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Howard Steven J., Melhuish Edward, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Several methods of assessing executive function (EF), self-regulation, language development, and social development in young children have been developed over previous decades. Yet new technologies make available methods of assessment not previously…
Barnes Jacqueline, Melhuish Edward, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated whether the amount and timing of group-based childcare between birth and 51 months were predictive of cognitive development at 51 months, taking into account other non-parental childcare, demographic characteristics,…
Howard Steven J., Powell Thomasin, Vasseleu Elena, Johnstone Stuart, Melhuish Edward, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given evidence that early executive functioning sets the stage for a broad range of subsequent outcomes, researchers have sought to identify ways to foster these cognitive capacities. The current series of studies sought to design, develop, and…
Melhuish Edward, December, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed

Interest in early years issues such as early childhood education and care (ECEC) and early intervention has increased in recent decades internationally. Partly this reflects interest in facilitating the social and educational development of…

Hall James, Sylva Kathy, Sammons Pam, Melhuish Edward, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Taggart Brenda, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper illustrates how high-quality preschool has the potential to serve as an intervention within normal populations. Although it is well known that targeted Early Interventions can protect the development of young children from developmental…
Sylva Kathy, Sammons Pam, Chan Lydia L. S., Melhuish Edward, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Taggart Brenda, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few studies have explored whether learning experiences during the pre-school period differentiate rates of growth in academic skills during primary school. Here, findings are presented from a longitudinal study on a representative sample of 2,800…
Anders Yvonne, Sammons Pam, Taggart Brenda, Sylva Kathy, Melhuish Edward, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the child, family, home, and preschool factors that predict special educational needs status at age 10 in England, based on data from the nationally representative longitudinal Effective Pre-School and Primary Education (EPPE) project,…
Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Mayo Aziza, Melhuish Edward, Taggart Brenda, Sammons Pam, Sylva Kathy, June, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the influence of risk and protective factors, including the role of preschool participation and the home learning environment, on children's development in England, based on case studies of 50 children drawn from the…
Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Mayo Aziza, Melhuish Edward, Taggart Brenda, Sammons Pam, Sylva Kathy, June, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study of the influence of risk and protective factors, including the role of preschool participation and the home learning environment, on children's development in England, based on case studies of 50 children drawn from the…
Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Mayo Aziza, Melhuish Edward, Taggart Brenda, Sammons Pam, Sylva Kathy, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the influence of risk and protective factors, including the role of preschool participation and the home learning environment, on children's development in England, based on case studies of 50 children drawn from the longitudinal…
Sylva Kathy, Melhuish Edward, Sammons Pam, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Taggart Brenda, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports the effects of pre-school quality on children's cognitive and behavioural outcomes at age 11 using a large-scale longitudinal study of 3000+ children in England (EPPE/EPPSE). The ECERS-R and a curricular extension to it (ECERS-E…
Melhuish Edward, Belsky Jay, MacPherson Kristen, Cullis Andrew, December 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of a description of the characteristics and quality of child care centers for three and four year old children in 150 Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) areas in the United Kingdom, and an investigation of the influence of these quality…
Melhuish Edward, Belsky Jay, MacPherson Kristen, Cullis Andrew, 2010
Reports & Papers
A description of the characteristics and quality of child care centers for three and four year old children in 150 Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) areas, and an investigation of the influence of these quality and characteristics on participants'…
Melhuish Edward, Belsky Jay, MacPherson Kristen, Cullis Andrew, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a description of the characteristics and quality of child care centers for three and four year old children in 150 Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) areas, and an investigation of the influence of these quality and characteristics on…
Melhuish Edward, Quinn Louise, Sylva Kathy, Sammons Pam, Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Taggart Brenda, 2010
Reports & Papers
A longitudinal study of the relationship of children's abilities at the start of primary school, their family and home environment, and their preschool experiences to their educational attainment in English and mathematics at age 11 in Northern…