ERIC Number: EJ946708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Does the Quality of Stimulation and Support in the Home Environment Moderate the Effect of Early Education Programs?
Bradley, Robert H.; McKelvey, Lorraine M.; Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne
Child Development, v82 n6 p2110-2122 Nov-Dec 2011
The current study was designed to investigate how the quality of stimulation and support available to children in the home interacts with participation in Early Head Start to determine children's development. Data were obtained as part of the national evaluation of Early Head Start (EHSRE), a randomized trial involving 3,001 children and families from 17 program sites. Hierarchical linear regression analyses were used to examine the interaction of EHS with (a) early maternal emotional warmth and (b) provision of a stimulating home environment on children's development at ages 3 and 5. Findings showed EHS sometimes differentially benefited children who came from households where the levels of warmth and stimulation were lowest. However, there was evidence of other forms of moderation as well.
Descriptors: Stimulation, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Child Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Family Environment, Environmental Influences, Early Childhood Education, Parent Influence, Early Intervention, Affective Behavior, Mothers, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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