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2007-08 evaluation report: Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP): Summary report
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 01 January, 2008
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

An examination of the implementation and expansion of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP), South Carolina's early childhood initiative to improve the school readiness of students in poverty, during the 2007-2008 program year

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2007-2008 implementation & expansion of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP): Evaluation report
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 01 January, 2008
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

Findings from an evaluation of the second year of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP), South Carolina's early childhood education program to improve the school readiness of students in poverty, during the 2007-2008 program year

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2008-2009 Maryland school readiness report: Children entering school ready to learn
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2008
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A survey of teacher ratings of the school readiness of Maryland kindergartners during the fall of 2008

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Access to the general education curriculum for preschoolers with disabilities: Childrenís school success
Lieber, Joan, 2008
Exceptionality, 16(1), 18-32

A study of the academic and social skill gains of 58 children with disabilities during their preschool year in classrooms using the Childrenís School Success (CSS) curriculum

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Access to preschool in Illinois
Illinois Action for Children, 2008
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A discussion of the child care arrangements of families in Illinois, with a focus on the arrangements of at-risk children, based on data from the 2003-2004 National Survey of Children's Health

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Added value of dialogic parent-child book readings: A meta-analysis
Mol, Suzanne E., January 2008
Early Education and Development, 19(1), 7-26

An analysis of data from multiple studies on of the effects of dialogic parent-child book reading on the vocabulary skills of young children

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ADHD, culture and education
Singh, Ilina, May 2008
Early Child Development and Care, 178(4), 347-361

A socio-historical account of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and its treatment with pharmaceuticals, focusing on the disorder's history in the United States

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Afterschool and students with special needs
Afterschool Alliance, October 2008
(Issue Brief No. 34). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An exploration of the ways in which after school programs integrate children with special needs, including a discussion of benefits of program participation

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The afterschool experience in Salsa, Sabor y Salud: Evaluation 2007-2008
Huang, Denise, December 2008
(CRESST Report 747). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.

A process and outcomes evaluation of Salsa, Sabor y Salud (SSS), a child-centered adaptation of a healthy lifestyles program for Latino families, that examined the effect of program participation on elementary school students' and program instructors' knowledge and healthy behaviors, based on survey, interview, and observational data collected in after school programs implementing SSS and matched control programs in Los Angeles and on case studies of programs in Chicago

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Analysis of two early childhood education settings: Classroom variables and peer verbal interaction
Hojnoski, Robin L., Winter 2008
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 23(2), 193-209

An observational study of peer verbal interactions, types of activities, social configurations, and teacher behaviors at both a Montessori and a traditional preschool in an urban area

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Assembly Bill 553: Limited english proficient pre-kindergarten pilot program: 2008 evaluation report
Leitner, David, December, 2008
Carson City: Nevada, Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs.

An evaluation of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program in Nevada in 2008, based on data on program funding, the population served, implementation, and participant outcomes

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Assembly Bill 553: Limited english proficient pre-kindergarten pilot program: 2008 evaluation report [Executive summary]
Leitner, David, December, 2008
Carson City: Nevada, Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs.

An evaluation of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program in Nevada in 2008, based on data on program funding, the population served, implementation, and participant outcomes

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Assessing all children
Van Hemel, Susan B., 2008
In C.E. Snow & S. B. Van Hemel (Eds.), Early childhood assessment: Why, what, and how? (pp. 134-140). Washington, DC: National Academies Press

An overview of research on select appropriateness and bias issues surrounding the use of national assessments with young children from racial or language minority groups or who have special needs

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Assessing child-care quality: How well does Colorado's Qualistar quality rating and improvement system work?
Zellman, Gail L., 2008
(RB-9343-QEL). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of a study of the relationship of child care center and family child care provider participation in the Colorado Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system to child care process quality and children's socioemotional and cognitive development

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Assessing language, literacy, and mathematics skills with Work Sampling for Head Start
Meisels, Samuel J., November, 2008
Early Education and Development, 19(6), 963-981

A study of the validity and reliability of the Work Sampling for Head Start instrument, a modified version of the Work Sampling System for the assessment of early reading, language, and math, in a sample of 112 children enrolled in Saint Paul Public Schools CHOICE program

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Assessing the validity of the Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality
Zellman, Gail L., 2008
(MG-650-QEL). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

An evaluation of the Colorado Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), including: an assessment of system components and the relationships between them; a comparison of Qualistar measures to other established quality measures; and an examination of the association between quality improvements as measured by Qualistar components and children's socioemotional and cognitive outcomes.

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Assessing the validity of the Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality [Executive summary]
Zellman, Gail L., 2008
(MG-650-QEL). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of a study of the relationship of child care center and family child care provider participation in the Colorado Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system to child care process quality and children's socioemotional and cognitive development

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Associations of warmth and control of Filipina domestic helpers and mothers to Hong Kong kindergarten childrenís social competence
Ip, Hoi Man, March 2008
Early Education and Development, 19(2), 284-301

A study of the relationship between childrenís social development in kindergarten and the warm or controlling caregiving styles of mothers and hired domestic caregivers, based on a sample of 63 triads of children and mothers from Hong Kong and hired domestic caregivers from the Philippines

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder across cultures: Development and disability in contexts [Special issue]
Lee, Kyunghwa, May 2008
Early Child Development and Care, 178(4)

A special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the views of early childhood educators from several developed countries on the subject of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Beginning Head Start: Children, families and programs in fall 2006: FACES 2006 baseline report
Tarullo, Louisa B., December 2008
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A profile of the characteristics of newly enrolled Head Start children and families and their home and Head Start classroom environments in fall 2006, including children's cognitive, physical, and socioemotional development, and Head Start classroom curricula and activities, based on data collected from a sample of 60 Head Start programs, 135 centers, 410 classrooms, 365 teachers, and 3,315 children and their parents

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Beginning school ready to learn: The impact of the Head Start Early Childhood Education Program on Hispanic children
Reyes-Dott, Kimberly Cummings, 2008
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno, CA

An examination of the relationship between attendance at Head Start's Early Childhood Education Program and Hispanic children's ability to begin kindergarten ready to learn from in depth interviews with 11 female employeees at a Head Start program in Southern California

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Benefits of assistive technology user groups for early childhood education professionals
Parette, Howard P., February 2008
Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(4), 313-319

A description of the benefits of forming user groups to enhance the professional development of early education professionals in the area of adaptive technologies for students with disabilities

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Better beginnings: The state of early learning and kindergarten readiness in East Yakima
Paulsell, Diane, August, 2008
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

An overview of children, families, school readiness, and early learning services and quality in East Yakima, Washington, prior to the start of the East Yakima Early Learning Initiative, part of a 10-year strategy to improve children's school readiness in Washington State

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Better beginnings: The state of early learning and kindergarten readiness in East Yakima and White Center
Paulsell, Diane, August, 2008
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

An overview of children, families, school readiness, and early learning services and quality in East Yakima and White Center, Washington, prior to the start of the East Yakima and White Center Early Learning Initiatives, parts of a 10-year strategy to improve children's school readiness in Washington State

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Better beginnings: The state of early learning and kindergarten readiness in White Center
Paulsell, Diane, August, 2008
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

An overview of children, families, school readiness, and early learning services and quality in White Center, Washington, prior to the start of the White Center Early Learning Initiative (WCELI), part of a 10-year strategy to improve children's school readiness in Washington State

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