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Beisly Amber, Kwon Kyong-Ah, Jeon Shinyoung, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the associations of preschool children’s executive function (EF) and learning behaviour (CLB) with their concurrent academic skills and the role of CLB as a mediator for the EF-academic skills link. One hundred seventy-nine…
Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Litkowski Ellen C., Duncan Robert J., Logan Jessica A. R., Purpura David J., October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study examined preschoolers' (N = 801) age-related performance on one measure of verbal counting and two measures of cardinality ("how many" and "give n") aligned with the kindergarten Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)…
Lewis Brandon, King Melissa Steel, Schiess Jennifer O'Neal, October 2020
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The report begins with an overview of the importance of early math learning, followed by an overview of math achievement among DLLs nationally and in California. Next, we examine existing evidence about effective and promising practices for…

Lewis Brandon, King Melissa Steel, Schiess Jennifer O'Neal, October 2020
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The report begins with an overview of the importance of early math learning, followed by an overview of math achievement among DLLs nationally and in California. Next, we examine existing evidence about effective and promising practices for…

Bower Corinne A., Foster Lindsey, Zimmermann Laura, Verdine Brian N., Marzouk Maya, Islam Siffat, Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early spatial skills predict the development of later spatial and mathematical skills. Yet, it is unclear how comprehension of the words that capture spatial relations, words like behind and under, might be associated with children’s early spatial…
Savelkouls Sophie, Hurst Michelle A., Cordes Sara Joelle, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Much research has examined the reciprocal relations between a child’s spontaneous focus on number (SFON) in the preschool years and later mathematical achievement. However, this literature relies on several different tasks to assess SFON with…
Litkowski Ellen C., Duncan Robert J., Logan Jessica A. R., Purpura David J., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's mathematics skills undergo extensive development during the preschool years. Opportunities for engaging in mathematics in the preschool classroom, however, are limited, and activities and instruction are often targeted below children's…
Throndsen Jennifer, Shumway Jessica F., Moyer-Packenham Patricia S., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As children enter kindergarten, some are more academically prepared than others for a variety of reasons. One influence on kindergarten preparation is prior preschool experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between…
DeAngelis Corey A., Erickson Heidi Holmes, Ritter Gary W., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We systematically examine the existing evidence and compute meta-analytic averages for the effects of scaled-up, publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programmes in the United States on student mathematics and reading achievement. The analysis is…
Schmitt Sara A., Duncan Robert J., Budrevich Adassa, Korucu Irem, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of the current study was to examine the extent to which the effects of preschool classroom quality on children's mathematics is moderated by executive functioning (EF) during the preschool year. The study sample included 102 children (M age…
Lavigne Heather J., Presser Ashley Lewis, Rosenfeld Deborah, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Developing computational thinking (CT) skills at a young age is critical for preparing preschool children to engage with the technologies that have become central to nearly every occupation and for improving achievements in STEM, literacy, and other…
Grazi Jaimie, Harris Barbara, Del Grosso Patricia, January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Young children's exposure to early math concepts is important in their development, in their confidence in math skills, and in their ability to use math later in life. In 2013, the Heising-Simons Foundation embarked on an innovative path to support…
Clements Douglas H., Dumas Denis, Dong Yixiao, Banse Holland W., Sarama Julie, Day-Hess Crystal, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Strategic processes are a form of procedural knowledge in which a child knows how to enact a given strategy that improves their capability in problem solving or learning. The solution strategies children use are critical components of their learning…
Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Farran Dale Clark, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State-mandated tests have taken center stage for assessing student learning and for holding teachers and students accountable for achieving adequate progress. What types of early knowledge predict performance on these tests, especially among low-…