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Herrera Sarah, Phillips Beth M., Newton Yi-Chieh, Dombek Jennifer L., Hernandez James A., July 2021
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Children entering kindergarten vary greatly in their language and literacy skills. Therefore, up-to-date information about evidence-based practices is essential for early childhood educators and policymakers as they support preschool children’s…

Aikens Nikki, Nguyen Tutrang, Harding Jessica F., February, 2021
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This brief focuses on what we know about how the Pre-K CLASS relates to children’s outcomes in general, and whether its relationships with outcomes differs for key subgroups of children. By summarizing findings of the most recent studies published…
Hadley Elizabeth B., Mendez Karyn Zalman, Q1 2021
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Peer Reviewed
This paper systematically reviews studies on early childhood vocabulary instruction, specifically examining word selection methods and the characteristics of words selected for instruction. We examine various aspects of word selection, including…
Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., December, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Persisting socioeconomic gaps in school readiness have inspired research examining aspects of the pre-K experience that could reduce these gaps. A strategy that deserves consideration is the socioeconomic diversity of classrooms. In this literature…
Ardoin Nicole M. (Nicole Michele), Bowers Alison W., November, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
Environmental education focused on the early-childhood years is experiencing dynamic growth in research and practice due to persistent environmental challenges coupled with burgeoning interest in the documented benefits of nature-rich experiences…
Pahigiannis Katie, Glos Margaret, June, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
Self-regulation facilitates healthy development and positive adaptation across the life course, and deficits are linked to negative health outcomes. Self-regulation development is thus an important target for universal prevention interventions in…
Ciesielski Emily J. M., Creaghead Nancy A. (Nancy Acra), April-June 2020
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Peer Reviewed
There is considerable concern regarding our nation's literacy skills. Research has repeatedly shown that the literacy trajectory is well established very early in the school career. Early childhood educators (ECEs) have the ability to influence a…
Harrington Ellie M., Trevino Shaina D., Lopez Sheila, Giuliani Nicole R., February, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
In this article, we conduct a selective review of the literature on emotion regulation in early childhood (e.g., preschool, generally defined as ages 3-5) in regard to school readiness. Emotion regulation (ER), the process of modulating emotional…
Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
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Peer Reviewed

There is increasing awareness that the physical environment plays a critical role in young children's cognitive and social development, by offering opportunities for exploration and interaction. In this article a narrative review is presented of…

Walker Dale, Sepulveda Samantha J., Hoff Erika, Rowe Meredith L., Schwartz Ilene S., Dale Philip S., Peterson Carla A., Diamond Karen E., Goldin-Meadow Susan, Levine Susan Cohen, Wasik Barbara H., Horm Diane M., Bigelow Kathryn M., Q1 2020
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Children vary extensively in their language skills at school entry, and a substantial part of this variation is due to disparities in language exposure prior to school. Because these differences have continuing impact on academic, cognitive and…
Pontier Ryan W., Boruchowski Ivian Destro, Olivo Lergia I., 2020
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The population of students learning and using more than one language in the United States has more than doubled in the past 30 years. This is especially true in early childhood, which makes it crucial that educators of young emergent bilingual…
Caronongan Pia, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Niland Katherine, Kharsa Miranda, October, 2019
Literature Review

In 2017, the Office of Planning Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funded Mathematica Policy Research to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The…

Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Scott-Little Catherine, June, 2019
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Peer Reviewed
Theoretical and empirical research is challenging long-held assumptions about how culture shapes children's thinking, emotions, and actions. No longer is 'culture' thought to be a family-based characteristic that operates upon children's development…
De Witt M. W. (Marike W.), Lessing Ansie C., December, 2018
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Peer Reviewed
Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts…
Berry Tiffany, Teachanarong-Aragon Lisa, Sloper Michelle, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Steber Kathryn (Kate), 30 November, 2018
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The overarching goal of this White Paper is to demonstrate--through a comprehensive review of academic research--how afterschool programs can build protective and promotive factors associated with supporting positive development in youth. (author…