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Mehr Samuel A., Schachner Adena, Katz Rachel C., Spelke Elizabeth, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Young children regularly engage in musical activities, but the effects of early music education on children's cognitive development are unknown. While some studies have found associations between musical training in childhood and later nonmusical…

Lundh Patrik, House Ann, Means Barbara, Harris Christopher J., Fall 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs have increasingly gained attention as settings that can help enrich students' science learning (Halpern, 2004). Even though science is widely included in afterschool activities, sites often lack adequate materials and staff know…
MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 26 July, 2013
Reports & Papers
The overall objective of this RCT study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Pocoyo PlaySets in supporting English language learning among primarily Spanish-speaking preschool children. The specific objectives of this study are to…
Bers Marina Umaschi, Seddighin Safoura, Sullivan Amanda, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior work has shown that early childhood educators demonstrate a lack of knowledge and understanding about technology and engineering, and about developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches to bring those disciplines into the classrooms. This…
Ritblatt Shulamit, Longstreth Sascha, Hokoda Audrey, Cannon Bobbi-Nicole, Weston Joanna, July-September 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines the effects of a school-readiness music program on preschool children's socioemotional readiness to transition to kindergarten. Young children (N = 102) attending a preschool program (four classes) in a children's center run by a…
Alper Meryl, June, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Young children explore their world through manipulatives, playing with 'technology' that may or may not be digital. To this end, I offer an exploration into how the existing framework of the New Media Literacies (NMLs) paradigm set forth by Henry…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2013
Reports & Papers
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its third year of operation during the 2011-12 school year,…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2013
Executive Summary
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its third year of operation during the 2011-12 school year,…
Goff Rose, Ludwig Meredith J., 22 February, 2013
Literature Review
Research indicates that arts integration has great potential for student learning in multiple disciplines (Burnaford, 2007). However, measuring the results of arts integrated instruction remains a challenge, and the literature indicates that more…
Goff Rose, Ludwig Meredith J., 22 February, 2013
Executive Summary
Research indicates that arts integration has great potential for student learning in multiple disciplines (Burnaford, 2007). However, measuring the results of arts integrated instruction remains a challenge, and the literature indicates that more…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2012
Reports & Papers
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (60%) of the 1,018 preschool children…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2012
Executive Summary
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (60%) of the 1,018 preschool children…
Nayfeld Irena, Greenfield Daryl B., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will assess child-generated inquiry as well as teacher practices that encourage inquiry. Specific aims of the project are to: 1) assess child-generated inquiry over the course of the school year; 2) examine whether inquiry skills…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), August, 2011
Reports & Papers
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (56%) of the 1,248 preschool children…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), August, 2011
Executive Summary
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (56%) of the 1,248 preschool children…