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Bitetti Dana, Hammer Carol Scheffner, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the home literacy environment (HLE) on the English narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children from low-income backgrounds. Method: Longitudinal data were collected on…
Lewis Kandia, Sandilos Lia E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., Mendez Lucia I., May, 2016
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This study explored the relations between Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children's home language and literacy experiences and their expressive vocabulary and oral comprehension abilities in Spanish and in English. Data from Spanish-…
Mathis Erin T. B., Bierman Karen L., Q4 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two-hundred preschool children in Head Start (55% girls; 20% Hispanic, 25% African-American, 55% European American; [mean] age = 4.80 years old) participated in a randomized-controlled trial of a home visiting intervention designed to promote…
Haak Jill, Downer Jason T., Reeve Ronald, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
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A study of the relationships of the behavior and attention problems and of the early home literacy environment, as well as of the interaction between the two, to the language and literacy skills of 4-year-olds, based on data for 1,364 children from…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Davison Megan Dunn, Lawrence Frank R., Miccio Adele, March, 2009
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An examination of the relationships between maternal English and Spanish language use and both vocabulary and emergent literacy development over 2 years in Head Start and kindergarten, and an examination of differences by child gender, based on data…
Johnson Anna D., Martin Anne, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Petrill Stephen A., October, 2008
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An examination of associations between household chaos, the home literacy environment, and early reading skills, based on data collected from a population of 455 twins enrolled in the Western Reserve Reading Project
Raikes Helen, Pan Barbara A., Luze Gayle J., Tamis-LeMonda Catherine S., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Constantine Jill, Tarullo Louisa B., Raikes H. Abigail, Rodriguez Eileen, July/August 2006
Reports & Papers
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An investigation of the impact of mother-child book reading on low income young children's cognitive and language development as well as an examination of book reading in relation to the Early Head Start intervention using data from the Early Head…
O'Connor Erin E., McCartney Kathleen, February 2006
Reports & Papers
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A longitudinal examination of the impact of maternal attachment and early teacher-child relationships on teacher-child relationships in later academic years using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early…
Boller Kimberly, Bradley Robert H., Cabrera Natasha J., Raikes Helen, Pan Barbara A., Shears Jeffrey, Roggman Lori A., 2006
Reports & Papers
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An overview of the Early Head Start Father Studies, describing the study methodology, response rates, father demographics, and father child relationship
Linebarger Deborah L., Taylor-Piotrowski Jessica L., 05 December, 2005
Reports & Papers
An inquiry into the influence of exposure to Bark Park Place on parents? reading practices with children, based on home visits with 13 families from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Kansas City, Missouri
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Nimmo Diane, Cohen Risa, Draheim Heather C., Johnson Amy A., December 2005
Reports & Papers
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An observational study examining and comparing the interaction styles between African American and Puerto Rican mothers and their Head Start children during shared book reading
Huston Aletha C., Aronson Stacey R., 2005
Reports & Papers
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A study of the relationship between maternal time with infants and the quality of mother-child relationships and children?s development, based on a sample of 1,053 mothers taken from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study…
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
Reports & Papers
A study of the link between maternal depression and mother-child interaction as it relates to children?s functioning at 36 months, based on data from 89 percent of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early…
McAllister Carol L., Wilson Patrick C., Burton Jeffrey, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the Pittsburgh Early Head Start program's efforts to support and strengthen fathers' involvement in the lives of their infants and toddlers
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Miccio Adele, Wagstaff David, January, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between home literacy experiences and bilingual preschoolers' early literacy outcomes. Method: Forty-three Puerto Rican mother-child dyads recruited from Head Start programs in central Pennsylvania…