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Biancone Tricia L., Goodway Jacqueline D., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The prevalence and effects of delayed early literacy and motor skill development in children of low-SES backgrounds is a significant issue that can have adverse developmental consequences and affect children's ability to succeed in school. Head…
Davis Dawn, Raikes Helen, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study will examine relations among implementation fidelity of an intervention curriculum, teacher characteristics, and their perceptions of intervention curriculum, and child literacy outcomes within Head Start programs participating in an Early…
Nayfeld Irena, Greenfield Daryl B., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed study will assess child-generated inquiry as well as teacher practices that encourage inquiry. Specific aims of the project are to: 1) assess child-generated inquiry over the course of the school year; 2) examine whether inquiry skills…
Hall Anna H., Grisham-Brown Jennifer, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will implement an interactive writing intervention in preschool to explore the effectiveness of interactive writing as a teaching strategy to strengthen alphabet knowledge skills. Interactive writing is a research-based teaching…
Mendez Lucia I., Crais Elizabeth R., Castro Dina Carmela, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive (CLR) English vocabulary approach designed to support vocabulary development in Spanish-speaking dual-language learners (DLLs). The approach…
Plata-Potter Sandra Ixa, Knoche Lisa, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The primary objective of the proposed study is to better understand how the engagement of Latino parents in a Head Start emergent literacy project evolves into tangible home literacy practices and how these contribute to their child's literacy…
Wiles Bradford, Fu Victoria, 2010
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study seeks to develop, deliver and evaluate the results of a program targeting family reading practices in rural Head Start families in Appalachia. Shared reading (i.e., the act of reading together) has profound implications for children's…
Cline Keely D., Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will address the need to better understand how early literacy practices relate to young children's learning by examining how the instructional and emotional qualities of parent-child book reading interactions…
Crandell Jennifer DiBara, Snow Catherine, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard Graduate School of Education will investigate the use and effects of information book read alouds, in comparison to storybook read alouds, in Head Start classrooms. Specifically, the study seeks to answer three research questions: (a) What…
Greenberg Ariela, Greenfield Daryl B., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami, as part of a larger study, will develop a direct assessment of preschool science which can be used to measure science content and process skills among preschoolers. The assessment will evaluate interventions in classrooms…
Lafferty Addie E., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Arizona State University is examining the efficacy of a classroom-based language and emergent literacy intervention, Teaching Emergent Literacy and Language Around the Classroom (TELLAC), for Spanish-speaking Head Start children. The intervention is…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Temple University is partnering with The Head Start Program of Lancaster County, PA to evaluate a home-based, culturally informed emergent literacy intervention that is designed to promote Latino parents' abilities to support the language and…
Mages Wendy K., Snow Catherine, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will use a quasi-experimental multi-site design to investigate the impact of an innovative preschool drama program on urban Head Start children's development of language, perspective-taking, and imagination. This investigation seeks to…
Matera Carola, Gerber Michael M., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of California will use a randomized experimental design to evaluate an intervention for improving writing development for Head Start preschool children whose first language is Spanish. In addition, they will test the maintenance of…
Boyce Lisa K., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University developed a curriculum to promote children's language and literacy skills through shared conversations, creation of meaningful literacy materials that are culturally appropriate, and encouragement of language and literacy…