Help students increase their attendance at school with these quick tips from our experts that are based on research evidence and offer resources to guide you.
Dr. Ansari wrote a research brief which breaks down the full body of research on the topic of absenteeism in a short digestible format.
Support young children during their transition to kindergarten through these resources for researchers, parents, and providers.
In this white paper, Crane researchers assessed the effectiveness of the Nemours Bright Start! program on children’s language and literacy skills.
Crane and Schoenbaum Centers, in partnership with Greene County Educational Service Center and Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center received a Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant to form the Ohio State Research Foundation Consortium which aimed to improve literacy outcomes for Ohio children birth to age five.
Our country’s early care and education system was fractured and in crisis, even before COVID-19. The abrupt closure of many child care centers, new requirements upon opening, and challenges facing families make it even more pressing that our “rebuilding” efforts work toward a more sustainable and equitable child care system.
This study examined the individual differences in social interactions between children in the same classroom showing trends especially important to inclusive classroom environments. Read our highlights of the research, key takeaways and practitioner application as well as view the peer-reviewed publication.
Alphabet knowledge is a basic building block for early reading and writing. Children who learn the forms, names and sounds of letters during early childhood are less likely to experience reading difficulties later in school. See highlights of Crane Center research and find resources for assessing and teaching the alphabet.
The transition from preschool to kindergarten presents several unique challenges including heightened anxiety. To make the transition easier, teachers and parents can work collaboratively to support children with these tips.
Self-esteem develops from a young age through experiences that help children feel capable, confident, accepted, and willing to try new things. In order to foster high self-esteem, caregivers can model certain behaviors, praise efforts rather than outcomes, and offer appropriate and achievable challenges.
Although challenging behaviors can occur during any circle time activity, they are most likely to occur during activities that offer little opportunity for children to actively participate. It is important that teachers plan ahead for circle time to engage children and reduce challenging behaviors.
Children form attachments to important adults in their lives; these relationships are important for children’s later social and cognitive skills. It is important for educators to be sensitive to children’s reactions and use multiple strategies to build secure relationships. Similarly, educators need to build strong relationships with parents. We present strategies to support these relationships.