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Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Zadrozny Sabrina, Burchinal Margaret, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
This Impact Study examined the effects of participation in PA PKC on children’s early academic, social, and executive function skills in kindergarten. In particular, the study focused on whether there were differences in performance for children…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Carr Robert C., Zgourou Eleni, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, Willoughby Michael T., Nov-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study considered the quality and stability of infant and toddler nonparental child care from 6 to 36 months in relation to language, social, and academic skills measured proximally at 36 months and distally at kindergarten. Quality was measured…
Kriebel Dawn K., Brown Eleanor D., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated relations between parent teaching, cumulative instability/chaos and school readiness in a group of 130 children attending a Head Start preschool. Cumulative instability/chaos negatively predicted fall school readiness as well…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Lee Kenneth T.H., Whitaker Anamarie A., Pierce Kim M., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Effects associated with early child care and out-of-school time (OST) during middle childhood were examined in a large sample of U.S. adolescents (N = 958). Both higher quality early child care AND more epochs of organized activities (afterschool…
Hunter Leah J., Bierman Karen L., Hall Cristin M., November/December 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Head Start teachers completed brief rating scales measuring the social-emotional competence and approaches to learning of preschool children (total N = 164; 14% Hispanic American, 30% African American, 56% Caucasian; 56% girls).…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Mokrova Irina L., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Non-parental child care prior to kindergarten is a normative experience for the majority of children in the United States, with children commonly experiencing multiple arrangements, or more than one concurrent child care arrangement. The experience…
Knechtel Virginia, Coen Thomas, Caronongan Pia, Fung Nickie, Goble Lisbeth, 22 August, 2017
Reports & Papers
KIPP, a national network of public charter schools, provides a possible model for high quality pre-K aligned with an elementary school educational program. In previous research, KIPP has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student…
Shah Harshini K., Domitrovich Celene E., Morgan Nicole R., Moore Julia E., Cooper Brittany Rhoades, Jacobson Linda, Greenberg Mark T., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study extends previous work conducted with a sample of primarily low-income children attending an enhanced, publicly funded preschool program and assesses the effect of preschool dosage (i.e., receiving one or two years of preschool) on…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
Lee Phyllis, Bierman Karen L., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Poor-quality classroom and school contexts may impede the academic and behavioral adjustment of low-income students when they transition into kindergarten. Several studies have examined the impact of teacher-student interactions on student progress…
Augustine Catherine H., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Schwartz Heather L., Schweig Jonathan, McEachin Andrew, Siler-Evans Kyle, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Summer Learning Project, launched by the Wallace Foundation in 2011, is a six-year study offering the first assessment of the effectiveness of voluntary, district-led summer learning programs offered at no cost to low-income, urban…
Pennsylvania. Department of Education, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
The evaluation of the 2013-14 program year of 21st Century programs in Pennsylvania includes information about the Cohort 5, Cohort 6, and Cohort 6A funding cycles. A cohort is a grouping of grantees by funding cycle. The timing of awards dictates…
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and…