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Rymanowicz Kylie, Hetherington Chelsea, Larm Brooke, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Farm- and nature-based early childhood education programs have a unique potential to provide young children with skills and experiences that build a strong foundation for future learning and environmental stewardship, but can also to extend positive…
Padilla Christina M., Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement has been a cornerstone of Head Start since its inception in 1965. Prior studies have found evidence for small to moderate impacts of Head Start on parenting behaviors but have not considered the possibility that individual Head…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic presents tremendous challenges for preschool education. Most of the nation's 3- to 5-year-olds attending preschool programs had their 2019-20 school year cut short as stay at home orders were issued and in-person classroom…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Nores Milagros, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
To learn how the pandemic is impacting young children's learning experiences the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) developed a parent survey on: (1) children's home learning activities during the pandemic; (2) children's…
Lang Sarah N., Jeon Lieny, Schoppe-Sullivan Sarah J., Wells Michael B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Understanding the correlates of young children's social emotional development is important to optimally support children's long-term success. Objective This study examined the associations among dimensions of parent–teacher cocaring…
Larson Anne L., Barrett Tyson S., McConnell Scott R., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: This study was conducted in a large Midwestern metropolitan area to examine the language environments at home and in center-based childcare for young children who are living in poverty. We compared child language use and exposure in the…
Cappelen Alexander W., List John A., Samek Anya, Tungodden Bertil, July 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We present results from the first study to examine the causal impact of early-childhood education on the social preferences of children. We compare children who, at 3–4 years old, were randomized into either a full-time preschool, a parenting…

Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Nores Milagros, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
To learn how the pandemic is impacting young children's learning experiences the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) developed a parent survey on: (1) children's home learning activities during the pandemic; (2) children's…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic presents tremendous challenges for preschool education. Most of the nation's 3- to 5-year-olds attending preschool programs had their 2019-20 school year cut short as stay at home orders were issued and in-person classroom…
Paschall Katherine W., Moore Kristin Anderson, Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
The analyses in this brief examine the associations between a young child's experiences and the extent to which parents report that the child is healthy and ready to learn. Data used for these analyses are from the 2017 and 2018 waves of the Health…
McCormick Meghan P., Weissman Amanda Ketner, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parental engagement in home-based learning activities is linked to children's academic skills. Yet, interventions that try to enhance parental engagement—sometimes targeted to families with low levels of education— have small effects. This study…
Gonzalez Kathryn E., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is limited understanding of how parents’ allocation of investments across their children are affected by differences in their children's participation in programs that promote early development. I use data from the National Longitudinal Survey…
Melzi Gigliana, McWayne Christine M., Ochoa Wendy, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children’s narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five…

Bettencourt Amie F., Gross Deborah, Bower Kelly, Francis Lucine, Taylor Kathryn, Singleton Demetria L., Han Hae Ra, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of parent engagement in early learning that would be relevant for children's academic success; equitable for all families regardless of social, educational, or economic backgrounds; and actionable…
Koning Ashley, Borie-Holtz Debra, Young William, Morgan Kyle, 2020
Other
Ipsos Public Affairs (Ipsos) conducted the 2020 Home Learning Study on behalf of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The study collected data about life at home with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents answered…