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Early, Diane M.; LaForett, Doré R.; Kraus, Syndee – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
During the 2015-16 academic year, Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) piloted three professional development models for Georgia's Pre-K teachers. All three models focused on the Instructional Support domain of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS; Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008) and used resources developed by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Models, Control Groups
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Mokrova, Irina L.; Anderson, Treshawn L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
The purpose of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the long-term effects of participation in NC Pre-K at the end of kindergarten. Two groups of children were compared--those who attended NC Pre-K (treatment) and those who had not attended NC Pre-K (comparison). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
Since the NC Pre-K (More at Four) Program began in 2001-2002, a variety of statewide evaluation studies have been conducted by the FPG Child Development Institute. These annual evaluations have included several studies of program services, classroom quality, and children's outcomes during pre-k as well as longer-term into kindergarten and third…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Mokrova, I. L.; Anderson, T. L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
The purpose of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the long-term effects of participation in NC Pre-K at the end of kindergarten. Two groups of children were compared--those who attended NC Pre-K (treatment) and those who had not attended NC Pre-K (comparison). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Garwood, Justin D.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
This report focuses on the results of the second year of this longitudinal study--the 2014-2015 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation study was to examine initial longitudinal outcomes related to school readiness for children and the quality of their classrooms from pre-k through kindergarten. The primary evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Garwood, Justin D.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
The purpose of the 2014-2015 North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the characteristics and quality of the program and the outcomes for children during Pre-K, along with comparisons to previous years. NC Pre-K is a state-funded educational program for eligible 4-year-olds, designed to enhance their school…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Quality, School Readiness
Aldridge, W. A., II; Boothroyd, R. I.; Veazey, C. A.; Powell, B. J.; Murray, D. W.,; Prinz, R. J. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
Evidence-based prevention and wellbeing programs offer a great deal of promise to support the health and wellbeing of North Carolina children, youth, families, and communities. In fact, many funders and service providers in North Carolina are shifting towards models that have demonstrated positive impact through rigorous evaluations. However,…
Descriptors: Counties, Intervention, Prevention, Well Being
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Garwood, Justin D.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
This executive summary presents results from a study that began in 2013-2014, and involves a longitudinal design to follow a sample of 1,169 children (139 Spanish-speaking DLLs) who attended 199 randomly-selected Georgia's Pre-K classrooms. These findings focus on results from the second year of the study, which included 1,034 of these children…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Schaaf, Jennifer M.; Hildebrandt, Lisa M.; Pan, Yi; Warnaar, Bethany L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2015
The 2013-2014 North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was designed to examine the longitudinal outcomes through kindergarten for children who attended the Pre-K program, along with comparisons to previous cohorts of program attendees. A sample of 561 children was included in the study, with data gathered at the beginning and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Quality, State Surveys, Preschool Children
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Schaaf, Jennifer M.; Hildebrandt, Lisa M.; Pan, Yi – FPG Child Development Institute, 2015
The purpose of the 2013-2014 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation was to examine the learning outcomes for children and the quality of their classrooms during Pre-K, as the baseline year of the Pre-K through third-grade longitudinal study. The primary evaluation questions addressed included: (1) What are the learning outcomes for children attending…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Schaaf, Jennifer M.; Hildebrandt, Lisa M.; Pan, Yi – FPG Child Development Institute, 2015
This the executive summary of the 2013-2014 study which provided the baseline year for the longitudinal study. The study included observations of teaching practices in a random sample of 199 Georgia's Pre-K classrooms and assessments of the language, literacy, math, general knowledge, and behavior skills of a sample of 1,169 children attending…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; LaForett, Doré R.; Schaaf, Jennifer M.; Hildebrandt, Lisa M.; Sideris, John; Pan, Yi – FPG Child Development Institute, 2014
The purpose of the 2012-2013 North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the quality of the program and the outcomes for children, along with comparisons to previous years. The primary research questions addressed by this evaluation included: (1) What were the key characteristics of the local NC Pre-K programs?; (2)…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Quality
FPG Child Development Institute, 2013
Public awareness of the value of a high quality early childhood education has never been stronger with Nobel-prize winning economist James J. Heckman declaring that it is the key to the nation's future. Higher education's role in preparing teachers to deliver on that promise is significant and continues to grow. A special issue of the "Journal of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; LaForett, Dore – FPG Child Development Institute, 2013
Georgia has one of the few state-funded universal pre-kindergarten programs in the United States, with the aim of providing pre-k services to all 4-year-olds whose families want their children to participate in the program, regardless of family income level. In the 2011-2012 school year, Georgia's Pre-K Program served a total of over 94,000…
Descriptors: Literacy, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Mathematics Skills
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; Hildebrandt, Lisa; LaForett, Dore – FPG Child Development Institute, 2013
The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a state-funded initiative for at-risk 4-year-olds, designed to provide a high quality, classroom-based educational program during the year prior to kindergarten entry. Children are eligible for NC Pre-K based on age, family income (at or below 75% of state median income), and other risk…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, At Risk Students, State Programs
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