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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
Pears, Katherine C.; Kim, Hyoun K.,; Fisher, Philip A.,; Yoerger, Karen – Grantee Submission, 2016
Two hundred and nine children receiving early childhood special education services for developmental disabilities or delays who also had behavioral, social, or attentional difficulties were included in a study of an intervention to increase school readiness, including early literacy skills. Results showed that the intervention had a significant…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays
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Bryant, Carla; Connolly, Faith; Doss, Chris; Grigg, Jeffrey; Gorgen, Perry; Wentworth, Laura – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This panel examines research on early education from two research practice partnerships, the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) with Baltimore City Schools and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Stanford-SFUSD Partnership with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Stanford University in San Francisco,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Zegarski, Cassandra Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The benefits of involvement in early childhood education have been researched from many different perspectives to show how children achieve social, emotional, and academic gains when they participate in a pre-kindergarten program. The purpose of this non-experimental quantitative study was to assess how attending a pre-kindergarten program in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Benefits, Rural Schools, Public Schools
McMahon, Rebecca; And Others – 1996
This study examined the effects of children's pre-kindergarten literacy environments away from home on their knowledge of print-related concepts. Data were collected at eight sites in Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana--either day care centers with no established curriculum or formal instruction, or classrooms with adopted curricula within…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Emergent Literacy
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Mendive, Susana; Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Snow, Catherine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
"Un Buen Comienzo" [A Good Start] was a professional development program implemented with prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers in Chilean public schools serving low-income families. In a randomized trial, the program showed moderate to large impacts on classroom quality but no impacts on targeted child outcomes. To unpack these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, Kindergarten
Stewart, Samantha Davida – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literacy standards in early childhood education have recently foregrounded emergent reading processes along with recommended oral language and literacy pedagogies that includes reading aloud informational and literary picturebooks (National Institute for Early Education Research, 2006). To understand how reading pedagogy makes a difference in…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. – 2002
This report is a compilation of educational policy items from all 50 states, where applicable. The report is organized into 25 sections: Accountability (K-12); Assessment; At Risk; Attendance; Bilingual/ESL; Character/Citizenship Education; Charter Schools; Choice; Dual/Concurrent Enrollment; Early Childhood; Finance; Financial Aid; Governance…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Williford, Amanda; Downer, Jason; Miller-Bains, Kate; Conway, Jenna; Howard, Lisa – Future of Children, 2021
In this article, Amanda Williford, Jason Downer, Kate Miller-Bains, Jenna Conway, and Lisa Howard tell us how a university research center, an early education advocacy group, and a state department of education joined forces in a research-practice partnership to develop and implement a more comprehensive assessment of young Virginia children's…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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Wright, Tanya S.; Parks, Amy Noelle; Wilinski, Bethany; Domke, Lisa M.; Hopkins, Laura J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine preK certification requirements for literacy and mathematics coursework to understand policy trends across the United States. We were interested in examining whether teacher certification requirements in these content areas align with expectations for child outcomes in early literacy and math. We completed…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Literacy Education
Fischer, Adrienne; Syverson, Eric – Education Commission of the States, 2020
Children should develop literacy skills that progress from learning to read to reading to learn as they move from kindergarten through early elementary. These skills support reading proficiency and build knowledge in all subject areas. Students who struggle with literacy skills as early as kindergarten often continue to read below grade level…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Reading Skills
White, James G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Scope and Method of Study: This naturalistic inquiry case study explored a selected pre-kindergarten program and the extent of its provision for school readiness through the lens of General Systems Theory. Assessment results from kindergarten students at three separate elementary schools were analyzed, interviews were completed with select early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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Dere, Zeynep – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Early childhood education aims to support children's whole development and their school readiness. Children develop a knowledge about reading, writing and learning before elementary school. This knowledge is called early literacy and it's a key factor for school readiness. This study delves to investigate the early literacy skills of children and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Visual Perception
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2019
HIPPY targeted parents of children zoned to 100 Houston Independent School District (HISD) elementary campuses during the 2018-2019 academic year, which reflected an increase from 80 campuses the previous year. Academic performance of students whose parents participated in HIPPY was assessed using the kindergarten 2018 Logramos and Iowa…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Children, Home Visits, Academic Achievement
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Williams, Jeffrey M.; Landry, Susan H.; Anthony, Jason L.; Swank, Paul R.; Crawford, April D. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
This study presents an empirically-based statewide system that links information about pre-kindergarten programs with children's school readiness scores to certify pre-kindergarten classrooms as promoting school readiness. Over 8,000 children from 1,255 pre-kindergarten classrooms were followed longitudinally for one year. Pre-kindergarten quality…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education
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