Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Preschool and primary school influences on the development of children's early numeracy skills between the ages of 3 and 7 years in Germany

Few studies have investigated how preschool and primary school interact to influence children's cognitive development. The present investigation explores German children's numeracy skills between age 3 (1st year of preschool) and age 7 (1st year of primary school). We first identified the influence of preschool experience on development while controlling for child factors, family background, and the quality of the home learning environment (HLE). We then considered how the instructional quality of primary schools influences numeracy. We finally analysed how preschool and primary school interact. We sampled 547 children who attended 97 German preschools. Latent growth curve analyses identified child and family factors related to age 3 numeracy and development to age 7: gender, migration background, socioeconomic status (SES), mother education, HLE. The effects of preschool on numeracy development persist until age 7 with notable effects from process quality. Strengthened efforts are needed to ensure high quality preschool education in Germany. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers

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 MPACT initiative: Using behavioral tools to increase children’s early math skills

Reports & Papersview

Characteristics of a 3-year-old preschool children’s evolving number knowledge: A one-year multiple-case study

Reports & Papersview

Early education and adult health: Age 37 impacts and economic benefits of the Child-Parent Center preschool program

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