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Journal Articles

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them–Economic Recovery in 3 Easy Steps


January 1, 2009 Economics and Finance
William S. Barnett

In this article, NIEER Co-Director W. Steven Barnett provides a vision to economic recovery in three simple steps.

The Effects of Oklahoma’s Pre-K Program on Hispanic Children


December 1, 2008
William T. Gormley, Jr.

This article presents data from William Gormley's evaluation of the Tulsa pre-K program.

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.


November 1, 2008 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development.

Coaching as Part of a Pilot Quality Rating Scale Initiative: Challenges to–and Supports for–the Change-Making Process


October 1, 2008 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study focusing on a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) consulting process and provides recommendations for enhancing this process.

Continuity of Care, Professional Community, and the Policy Context: Potential Benefits for Infant and Toddler Teachers’ Professional Development


September 1, 2008 Workforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper shares the results of a study on the benefits of continuity of care for infants and toddlers.

Why Governments Should Invest in Early Education


July 1, 2008 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

This article makes an economic case for investing in the education of young children.

Use of Decontextualized Talk Across Story Contexts: How Oral Storytelling and Emergent Reading Can Scaffold Children’s Development


June 1, 2008
Stephanie M. Curenton, Michelle Jones Craig, and Nadia Flanigan

This study examines oral language skills in parent-child interactions and discusses results in terms of implications for home-based literacy interventions.

Children’s Preliteracy Skills: Influence of Mothers’ Education and Beliefs About Shared-Reading Interactions


March 1, 2008
Stephanie M. Curenton and Laura M. Justice

This study examines the associations between children's preliteracy skills and their mothers' educational backgrounds and beliefs about shared-reading interactions

Early Childhood Leaders and Literacy


February 1, 2008 Quality and Curriculum

This article reviews the book Literacy leadership in early childhood: An essential guide.

An Effectiveness-Based Evaluation of Five State Pre-Kindergarten Programs


January 1, 2008
Vivian C. Wong, Thomas D. Cook, W. Steven Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung

This article estimates the effectiveness of a sample of state-funded preschool programs, given the growing importance of such programs on education policy.