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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit…

Harding Jessica F., Gleason Philip, Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., Cannon Judith, Cronquist Kathryn, March 2021
Reports & Papers

In nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014–2018 (FACES 2014), we found that, on average, first-year children showed larger gains in language and cognitive scores from fall to spring of the…

Infurna Charles J., Montes Guillermo, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study investigated the effects of preschool dosage on kindergarten readiness in an urban school district (n= 1,464). This study was guided by one research question: do children who attend two years of structured early childhood…
Lee Kyunghee, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association between enrollment duration and health treatment outcomes among migrant Head Start children. Children (n=1,399) were divided into two groups: those who enrolled for 1 year and those who enrolled more than 2 years…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important…
Banerjee Rashida, Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., July-Sept 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in…
Williams Stacey C., Barajas Clara B., Milam Adam J., Olson Linda Steffel, Leaf Philip J., Connolly Faith, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An early adopter of public preschool (i.e., pre-kindergarten, "pre-k"), evidence from Baltimore City, Maryland, can provide insight for those working to improve access to early education opportunities. We followed a cohort of children entering…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The field knows little about the specific program design factors that lead to favorable program outcomes (Reynolds, 2004), and very few studies have addressed this issue. Therefore, we reviewed two frequently cited studies that looked at Head Start…
Gonzalez Kathryn E., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is limited understanding of how parents’ allocation of investments across their children are affected by differences in their children's participation in programs that promote early development. I use data from the National Longitudinal Survey…
Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Student absenteeism is a widespread and critical issue in early childhood education. Current efforts to reduce student absenteeism in both preschool and K-12 settings have largely been family- and parent- focused interventions. Yet, interventions…
Helsabeck Nathan P., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Using a sample of 568 students from 61 kindergarten classrooms whose primary caregivers completed a questionnaire describing their child's early childhood education and care (ECEC) by year from birth to pre-kindergarten, we…
Lee Kyunghee, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
- Summary: In light of Head Start's recent move toward longer program implementations, the current study examined whether the duration of Head Start enrollment impacts outcomes for parents: parental involvement in school, perceived helpfulness of…
Youmans Sandy, Kirby John R., Freeman John (John G.), December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners' self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy…
Ansari Arya, Gottfried Michael A., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background School absenteeism has been recognized as a growing issue in the United States, especially during the early elementary school years when it is most pervasive. Accordingly, there has been growing interest in understanding why children are…