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Rikin Sharon, Glatt Kevin, Simpson Pippa M., Cao Yumei, Anene-Maidoh Ogugua, Willis Earnestine, November-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: A 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Literacy Promotion recommends providers endorse daily caregiver-child reading during health supervision visits. Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a widely used model of office-based…
Maloney Erin A., Converse Benjamin A., Gibbs Chloe, Levine Susan Cohen, Beilock Sian L., November, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
By the time children begin formal schooling, their experiences at home have already contributed to large variations in their math and language development, and once school begins, academic achievement continues to depend strongly on influences…
Pasnik Shelley, Hupert Naomi, Silander Megan, Moorthy Savitha, Llorente Carlin, Dominguez Ximena, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The study presented here addresses the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media can benefit young children's learning, especially those growing up in lower-income communities, who typically have…
Pasnik Shelley, Llorente Carlin, November, 2015
Executive Summary
This research is part of the summative evaluation of the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the Ready To Learn Initiative is to develop engaging, high-quality educational…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The study described in this report tested an intervention involving a family engagement model designed to promote mathematics learning in preschool children. The intervention model includes a school-based curriculum whereby families attend weekly…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, November, 2015
Executive Summary
During the summer of 2014, WestEd conducted a study of family engagement and early mathematics learning as part of the Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, November, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In 2014, WestEd conducted a study of family engagement and early mathematics learning as part of the Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The study was designed…
Galindo Claudia, Sonnenschein Susan, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many children in the U.S., particularly those from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, do not develop sufficient math skills to be competitive in today's technological world. We utilized a mediation/moderation framework and the ECLS-K…
Mathis Erin T. B., Bierman Karen L., Q4 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two-hundred preschool children in Head Start (55% girls; 20% Hispanic, 25% African-American, 55% European American; [mean] age = 4.80 years old) participated in a randomized-controlled trial of a home visiting intervention designed to promote…
Pratt Megan E., Lipscomb Shannon T., Schmitt Sara A., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the effect of Head Start on parenting outcomes for children living in nonparental care, or living with someone other than biological, adoptive, or step-parent. Data came from the Head Start Impact Study, a nationally representative and…
Mayer Susan E., Kalil Ariel, Oreopoulos Philip, Gallegos Sebastian, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Parent engagement with their children plays an important role in children's eventual economic success and numerous studies have documented large gaps in parent engagement between low- and higher-income families. While we know remarkably little about…
Han Jisu, Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale…
Lee Joanne, Kotsopoulos Donna, Tumber Anupreet, Makosz Samantha, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Gestures such as finger counting, pointing, and touching have been found to facilitate mathematical development in preschool and school-aged children. However, little is known about the types of mathematically related gestures used by parent-toddler…
Chao Shirley L., Mattocks Gena, Birden Amber, Manarino-Leggett Priscilla, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research explored the effectiveness of the Raising A Reader (RAR) program on improving children's receptive vocabulary and improving parents' support of reading activities in the home. A total of 148 children in twelve pre-K classrooms were…
Jarrett Robin L., Hamilton Megan-Brette, Coba-Rodriguez Sarai, September/October 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The development of emergent literacy skills are important for the development of later literacy competencies and affect school readiness. Quantitative researchers document race- and social class-based disparities in emergent literacy competence…