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ERIC Number: EJ1070177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Immediate Effects of a Program to Promote School Readiness in Low-Income Children: Results of a Pilot Study
Pears, Katherine C.; Healey, Cynthia V.; Fisher, Philip A.; Braun, Drew; Gill, Colt; Conte, Holly Mar; Newman, Judy; Ticer, Sara
Education and Treatment of Children, v37 n3 p431-460 2014
Children from low-income backgrounds demonstrate poorer school readiness skills than their higher-income peers. The Kids In Transition to School (KITS) Program was developed to increase early literacy, social, and self-regulatory skills among children with inadequate school readiness. In the present study, 39 families participated in a pilot efficacy trial conducted through a community collaboration to examine the feasibility and impact of the KITS program with families from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Participating families were demographically representative of the larger populations in the participating school districts. Children who received the intervention demonstrated significantly greater improvements in letter naming, initial sound fluency, and understanding of concepts about print than their peers who did not participate in the intervention as well as decreases in aggressive responses to peer provocation and increases in self-regulation skills. Results suggest that a brief, focused school readiness intervention is feasible to conduct with low-income families and may improve critical skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (DHHS/PHS), Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 DA021424|P30 DA023920