Foundations of Mathematics and Literacy: The role of executive functioning components – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Highlights Prior research connecting EF and academic skills generally used broad measures. Response inhibition is related to most math skills and only print for literacy skills. Cognitive flexibility is related to more conceptual mathematics and literacy skills. Working memory is related to more advanced mathematics and literacy skills. Results provide a foundation for future investigations … [Read More] Foundations of Mathematics and Literacy: The role of executive functioning components – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Fathers’ and mothers’ home learning environments and children’s early academic outcomes – Reading and Writing

ABSTRACT The home learning environment (HLE) that children experience early on is highly predictive of their later academic competencies; however, the bulk of this work is operationalized from mothers’ perspectives. This study investigates the HLE provided by both mothers and fathers to their preschoolers (n = 767), with consideration for how parents’ practices relate to … [Read More] Fathers’ and mothers’ home learning environments and children’s early academic outcomes – Reading and Writing

WEBINAR: The Costly Consequences of Not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready by Kindergarten – National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents research findings from a study on the consequences that can occur when school readiness skills are lacking in the area of social-behavioral development. These consequences include grade retention, suspensions/expulsions, and receipt of support services. Presenters from Colorado discuss solutions, strategies, and policy options designed to promote readiness skills in young children prior … [Read More] WEBINAR: The Costly Consequences of Not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready by Kindergarten – National Conference of State Legislatures

Factor Analysis of the Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale for children in Head Start programs – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

ABSTRACT Strength-based assessment of behaviors in preschool children provides evidence of emotional and behavioral skills in children, rather than focusing primarily on weaknesses identified by deficit-based assessments. The Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scales (PreBERS) is a normative assessment of emotional and behavioral strengths in preschool children. The PreBERS has well-established reliability and validity for … [Read More] Factor Analysis of the Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale for children in Head Start programs – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Do the Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Systematically Fade?: Exploring variation in the association between preschool participation and early school outcomes – EdPolicyWorks

ABSTRACT This study is the first to employ rich data from both kindergarten cohorts of the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS 1998 and 2010) to compare whether the relationship between preschool participation and children’s cognitive and behavioral outcomes–both at school entry and through the first years of elementary school–has changed over time. The … [Read More] Do the Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Systematically Fade?: Exploring variation in the association between preschool participation and early school outcomes – EdPolicyWorks

Getting Ahead in the Preschool Years: An analysis of a preschool enrichment and entertainment market – Sociology (AU)

ABSTRACT It has been argued that middle-class parents engage in the ‘concerted cultivation’ of their children with a view to securing their future status. One aspect of this ‘concerted cultivation’ entails the enrolment of children in organised enrichment activities. While scholars have focused on the ‘enrichment’ market for school-aged children, few have examined the preschool … [Read More] Getting Ahead in the Preschool Years: An analysis of a preschool enrichment and entertainment market – Sociology (AU)

Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

ABSTRACT This paper examines a recent example of a transition-to-preschool program in regional Australia. The program is significant in linking Aboriginal child health and early childhood learning services. The discussion is drawn from a mixed method evaluation undertaken at the end of the program’s first two years of funding. Evaluation findings suggest that many barriers … [Read More] Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters [HIPPY] – A selection of articles

A Selection of Articles, with links to abstracts and some some text, from a variety of sources Aboriginal Early Childhood Education: Why attendance and true engagement are equally important [PDF] / J Krakouer – 2016 — … Other examples of adapting the ECE system to fit the needs of Aboriginal children include the Home Interaction Program for Parents and … [Read More] Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters [HIPPY] – A selection of articles

Family Support or School Readiness? Contrasting models of public spending on children’s early care and learning – Brookings

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the United States, public policy and expenditure intended to improve the prospects of children from low-income families have focused on better preparing children for school through Head Start and universal pre-K. This school readiness approach differs from the dominant model of public support for early care and learning in Northern Europe, which … [Read More] Family Support or School Readiness? Contrasting models of public spending on children’s early care and learning – Brookings

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