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Vatalaro, Angela; Culp, Anne McDonald; Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Barnes, Amanda C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the efficacy of using different types of mobile media apps to increase the receptive and expressive vocabulary development of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old preschool children living in economically disadvantaged communities. Children and teachers in four Head Start classrooms participated in the quasi-experimental study, which…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Trainin, Guy; Wessels, Stephanie; Nelson, Ron; Vadasy, Patricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This empirical study explored the home environment literacy practices of young Latino English learners and their families. The participants were 217 incoming Kindergarten Latino EL students and parents. The data collection included a completed HLEQ by the parents. In addition, children were administered the PPVT, the preLAS, the PALS-K screening,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic Americans
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Chao, Shirley L.; Mattocks, Gena; Birden, Amber; Manarino-Leggett, Priscilla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This research explored the effectiveness of the Raising A Reader (RAR) program on improving children's receptive vocabulary and improving parents' support of reading activities in the home. A total of 148 children in twelve pre-K classrooms were involved in this research study. In addition, parent surveys were conducted to determine if RAR…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Reading Programs, Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development