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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…

Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Franco Ximena, Mincemoyer Claudia, Morgan-Lopez Antonio, Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Web-based professional development has the potential to increase the early childhood workforce’s knowledge of young dual language learners (DLLs). Yet there is a gap in the literature on web-based professional development specific to DLLs and its…
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,…
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…

Castro Dina Carmela, Gillanders Cristina, Franco Ximena, Bryant Donna M., Zepeda Marlene, Willoughby Michael T., Mendez Lucia I., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this experimental study was to assess the efficacy of the Nuestros Ninos School Readiness (NNSR) Professional Development Program, a 2-year program that includes an integrative approach to teacher professional development (PD) and a…
Gillanders Cristina, Franco Ximena, Seidel Kent, Castro Dina Carmela, Mendez Lucia I., March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined how early writing develops in Spanish-English-speaking children of Mexican and Central American descent who are dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. The emergent writing skills in Spanish and English of 140…