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Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
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…
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…
Texas Education Agency, 13 February, 2017
Reports & Papers
The state of Texas began providing formula funding for eligible students to attend half-day prekindergarten programs in 1985. Students enrolled in one of the early cohorts of prekindergarten classes in the 1999-2000 school year would be 21 in the…
Magargee Suzanne D., Beauford Judith E., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this longitudinal study is to investigate whether an early childhood intervention using an explicit and transparent number naming system will have a lasting benefit to English and Spanish speaking children in their mathematics…
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…
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…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Augustine Catherine H., Schwartz Heather L., Martorell Paco, Zakaras Laura, 2014
Reports & Papers
Prior research has determined that low-income students lose more ground over the summer than their higher-income peers. Prior research has also shown that some summer learning programs can stem this loss, but we do not know whether large, district-…
Brown Christopher P., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Policymakers preschool reforms that are to prepare young children for school success have sparked important conversations within the field of early childhood education over how these programs are to ready young children for school…
American Institutes for Research, Gibson Consulting Group, Forum for Youth Investment. David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers that examines program operations, participation, and student achievement and that identifies innovative program practices, based on site coordinator interviews, site visits, staff…
Scotch Richard K., Sutton Kara L., January, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of participation in child care centers affiliated with Educational First Steps (EFS), which supports quality improvement efforts in child care centers in North Texas, to children's academic performance, based on a…
Andrews Rodney J., Jargowsky Paul A., Kuhne Kristin, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of participation in Texas's public prekindergarten program for at risk children to third grade academic outcomes, based on longitudinal administrative data for 682,749 children who were eligible for the prekindergarten…
Andrews Rodney J., Jargowsky Paul A., Kuhne Kristin, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of participation in Texas's public prekindergarten program for at risk children to third grade academic outcomes, based on longitudinal administrative data for 682,749 children who were eligible for the prekindergarten…
Johnson Ursula, Martinez-Cantu Veronica, Jacobson Arminta L., Weir Carla-Marie, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the relationship between participation in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program and mothers' involvement in education at home and school, student school readiness in kindergarten, and student…
Mielke Monica, LaFleur Jennifer Johnson, Butler Alisha, Sanzone Joy M., April, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of 4-H Science, an initiative to increase 4-H science, engineering, and technology program offerings, that examines: 4-H Science program characteristics and activities; the science-related attitudes, activities, and skills of…