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Seeley John, Small Jason W., Feil Edward G., Frey Andy, Walker Hill M., Golly Annemieke, Forness Steven R., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschoolers with elevated anxiety symptoms are at high risk not only of developing more severe mental health disorders in later life but are also apt to respond more poorly to intervention if they present with comorbid disruptive behavior. Because…
Cortes Kalena, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, Song David S., August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Text-message based parenting programs have proven successful in improving parental engagement and preschoolers' literacy development. The tested programs have provided a combination of (a) general information about important literacy skills, (b)…
Watts Tyler W., Gandhi Jill, Ibrahim Deanna A., Masucci Michael D., Raver C. Cybele, 12 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The current paper reports long-term treatment impact estimates for a randomized evaluation of an early childhood intervention designed to promote children's developmental outcomes and improve the quality of Head Start centers serving high-…

Marti Maria, Merz Emily C., Repka Kelsey R., Landers Cassie, Noble Kimberly G., Duch Helena, 31 May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The role of parent involvement in school readiness interventions is not well-understood. The Getting Ready for School (GRS) intervention is a novel program that has both home and school components and aims to improve early literacy, math, and…

Weisenfeld GG, May, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Through collection of State of Preschool survey responses, NIEER researchers have found an increasing number of pre-K curricula being selected by states. With expanded curriculum choices, states face the challenge of developing policies to best…
Solomon Tracy, Plamondon Andre, O'Hara Arland, Finch Heather, Goco Geraldine, Chaban Peter, Huggins Lorrie, Ferguson Bruce, Tannock Rosemary, 17 January, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Early self-regulation predicts school readiness, academic success, and quality of life in adulthood. Its development in the preschool years is rapid and also malleable. Thus, preschool curricula that promote the development of self-regulation may…

Nguyen Tutrang, 2018
Reports & Papers

Preschool curricula are a much-researched topic in early childhood education and a renewed emphasis has been placed on understanding the effectiveness of curricula as the number of children enrolled in public preschool in the U.S. is increasing.…

Miller Marsh Monica, Zhulamanova Ilfa, May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research focused on making visible children's funds of identity [Esteban-Guitart, M., & Moll, L. (2014). Funds of identity: A new concept based on the funds of knowledge approach. Culture & Psychology, 20(1), 31-48] and incorporating…
Brown Amber L., Lee Joohi, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children's language proficiency scores. Participants were…
Phillips Beth M., Ingrole Smriti A., Burris Pamela W., Tabulda Galiya, March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study describes initial development, feasibility, and fidelity of implementation of a vocabulary and language curriculum supplement that combined explicit instruction and educational television programming to enhance children's vocabulary…
Allen Michael (Michael Raymond), Kambouri-Danos Maria, February, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
There has been a dearth of published research exploring the scientific ideas that young children construct, particularly in prestigious periodicals in the science education genre. The current article discusses the reasons behind this lack of…
Lehrl Simone, Kluczniok Katharina, Rossbach Hans Gunther, Anders Yvonne, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examines how attending the German model project "Kindergarten of the Future in Bavaria" (KiDZ), which provided 138 children (aged 3 to 6) with traditional preschool stimulation combined with cognitive and domain-specific…
Mavilidi Myrto-Foteini, Okely Anthony D., Chandler Paul, Paas Fred, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this intervention study, we investigated the effects of physical activities that were integrated into a geography task on preschool children's learning performance and enjoyment. Eight childcare centers with 87 four-to-five-year-old children were…
Kascak Ondrej, Pupala Branislav, Mbugua Tata J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The school system in the Slovak Republic, as in other post-communist countries, was first reformed at the beginning of the 1990s. It was not until 2008, when an education law was adopted to set out new parameters for creating a national curriculum…
Dennis Lindsay R., Whalon Kelly, Kraut Lisa, Herron Deborah, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effects of an adapted alternating treatments design (AATD) consisting of teacher-facilitated and iPad-facilitated instruction on at-risk preschool children's vocabulary. Instruction was provided on 42 verbs, divided equally…