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1.

100 children go to school: Connections and disconnections in literacy development in the year prior to school and the first year of school
Hill, Susan, 1998
(3 vols.). Canberra: Australia Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs.

An investigation into the correlation between the acquisition of emergent literacy skills and the early experiences of children in school settings, based on a sample of 100 children from five locations in Australia

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100 children turn 10: A longitudinal study of literacy development from the year prior to school to the first four years of school
Hill, Susan, 2002
(2 Vols.). Canberra: Australia Department of Education, Science and Training.

A longitudinal study into the development of children's literacy skills from the year prior to school entry through fourth grade, based on a sample of 100 children followed for five years from four sites across Australia

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10 years post-Neurons to Neighborhoods: What's at stake and what matters in child care?
Phillips, Deborah A., October 19, 2010
Paper presented at the Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of CCDBG

A discussion of the relationship between the quality of child care environments and child stress, health, and developmental outcomes, and a call for an increase in compensation and training for child care workers

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15 by 15: A comprehensive policy framework for early human capital investment in BC
Kershaw, Paul, August, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: University of British Columbia, Human Early Learning Partnership.

An argument for reducing the percentage of developmentally vulnerable children in British Columbia, Canada, to 15 by 2015, including a policy framework to achieve the goal

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15 by 15: A comprehensive policy framework for early human capital investment in BC [Executive summary]
Kershaw, Paul, August, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: University of British Columbia, Human Early Learning Partnership.

A summary of an argument for reducing the percentage of developmentally vulnerable children in British Columbia, Canada, to 15 by 2015, including a policy framework to achieve the goal

Executive Summary

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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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2008-09 kindergarten screening results and voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program: 2009-10 fact sheet
Florida. Department of Education, 2010
Tallahassee: Florida, Department of Education.

A presentation of results from an assessment of children’s school readiness, with a focus on children’s emergent literacy skills, based on data on children who attended, voluntary prekindergarten, non-voluntary prekindergarten, or did not attend prekindergarten

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2008-2009 implementation & expansion of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP): Evaluation report
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 01 January, 2009
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

Findings from an evaluation of the third 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 2008-2009 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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2009-10 evaluation report: Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP)
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, February, 2010
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

Highlights of findings from an evaluation of the fourth year of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP), South Carolina's early childhood education program to improve the school readiness of children in poverty

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2009-2010 implementation & expansion of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP): Evaluation report
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 01 January, 2010
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

Findings from an evaluation of the fourth 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 2009-2010 program year

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2009-2010 Maryland school readiness report: Children entering school ready to learn
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2009
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A survey of teacher ratings of the school readiness of Maryland kindergartners during the fall of 2009

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2010-2011 LA 4 prekindergarten annual report: Final
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning,
Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning.

An examination of participant characteristics and of changes in participant test scores during the 2010-2011 program year of LA 4, a publicly-funded Louisiana prekindergarten program for at risk 4-year-olds, based on pre- and posttest assessments from 12,685 children

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The 2010-2011 Maryland school readiness report: Children entering school ready to learn
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2011
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A summary of a survey of teacher ratings of the school readiness of Maryland kindergartners during the fall of 2010

Executive Summary

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2010 Maine Children’s Growth Council report: School readiness
Maine Children's Alliance, 2010
Augusta: Maine, Children's Growth Council.

A profile of families, communities, early childhood education and care programs, and schools in Maine and their influence on children’s school readiness

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2010 school readiness report: Response to the House Committee Resolution 179 of the 2010 regular Louisiana legislative session
Louisiana. Department of Children and Family Services, February, 2011
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana, Department of Children and Family Services.

The 2010 School Readiness Report is provided in response to HCR 179 (Rep Badon) of the 2010 Legislative Session. This resolution urged and requested that the Department of Social Services (now the Department of Children and Family Services) and the Department of Education work collaboratively to ensure that children enter kindergarten ready to learn, to establish and maintain infrastructure for the coordination of data, and to submit by March 1 annually a school readiness report. (author abstract)

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The 2011-2012 Maryland Model for School Readiness report: Children entering school ready to learn
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2012
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A summary of findings from teacher assessments of the school readiness of Maryland kindergartners during the fall of 2011

Executive Summary

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2011 District of Columbia early childhood risk and reach assessment
Moodie, Shannon,
Washington, DC: District of Columbia, Office of Early Childhood Education.

