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Benner, Aprile D.; Yan, Ni – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 13,970), we examined whether two aspects of school-family connections, parental involvement and communication quality, accounted for the association between classroom composition and children's academic and socioemotional functioning following the transition to…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, School Readiness, Communication Skills
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Astuto, Jennifer; Ruck, Martin – Applied Developmental Science, 2017
In the United States a "civic engagement gap" persists between low-income youth and their higher-income counterparts. To examine the developmental origins of civic engagement in a sample of U.S. children growing up in poverty, a conceptual model was tested employing the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K)…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
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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
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Niehaus, Kate; Adelson, Jill L.; Sejuit, Aubrey; Zheng, Jiali – Applied Developmental Science, 2017
This study examined the extent to which socioemotional well-being mediated the relationship between language status and achievement, while exploring variability in this relationship based on informant (student versus teacher reports of socioemotional problems) and native language background (Spanish-speaking English language learners [ELLs] versus…
Descriptors: Native Language, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Children