Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Predicting child outcomes from preschool quality in Portugal

Share
Description:
The main purpose of this study is to analyze whether quality of preschool classrooms relates to 4- and 5-year-old children developmental outcomes. The study was conducted in 60 classrooms in Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal. Children (N=215) were evaluated in the literacy, math, and behavior domains. Preschool quality was assessed through classroom observations using the ECERS-R and the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation. Global classroom quality although relatively low, predicted children's literacy skills and behavior but not math skills. Quality of language and literacy environment was not consistently related to child outcomes. Mother educational level stood out as consistently predicting most of child developmental outcomes. The relevance of these results is discussed considering the Portuguese educational scenario, in the realm of an international context. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
Portugal

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

The voices of early care and education: A qualitative perspective on providing and accessing high-quality early care and education

Reports & Papersview

Findings from the fifth-grade round of the early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011): First look

Reports & Papersview

Findings from the fourth-grade round of the early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011): First look

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.9.0' | Built: 2022-06-13 15:23:18 EDT