An examination of the geographic distribution in the District of Columbia of family risk indicators, children's reading and math proficiency, and early childhood programs

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The 2011 SELMA pilot
Pennsylvania. Office of Child Development and Early Learning, March, 2013
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

An account of the pilot test of Pennsylvania's kindergarten entry student inventory, used to assess children's social, emotional, and language and literacy development, as well as their mathematical thinking and approaches to learning (SELMA)

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The 2012-2013 Maryland school readiness report: Children entering school ready to learn
Maryland. State Department of Education,
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A summary of a presentation of findings from teacher assessments of the school readiness of Maryland kindergarteners during the fall of 2012

Executive Summary

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The 2012 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory pilot
Pennsylvania. Office of Child Development and Early Learning, May, 2013
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

As Pennsylvania builds a high-quality and accountable system of early childhood programs, parents, teachers and state administrators have expressed a need for information on the status of children's skills and abilities as they enter kindergarten. This report provides information about the development and pilot of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory. (author abstract)

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2012 Preschool Pilot Study of PBS KIDS Transmedia Mathematics Content
Education Development Center,
New York: Education Development Center.

Findings from a study of the implementation of a preschool math curriculum supplement with transmedia content, which includes videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, and its impact on children's early math skills and teachers' views of math teaching, based on child assessments, teacher surveys, and observations for 16 preschool classrooms randomly assigned to a math curriculum supplement either with or without transmedia content

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2012 Preschool Pilot Study of PBS KIDS Transmedia Mathematics Content: Executive summary: Report to the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative
Education Development Center, September, 2012
New York: Education Development Center.

A summary of a study of the implementation of a preschool math curriculum supplement with transmedia content, which includes videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, and its impact on children's early math skills and teachers' views of math teaching, based on child assessments, teacher surveys, and observations for 16 preschool classrooms randomly assigned to a math curriculum supplement either with or without transmedia content

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2012 Preschool Pilot Study of PBS KIDS Transmedia Mathematics Content: A report to the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative
Education Development Center, September, 2012
New York: Education Development Center.

A study of the implementation of a preschool math curriculum supplement with transmedia content, which includes videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, and its impact on children's early math skills and teachers' views of math teaching, based on child assessments, teacher surveys, and observations for 16 preschool classrooms randomly assigned to a math curriculum supplement either with or without transmedia content

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The 2013-2014 Maryland school readiness report: Getting ready
Maryland. State Department of Education,
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

This report presents data about the school readiness of Maryland's children: statewide, by subgroups, and by jurisdiction. It also summarizes Ready for Kindergarten (R4K), Maryland's new Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System, which will replace the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) in 2014-2015.

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The 2013-2014 Maryland school readiness report: Getting ready
Ready at Five,
Baltimore: Ready at Five.

This report provides a summary of school readiness data for Maryland's children. It also summarizes Ready for Kindergarten (R4K), Maryland's new Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System, which will replace the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) in 2014-2015.

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The 2013 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory pilot
Pennsylvania. Office of Child Development and Early Learning, June, 2014
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

As Pennsylvania builds a high-quality and accountable system of early childhood programs, parents, teachers and state administrators have expressed a need for information on the status of children's skills and abilities as they enter kindergarten. This report provides information about the development and pilot of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory. (author abstract)

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2014-2015 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment: Readiness matters!
Maryland. State Department of Education, 2015
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

This report provides results of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, administered for the first time at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Statewide findings are shared, as well as those for subgroups and each of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions.

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The 2014-2015 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment report: Readiness matters!
Ready at Five,
Baltimore: Ready at Five.

This report highlights results of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, administered for the first time at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Statewide findings are shared, as well as those for subgroups and each of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions.

