, and an investigation of the effect of a literacy intervention on children's emergent literacy skills, based on a sample of 515 Head Start…
United States. Department of Education. Policy and Program Studies Service, December, 2005
Reports & Papers
An examination of the extent to which state kindergarten through third grade (K-3) reading standards and assessments address five components essential to effective reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text…
Shaller Gary E., 2005
Reports & Papers
An examination of the impact of an early intervention literacy curriculum on Head Start children's emergent literacy skills
Sharif Iman, Ozuah Philip O., Dinkevich Eugene, Mulvihill Michael, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of how urban preschool children's receptive vocabularies were impacted as a result of a literacy intervention consisting of workshops where parents learned about reading to their children
Spielberger Julie, Halpern Robert, 2002
Reports & Papers
A study of after school program approaches to promoting the literacy of children from low income families, based on a survey of the literacy practices and environments of after school programs in Chicago and Seattle, and on case studies of after…
Honig Alice S., Shin Meera, 2001
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of teacher reading patterns in four nonprofit middle class child care centers
Whitehurst Grover J., Zevenbergen Andrea A., Crone Deanne A., Schultz Margaret D., Velting Olivia N., Fischel Janet E., 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An article on the effects of an interactive reading and phonemic awareness program on the emergent literacy skills of Head Start children through second grade.
Zevenbergen Andrea A., Whitehurst Grover J., Payne Adam C., Crone Deanne A., Hiscott Margaret D., Nania Olivia C., Fischel Janet E., 1997
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of dialogic reading techniques--methods of joint reading where children are asked questions and become active participants--taught to Head Start teachers and parents
United States. Department of Education. Planning and Evaluation Service, 1997
Reports & Papers
A study describing the transition-to-school strategies implemented by the Even Start Family Literacy Program, identifying the most successful of these strategies, and providing data and recommendations to improve the design of transition strategies…