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Cheung Shirley, Kan Pui-Fong, Winicour Ellie, Yang Jerry, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined whether the vocabulary skills of sequential bilingual children who learned Cantonese as a home language (L1) and English as a second language (L2) were predicted by the amount of L1 and L2 used at home. Ninety-two…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
Oliva-Olson Carola, October, 2019
Executive Summary
This study compares classroom quality and improvements in children’s language skills for programs implementing two Head Start classroom language models: (1) dual language model and (2) English with home language support (EHLS). The dual language…
McCoy Dana Charles, Gonzalez Kathryn E., Jones Stephanie M., September/October 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores children's early academic and self-regulatory skills as potential pathways through which a preschool enrichment program-the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP)-may contribute to low-income children's long-term outcomes (N =…
Treat Amy E., Morris Amanda Sheffield, Williamson Amy C., Hays-Grudo Jennifer, Laurin Deborah, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and caregiver reports of harsh parenting were examined in relation to the executive function (EF) abilities in young low-income children. Data were collected from 55 mother-child dyads; 17-40 months of age…
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…

Torres Kelly M., Arrastia-Chisholm Meagan C., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe…
Meng Christine, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study investigated whether the bidirectional cross-lagged paths between teacher-child language interactions and receptive vocabulary would be significantly different between English language learner (ELL) and non-ELL children. The FACES…
Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Tisak Marie S., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Several theories of aggression agree that aggression may be a part of a decision-making process, influenced by current internal states and environmental influences. With more than one-quarter of preschool-age children living in single-parent…
Beers Courtney, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The quality of early caregiving and educational environments has a significant effect on children's later cognitive outcomes. Early childhood teachers are an important determining factor in the quality of these environments and therefore they need…
Mendez Lucia I., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Lopez Lisa M., Blair Clancy, Q1 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association of oral language, including expressive vocabulary and grammar comprehension, with early numeracy skills within and across languages in Spanish-English speaking Latino children who are dual language learners (DLLs…
Holmes Robyn M., Gardner Brianna, Kohm Kristen, Bant Christine, Ciminello Anjelica, Moedt Kelly, Romeo Lynn, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the connection between young children's social play, creativity, storytelling, and language abilities. Participants were 56 primarily European American preschool children. First, to assess creativity we asked children to draw…
Purpura David J., Schmitt Sara A., Q1 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on core domains of school readiness and their relation to other factors/domains such as underlying cognitive processes, motivation, and motor skills.
Warren Shannon M., Barnett Melissa A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Using a mixed methods approach, this collaborative study investigates patterns of Head Start home-classroom (dis)continuity and how those patterns of experience relate to self-regulation. Specifically, this study will address the following…

Argue Sarah, Holland Greg O., 2019
Reports & Papers

In Act 49 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003, the Arkansas State Legislature expanded the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) prekindergarten program and provided explicit instruction to target school districts in which at least 75 percent of…