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Sparr Mariel, Morrison Colleen, Miller Kassandra, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Literature Review

This literature review sought to - Supplement and update existing literature and meta-analytic reviews of social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes achieved in afterschool programs, with a specific focus on those serving children 6 to 12…

Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, May, 2020
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to review the research on supporting access to quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improve access to and the quality of infant and toddler ECE. The review focuses on…
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
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
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…
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…

Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Gardner Madelyn, Darling-Hammond Linda, January, 2019
Literature Review
The review distills lessons for policymakers by combining a detailed description of preschool program evaluations and research methodologies (see Appendix B and C) with an accessible discussion of their findings. Specifically, it unpacks the…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Unlu Fatih, Ziol-Guest Kathleen M., Naftel Scott, Gomez Celia J., Marsh Terry, Akinniranye Goke, Todd Ivy, 2019
Literature Review
This report, which provides a systematic review of the evidence supporting summer programs as well as examples of evidence-based programs, is intended to provide guidance regarding the effectiveness of summer interventions. It intentionally provides…
Neild Ruth Curran, Wilson Sandra Jo, McClanahan Wendy S., 2019
Literature Review
This review summarizes virtually all available evidence on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs, based on a comprehensive literature search and review of studies published in 2000 or later. (author abstract)
Berry Tiffany, Teachanarong-Aragon Lisa, Sloper Michelle, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Steber Kathryn (Kate), 30 November, 2018
Literature Review
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…
Acevedo-Polakovich Ignacio D., Spring Hannah E., Stacy Sara T., Nordquist Erica A., Normand Mary M., November, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In the United States (U.S.), Early Head Start programs provide important services and resources that can benefit children and families. While additional benefits occur when these programs engage fathers, Early Head Start has historically experienced…
Esposito Andrea M., Coughlin Rebecca, Malick Steven, Sama-Miller Emily, Del Grosso Patricia, Kleinman Rebecca, Paulsell Diane, August, 2017
Literature Review
To assess the evidence of effectiveness of culturally relevant models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a systematic review in fall 2010 focusing specifically on studies relevant to tribal communities. Our search for…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Whitaker Anamarie A., Yoo Paul, 2017
Literature Review
To better understand the value and effectiveness of out-of-school time (OST) programs, RAND researchers examined programs through the lenses of content, dosage (the hours of content provided), and outcomes measured, focusing on rigorous (i.e.,…
Grindal Todd, Bowne Jocelyn, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Schindler Holly S., Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Shonkoff Jack P., November, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Many early childhood education (ECE) programs seek to enhance parents' capacities to support their children's development. Using a meta-analytic database of 46 studies of ECE programs that served children age three to five-years-old, we examine the…
Hahn Robert A., Barnett W. Steven, Knopf John A., Truman Benedict I., Johnson Robert L., Fielding Johnathan E., Muntaner Carles, Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Hunt Pete C., Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), September/October 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Context: Children in low-income and racial and ethnic minority families often experience delays in development by 3 years of age and may benefit from center-based early childhood education. Design: A meta-analysis on the effects of early childhood…
Taheri Sema A., Welsh Brandon C., July, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of after-school programs (ASPs) on delinquency. Mixed results from some well-known evaluations, a wide range of modalities, and continued interest in and…
Wang Aubrey H., Firmender Janine M., Power Joshua R., Byrnes James P., July, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The early childhood years are critical in developing early mathematics skills, but the opportunities one has to learn mathematics tend to be limited, preventing the development of significant mathematics learning. By conducting a meta-analysis of 29…