Impacts of Social-Emotional Curricula on Three-Year-Olds: Exploratory Findings from the Head Start CARES Demonstration. Research Snapshot. OPRE Report 2014-78Report as inadecuate




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Administration for Children & Families

This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The study was designed primarily to test the effects of the enhancements on 4-year-olds, but it also provides an opportunity to explore their impacts on a limited number of outcomes for 3-year-olds who were in the classrooms that included both 3- and 4-year-olds. Key findings in the study include: (1) The enhancements improved teachers' social-emotional instruction and improved teacher reports of 3-year-olds' social behaviors and closeness with their teachers; (2) The positive impacts of the enhancements as a group seem to be driven primarily by The Incredible Years; and (3) As a group, the enhancements did not affect 3-year-olds' pre-academic skills, as reported by teachers. [For the full report, see ED558517.]

Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students, Teacher Competencies, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Behavior, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Behavior Problems, Academic Ability, Knowledge Level, Language Skills, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Age Differences, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Characteristics, Mixed Age Grouping, Theories, Faculty Development, Play, Statistical Analysis, Effect Size, Burnout, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Teacher Characteristics

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Author: Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1508&id=ED558516







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