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Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Lewis Hillary, Goka-Dubose Emiko, Abshire Caitlin, January/February 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) programs can support resilience among children with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Yet children impacted by ACEs often experience challenges in ECE. To guide interventions to support school-readiness, a better…
Zucker Tricia A., Cabell Sonia Q., Petscher Yaacov, Mui Heather, Landry Susan H., Tock Jamie, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS frameworks typically use primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to prevent or ameliorate academic difficulties.…
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of the journal Early Education and Development examines early STEM education by covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education.
Li Hui, Forbes Anne, Yang Weipeng, January, 2021
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Peer Reviewed
This special issue on early STEM education collects ten articles that present a series of studies covering topics about curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, family environment, and inclusive education for…
Wang X. Christine, Choi Youngae, Benson Keely, Eggleston Corinne, Weber Deborah, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Computational thinking (CT), which is defined as the systematic analysis, exploration, and testing of solutions to open-ended and often complex problems, is an important skill to foster in early childhood. However, little is known about teachers’…
Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
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The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Elbaum Batya, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this secondary analysis of state-collected data was to investigate developmental outcomes of preschool special education (PSE) services in a statewide cohort of participating children (n = 17,828). In line with federal performance…
Wasik Barbara A., Hindman Annemarie H., Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschool teachers from a high-poverty, urban school district were trained to implement Story Talk, a book reading intervention designed to increase children's vocabulary and language development using supportive materials and strategic…
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…
Aikens Nikki, West Jerry, McKee Kelsey, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Xue Yange, Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study conducted analyses that examined the performance of the Preschool Language Assessment Scale (preLAS) and the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT-3: SBE), a conceptually scored vocabulary measure, for determining dual…
Spencer Trina D., Moran Meghan, Thompson Marilyn S., Petersen Douglas B., Restrepo M. Adelaida, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this cluster randomized group study was to investigate the effect of multitiered, dual-language instruction on children's oral language skills, including vocabulary, narrative retell, receptive and expressive language, and listening…
Piasta Shayne B., Farley Kristin Sue, Mauck Susan A., Ramirez Pamela Soto, Schachter Rachel E., O'Connell Ann, Justice Laura M., Spear Caitlin F., Weber-Mayrer Melissa M., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Professional development (PD) is a potentially important mechanism for enhancing classroom practices and children's learning. In this large-scale randomized controlled trial, we examined the effectiveness of language and literacy PD, with and…
Lavigne Heather J., Presser Ashley Lewis, Rosenfeld Deborah, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Developing computational thinking (CT) skills at a young age is critical for preparing preschool children to engage with the technologies that have become central to nearly every occupation and for improving achievements in STEM, literacy, and other…
Levine Dani, Pace Amy, Luo Rufan, Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Golinkoff Roberta M., De Villiers Jill G., Iglesias Aquiles, Wilson Mary Sweig, Q1 2020
Reports & Papers
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Early language competence is a reliable and powerful predictor of children's success in school, and word gaps linked to socioeconomic status disparities have cascading effects on academic outcomes. While early research – such as the work of Hart and…
Haimovitz Kyla, Dweck Carol S., Walton Gregory M., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's tendency to delay gratification predicts important life outcomes, yet little is known about how to enhance delay of gratification other than by teaching task? specific strategies. The present research investigated the effect of exposing…