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Welchons, Leah Wildenger; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The transition to kindergarten is regarded as a critical early childhood developmental milestone with important implications for later school outcomes. Little prior research has focused on predictors of socio-behavioral kindergarten outcomes using longitudinal research designs. Further, few studies have examined kindergarten transition using…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Predictor Variables, Social Influences
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McIntyre, Laura Lee; Zemantic, Patricia K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing group of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Earlier detection means an increased need for early intervention and other educational services. This study examined what services a sample of young children with ASD received, what variables predicted service utilization, and how satisfied…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Young Children, Parents
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McIntyre, Laura Lee; Eckert, Tanya L.; Arbolino, Lauren A.; DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Fiese, Barbara H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Research suggests that a large percentage of kindergarten children do not successfully transition to school (Rimm-Kaufman et al. 2000). As a result, a number of school transition initiatives have been developed by educators and policy makers to address the difficulties young children may experience upon kindergarten entry. Despite this attention,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, School Psychologists
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Wildenger, Leah K.; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Research suggests that many typically developing children in the United States experience problems during the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Despite the fact that early school experiences impact educational trajectories, few empirical studies investigate the effect of kindergarten preparation variables on child outcomes. The primary…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Young Children, Early Experience
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Quintero, Nicole; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The transition to kindergarten represents an important developmental milestone for children and may pose unique challenges to children with disabilities, their families, and teachers. The primary goal of the current study was to investigate teacher concerns regarding the transition to kindergarten as well as teacher and parent-reported transition…
Descriptors: Autism, Parent Participation, Developmental Disabilities, Parent School Relationship
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McIntyre, Laura Lee; Eckert, Tanya L.; Fiese, Barbara H.; Digennaro Reed, Florence D.; Wildenger, Leah K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Kindergarten transition is considered an important developmental milestone for children and families. Children with disabilities may be especially vulnerable during transition and may lack academic and behavioral readiness skills essential for kindergarten. Family concerns surrounding children's transition were explored in 132 students (n = 29…
Descriptors: School Readiness, General Education, Caregivers, Disabilities
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Wildenger, Leah K.; McIntyre, Laura Lee; Fiese, Barbara H.; Eckert, Tanya L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Routines are an important feature of family life and functioning in families with young children. Common daily routines such as dinnertime, bedtime, and waking activities are powerful organizers of family behavior and may be instrumental to children and families during times of transition, such as elementary school entry. Daily routines were…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Family Life, Young Children
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McIntyre, Laura Lee; Eckert, Tanya L.; Fiese, Barbara H.; DiGennaro, Florence D.; Wildenger, Leah K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
The transition to kindergarten is an important developmental milestone for young children, their families, and teachers. Preparing students for successful kindergarten transition has been identified as a national priority, yet the degree to which parents are involved in kindergarten preparation is rarely considered. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Parent Participation