ERIC Number: EJ1064479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
The Impact of Early Intervention on the School Readiness of Children Born to Teenage Mothers
Brown, Amber L.
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v13 n2 p181-195 Jun 2015
This study examined the effect of participation in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program on the school readiness of children born to teenage mothers versus children born to traditional-age mothers participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program. A 45-item survey was collected from the kindergarten teachers of both the children of teenage mothers in the Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program and a matched control group. The survey consisted of five subsections: socioemotional development, approaches to learning, physical development, language development, and general knowledge. Results of independent samples t-tests indicated no statistical difference between the two groups. These results seem to suggest that the curriculum used by the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, which focuses on supporting parents as their child's first teacher, helps to mitigate any potential negative effects on being a child of a teenage mother.
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Parenthood, Statistical Analysis, Family Environment, Preschool Children, Mothers, Control Groups, Surveys, Adolescents, Social Development, Emotional Development, Physical Development, Language Acquisition, Cognitive Style, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Immigrants, Early Intervention, Parents as Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Child Development, Quasiexperimental Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey