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Morris, Pamela A.; Mattera, Shira K.; Maier, Michelle F. – MDRC, 2016
In the context of a persistent achievement lag among low-income children despite substantial investments in early education, policymakers and practitioners continue to seek ways to improve the quality of children's preschool experiences. The Making Pre-K Count study addresses whether strengthening prekindergarten (pre-K) instruction in math,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Coaching (Performance)
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Han, Jisu; Schlieber, Marisa; Gregory, Bradley – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
This study used data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 2009 4-year-old cohort to examine associations among family characteristics, home and classroom environments, and the emergent literacy skills of Head Start children. Results from hierarchical linear models suggest that both family and classroom contexts play a…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Vocabulary Development, Expressive Language
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Hunter, Leah J.; Bierman, Karen L.; Hall, Cristin M. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Head Start teachers completed brief rating scales measuring the social-emotional competence and approaches to learning of preschool children (total N = 164; 14% Hispanic American, 30% African American, 56% Caucasian; 56% girls). Head Start lead and assistant teacher ratings on both scales demonstrated strong internal consistency…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Early Intervention
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Burchinal, Margaret; Howes, Carollee; Pianta, Robert; Bryant, Donna; Early, Diane; Clifford, Richard; Barbarin, Oscar – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
Publicly funded prekindergartens are programs that most states use to promote school readiness, especially of 4-year-old children at risk for academic problems due to poverty. Despite large public expenditures, these programs have not been widely evaluated. We examined 240 randomly selected pre-kindergarten programs in six states with mature…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers