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Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study described the kinds of early numeracy experiences that parents provide for their preschoolers, and determined the extent to which parental experiences and involvement in home activities enhanced preschoolers' numeracy knowledge. Twenty-five parents completed a home activity questionnaire, a 2-week diary study, and a videotaped play…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Parents, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
Fuller, Bruce; Livas, Alejandra; Bridges, Margaret – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2006
The new call for a universal preschool system is prompting an important policy debate across California. How preschooling is expanded and improved with limited public resources depends on several key issues. The hopeful ideals of "preschool for all"--with children beginning school ready to learn--spark enthusiasm and broaden public will.…
Descriptors: Non English Speaking, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, School Readiness
Nebraska Department of Education, 2005
This resource provides information to assist early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, family members and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children. This voluntary guide has been developed to provide information about: (1) what children by the age of five can typically be expected to know and do; and (2) what…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Caregivers, Toddlers, Preschool Children
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Magnuson, Katherine A.; Meyers, Marcia K.; Ruhm, Christopher J.; Waldfogel, Jane – American Educational Research Journal, 2004
Attendance in U.S. preschools has risen substantially in recent decades, but gaps in enrollment between children from advantaged and disadvantaged families remain. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, we analyze the effect of participation in child care and early education on children's school…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Early Reading, Preschool Education, Mathematics Skills
Bridges, Margaret; Fuller, Bruce; Rumberger, Russell; Tran, Loan – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2004
Parents and policymakers are turning to preschools to better advance the school readiness and broader development of young children. Much remains unknown, including how preschool programs of varying quality affect diverse groups of children. This is particularly important as several California counties embark on ambitious and costly efforts to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Child Development Centers, School Readiness
Waxman, Barbara; Robinson, Nancy M.; Mukhopadhyay, Swapna – 1996
This book developed as an outgrowth of a two-year study of 300 children discovered during preschool or kindergarten to be advanced in their mathematical thinking. Among other findings, the study revealed that the children tended to remain advanced in math over the two-year period, that their spatial reasoning related more closely to their math…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Clubs, Early Childhood Education
Asher, Steven R.; And Others – 1987
This compilation of information for teachers and parents translates important aspects of research regarding children's social development and peer relationships into strategies that can be used by parents and teachers to understand and help children who need to develop more effective ways to deal with peers. The publication includes three topical…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Children, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education
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Simpson, A. E.; Stevenson-Hinde, J. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1985
Interviews mothers about their preschool children's temperamental characteristics, mild behavior problems, and family interactions. There was little evidence for a relationship between active and either mild behavior problems or family interactions. Moody/intense scores were associated with mild behavior problems and 'negative' family interactions…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Family Life, Family Relationship
Bower, B. – Science News, 1987
Discusses the findings of a recent study concerning the ability of an infant to see an object as a symbol. Reports that infants between 36 and 39 months old significantly outperformed informed infants between 30 and 32 months old on a symbolic task. (TW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Imagery
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DeLoache, Judy S. – Science, 1987
Reports on a study in which the symbolic relation between a scale model and the larger space that it represents was displayed by two groups of young children. Three-year-old children outperformed 2.5-year-olds in finding an object in a room after seeing an analogous object hidden in a model. (TW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Imagery
McDonald, Geraldine – 1987
This booklet contains an outline of, and recommendations based on, a study of 128 New Zealand children in special groups mainstreamed into kindergartens and play groups. Research goals were to explore how mainstreaming had been implemented, whether special group children were profiting from the environment's educational opportunities, and whether…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Mother Attitudes
Margot, Charlene; Armstrong, Nancy – 1983
Advocating preschool children's introduction to microcomputers, this document describes the advantages of computer learning for the child, academic skills that can be taught, results of an experiment that field tested microcomputers in a nursery school, and guidelines for parents to use when selecting software for their children. An introductory…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Field Tests, Guidelines
Wright, Mary J. – 1983
Written for a variety of audiences, this volume describes the University of Western Ontario Preschool Project in sufficient detail to permit its replication; findings of formative and summative program evaluations are reported along with research developing new criterion measures of social competence. Begun in 1973, the program was primarily…
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Ability, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education
Bentley, Pat – 1988
Following a literature review on speech and language development of twins, case studies are presented of six sets of identical twins screened for entrance into kindergarten. Five sets of the twins and one boy from the sixth set failed to pass the screening test, particularly the speech and language section, and were referred for therapy to correct…
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Developmental Stages, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition
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Walton, Sherry – Young Children, 1989
Highlighted by Katy's early reading and writing experiences, guidelines to help young children become effective readers and writers are offered to parents and teachers. (BB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Reading, Literacy, Parent Materials