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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
Maben, Monique Agnes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The National Reading Panel has highlighted the lack of educational opportunities that underprepared prekindergarten students are likely to experience. Traditionally, girls have outperformed boys in reading achievement. Local school districts are concerned with the increase of prekindergarten students who enter the primary grades deficient in…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Gender Differences
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Rodriguez, Megan I.; Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2015
The Individual Growth and Development Indicator (IGDI): Which One Doesn't Belong (WODB) task is an early comprehension screening assessment designed for use in pre-Kindergarten multi-tiered systems of support. This article summarizes the purpose, procedures, and evidence base currently available in the literature to support the WODB task. Example…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Screening Tests, Early Intervention, Kindergarten
McKinney, Reisha Monique – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As early childhood education continues to move to the forefront of public policy debate, more attention is being paid to early literacy. Strickland and Riley-Ayers (2006) indicated that early literacy and early learning opportunities play a vital role in academic achievement. This study invested whether there were statistically significant…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Correlation, Preschool Education
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Hassunah Arafat, Safieh; Korat, Ofra; Aram, Dorit; Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The study addressed the question of continuity in literacy achievements from kindergarten to first grade among Arabic-speaking children in Israel. We examined (1) how age and family socio-economic status (SES) predict children's literacy skills in kindergarten and (2) how age, SES, and early literacy skills in kindergarten predict literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Guirguis, Ruth; Antigua, Kathy Carolina – Cogent Education, 2017
Current literature and research demonstrates that learning multiple languages allows for young learners to develop higher levels of executive functioning skills. Research also suggests that Dual Language Learners (DLLs) can surpass monolinguals in these executive functioning skills. Yet, there is a dearth of literature that explicitly discusses…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Executive Function, Academic Achievement, Self Management
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Spencer, Mercedes; Kaschak, Michael P.; Jones, John L.; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
It has been demonstrated that statistical learning, or the ability to use statistical information to learn the structure of one's environment, plays a role in young children's acquisition of linguistic knowledge. Although most research on statistical learning has focused on language acquisition processes, such as the segmentation of words from…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Language Skills, Language Acquisition, Individual Differences
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
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
The field of education is beginning to understand more concretely how specific conditions, such as poverty, affect brain and cognitive development and the related impacts on academic achievement. More than 10 million children who live below the poverty threshold attend public preK-12 schools, and over 1 million of these children attend public…
Descriptors: Poverty, Cognitive Development, Academic Achievement, Executive Function
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