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Harris Barbara, Petersen Dana, August, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief discusses early math and its importance, development, and relationship to early literacy; the role of parents, the home environment, and health care providers in supporting children's early math development; and the integration of early…
Bierman Karen L., Morris Pamela A., Abenavoli Rachel, January, 2017
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This research brief describes current approaches and highlights findings from recent studies with preschool children (ages 3-5) that document both the promise and challenge of effectively engaging families and children at risk for poor school…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, November, 2015
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In 2014, WestEd conducted a study of family engagement and early mathematics learning as part of the Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The study was designed…
Harris Erin, Rosenberg Heidi, Wallace Ashley, April, 2012
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An overview of strategies to support family engagement with expanded learning opportunities, which include before and after school, summer, and extended day, week, and year programs
First 5 LA, April 2010
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A summary of a study of changes in parents' home literacy practices after participating in a family literacy program for a year, based on surveys from 577 who participated in the 2007-2008 program year of the First 5 LA Family Literacy Initiative
National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs, 2010
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The 2010 report of the Head Start Impact Study is an important follow-up evaluation of the only national investigation that attempts to answer the question: What are the program's impacts, as measured at the end of first grade, for children who…
Evangelou Maria, Sylva Kathy, Edwards Anne, Smith Teresa, June 2008
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A summary of an evaluation of the Early Learning Partnership Project, in which 9 voluntary sector service agencies in the United Kingdom offered combinations of 12 interventions designed to increase parents' involvement in their one through three-…
Taylor-Piotrowski Jessica L., Linebarger Deborah L., April, 2008
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A research update of a study of the media habits and literacy and education practices in families with young children, based on a national survey
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, 2008
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Findings on family literacy practices from a study in Washington State of parent's child care and early education beliefs, experiences, and preferences, based on a survey of a representative sample of Washington State parents

Caspe Margaret, Lopez M. Elena, October, 2006
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An examination of 13 extensively-evaluated parent/family education and support programs intended to improve family/child relationships, environments and development, includes discussion of program and evaluation practices, and child/family…
Strickland Dorothy, Riley-Ayers Shannon, 2006
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A synthesis of research on early literacy, with early literacy policy recommendations
Thompson Lisa, Uyeda Kimberly, Wright Janel, Halfon Neal, 2005
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A discussion of the critical role of family support and how family support programs can help to improve care for young children
Burwick Andrew, Bellotti Jeanne, 2005
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An overview of lessons learned from the design, implementation, and operation of 21 programs intended to involve low-income fathers in intervention programs for young children
Lara-Cinisomo Sandraluz, Pebley Anne R., Vaiana Mary E., Berends Mark, Lucas Samuel R., 2004
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A discussion of the influence of socioeconomic factors, such as neighborhood poverty, parental education levels, parental occupational status, and family income, on the educational achievement of children
Naughton Sandra, 2004
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A review of research on the benefits of parents' involvement with their preschool children's education, focusing on families who speak English as a second language; strategies for engaging families in preschools are highlighted