Early Childhood Education Research

QUILS language screener for young children

Researchers in education, psychology and speech pathology have collaborated to develop a computerized language screener to help early childhood educators and specialists identify areas where young children are experiencing difficulties mastering language. Read More

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Becoming Brilliant helps parents/teachers raise successful children

In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in UD’s School of Education, along with co-author Kathy Read More

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Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties. Read More

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Building vocabulary of low-income children

Roberta Golinkoff and collaborator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek designed an intervention study to test a new approach for fostering vocabulary development among preschool children from low-income homes. Read More

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Starting at Home interventions

Starting at Home will examine the impacts and outcomes for Early Head Start parents and children to determine if participation in Promoting First Relationships parenting intervention reduces stress levels in children. Read More

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Helping kindergarteners develop number sense

To help teachers strengthen the foundation of math skills for young children, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Dyson, School of Education, have developed a curriculum called Number Sense Interventions. Jordan is in Read More

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Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants

In 2015, Giovanna Morini, a postdoctoral student in UD’s School of Education was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to study, Using the Tools of Developmental Science to Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard Read More

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Intervention may predict math achievement

SHAPE UP!: An spatial skills intervention for preschoolers that may predicts mathematics achievement This $880K 3-year study conducted by Roberta Golinkoff follows a group of preschoolers over the course of 14 Read More

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Computerized Preschool Language Assessment

Using Developmental Science to Create a Computerized Preschool Language Assessment The purpose of this $2.8 million 4-year project is to develop a reliable, valid, norm-ready, research-driven, and culturally sensitive computer-based Read More

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Increasing Vocabulary in Preschoolers

Increasing Vocabulary in Preschoolers: Using Cognitive Science to Guide Pedagogy The purpose of this project is to create and test a novel approach to building preschool teachers’ abilities to foster Read More

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