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Recognizing that the preschool years are formative in developing children's use of media, the researchers designed a study to examine the effectiveness of an educational app called Learn with Homer on low-income preschoolers' school readiness skills.
The latest School Readiness report finds plenty of room for boosting investments in early learning:
Yet, this image of school readiness fails to capture the research-based understandings of children's learning and development and the assessment process that persists throughout the field of early childhood education (Jalongo, 2007; Meisels, 2007).
KEYWORDS: School Readiness, Low Income, Self-Regulation, Caregiver Involvement, Intervention
The Gateway Family YMCA's Early Learning Readiness Program provides a preschool-like experience with the focus on supporting and developing the skills of caregivers, while improving school readiness among children.
The book explains the importance of school readiness for school success and how to measure it, outlines determinants of school readiness, and gives examples of the design, implementation, and evaluation of exceptional school- and family-based programs.
School readiness, defined as a child's ability to successfully transition to kindergarten, has been a national education goal in the United States since the Charlottesville summit in 1989 declared that "All children in America will start school ready to learn" (National Education Goals Panel, 1991).
The study's authors gauged school readiness using results from the South Carolina Readiness Assessment conducted by kindergarten teachers throughout the state.
In addition, children from low-income families are more likely to have developmental risks and disabilities that limit their school readiness than those from middle-income families (Brooks-Gunn & Duncan, 1997; Fujiura & Yamaki, 2000; Scarborough, Spiker, Mallik, & Hebbeler, 2004).
Research over the past decade has demonstrated that children's school readiness is related to a variety of positive school-related outcomes (Duncan et al.
To improve long-term academic outcomes, increased attention is being given to supporting and assessing school readiness and identifying successful, evidence-based programs in early childhood that can ensure a more even start at school.
Risk factors affecting school readiness in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome.

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