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Barnett, Alexandra Michaela – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Nature-based preschools are defined as educational settings in which children spend three or more hours per school day in natural environments such as woods, meadows, and beaches (Knight, 2013). The purpose of this qualitative, multiple case study was to obtain a deep understanding of the challenges and successes of nature-based preschool (NBP)…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Environmental Influences
Krause, Judith Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of the qualitative study was to explore early childhood classroom teachers' experiences with administrative support in the implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) as an authentic assessment tool. Methodology: The participants included 10 Head Start and 10 State Preschool teachers implementing the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Administrator Role, Early Intervention
McDonald, Wendy E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined the reading achievement of third grade students to ascertain the reading health of elementary students as measured through South Carolina's standardized assessment, the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS). The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Disabilities