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This study examined development of academic, language, and social skills among 4-year-olds in publicly supported prekindergarten (pre-K) programs in relation to 3 methods of measuring pre-K quality, which are as follows: (a) adherence to 9 standards of quality related to program infrastructure and design, (b) observations of the overall quality of classroom(More)
This study draws from the National Center for Early Development and Learning's Multi-State Pre-Kindergarten Study to examine the extent to which program, classroom , and teacher attributes of the program ecology predict observed quality and teacher–child interactions in a sample of 238 classrooms representing 6 states' pre-kindergarten programs. Quality was(More)
States have accumulated considerable experience in operating publicly sponsored pre-kindergarten programs. In spite of this extensive experience, only fragmentary accounts exist of how these pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs handle issues such as program intensity, location, staffing, and population served. These issues are addressed by the National Center(More)
The construct of self-regulation can be meaningfully distinguished into hot and cool components. The current study investigated self-regulation in a sample of 926 children aged 3-5 years old. Children's performance on self-regulatory tasks was best described by two latent factors representing hot and cool regulation. When considered alone, hot and cool(More)
(2002). Diversity and directions in state pre-kindergarten programs. Abstract HE POTENTIAL EFFICACY of high quality pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs for improving children's school readiness has led many states to consider sponsoring pre-k programs under the auspices of public education. In deciding to implement pre-k programs, states are faced with policy(More)
R ecent prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are now estimated at about 1 in 110 children in the U.S. Increases in public awareness and research funding in response to the growing numbers of children and adults with this disorder have led to numerous important scientific advances over the last several years. Nevertheless, because ASD(More)
v Dedication [] We dedicate this work to the memory of Mary Culkin and Leslie Phillipsen. These two outstanding women were integral members of our research team from its inception. Through their brilliant and caring work, they helped improve the lives of children today and of future generations as well. We miss them greatly. /
The children of the cost, quality, and outcomes study go to school: Executive summary. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS W E WOULD LIKE TO THANK the directors, principals, administrators, and teachers who graciously gave their time to this study and let us visit their child care centers, schools, and classrooms. We would also like to thank the children and families who(More)
BACKGROUND PRO-CTCAE is a library of items that measure cancer treatment-related symptomatic adverse events (NCI Contracts: HHSN261201000043C and HHSN 261201000063C). The objective of this study is to examine the equivalence and acceptability of the three data collection modes (Web-enabled touchscreen tablet computer, Interactive voice response system(More)
This article presents data on the family and social environments of 501 children enrolled in public sponsored pre-K in 5 states and tests the relation of these resources to child competence. Structured interviews and questionnaires provide information from parents about the family's social and economic status. Direct assessments and teacher reports provide(More)