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Stites Michele L., Sonnenschein Susan, Dowling Rebecca, Gay Brittany, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: These two studies examined the different mathematical opportunities provided in preschool classrooms, with a particular focus on the availability of mathematical-themed books in classroom libraries. In study one, we interviewed…
Sheridan Kathleen M., Wen Xiaoli, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and…
King Yemimah A., Purpura David J., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A number of studies provide evidence that the home numeracy environment is important for the development of early numeracy skills. There is also evidence that preschoolers understanding of math language is a strong predictor of numeracy skills.…
Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

Rojas Natalia M., Morris Pamela A., Balaraman Amudha, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Achieving high-quality preschool at scale is challenging; to do so likely entails a combination of program standards, teacher qualifications and compensation, on-site quality monitoring, and professional development (PD). This study aims to examine…
McMahon Kelly, Whyte Kristin Lyn, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly school districts are attempting to align curricula, assessments and standards, in an effort to eliminate inequities. Some approaches like Prek-3 initiatives call for coordination of instruction between preschool and later elementary…
Scalise Nicole R., Daubert Emily N., Ramani Geetha B., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Low-income preschoolers have lower average performance on measures of early numerical skills than middle-income children. The present study examined the effectiveness of numerical card games in improving children's numerical and executive…
DeFlorio Lydia, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Swank Paul R., Taylor Heather B., Halliday Simone E., Beliakoff Amber, Mulcahy Christina, Q1 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many children from low-income families who have received a generally effective pre-k math intervention nevertheless enter kindergarten behind their middle-income peers in math readiness. To better understand why, research has recently begun to…
Moffett Lillie, Morrison Frederick J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The aim of the current study is to assess the feasibility of implementing integrated math and EF activities with teachers in preK classrooms—as well as an accompanying program of instructional coaching support. These activities will be…

Coburn Cynthia E., McMahon Kelly, Borsato Graciela, Stein Abigail, Ju Natalie, Chong Seenae, LeMahieu Rebekah, Franke Megan Loef, Ibarra Sonia, Stipek Deborah J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report, we share findings from a study investigating the efforts of two urban California school districts to create a more seamless educational experience from pre-K to elementary grades. We focus on mathematics instruction because the…
Coburn Cynthia E., Friedmann Elizabeth, Stipek Deborah J., November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is based on a study that analyzes two large urban California districts attempting to connect pre-K and K-3 learning. The report focuses specifically on math, but the issue raised can apply to any subject. The authors collected data during…
Linder Sandra M., Simpson Amber, September, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the…
Thiel Oliver, Perry Bob, August, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal featuring research on innovative approaches to early childhood mathematics
Thiel Oliver, Perry Bob, August, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal that features research on innovative approaches to early childhood mathematics.
Colliver Yeshe, Arguel Amael, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel…