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Levine Michael H., Brown Chavaughn, McCarthy Jack, Levy Julia (Julia Claire), 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
By summer 2020, Noggin and its nonprofit partner, Sparkler Learning, engaged with AppleTree, which had never previously used children’s media in its evidence-based instructional model. All three organizations were grappling with relationship and…
Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Jang Wonkyung, Burchinal Margaret, Bratsch-Hines Mary E., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policy observers have expressed concern over whether misalignment between pre-K and K–12 has negative consequences for children. This study considers students’ exposure to redundant content across the pre-K and kindergarten years. Specifically, it…
Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most preschool-aged children spend time in Head Start and other center-based care. Thus, early educators’ use of a quality curriculum is essential to maximizing children’s learning. We examined the curricula utilized by educators working in diverse…
Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This article summarizes a study investigating the curricula and features of those curricula used by 497 early childhood educators across one Midwestern state. Curricula were identified and coded for quality features derived from the research, theory…
Fryer, Jr. Ronald G., Levitt Steven D., List John A., Samek Anya, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
We present the results of a novel early childhood intervention in which disadvantaged 3-4-year-old children were randomized to receive a new preschool and parent education program focused on cognitive and non-cognitive skills (CogX) or to a control…
Portilla Ximena A., Mattera Shira K., Wulfsohn Samantha, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides guidance on implementing supplemental classroom curricula and can help preschool administrators consider how to direct their efforts to support teaching and learning. Evidence built from 15 years of MDRC research on implementing…
Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Gilpin Ansley, Nancarrow Alexandra F., Pierucci Jillian M., Brown Melissa McInnis, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Growing evidence supports pretense as a positive predictor of executive function (EF) in early childhood. However, there is a need for well controlled, experimental studies examining the effects of various styles of pretense on EF development in…
Wasik Barbara A., Hindman Annemarie H., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers from a high-poverty, urban school district were trained to implement Story Talk, a book reading intervention designed to increase children's vocabulary and language development using supportive materials and strategic…
LiBetti Ashley, Mead Sara, March, 2019
Other
This brief is part of Bellwether Education Partners' Leading by Exemplar project, a multi-year study researching the practices of five exemplary Head Start programs. This brief provides in-depth information about exemplary programs' instructional…
Cooney Joan Ganz, 2019
Reports & Papers
In 1966, Joan Ganz Cooney was a documentary producer at Channel 13 when Lloyd Morrisett, then Vice President at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offered her an opportunity that would change the landscape of children's media forever. The…
Seeley John, Small Jason W., Feil Edward G., Frey Andy, Walker Hill M., Golly Annemieke, Forness Steven R., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschoolers with elevated anxiety symptoms are at high risk not only of developing more severe mental health disorders in later life but are also apt to respond more poorly to intervention if they present with comorbid disruptive behavior. Because…
Cortes Kalena, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, Song David S., August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Text-message based parenting programs have proven successful in improving parental engagement and preschoolers' literacy development. The tested programs have provided a combination of (a) general information about important literacy skills, (b)…
Watts Tyler W., Gandhi Jill, Ibrahim Deanna A., Masucci Michael D., Raver C. Cybele, 12 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The current paper reports long-term treatment impact estimates for a randomized evaluation of an early childhood intervention designed to promote children's developmental outcomes and improve the quality of Head Start centers serving high-…

Marti Maria, Merz Emily C., Repka Kelsey R., Landers Cassie, Noble Kimberly G., Duch Helena, 31 May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The role of parent involvement in school readiness interventions is not well-understood. The Getting Ready for School (GRS) intervention is a novel program that has both home and school components and aims to improve early literacy, math, and…

Weisenfeld GG, May, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Through collection of State of Preschool survey responses, NIEER researchers have found an increasing number of pre-K curricula being selected by states. With expanded curriculum choices, states face the challenge of developing policies to best…