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Zhang, Chenyi; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States. Two groups of children who shared similar socio-economic status and disability status but received…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Federal Programs
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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The home visiting component of early childhood education programs provides an important portal through which to observe family interactions as well as gain insights about the ethnotheories of the home visitor. Home visits were videotaped in the United States and in Turkey to analyze training and program effectiveness. One striking feature of this…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Video Technology
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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Brown, Christopher P.; Gasko, John W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
As policymakers and early childhood advocates across the United States continue to promote the expansion of early childhood education to prepare students for success in elementary school, many within the field are worried about how these reforms will affect the field. Little is known as to why early education stakeholders would seek out…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Change
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Patton, Mary Martin; Wortham, Sue Clark – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined the extent of extra-year programs for kindergarten students in Texas school districts; identified procedures and curricular interventions; and established the growth trend of these classes statewide. Found that 39% of the 285 school districts responding had transition classes, and the trend for the state at-large appeared to be one of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Grade Repetition
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews the historical and current theoretical contexts that have contributed to the concept of readiness, especially reading readiness. Discusses connectionist, emergent, social constructivist, and critical theories of early literacy. Ends with a discussion of the future of research, debate, and practice in the area of early literacy. (DR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories