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Ansari, Arya; Pianta, Robert C. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months of age and high-quality elementary school education between first and fifth grade. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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LaForett, Doré R.; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined associations between parents' developmentally appropriate beliefs about young children's play and responsive parenting. Low-income parents and their children enrolled in Head Start programmes (n = 231) in the United States participated in the study. Responsive parenting skills (characterized by high levels of warmth and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Play, Preschool Children, Mother Attitudes
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Salinas, Maria; Pérez-Granados, Deanne R.; Feldman, Heidi M.; Huffman, Lynne C. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
Data from a sample (n = 145) of low-income Mexican-American mothers and their toddlers (9-26 months) were used to explore the prevalence of high-frequency book-sharing (?3 days/week) and its association with maternal immigrant status (Mexico-born vs US-born), as well as other demographic and psychosocial factors. Mexico-born mothers were more…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Toddlers
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Ansari, Arya; Pianta, Robert C. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Data from the NICHD [National Institute of Child Health and Human Development] Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high quality child care between birth to 54 months of age and high quality elementary school education between first and fifth grade. Results…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
May, Emily M.; Azar, Sandra T.; Matthews, Stephen A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with heightened risk for poor school readiness and health outcomes in early childhood, and the home environment is thought to be a primary mechanism by which neighborhood context impacts preschoolers. This study examined the effects of neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and neighborhood…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Neighborhoods, At Risk Students, School Readiness
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Martí, Maria; Bonillo, Albert; Jané, Maria Claustre; Fisher, Elisa M.; Duch, Helena – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Supportive mother-child interactions promote the development of social-emotional competence. Poverty and other associated psychosocial risk factors have a negative impact on mother-child interaction. In spite of Latino children being disproportionately represented among children living in poverty, research on mother-child…
Descriptors: Risk, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Economically Disadvantaged
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Yan, Ni; Dix, Theodore – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,364), the present study supports an agentic perspective; it demonstrates that mothers' depressive symptoms in infancy predict children's poor first-grade cognitive functioning because depressive symptoms…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Ability
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Castro-Schilo, Laura; Widaman, Keith F.; Grimm, Kevin J. – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
In 1959, Campbell and Fiske introduced the use of multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) matrices in psychology, and for the past 4 decades confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) has commonly been used to analyze MTMM data. However, researchers do not always fit CFA models when MTMM data are available; when CFA modeling is used, multiple models are available…
Descriptors: Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Monte Carlo Methods
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Razza, Rachel A.; Raymond, Kimberly – Social Development, 2013
This study examined the developmental pathways from maternal behavior to school readiness within a sample of 1007 children, with a specific focus on the mediating role of delay of gratification (DoG). Maternal behavior across the first 36 months of age was explored as a predictor of children's DoG at 54 months as well as their behavioral and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Delay of Gratification, School Readiness
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Carpenter, Johanna L.; Mendez, Julia – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: This study used a within-group research design and person-centered analytic methods to identify multidimensional profiles of parenting styles, parenting practices, and related emotional factors in a sample of 274 African American mothers recruited from Head Start programs in the northeastern and southeastern United States.…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, African Americans, Mothers, Early Intervention
Hyman, Joshua – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for poor children designed to help close the gap between those children and their more advantaged peers before they begin public schooling. Given that Head Start appears to have positive long-run impacts on its recipients, a natural and important next question to ask is: What are the channels…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Cognitive Development, Program Effectiveness
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Duch, Helena; Rodriguez, Carmen – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study explores the impact of a Head Start add-on programme, a matrix of services for parents which provides educational and vocational supports, on maternal depression and children's behaviour in Latino families. We hypothesise that after having completed training, parents who participated in the add-on programme would have lower levels of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mothers, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Education
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LaForett, Dore R.; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Education and Development, 2010
Research Findings: This study simultaneously examined parental depression and parent involvement as predictors of satisfaction with an early childhood intervention program. Parents (N = 203) of Head Start children participated in this short-term longitudinal study. Measures of parent involvement and satisfaction assessed multiple dimensions of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Participation