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Burchinal Margaret, Garber Kylie, Foster Tiffany, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Franco Ximena, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although high-quality early care and education (ECE) is widely accepted as one of the most effective means for promoting early learning and development, many ECE programs have limited impact perhaps because of issues with how ECE quality is…

Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The experiences and learning opportunities children are exposed to in pre-K give them a boost as they enter school. However, the positive effects of pre-K attendance on children’s academic and cognitive skills become smaller and sometimes…

Soliday-Hong Sandra, Zadrozny Sabrina, Walker Jada F., Love Elizabeth N. G., Osborne Jennifer Detwiler, Owen Judith L., Jenkins Gabrielle P., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to examine associations between attendance in Georgia’s Pre-K Program and children’s academic and social outcomes through third grade. Different from previous years’ reports, this includes a sub-study that incorporates…
Soliday-Hong Sandra, Zadrozny Sabrina, Walker Jada F., Love Elizabeth N. G., Osborne Jennifer Detwiler, Owen Judith L., Jenkins Gabrielle P., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., January, 2021
Executive Summary
The following summarizes results from the Georgia’s Pre-K Longitudinal Study Third-Grade Report. The study followed a representative sample of children (n=1,169) from their pre-k experience (2013-2014) through the third grade (2017-2018). The study…
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…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Zadrozny Sabrina, Burchinal Margaret, December, 2020
Executive Summary
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…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Shelton-Ormond Anna, Foster Tiffany, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Implementation Study was designed to examine local variations in the statewide implementation of PA PKC in relation to the program regulations and early learning standards. The study entailed surveys with three groups of families (current PA PKC…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Shelton-Ormond Anna, Foster Tiffany, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Implementation Study was designed to examine local variations in the statewide implementation of PA PKC in relation to the program regulations and early learning standards. The study entailed surveys with three groups of families (current PA PKC…
Franco Ximena, Yazejian Noreen, LaForett Dore R., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Kasprzak Christina M., Bryant Donna M., Williams Sherri B., Loza Sharon, De Marco Allison, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Harradine Christine Coster, Reid Kellen, Zgourou Eleni, 06 February, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment is the first activity required as part of North Carolina’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Research has established the importance of the early years for children’s later success in school and life,…
Franco Ximena, Yazejian Noreen, LaForett Dore R., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Kasprzak Christina M., Bryant Donna M., Williams Sherri B., Loza Sharon, De Marco Allison, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Harradine Christine Coster, Reid Kellen, Zgourou Eleni, 06 February, 2020
Executive Summary
The Statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment is the first activity required as part of North Carolina’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Research has established the importance of the early years for children’s later success in school and life,…
Soliday-Hong Sandra, Sabol Terri J., Burchinal Margaret, Tarullo Louisa B., Zaslow Martha, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Q4 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Practice and policy in early childhood education rely heavily on professional expertise and guidelines developed from research on early care and education (ECE) quality, but these guidelines have not been extensively researched. Data from six large…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Van Manen Karen, Mokrova Irina L., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
The 2016-2017 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation focuses on the results of the fourth year of this longitudinal study, through second grade. The purpose of this evaluation study was to examine longitudinal outcomes for children related to key…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Van Manen Karen, Mokrova Irina L., Burchinal Margaret, August, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of the current Longitudinal Study is to examine outcomes for children who attended Georgia's Pre-K related to key academic skills as well as the quality of their classrooms from pre-k through fifth-grade. This study, begun in 2013-2014,…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Zadrozny Sabrina, Kuhn Laura J., Van Manen Karen, May, 2019
Executive Summary
The primary purpose of the 2017-2018 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation was to examine the effectiveness of the NC Pre-K Program using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. Because children are randomly assigned to either receive NC Pre…
Bratsch-Hines Mary E., Burchinal Margaret, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Franco Ximena, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Although publicly-funded prekindergarten (pre-k) programs have been designed to promote children’s school readiness, programs have tended to support early literacy skills to a greater degree than early language skills. Given the importance of…