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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
In December 2007, the Head Start program was reauthorized and modified through the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134. One of the provisions of this law added subsection 649(m) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9844) (Act), entitled "Program Emergency Preparedness," to address the preparedness of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Emergency Programs
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Spring, Helen – Primary Science, 2019
In this article, Helen Spring explains how a 'wow' activity is a great place to start learning outside the classroom. It will enthuse both children and staff. Teachers new to outdoor learning can start with something simple like having students use double-sided sticky tape to collect as many colours as they can from the school grounds. Then look…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Elementary School Science
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Brown, Amber L; Lee, Joohi – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children's language proficiency scores. Participants were kindergarteners concurrently enrolled in both a Head Start program and the Home Instruction for Parents of…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Kindergarten
Aikens, Nikki; Nikki, Lizabeth; Klein, Ashley Kopack; West, Jerry; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief focuses on Head Start children's developmental progress and kindergarten experiences, drawing on data from the 2009 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2009). The focal population is children who entered Head Start for the first time in fall 2009, completed one or two years of the program, and were…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Development, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Keys, Amanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
An exploratory, cross-sectional study was conducted to examine parents' levels of perceived family engagement to the Head Start program from different community locations. Data collected from this study were obtained from a survey provided to Head Start families from rural and urban areas that had a child currently receiving Head Start services.…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Intervention, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
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Rosenbaum, Rene P. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Research reveals the Head Start program has made impressive gains in increasing the qualifications of its teachers since the passage of the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998. These gains have been attributed to the initiatives implemented by the Administration of Children and Families to increase the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Teacher Qualifications, Preschool Teachers, Migrant Children
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Thwaites, Ben – Primary Science, 2019
The author believes that science within a primary school is there to enable children to be interested in the world around them and to help them start to understand it, getting them interested in the very basics, and pointing out things around them that they had not considered, so that they can start asking the questions 'why' and 'how' and 'what'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Interests
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Wright, Tanya S.; Gotwals, Amelia Wenk – Reading Teacher, 2017
In this article, the authors first review the research literature to show why supporting talk from the start of school is important for students' long-term literacy development. The authors then define and describe disciplinary talk and argue that it is an important entry point into science and disciplinary literacy learning for young students.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Mead, Sara; Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti – Bellwether Education Partners, 2016
Head Start is a valuable federal program that improves the lives of our nation's most vulnerable children and their families. Research shows that Head Start programs improve children's learning at school entry and have a positive impact on long-term life outcomes. Research also suggests that Head Start could have a stronger impact on children's…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, School Readiness, Child Development
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Bowyer, Patricia; Moore, Cary C.; Thom, Carly – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
This preliminary, descriptive study yields information on the utilization of occupational therapy services within Head Start programs. Participants completed an Internet-based survey of 25 questions pertaining to the understanding, scope, and utilization of occupational therapy services. Surveys were completed by 35 respondents nationwide. A total…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Early Intervention
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Alti, Kamlesh – Physics Education, 2017
Optical fibres play a very crucial role in today's technologies. Academic courses in optical fibres start at the undergraduate level. Nevertheless, student's curiosity towards optical fibres starts from the school level. In this paper, some fun experiments have been designed for both school and college students, which have some concrete…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Optics, Teaching Methods
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Kurlaender, Michal; Lusher, Lester; Case, Matthew – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020
Remediation has long been a costly way to address the misalignment between K-12 and higher education. In 2011, the California State University (CSU), the nation's largest public four-year university system, enacted "Early Start," requiring students needing remediation to enroll in such courses in the summer before their freshman year. We…
Descriptors: State Universities, Remedial Programs, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Beasley, Joan B.; Kalb, Luther; Klein, Ann – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) experience high rates of psychiatric disorders, and coinciding high rates of emergency service use. The current study seeks to explore strategies to improve outcomes by reporting a one-year prospective investigation among 41 individuals (Mean age = 32 years, SD = 12) with ID and mental health needs who…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Rural Areas, Mental Disorders, Comorbidity
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
This report is provided in response to a mandate by Congress in the Head Start Act, §650(b), as amended on December 12, 2007. The Act requires that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services submit a report on the facilities of Indian Head Start agencies to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
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