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Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Garver, Karin A.; Hodges, Katherine S.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; DiCrecchio, Nicole – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2019
The "State of Preschool 2018" is the 16th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER's) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, the preschool landscape has changed in many ways; and in others, it has remained the same--highlighting the need for a renewed…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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Lewis, Emily A.; Weixler, Lindsay Bell – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study investigates the role of fine motor and mathematics instruction in mathematics achievement in an international sample of kindergarteners from the United States and China. Multilevel modeling was used to assess the interaction between students' entering skills and classroom time spent on basic math, higher-order math…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten
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Dearing, Eric; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Mykletun, Arnstein; Toppelberg, Claudio O. – AERA Open, 2018
While most early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs taken to scale in the United States have served socially disadvantaged 3- to 5-years-olds, Norway scaled up universal ECEC from age 1. We investigated the consequences of Norway's universal ECEC scale-up for children's early language skills, exploiting variation in ECEC coverage across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Moy, Gregory; Polanin, Joshua R.; McPherson, Casey; Phan, Thuy-Vy – School Psychology International, 2018
"Second Step" is a universal social-emotional learning program designed to decrease antisocial behaviors, increase prosocial behaviors, and increase knowledge about content curriculum. Given the international focus of using Second Step to improve social-emotional skills, it is especially important to provide an updated synthesis on the…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Antisocial Behavior, Prosocial Behavior
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
Many states with preschool programs, as well as other interested organizations and individuals, have undertaken research and evaluation efforts to improve their understanding of state preschool program implementation, results, and impacts. A 2004 review by Gilliam and Zigler examined state efforts to evaluate preschool programs from 1997 to 2003.…
Descriptors: State Programs, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The home visiting component of early childhood education programs provides an important portal through which to observe family interactions as well as gain insights about the ethnotheories of the home visitor. Home visits were videotaped in the United States and in Turkey to analyze training and program effectiveness. One striking feature of this…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Video Technology
Whitehurst, Grover J. – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2016
In the United States, public policy and expenditure intended to improve the prospects of children from low-income families have focused on better preparing children for school through Head Start and universal pre-K. This school readiness approach differs from the dominant model of public support for early care and learning in Northern Europe,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Shimpi, Priya M.; Paik, Jae H.; Wanerman, Todd; Johnson, Rebecca; Li, Hui; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The current English-language research and educational program was driven by an initiative to create a more interactive, theme-based bilingual language education model for preschools in Chengdu, China. During a 2-week teacher education program centered at the Experimental Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, a team of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Researchers continue to be interested in the evaluation of early childhood education programmes, their interventions, and the implementation of different types of evaluation. Their interest continues to increase and attract other researchers. In understanding the nature and appropriate use of evaluation in early childhood education and the basis…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Educational History
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Griffiths, Yvonne; Stuart, Morag – Journal of Research in Reading, 2013
There is now a strong evidence base from theory and research providing a "template" to inform practice at Wave 2, guiding the design and implementation of time-limited effective early intervention programmes for pupils identified as "at risk" of reading difficulties following initial literacy instruction (Rose, 2009). In…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention
Severns, Maggie – New America Foundation, 2012
Head Start, the federal government's pre-K program, is at a crossroads. The program has been used as an anti-poverty measure by the government for over 45 years. It has grown significantly since its inception and provided many children with a valuable, high-quality early education, and in FY2012 served more than 960,000 children under 5 on a $7.9…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth
Duncan, Greg J.; Leak, James A.; Li, Weilin; Magnuson, Katherine; Schindler, Holly; Yoshikawa, Hiro – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The focus of this paper centers around timing associated with early childhood education programs and interventions using meta-analytic methods. At any given assessment age, a child's current age equals starting age, plus duration of program, plus years since program ended. Variability in assessment ages across the studies should enable everyone to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness, Effect Size
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
This article presents an interview with Barbara Thompson, the Director of the Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the interview, Thompson talks about trends in military child care in the United States. She shares when the military got into the business of providing child care. She also talks…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Interviews, Educational Trends
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Dhuey, Elizabeth – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011
Over the past 70 years, all states in the United States began to publicly subsidize kindergarten using state revenue. The variation in adoption dates across states allows for a unique opportunity to measure the effectiveness of the largest early education program implemented in recent history. The significant, immediate increase in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Evidence, Educational Benefits, State Aid
Alexander, Julia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of center-based care and children's school readiness in predicting their first and third grade reading and mathematics achievement. Predictions derived from an opportunity-propensity theoretical framework applied to data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99. …
Descriptors: School Readiness, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Skills
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