Early Childhood Research

Category: Early Childhood Research

Construction and Validation of Two Parent-Report Scales for the Evaluation of Early Intervention Programs
Early Childhood Research

Evidence for the efficacy and reliability to measure family outcomes from efforts by states, under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, to ensure that families of children with disabilities are receiving the required attention to participate in their child’s education.

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A Case Study on Putting Parents at the Center of of Early Childhood Solutions
Early Childhood Research

One in three children are not prepared for kindergarten nationwide. This study identifies ways parents can better support their child’s early learning.

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Science Achievement Gaps Begin Very Early, Persist, and are Largely Explained by Modifiable Factors
Early Childhood Research, Government Research

Discussion of possible factors affecting science achievement gaps, despite such limited studies since 1992. Many factors identified seem modifiable and recommendations to close science achievement gaps include legislative changes.

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School readiness and later achievement
Early Childhood Research, School (K-12) Research

A longitudinal study looking at the three key elements of school readiness: academic preparedness, ability to pay attention and socioemotional skills. Early math skills proved the strongest predictor of all three.

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Creating Creators: How Can We Enhance Creativity in Education Systems?
Early Childhood Research, School (K-12) Research

Short reflections from the field in favor of prioritizing creativity as central activities for learning.

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Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next Generation Family Engagement Engaging Families to Transform Education
Early Childhood Research, Family Research, Out of School Research, School (K-12) Research

This paper is intended to stimulate work that can result in “next generation family engagement” that involves aligned, strategic and systemic approaches to family and community engagement from a child’s birth to young adulthood.

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What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning
Early Childhood Research, Family Research

Children need adults to provide them with meaningful STEM learning experiences early in life in order to facilitate their natural inclinations for STEM. In particular, parental involvement at home correlates directly with children’s development of literacy and math knowledge.

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Expanding Access and Inclusion in STEM through Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Business/Industry Research, Early Childhood Research, Out of School Research

Girls and youth of color must have roles as creators of technology, and not just its consumers. In order for this to happen, all stakeholders, including out-of-school leaders, must be engaged.

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Principles of Effective Family Engagement
Business/Industry Research, Early Childhood Research, Family Research

There are six principles for effective family engagement, including co-design, two-way communication, reciprocal relationships and systemic family engagement.

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From Traditional Campaigns to Building a Movement: The Evolution of Family and Community Engagement-Based Advocacy by Sandy Boyd and Michael Gilligan.
Early Childhood Research

Family engagement efforts will be successful when the reliance on issue-focused campaigns shifts to utilizing design thinking and elevating family and community engagement.

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