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Abenavoli Rachel, December, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education (ECE) programs have been shown to produce immediate positive impacts on children's cognitive abilities, academic knowledge, and social-emotional skills. However, some research suggests that impacts may be modest and short-…
Baron Alex, Evangelou Maria, Malmberg Lars-Erik, Melendez-Torres G. J. (Gerardo Javier), October, 2017
Literature Review
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The aim of this review is to synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of the Tools program in promoting children's self-regulation and academic skills. (author abstract)

Knopf John A., Hahn Robert A., Proia Krista K., Truman Benedict I., Johnson Robert L., Muntaner Carles, Fielding Johnathan E., Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Hunt Pete C., Qu Shuli, Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Milstein Bobby, Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), November/December 2015
Literature Review
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Context: Low-income and minority status in the United States are associated with poor educational outcomes, which, in turn, reduce the long-term health benefits of education. Objective: This systematic review assessed the extent to which out-of-…
Protzko John, November/December 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Many theories about the role of the environment in raising IQ have been put forward. There has not been an equal effort, however, in experimentally testing these theories. In this paper, we test whether the role of the environment in raising IQ is…
Public Policy and Management Institute, September, 2014
Literature Review
This literature review was conducted to support the main project (Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving) by presenting research evidence on the influence of early child education and care…
Kidron Yael, Lindsay Jim, July, 2014
Literature Review
This report summarizes a review of rigorous research studies on increased learning time. Findings across studies have been combined using meta-analysis techniques. - Increased learning time programs improved literacy and math achievement when…
Hahn Robert A., Rammohan Veda, Truman Benedict I., Milstein Bobby, Johnson Robert L., Muntaner Carles, Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Hunt Pete C., Abraido-Lanza Ana F., Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), March, 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Context: Children from low-income and minority families are often behind higher-income and majority children in language, cognitive, and social development even before they enter school. Because educational achievement has been shown to improve long…
Redd Zakia, Boccanfuso Christopher, Walker Karen E., Princiotta Daniel, Knewstub Dylan, Moore Kristin Anderson, August, 2012
Literature Review
A review of research on program models that expand learning for children through extended school days, extended school years, and expanded learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours
Child Trends, July, 2012
Literature Review
A review of the impact of out-of-school time programs on adolescents' and young adults' behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, socioemotional health, life skills, education, and physical health, based on random assignment studies of…
Cohen Mark A., Piquero Alexis Russell, Jennings Wesley G., December 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of the literature of early childhood interventions that can increase educational attainment or reduce crime and delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, child abuse and neglect, poor health outcomes, and teen pregnancy, based on the…
Dockett Sue, Perry Bob, Kearney Emma, December, 2010
Literature Review
A review of research on the school readiness of indigenous Australian children from the perspectives of children, families, schools, and communities, and an overview of Australian and international programs and activities to support readiness
Reynolds Arthur J., Magnuson Katherine A., Ou Suh-Ruu, August 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of literature on the effectiveness of preschool-to-third grade intervention programs and practices, including extended early childhood interventions, preschool programs, full-day kindergarten, reduced class sizes in the early grades, parent…
Roth Jodie L., Malone Lizabeth M., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, June 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of literature on the relationship between participation in after school programs and academic, behavioral, or socioemotional outcomes, based on 35 studies
Manning Matthew, Homel Ross, Smith Christine, April, 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A meta-analysis of 17 studies, conducted from 1970 through 2008, of the effects of 11 early developmental prevention programs, delivered to at risk populations, on adolescent outcomes in the domains of cognitive development, educational/academic…
Peters Sally, 2010
Literature Review
A review of research on the transition from early childhood education to school, including characteristics of, factors associated with, and supports for successful transitions