Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Background: Growing up in poverty undermines healthy development, producing disparities in the cognitive and social-emotional skills that support early learning and mental health. Preschool and home-visiting interventions for low-income children have the potential to build early cognitive and social-emotional skills, reducing the disparities in school readiness that perpetuate the cycle of poverty. However, longitudinal … [Read More] Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT Findings are presented regarding childcare providers’ use of evidence-based strategies to promote preschoolers’ social–emotional competence in 38 urban childcare classrooms. Descriptive results from classroom observations and childcare teachers’ interviews indicated that in the absence of training, childcare teaching staff implemented few of these strategies. Teachers also reported a lack of infrastructure elements such as … [Read More] Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

The Role of Emotion Knowledge in the Links Between Shyness and Children’s Socio-emotional Functioning at Preschool – British Journal of Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT The present study investigated the potential protective role of components of emotion knowledge (i.e., emotion recognition, situation knowledge) in the links between young children’s shyness and indices of socio-emotional functioning. Participants were n = 163 children (82 boys and 81 girls) aged 23-77 months ([mean] = 53.29, SD = 14.48), recruited from preschools in … [Read More] The Role of Emotion Knowledge in the Links Between Shyness and Children’s Socio-emotional Functioning at Preschool – British Journal of Developmental Psychology

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