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Brittnay White – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This mixed methods study evaluated the effectiveness of the Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) on kindergarten reading readiness using Stufflebeam's (2003) context, input, process, and product (CIPP) model. The program was implemented in a rural school district in 2014 and the program's goal is to provide high-quality…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, School Readiness, Rural Schools, Preschool Education
Kenya Sewell-James – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This correlation study investigated the relationship between pre-kindergarten absenteeism and early literacy assessment scores of kindergarten students, focusing on gender, parents' education level, and school setting. The population consisted of 220 pre-kindergarten students from the Midlands region of South Carolina who attended a Title I and a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Attendance, Kindergarten, Gender Differences
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Gunn, Barbara; Vadasy, Patricia; Smolkowski, Keith – NHSA Dialog, 2011
This article discusses the kinds of instructional activities that young children need to develop basic language and literacy skills based on recent research and program evaluations. This includes approaches to develop alphabetic understanding, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and oral language. Activities and materials from the Pre-kindergarten…
Descriptors: Program Design, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Young Children
Peyton Farrell Buzbee Little – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Two cycles of Action Research were used to respond to the question: In what ways can parents support early literacy learning at home? Participants and data collected in Cycle One consisted of 7 Prekindergarten and kindergarten teacher interviews, 22 Prekindergarten and kindergarten family literacy surveys, and a document analysis of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Parents, Emergent Literacy, Family Programs, Parent Student Relationship
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Eutsler, L.; Mitchell, C.; Stamm, B.; Kogut, A. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2020
The presence of mobile technologies within preschool and elementary classrooms has been increasing, yet review studies which measure the effectiveness of mobile technologies to support children's literacy achievement remains scarce. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review to examine the influence of mobile technologies on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
Hobbs, L. Jon; Coordt, Allison – Grantee Submission, 2023
"The Upstart Great Plains TASK Force: Taking All to Success in Kindergarten" was a five-year Education, Innovation and Research (EIR) expansion grant (U411A180001) funded through the US Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Four research studies were conducted during the grant period of 2018 to 2023: a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Preschool Children
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LaCour, Misty M.; McDonald, Connie; Thomason, Gina; Tissington, Laura D. – Education, 2011
This study examined if, by providing caregivers with a workshop regarding effective storybook reading coupled with the receipt of storybooks, Pre-Kindergarten students' emergent literacy development would significantly increase. Pre-Kindergarten children attending two Head Start centers in the Southeastern United States participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
Osborne, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2016
With the cost of intervening being less costly prior to school entry, one strategy being used to decrease the achievement gap is to provide access to quality preschool education for economically disadvantaged children prior to kindergarten entry (Bailet, et al., 2011; Lee, Zhai, Brooks-Gunn, & Han, 2014). The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Trese L. W. Reed – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This research study examined the difference between a formal pre-kindergarten (pre-K) experience and a non-formal pre-kindergarten experience and the impact it had on the academic achievement of kindergarten students. The study also examined the impact these experiences had on kindergarten students as it relates to the Phonological Awareness…
Descriptors: Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Screening Tests, Preschool Children
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Begeny, John C.; Buchanan, Heather – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Teacher judgments about students' academic abilities are important for several reasons, including their day-to-day instructional decision making. Not surprisingly, previous studies have investigated the accuracy of teachers' judgments about their students' reading abilities. Previous research, however, has not investigated teachers' judgments…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Reading Ability, Preschool Teachers
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Weiland, Christina; Unterman, Rebecca; Shapiro, Anna – Child Development, 2021
Preschool improves children's kindergarten readiness, but the cognitive outcomes of preschool enrollees and nonenrollees tend to converge partially or fully in elementary school. In older programs, most of this convergence occurs in kindergarten (Li et al., 2016), but evidence from today's programs is sparse. Using data on 4,971 children who…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Public Schools
Wells, Tonya – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The purpose of this correlational study was to investigate the relationship between the quality of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs for students who attended a Prekindergarten (PK) program, and for students who did not attend a Pre-kindergarten program from a rural school district located in South Carolina. The population of students…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Relationship
LaCour, Misty M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined if, by providing caregivers with a workshop regarding effective storybook reading coupled with the receipt of storybooks, Pre-Kindergarten students' emergent literacy development would significantly increase. Pre-Kindergarten children attending two Head Start centers in the Southeastern U.S. participated in the study. Twelve…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disadvantaged Youth, Reading Interests, Workshops
Amanda S. Rygiel – ProQuest LLC, 2021
This causal-comparative quantitative study investigated if there was a statistically significant difference in school readiness variables between Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District kindergarten students who participated in the pre-kindergarten program, Building Bridges 4 Children (BB4C) and those who did not. This study compared literacy…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education
Tara A. Sokol – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Early childhood education is a dynamic field, constantly evolving with the introduction of new curriculums, initiatives and programs. The classroom teacher is the constant, providing essential early literacy instruction amidst all of these changes. Universal Pre-Kindergarten is a vital program that provides access to quality early childhood…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Emergent Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Equal Education
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