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Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Q1 2021
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The present study examined differences in school readiness skills in the fall of kindergarten between preK attendees and non-attenders (n = 2581) among children in a large, diverse county. Also considered was the extent to which skills associated…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
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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…
Nguyen Tutrang, Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., November, 2020
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The present study considered the ways in which interactional quality in the classroom and teacher–child relationships independently and synergistically shaped the early academic, social-behavioral, and executive function outcomes of 1,498…
Markowitz Anna J., Ansari Arya, Q4 2020
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As funding and support for early childhood education (ECE) increases, so too have questions about how to best structure ECE classrooms to support our nation’s youngest learners. There has been an ongoing debate as to whether children are best served…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
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Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Ansari Arya, Pivnick Lilla, Gershoff Elizabeth, Crosnoe Robert, Orozco-Lapray Diana, Q3 2020
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With a qualitative approach drawing from four focus groups, this study explored what aspects of preschool were valued most by 30 low-income Latino/a immigrant parents with children enrolled in a state-funded preschool program in Texas. Beyond the…
Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
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Children of Mexican origin are under-enrolled in early childhood education programs relative to Black and White children, which is problematic given the potential benefits of early childhood education. To better understand this under-enrollment in…
Ressler Robert, Ackert Elizabeth S., Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Mexican-origin families face complex ethnic and immigration-based barriers to enrollment in early childhood education programs. As such, reducing barriers to enrollment for this population requires a better understanding of how Mexican-origin…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., 2020
Reports & Papers
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The present investigation examined the links between preschool teachers’ self-reported emotional exhaustion (n = 117) with the quality of their classroom interactions and the dosage and rigor of their instruction. Research Findings: Although…
Pianta Robert C., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Vitiello Virginia E., Ruzek Erik A., Ansari Arya, Hofkens Tara, DeCoster Jamie, January/February 2020
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The present study reports associations between features of directly observed classroom processes and school readiness skills across the academic year for 1498 children enrolled in publicly funded pre-K programs in a large and diverse county. In…

Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Integrating family and child data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort with contextual data from the census, this study examined associations among maternal employment, aspects of communities related to child-care supply and…
Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Q4 2018
Other
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Although scientific research has clearly shown that preschool programs prepare children for kindergarten, increasing attention has been drawn to whether these early investments in children's education have long-term impacts. Here, we argue that long…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Background School absenteeism has been recognized as a growing issue in the United States, especially during the early elementary school years when it is most pervasive. Accordingly, there has been growing interest in understanding why children are…
Ansari Arya, October, 2018
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Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort of 1998 (n = 15,070), this study used propensity scores to examine the short- and long-term academic and psychosocial benefits of preschool education for a diverse sample of…
Ansari Arya, Pianta Robert C., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
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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…