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Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, March 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We designed the work described in this monograph as a way to advance understanding of the impact of an early childhood curriculum on prekindergarten children’s academic, executive function, self‐regulation, and social outcomes. Our intent was to…

Fitzgerald Tamara, Robillard Laurance, O'Grady Amy, June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Shared reading interventions that target children at risk of developmental delays or those from low-income homes have been successful in improving children's emergent literacy skills. Interventions that are implemented in childcare or education…
Graziano Paulo A., Hart Katie C., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study evaluated the initial efficacy of three intervention programs aimed at improving school readiness in preschool children with externalizing behavior problems (EBP). Participants for this study included 45 preschool children (76%…
Aldhafeeri Fayiz, Palaiologou Ioanna, Folorunsho Aderonke, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Scholars in the field of early childhood education are still debating the inclusion of digital technologies in play-based pedagogy and our understanding of digital play in early childhood education is still developing. This research paper examines…
Ledford Jennifer R., Lane Justin D., Shepley Collin, Kroll Sarah M., September, 2016
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Children with autism have deficits in social communication and may engage in less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than children without disabilities. In this study, a classroom teacher implemented two interventions in the context of an…
Hart Katie C., Graziano Paulo A., Kent Kristine M., Kuriyan Aparajita, Garcia Alexis, Rodriguez Madison, Pelham William E., June, 2016
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The objective of this study was to evaluate two early intervention packages to promote successful transitions to kindergarten for preschoolers with behavior problems recruited from Head Start preschools. Fifty children ([mean]age = 61 months; 76%…
Lonigan Christopher J., Phillips Beth M., Clancy-Menchetti Jeanine, Landry Susan H., Swank Paul R., Assel Michael A., Taylor Heather B., Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Domitrovich Celene E., Eisenberg Nancy, De Villiers Jill G., De Villiers Peter A., Barnes Marcia A., November/December 2015
Reports & Papers
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This article reports findings from a cluster-randomized study of an integrated literacy- and math focused preschool curriculum, comparing versions with and without an explicit socioemotional lesson component to a business-as-usual condition.…
Hurwitz Lisa B., Lauricella Alexis R., Hanson Ann T., Raden Anthony, Wartella Ellen, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Head Start emphasises parent engagement as a critical strategy in promoting children's long-term learning. Parents can support children's positive development by engaging them in stimulating activities. The following study assessed whether a service…
Rojas-Barahona Cristian A., Forster Carla E., Moreno-Rios Sergio, McClelland Megan, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
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The present study evaluated the impact of a working memory (WM) stimulation program on the development of WM and early literacy skills (ELS) in preschoolers from socioeconomically deprived rural and urban schools in Chile. The sample consisted of…
Holmes Cheryl, Levy Michelle, Smith Avis, Pinne Susan, Neese Paula, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The all too common exposure of young children to traumatic situations and the life-long consequences that can result underscore the need for effective, developmentally appropriate interventions that address complex trauma. This paper describes Head…
Doyle Orla, Harmon Colm, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Logue Caitriona, Moon Seong Hyeok, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
The literature on skill formation and human capital development clearly demonstrates that early investment in children is an equitable and efficient policy with large returns in adulthood. Yet little is known about the mechanisms involved in…
Doyle Orla, Harmon Colm, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Logue Caitriona, Moon Seong Hyeok, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
The literature on skill formation and human capital development clearly demonstrates that early investment in children is an equitable and efficient policy with large returns in adulthood. Yet little is known about the mechanisms involved in…
Doyle Orla, Harmon Colm, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Logue Caitriona, Moon Seong Hyeok, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
The literature on skill formation and human capital development clearly demonstrates that early investment in children is an equitable and efficient policy with large returns in adulthood. Yet little is known about the mechanisms involved in…
Duncan Greg J., Sojourner Aaron J., December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An estimation of the relationship of participation in a comprehensive early childhood development intervention to income-based differences in child cognitive development and school readiness, based on secondary analyses of data from the nationally…
Doyle Orla, April, 2012
Reports & Papers
Baseline findings on parental sociodemographics, maternal well-being, maternal health and pregnancy, parenting, social support, and service use from an experimental evaluation in Dublin, Ireland, of Preparing for Life, a comprehensive school…