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24-month-old children with larger oral vocabularies display greater academic and behavioral functioning at kindergarten entry
Morgan, Paul L., September/October 2015
Child Development, 86(5), 1351-1370

Data were analyzed from a population-based, longitudinal sample of 8,650 U.S. children to (a) identify factors associated with or predictive of oral vocabulary size at 24 months of age and (b) evaluate whether oral vocabulary size is uniquely predictive of academic and behavioral functioning at kindergarten entry. Children from higher socioeconomic status households, females, and those experiencing higher quality parenting had larger oral vocabularies. Children born with very low birth weight or from households where the mother had health problems had smaller oral vocabularies. Even after extensive covariate adjustment, 24-month-old children with larger oral vocabularies displayed greater reading and mathematics achievement, increased behavioral self-regulation, and fewer externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors at kindergarten entry. (author abstract)

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The 30-second effect: An experiment revealing the impact of television commercials on food preferences of preschoolers
Borzekowski, Dina L. G., 2001
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101(1), 42-46

A study of the influence of televised food commercials on preschool children's food preferences among a sample of 40 Head Start children in northern California

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The Abecedarians approach to social competence: Cognitive and linguistic intervention for disadvantaged preschoolers
Ramey, Craig T., 1982
In K. Borman (Ed.), The social life of children in a changing society (pp. 145-174). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

A description of the educational environment set up for the disadvantaged preschooler by the Carolina Abecedarian Project to aid achievement of educational competence

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ABLE: A system for mental health screening and care for preschool children
Barbarin, Oscar, 2006
In B. T. Bowman & E. Moore (Eds.), School readiness and social-emotional development: Perspectives on cultural diversity (pp. 77-88). Washington, DC: National Black Child Development Institute

A proposal of a tool for the early detection of behavioral and emotional problems in special needs children

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Aboriginal early childhood development assessment: Issues and insights in a cultural context
Vancouver Island University. BC Regional Innovation Chair for Aboriginal Early Childhood Development, 2013
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.

A review of child development screening and assessment methods, with a discussion of their relevance for Aboriginal children and communities in Canada

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Aboriginal young children's language and literacy development: Progress, promising practices, and needs
Ball, Jessica, April, 2007
London, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

A compendium of information on the speech and language development of aboriginal children under six years old living in Canada, and a proposal for a national strategy to support the language and literacy development of these children

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Aboriginal young children's language and literacy development: Progress, promising practices, and needs [Executive summary]
Ball, Jessica, April, 2007
London, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

A summary of a compendium of information on the speech and language development of aboriginal children under six years old living in Canada, and a proposal for a national strategy to support the language and literacy development of these children

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Academic and cognitive functioning in first grade: Associations with earlier home and child care predictors and with concurrent home and classroom experiences
Downer, Jason T., March 2006
School Psychology Review, 35(1), 11-30

A study of the association between academic and cognitive development of first graders and the quantity and quality of child care, home learning environment, family demographics, and maternal characteristics of a sample of 832 children from 9 states

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Academic competence in preschool: Exploring the role of close relationships and anxiety
Wood, Jeffrey J., 2007
Early Education and Development, 18(2), 223-242

A discussion of preschool children’s psychosocial pathway to school readiness and the importance of primary caregiver attachment as it relates to children’s anxiety, peer relationships and academic success, based on parent and teacher interviews and evaluations of 31 preschool children

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Academic content, student learning, and the persistence of preschool effects
Claessens, Amy, April, 2014
American Educational Research Journal, 51(2), 403-434

Little research has examined the relationship between academic content coverage in kindergarten and student achievement. Using nationally representative data, we examine the association between reading and mathematics content coverage in kindergarten and student learning, both overall and for students who attended preschool, Head Start, or participated in other child care prior to kindergarten entry. We find that all children benefit from exposure to advanced content in reading and mathematics and that students do not benefit from basic content coverage. Interestingly, this is true regardless of whether they attended preschool, began kindergarten with more advanced skills, or are from families with low income. Policy implications are discussed. (author abstract)

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Academic performance of subsequent schools and impacts of early interventions: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Head Start settings
Zhai, Fuhua, May, 2012
Children and Youth Services Review, 34(5), 946-954

A comparison of the impact of exposure to the Chicago School Readiness intervention during the Head Start year on children's language, literacy, and math and behavioral outcomes between kindergarteners in both high and low performing schools, based on secondary analysis of data from 361 children who were participants in the Chicago School Readiness Program

