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Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Waldfogel, Jane – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Using data ("n" = 3,790 with 2,119 in the 3-year-old cohort and 1,671 in the 4-year-old cohort) from 353 Head Start centers in the Head Start Impact Study, the only large-scale randomized experiment in Head Start history, this article examined the impact of Head Start on children's cognitive and parent-reported social-behavioral outcomes…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Program Effectiveness, Cognitive Development
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Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Siegler, Robert S.; Davis-Kean, Pamela E. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
A number of studies, both small scale and of nationally-representative student samples, have reported substantial associations between school entry math ability and later elementary school achievement. However, questions remain regarding the persistence of the association between early growth in math ability and later math achievement due to the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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Berkhout, Louise; Hoekman, Joop; Goorhuis-Brouwer, Sieneke M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
In this paper, (1) the psychosocial health in relation to (2) life-events was assessed among 156 children attending 20 schools by parents and teachers with the Child Behavior Checklist and the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form at the ages of four and six. Life-events were reported by parents. (1) According to the report, 93-96% children had no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Check Lists, Followup Studies
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"First Step to Success" is an early intervention program designed to help children who are at risk for developing aggressive or antisocial behavioral patterns. The program uses a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50 to 60 hours over a three-month period.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavior Modification, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
Walsh, Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the connection between parent involvement and autonomy support, as well as the combined construct of autonomy supportive parent involvement, with internalized mental health symptoms. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine how certain parent demographics relate to attitudes and behaviors…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Parent Participation, Mental Health, Child Behavior
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Quinn, Marian; Hennessy, Eilis – Early Education and Development, 2010
Research Findings: The aim of this longitudinal study was to explore peer relationships across the transition from preschool to school. Participants were 35 (17 male) children attending the Irish preschool initiative Early Start (M age = 49.31 months). Sociometric measures were employed on two occasions: at the end of preschool and in the first…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Friendship, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Snyder, James; Bullard, Lisa; Wagener, Alexandra; Leong, Pek Kuan; Snyder, John; Jenkins, Melissa – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
The development of child anxiety and depressive symptoms from mean ages 5.3 to 9.3 years was examined in a community sample of 133 girls and 134 boys, using parent and teacher ratings. Reliable individual differences in anxiety and depressive symptoms at mean age 5.3 and in their change to mean age 9.3 were observed, with significant correlations…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Children, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Bub, Kristen L. – Applied Developmental Science, 2009
Social and behavioral problems can interfere with a child's acquisition of age-appropriate skills, which may lead to antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Thus, determining how best to support positive skills during early childhood is critical. Using data from the first three phases of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Antisocial Behavior, Effect Size, Grade 3
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Lehman, Elyse Brauch; Olson, Vanessa A.; Aquilino, Sally A.; Hall, Laura C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2006
Elementary school children in three grade groups (Grades K/1, 3, and 5/6) completed either the auditory or the visual 1/9 vigilance task from the Gordon Diagnostic System (GDS) as well as subtests from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Third Edition and auditory or visual processing subtests from the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Performance Tests, Cognitive Tests, Intelligence Tests
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Konold, Timothy R.; Pianta, Robert C. – Applied Developmental Science, 2005
School readiness assessment is a prominent feature of early childhood education. Because the construct of readiness is multifaceted, we examined children's patterns on multiple indicators previously found to be both theoretically and empirically linked to school readiness: social skill, interactions with parents, problem behavior, and performance…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Predictive Validity