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Hughes, Claire; Foley, Sarah; White, Naomi; Devine, Rory T. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: There is an urgent need to accelerate the detection of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A recent brief questionnaire designed for teachers and nursery staff, the Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI), shows promising psychometric properties (Hughes, Daly, Foley, White, & Devine, 2015. "British Journal…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Special Needs Students, Psychometrics, Screening Tests
Mottram, Emily; McCoy, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2010
In the last three decades, several strands of research have produced compelling evidence justifying a focus on the family with a particular emphasis on early years in order to raise literacy standards. Partners in Literacy is an evidence-based model which is built on these key research findings, these are: (1) Families and parents are critical to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Intervention, Family Characteristics
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Bracken, Stacey Storch; Fischel, Janet E. – Early Education and Development, 2008
This study investigated the family reading behavior of 233 preschool children from low-income backgrounds who were attending Head Start. Parents completed a survey of their family reading behavior, including Child Reading, Parent Reading Interest, and Parent-Child Reading Interaction, and provided demographic data on their educational level,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Low Income, Family Size, Disadvantaged Youth
Adams, Gina; McDaniel, Marla – Urban Institute, 2012
State prekindergarten initiatives can only succeed if they actually reach at-risk children. This brief summarizes findings from three studies conducted by the Urban Institute. Two studies supported by the McCormick and Joyce Foundations focused on whether smaller immigrant communities in metro Chicago face access barriers to enrolling their…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Access to Education, Educational Opportunities
Donley, Jan – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2019
The Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL) is a national content center established to work with regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies (SEA) to build SEAs' capacity to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up innovation in learning. This report is a collection of evidence ratings and practice briefs. The categories for…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Capacity Building, Educational Practices, Best Practices
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Cloney, Dan; Cleveland, Gordon; Hattie, John; Tayler, Collette – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This article provides Australian evidence of the availability and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in low-socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods. There is less availability of ECEC in low-SES areas in Australia, and these programs provide a lower average quality of care than in more advantaged…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Socioeconomic Status, Neighborhoods, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Jaime; Cook, Thomas D.; Klein, Alice; Starkey, Prentice; DeFlorio, Lydia – Grantee Submission, 2018
Policymakers face dilemmas when choosing a policy, program, or practice to implement. Researchers in education, public health, and other fields have proposed a sequential approach to identifying interventions worthy of broader adoption, involving pilot, efficacy, effectiveness, and scale-up studies. In this paper, we examine a scale-up of an early…
Descriptors: Scaling, Evidence Based Practice, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
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Kocyigit, Sinan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This aim of this study is to examine the views of teachers, administrators and parents about the problems that emerge during family involvement in preschool activities and solutions for these problems. The participants were 10 teachers, 10 parents and 10 administrators from 4 preschools and 6 kindergartens in the Palandöken and Yakutiye districts…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Content Analysis
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2018
This bibliography offers a comprehensive list of published research on the size and characteristics of the early care and education workforce. To be included, a publication: (1) must describe features of the early care and education workforce, such as: size; demographic characteristics; wages, compensation, and benefits; experience, education,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
Karoly, Lynn A.; Zellman, Gail L. – RAND Corporation, 2012
In 2010, the California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS) Advisory Committee recommended a structure for a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that could apply to the state's 11,000 licensed centers and 36,600 licensed family child care homes (FCCHs). The proposed design consisted of an unweighted block system…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Centers, Advisory Committees, Rating Scales
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Miller, Alison L.; Froyen, Laura C.; Skibbe, Lori E. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2012
Family involvement, an important resource for early learning among children in poverty, is a primary focus of the Head Start preschool program. The current study examined the extent to which families in Head Start were involved in children's learning at home, in the community, and at school, as well as the child, family, and center factors that…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Preschool Education, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth
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McClelland, Megan M.; Tominey, Shauna L.; Schmitt, Sara A.; Hatfield, Bridget; Purpura, David; Gonzales, Christopher; Tracy, Alexis – Grantee Submission, 2019
Considerable research has examined interventions that facilitate school readiness skills in young children. One intervention, "Red Light, Purple Light Circle Time Games" (RLPL; Tominey and McClelland, 2011; Schmitt et al., 2015), includes music and movement games that aim to foster self-regulation skills. The present study (N = 157)…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Readiness, Skill Development, Low Income Students
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Bustamante, Andres S. – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study used the Family and Child Experiences Survey, 2009 cohort, to explore the levels of depression among a nationally representative sample of Head Start teachers at the beginning and end of the preschool year. Results showed that one in three Head Start teachers reported some depression either in fall or spring, and that change in…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Depression (Psychology), Preschool Teachers
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Kikas, Eve; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Pakarinen, Eija; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined the role of family-related (mother's education, depressive symptoms and child's gender) and kindergarten-related (teacher's experience, teaching practices and class size) factors in mothers' and teachers' mutual trust in Estonia and Finland. Six hundred eighteen (206 Estonian and 412 Finnish) mothers of kindergarten children…
Descriptors: Role, Family Environment, Questionnaires, Trust (Psychology)
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2019
A substantial share of children in New Hampshire are at risk of adverse developmental outcomes because of low family resources and other factors that can compromise healthy development in the first few years of life. This report examines the need for early childhood investments in communities across New Hampshire, the current investments under way…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Investment, Home Visits
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