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Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Coley, Rebekah Levine – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The transition to kindergarten is a critical period for children and families, with successful transitions setting the stage for short- and long-term academic and social success. This study explored the practices used by kindergarten teachers to help ease children's and families' transition into primary school (termed "transition…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Preschool Teachers
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Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Koury, Amanda S.; Miller, Portia – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Growing evidence has linked center-based early care and education settings to improvements in children's cognitive skills. Additional research is needed to more carefully delineate when and for whom these associations are most pronounced. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (N ˜ 6,350; Flanagan & West, 2004),…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Family Environment
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Coley, Rebekah Levine; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Miller, Portia L.; Koury, Amanda – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Prior research has unearthed a link between early education and care (EEC) experiences and worse behavioral functioning for children, yet the research has not clearly delineated whether this link is due to early entry into care (timing), extensive hours of care (extent), or use of center-based care (type). Using a nationally representative sample…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Infant Behavior, Preschool Children, Child Behavior