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Feller Avi, Grindal Todd, Miratrix Luke W., Page Lindsay C., 30 December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Early childhood education research often compares a group of children who receive the intervention of interest to a group of children who receive care in a range of different care settings. In this paper, we estimate differential impacts of an early…
Hsueh JoAnn, Lowenstein Amy E., Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Bangser Michael, December, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The goal was to test the…
Papadimitriou Artemis M., Vlachos Filippos M., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study was to examine if specific skills that are developed during preschool years could predict the reading performance in the first and second grade of primary school. Two hundred and eighty-seven children participated in this…
Hoffman Jessica L., Teale William H., Paciga Kathleen A., December, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
There is widespread agreement with in the field of early childhood education that vocabulary is important to literacy achievement and that reading aloud can support vocabulary growth. However, there are unexplored and significant problems with the…
Palermo Francisco, Mikulski Ariana M., Fabes Richard A., Hanish Laura, Martin Carol Lynn, Stargel Lauren E., November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the combined and unique contributions of home, teacher, and peer English exposure levels on Spanish-speaking preschoolers' (N = 107) English receptive and expressive vocabulary skills. The combined levels of English exposure…
Pivnick Lilla, Samiei Shahin, Sell Marie, Imig Doug, 22 October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Last fall, we asked parents of incoming kindergarteners to tell us about their family routines. Parents were asked how often they engaged in different types of routines with their pre-schoolers, like getting ready in the morning, getting ready for…
Guo Ying, Tompkins Virginia, Justice Laura M., Petscher Yaacov, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between classroom age composition and preschoolers' vocabulary gains over an academic year and also to examine whether these relations were moderated by classroom quality. In this…
Wasik Barbara A., Hindman Annemarie H., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In order to identify the active ingredients in an effective professional development intervention focused on enhancing preschool vocabulary instruction, this study examines the frequency with which teachers and children discussed theme-related…
Dubasik Virginia L., Svetina Dubravka, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purposes of the present study were to (a) explore the relationship between parent and teacher reports of children's bilingual (Spanish-English) productive vocabulary and (b) examine similarities and differences among parent-teacher reports. Word…
Pelatti Christina Yeager, Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., O'Connell Ann, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the language- and literacy-learning opportunities of 400 young children enrolled in 81 early childhood classrooms to address two research aims: (1) to describe typical language- and literacy-learning experiences afforded…
Puranik Cynthia S., Lonigan Christopher J., October-December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Researchers and educators use the term emergent literacy to refer to a broad set of skills and attitudes that serve as foundational skills for acquiring success in later reading and writing; however, models of emergent literacy have generally…
Unal Merve, Aral Neriman, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, it was aimed to determine the problem solving skills of six years old (60-72 months) children and determine the difference between the children who received experiment based education and those who did not. Pretest, posttest, and…
McKeown Margaret G., Beck Isabel L., Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined effects on kindergartners (n = 131) of two approaches to vocabulary instruction, repetition and interactive, and a control condition, along a progression of language processing, using a within subject design. The repetition…
Kearney Erin, Ahn So-Yeon, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
What does development of language awareness among very young world language learners look like, especially when they have relatively infrequent exposure to the language they are learning? Adopting an 'engagement with language' (EWL) perspective and…
Verdine Brian N., Irwin Casey, Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early mathematics achievement is highly predictive of later mathematics performance. Here we investigated the influence of executive function (EF) and spatial skills, two generalizable skills often overlooked in mathematics curricula, on mathematics…