Early Childhood

Kindergarten Readiness Among Children Participating in Early Start Columbus

A team from the Crane Center analyzed 2021-2022 state Kindergarten Readiness Assessment data and overall trends to examine the readiness of children participating in Early Start Columbus.

Nonspeaking Readers

Nonspeaking Readers is a study on the effects of two commercially available reading curricula designed for students with severe disabilities.

Organization of Early Childhood Classroom Environments May Matter for Children’s Language Learning

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A research brief on the organization of early learning classroom environments to support early literacy skills.

The ED3 Project

The ED3 Project aims to better understand how to provide intervention for children that need help learning new vocabulary.

School attendance matters: Research insights for K-12 schools and their staff

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.

Early Childhood Learning and Children’s Literacy Skills in Kindergarten and Third Grade

This brief from Crane Center researchers, Early Childhood Learning and Children's Literacy Skills in Kindergarten and Third Grade, aimed to determine whether preschool assessments can predict how children will do on the KRA-L and Third-Grade Reading Guarantee.

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.