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School readiness gains made by ethnically diverse children in poverty attending center-based childcare and public school pre-kindergarten programs ☆
Although intensive early childhood interventions and high quality preschool programs have been shown to foster children’s school readiness, little is known about the school readiness gains made byExpand
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Associations Between Low-Income Children's Fine Motor Skills in Preschool and Academic Performance in Second Grade
Research Findings: Given the growing literature pertaining to the importance of fine motor skills for later academic achievement (D. W. Grissmer, K. J. Grimm, S. M. Aiyer, W. M. Murrah, & J. S.Expand
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Child, family, and childcare predictors of delayed school entry and kindergarten retention among linguistically and ethnically diverse children.
Concern about kindergarten retention is on the rise within the current climate of high-stakes testing and escalating kindergarten expectations. Kindergarten retention has been linked in previousExpand
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"Should I let them talk?": Private speech and task performance among preschool children with and without behavior problems
Abstract Preschool and kindergarten teachers must make decisions everyday about how much to allow their children to talk out loud to themselves during various classroom activities. The present studyExpand
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Associations between center-based care accreditation status and the early educational outcomes of children in the child welfare system
Given the corpus of studies demonstrating the positive effects of high quality early care and education (ECE) experiences on the development and early academic outcome of children who attend ECEExpand
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Preschool children's awareness of private speech
The present study explored: (a) preschool children's awareness of their own talking and private speech (speech directed to the self); (b) differences in age, speech use, language ability, andExpand
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Maternal beliefs concerning young children's private speech
The goal of this study was to understand maternal reports, beliefs, and attitudes about their young children's use of private speech. Mothers of 48 children between the ages of 3 and 5 participatedExpand
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Behavior Concerns Among Low-Income, Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse Children in Child Care: Importance for School Readiness and Kindergarten Achievement
ABSTRACT Research Findings: Recent research and teacher reports have highlighted the importance of early behavior skills for children’s school readiness and academic success in elementary school.Expand
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Preschoolers’ Motor and Verbal Self-Control Strategies During a Resistance-to-Temptation Task
ABSTRACT Although prior research has shown that young children exhibit enhanced self-control when they use verbal strategies provided through adult instructions, little work has examined the role ofExpand
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