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Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation examined the benefits of pre-K through the end of kindergarten for children from low-income homes who lived in a large and diverse county (n = 2,581) as well as factors associated with a reduction in benefits during the…
Mason Rihana S., Bass Lori Ann, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Research suggests children from low-income environments have vocabularies that differ from those of their higher-income peers. They may have basic knowledge of many words of which children from higher income environments have…

Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Moeyaert Mariola, Bordoff Samantha, July, 2020
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With nearly half of all children under age six living in poverty, it is imperative to explore the development of income-related childhood aggression. Here, we specifically examine how family socioeconomic status (SES) relates to children's physical…
Levine Dani, Pace Amy, Luo Rufan, Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Golinkoff Roberta M., De Villiers Jill G., Iglesias Aquiles, Wilson Mary Sweig, Q1 2020
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Early language competence is a reliable and powerful predictor of children's success in school, and word gaps linked to socioeconomic status disparities have cascading effects on academic outcomes. While early research – such as the work of Hart and…
Ramakrishnan Jyothi L., Masten Ann S., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Psychosocial risk exposure in childhood is associated with a greater probability of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. It is not surprising that children who experience homelessness, a marker of high cumulative risk, show significant…

Romano Mollie, Windsor Kelly S., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a single-case, multiple probe design to investigate the effects of a naturalistic intervention on deictic gesture use in toddlers who are from low-SES backgrounds. The month-long study included strategies drawn from the literature on…
Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Farran Dale Clark, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State-mandated tests have taken center stage for assessing student learning and for holding teachers and students accountable for achieving adequate progress. What types of early knowledge predict performance on these tests, especially among low-…
Cutuli J. J., Willard Joe, March, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the Building Early Links for Learning (BELL) initiative in Philadelphia, PA. BELL looks to promote resilience in young children staying in emergency housing for homeless families. The goal is to make the settings more…
Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 2019
Reports & Papers
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The contributions of psychology to the development and evaluation of preschool-to-third-grade prevention programs are analyzed with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through implementation of effective services for a greater number of children. The…
Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Hofer Kerry G., Farran Dale Clark, September/October 2017
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Early mathematics knowledge is a strong predictor of later academic achievement, but children from low-income families enter school with weak mathematics knowledge. An early math trajectories model is proposed and evaluated within a longitudinal…
Abel Alyson D., Schuele C. Melanie, Barako-Arndt Karen, Lee Marvin W., Blankenship Kathryn Guillot, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the performance of preschool children from families with college-educated mothers on two norm-referenced measures, the Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests-III (PPVT-…
Schlembach Sue, July, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
The number of mothers with young children experiencing homelessness and seeking shelter has increased in the USA over the past decade. Shelters are often characterized as environments offering few opportunities for appropriate play experiences. This…
Simpson Donald, Loughran Sandra, Lumsden Eunice, Mazzocco Philip J., Clark Rory McDowall, Winterbottom Christian, April, 2017
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Living in poverty disadvantages young children reducing school readiness. 'Pedagogy of listening' can potentially support resilience remediating against poverty's negative effects. Little, though, is known about how early childhood education and…
Duncan Robert J., McClelland Megan, Acock Alan C., March/April 2017
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Children's executive function (EF) and behavioral regulation skills are robust predictors of academic success. The current study examines differential associations between measures of EF, classroom behavioral regulation, and academic achievement by…
Miller Portia, Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, McQuiggan Meghan, Shaw Alyssa, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There are currently 2 principal models of publicly funded prekindergarten programs (pre-K): targeted pre-K, which is means-tested, and universal pre-K. These programs often differ in terms of the economic characteristics of the preschoolers enrolled…