Early Childhood

Designing e-books to model real-time ideas for parents reading with their child

RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Early childhood researchers are using advancements in technology to support families with young children. A new study examined if e-books could effectively show parents ideas to make time reading with their child more meaningful.

Parents’ responsivity and early language development

RIVETING RESEARCH BLOG SERIES. Poverty is shown to have negative effects on young children's language development. A mediated meta-analysis of more than 6,000 preschool children examined why by looking at whether socioeconomic risks impacts parent responsivity.

Big Little Leap: The Role of Transition Difficulties in Children’s Skill Development during Kindergarten

Research brief examining the role of transition difficulties in children's skill development during kindergarten.

Transition to Kindergarten

Transition to Kindergarten
Support young children during their transition to kindergarten through these resources for researchers, parents, and providers.

Expanding access to pre-primary education around the world

The Riveting Research blog series is a succinct summary of a new study with compelling design and implications. This week's blog examines Ethiopia's approach to rapidly expanding access to universal early education.

Shared Story Book Reading: Resources and Evidence

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: “We’re More than a Daycare”

Research study co-authored by Crane Center Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Shayne Piasta, investigated the labels used to describe early childcare professionals by those in the field.

Core Knowledge in Preschool Project (CKP)

CKP Project focuses on the efficacy of the Core Knowledge in Preschool Program in promoting the math and science education of children who are at risk of socioeconomic disadvantage.

Focus on Learning, Interaction, and Play (FLIP) at Recess

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: New research on the impacts of care from other adults on infant learning

A study by Crane researcher, Dr. Britt Singletary, examines how informal care from other adults can impact infant and young-child development. Dr. Singletary presents findings on cognitive and language outcomes for infants aged 13-18 months.