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ERIC Number: EJ1171485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Early Steps to School Success (ESSS): Examining Pathways Linking Home Visiting and Language Outcomes
Iruka, Iheoma U.; Brown, Deborah; Jerald, Judith; Blitch, Kimberly
Child & Youth Care Forum, v47 n2 p283-301 Apr 2018
Background: Improving the home environment and parenting practices to support children's early development and learning is a key focus of many. Home visiting is one potential strategy to improve the home environment and parenting; however, more data about current programmatic efforts is needed, especially for children with multiple risks living in low-wealth communities. Objective: Secondary analysis was conducted using the Early Steps to School Success home visiting program data to examine the pathway through which home visiting participation is associated with children's early language outcomes and whether this pathway varies by quantity of risk factors. Methods: In addition to conducting regression analyses, multiple group path analyses were done to examine the indirect relationship between home visiting participation and children's early language outcomes through the home environment and literacy practices, and variation of this relationship by risks. Results: Participation in home visiting was indirectly associated with children's receptive language through a responsive and language-rich home environment. Conclusion: Home visiting is one strategy to improve the quality of home environment and parenting practices, especially for children experiencing multiple risks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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