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Accelerating the early numeracy development of kindergartners with limited working memory skills through remedial education
Toll, Sylke W.M., February, 2013
Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(2), 745-755

A comparison of the impact of a remedial numeracy education program on the early numeracy development of two groups of kindergarteners with either limited or typical working memory skills, based on data from 933 children in the Netherlands followed over a period of 1.5 years

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Accelerating language development through picture book reading: A systematic extension to Mexican day care
Valdez-Menchaca, Marta C., 1992
Developmental Psychology, 28(6), 1106-1114

A study evaluating children's language abilities after the completion of a six to seven week dialogic reading program

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Accelerating math development in Head Start classrooms
Arnold, David H., 2003
Journal of Educational Psychology, 94(4), 762-770

A study of the impact of participating in fun, diverse mathematics-related activities on math skills among Head Start preschool children

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Accelerating preschoolers' content vocabulary: Designing a shared book intervention in collaboration with teachers
Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D., 2014
NHSA Dialog, 17(3)

The purpose of this three-year investigation was to develop an 18-week shared book reading intervention guided by teacher feedback on instructional practices, including the design and delivery features from the shared book reading and vocabulary research that could be effectively implemented by preschool teachers to accelerate children's content vocabulary knowledge as researchers implemented a design experiment. To date, this methodology has been implemented in the design of few preschool vocabulary curricula. Thus, the results of this study contribute to the theoretical understanding of the feasibility of instructional practices that intensify typical shared book reading practices. (author abstract)

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Accelerometer measured level of physical activity indoors and outdoors during preschool time in Sweden and the United States
Raustorp, Anders, August, 2012
Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(6), 801-808

A comparison of young children's physical activity and sedentary behavior during indoor and outdoor time for both boys and girls in Swedish and United States settings, based on data from 50 children with an average age of 52 months, at two sites in Malmo, Sweden and two sites in Raleigh, North Carolina

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The accessibility of socio-dramatic play to culturally and linguistically diverse Australian preschoolers
Scrafton, Eleanor, April, 2015
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 23(2), 213-228

Socio-dramatic play is preschool children's leading learning activity (Karpov 2005; Vygotsky 1978). Yet entering play often poses challenges (Corsaro 2003), particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children (Hruska 2007). At preschool four-year-old CALD children are both acquiring a new language, and learning new rules, social structures and cultures. As 18% of Australian children possess diverse language heritages (Centre for Community Child Health and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research 2011), many CALD preschoolers may have compromised access to play. Using a multi-case study purposive design, this study investigated the circumstances under which CALD preschoolers access play. Ten children and four educators participated. Shyness/sociability, strategy use, English proficiency, common home knowledge and interests, mutual peer relationships, and peer support were found to be important to access. Recommendations include educator support for particularly shy, home-language-isolated CALD children through explicit language and social support, within a relevant, stimulating physical environment. (author abstract)

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Accessing and affording child care and low-income mothers' employment over time: An ecological approach
Shjegstad, Brinn, 2009
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames

A study of the influence of child problem behaviors and maternal risk factors on low-income mothers’ ability to access and afford child care, an examination of family income as a mediator of the relationships between child problem behaviors, maternal risk factors and low-income mothers’ ability to access and afford child care, and an examination of the relationships between low-income mothers’ ability to access and afford child care and family income, child problem behaviors, maternal risk factors, and ability to obtain and maintain employment

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Access to the general education curriculum for preschoolers with disabilities: Children’s 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 Children’s School Success (CSS) curriculum

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Access to high quality early care and education: Readiness and opportunity gaps in America
Nores, Milagros, May, 2014
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

This brief is organized into four main sections. The first describes the "readiness gaps" at kindergarten entry as of 2010. The remaining sections examine the extent to which there are "opportunity gaps" in the early care and education services that may be associated with those readiness gaps. We begin with the care arrangements at age 2 and then examine early care and education arrangements for children aged 3 and 4. Finally, we turn to state pre-K policy and its impacts on enrollment, quality standards, and funding for children ages 3 and 4. The information presented is based on analyses of three main sources of data: the State of the Preschool series, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study- Kindergarten Cohort 2010/11 (ECLS-K) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort 2001 (ECLS-B). (author abstract)

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