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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.…
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue on early STEM education collects ten articles that present a series of studies covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education for…
Clements Douglas H., Vinh Megan E., Lim Chih-Ing, Sarama Julie, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Educators declare their commitment to high-quality education for all children. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasingly included as critical topics, even for young children. However, there are…
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…

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…
Lewis Brandon, King Melissa Steel, Schiess Jennifer O'Neal, October 2020
Other

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
Other

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…

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)…
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…
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…

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…
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…
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…