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Qi Cathy Huaqing, Zieher Almut K., Van Horn M. Lee, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between language skills and behavioural problems and the potential moderating role of the quality of classroom emotional support in this relationship among 242 preschool children from low-…
Jeon Hyun-Joo, Peterson Carla A., Luze Gayle J., Carta Judith J., Langill Carolyn Clawson, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relations among low-income parents' perceptions of their child's teacher, parental school involvement, and children's pre-academic skills and aggressive behaviors by program type: Head Start or other early childhood…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Qi Cathy Huaqing, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal, bidirectional relationship between language skills and behavior problems in a sample of 194 preschool children enrolled in Head Start programs. Children were individually assessed using the…
Walker Dale, Carta Judith J., Q1 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly focuses on intervention research that examines inequities in early language-learning experiences.
Mayfield Wayne A., Neth Paula, Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Olson Dean, Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Given that research shows early care and education (ECE) programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
Mayfield Wayne A., Neth Paula, Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Olson Dean, Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative, March, 2017
Executive Summary
Given that research shows early care and education (ECE) programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
Goldstein Howard, Olszewski Arnold, Haring Christa, Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, McCarthy Tanya, Kelley Elizabeth S., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: Children who do not develop early literacy skills, especially phonological awareness (PA) and alphabet knowledge, prior to kindergarten are at risk for reading difficulties. We investigated a supplemental curriculum with children…
Mayfield Wayne A., Olson Dean, Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, Neth Paula, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Given that research shows early care and learning programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
Mayfield Wayne A., Olson Dean, Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, Neth Paula, December, 2016
Executive Summary
Given that research shows early care and learning programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
Akers Lauren, Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Carta Judith J., Hurwitz Felicia, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief introduces the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure for researchers who seek to learn about preschool classroom teachers' use of ongoing assessment data to individualize instruction. In this brief, we discuss the EDIT's multi-…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct a project titled "Assessing Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Child…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., November, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct a project titled "Assessing Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Child…
Goldstein Howard, Kelley Elizabeth S., Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, McCarthy Tanya, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, Spencer Trina D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: We investigated a small-group intervention designed to teach vocabulary and comprehension skills to preschoolers who were at risk for language and reading disabilities. These language skills are important and reliable predictors of later…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Kelley Elizabeth S., Guerrero Gabriela, Kong Na Young, Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2013, Spencer, Goldstein, Sherman, et al. reported the promising effects of a supplemental, technology-assisted, storybook intervention (Tier 2) containing embedded instruction targeting the oral language learning of preschool children at risk…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Snell Emily K., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Carta Judith J., Boller Kimberly, Monahan Shannon, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Ongoing child assessment is increasingly viewed as a tool for informing and individualizing instruction in early childhood, yet little is known about how ongoing child assessment is implemented at the classroom or the programmatic level. This…