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ERIC Number: ED558516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Impacts of Social-Emotional Curricula on Three-Year-Olds: Exploratory Findings from the Head Start CARES Demonstration. Research Snapshot. OPRE Report 2014-78
Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael
Administration for Children & Families
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The study was designed primarily to test the effects of the enhancements on 4-year-olds, but it also provides an opportunity to explore their impacts on a limited number of outcomes for 3-year-olds who were in the classrooms that included both 3- and 4-year-olds. Key findings in the study include: (1) The enhancements improved teachers' social-emotional instruction and improved teacher reports of 3-year-olds' social behaviors and closeness with their teachers; (2) The positive impacts of the enhancements as a group seem to be driven primarily by The Incredible Years; and (3) As a group, the enhancements did not affect 3-year-olds' pre-academic skills, as reported by teachers. [For the full report, see ED558517.]
Administration for Children & Families. US Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation; MDRC
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory; Social Skills Rating System; Student Teacher Relationship Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: HHSP23320072909YC