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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
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
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
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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Barbour, Ann C. – Childhood Education, 1999
A family literacy program used "Be Excited about Reading" bags, which contained quality children's books and family activities that extended the classroom theme to be taken home by at-risk prekindergarten and kindergarten students. The literacy bags reached all families, encouraged family/school partnerships promoting children's learning, affected…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Instructional Materials
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Kissel, Brian; Hansen, Jane; Tower, Holly; Lawrence, Jody – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
This article examines six years of ethnographic research in Robyn Davis's pre-kindergarten classroom in the USA. Using a theoretical framework to embed writing within a social semiotic that is multimodal and has social intent (Street, 2003), the authors show how children used interactions during writing to create various written products. Three…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Kindergarten, Ethnography, Preschool Education
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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
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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
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
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
Moomaw, Sally – Redleaf Press, 2020
For decades early childhood educators in high-quality programs have understood that the transition into reading and writing occurs naturally when young children are surrounded by opportunities to interact with print in ways that are meaningful to them. The original edition of "More Than Letters," first published in 2001, showed teachers…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities
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Moon, Kyunghee; Reifel, Stuart – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
This study explores a teacher's understandings of the role of play and her use of play in literacy learning serving children from diverse language backgrounds. The participants in this study were a public pre-kindergarten teacher and her class. Data were collected from interviews, informal conversations, observations, and self-reflexive notes. The…
Descriptors: Play, Creative Activities, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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