|African American father involvement and preschool children’s school readiness
||A developmental ecological model was used to identify child attributes, father characteristics, and familial factors associated with multidimensional father involvement with preschool children enrolled in Head Start. The relations between father invo...
|Assessing the play beliefs of African American mothers with preschool children
||A rating scale measuring parent beliefs about play was developed and validated with a sample of 224 African American mothers of children attending Head Start. Principal components analyses of the Parent Play Beliefs Scale (PPBS) revealed two factors,...
|Batswana adolescents’ interpretation of American music videos: So that’s what that means!
||Understanding the impact of mass media communication from developing countries on Black populations continues to be an important research topic. This study assessed the impact of television, specifically, music video programming from the United State...
|Contextually –relevant validation of peer play constructs with African American Head Start children: Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale
||The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the construct and concurrent validity of a modified version of the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS), a teacher-rating instrument of interactive play behaviors of preschool children. PIPPS were...
|Evidence-based solutions for overcoming access barriers, decreasing attrition, and promoting change with underserved families
||Various definitions exist for what constitutes family therapy (e.g., Haley, 1976; Minuchin, 1974; Webster-Stratton, Kolpacoff, & Hollinsworth, 1988). In this article, we consider family therapy to encompass any intervention that targets family intera...
|Head Start University-Community Partnerships and Mentorship of Graduate Students in Early Childhood Research
||University-community partnerships are becoming increasingly salient to the development of early childhood education experiences that promote school readiness for young children (Barnett & Frede, 2001). Given the unique skills required for such collab...
|Parent characteristics, economic stress, and neighborhood context as predictors of parent involvement in preschool children’s education
||This study examines factors related to three dimensions of parent involvement in preschool: school-based involvement, home-based involvement, and the parent–teacher relationship. Participants were 154 predominantly African American parents recruited ...
|Parental assessment of peer play: Development and validation of the parent version of the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale
||The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the construct validity of the parent version of the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS) and to compare it with the teacher version. PIPPS were collected on 297 urban Head Start children. The Pare...
|Parental reports of preschool children’s social behavior: Relations among peer play, language competence and problem behavior
||This investigation examined relations between preschool children's play behavior, language competence, and problem behavior. Parents and teachers provided information on 113 preschool children enrolled in a Head Start program. A subset of these child...
|Preschool peer interactions and readiness to learn: Relationships between classroom peer play and learning behaviors and conduct
||Promoting young children's readiness to learn is a national priority. This mandate is clearly stated within the first of our National Education Goals, which reads that all American children will start school ready to learn by the year 2000 (U.S. Depa...
|Profiles of social competence among low income African American preschool children
||Relations between children’s personal attributes and peer play competence were investigated in a sample of 141 African American preschool children who participated in Head Start. Variable-oriented analyses confirmed that dispositions of temperament, ...
|Resilient partners: The development of a university community collaboration to promote wellness for Head Start children and families
||This paper describes a theoretically driven approach uniquely suited for the development of research partnerships between university teams and local communities serving children enrolled in Head Start programs. A literature review on dimensions of su...
|A validation study of the Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale with urban Hispanic and African American preschool children
||Promoting young children’s readiness to learn is a national priority. With the arrival of the new millennium, it is appropriate to reassess our National Education Goal that all American children will start school ready to learn by the year 2000 (U.S....