Kyle DeMeo Cook

Kyle DeMeo Cook
Boston University | BU · Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

PhD

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The transition to kindergarten is a critical period for children and families, with successful transitions setting the stage for short- and long-term academic and social success. This study explored the practices used by kindergarten teachers to help ease children’s and families’ transition into primary school (termed “transition practices”), and a...
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Research and theory posit that children will benefit from coordinated and aligned early education experiences, yet there is limited research on how early education and elementary school systems coordinate with one another during this period. Using qualitative interviews with Head Start directors in the U.S. (N=16), this study identified numerous wa...
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Research Findings: This study examines efforts by Head Start programs to coordinate with elementary schools and seeks to better understand how coordination practices may support children’s transition to and success in kindergarten. Data were drawn from a nationally representative sample of Head Start children (N = 2,019) followed through kindergart...
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Head Start programs engage in multiple practices to support children and families during the transition to kindergarten. Children moving from Head Start to kindergarten often encounter discontinuities between the program and services they were receiving and the new elementary school environment. This paper uses multiple datasets and methods to prov...
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Recent examinations of racial/ethnic match within early education settings have found that child-provider racial/ethnic match is associated with positive outcomes for children. However, much of this work has concentrated on preschool, with a need for more research on younger children. This study explores racial/ethnic match between children and the...
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Doctoral students in education-related fields are required to take graduate level statistics courses and often face anxiety and negative attitudes about taking these courses. Using a mixed methods survey research design (N = 95), this study explored students’ experiences with statistics anxiety and how course instructors can support them to mitigat...
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Children’s early care and education (ECE) experiences have been found to explain developmental differences in school readiness between children in low- versus high-income households. However, the majority of this research has focused on preschool and center-based ECE. We have less knowledge about the specific characteristics of ECE across setting t...
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Transitions between two educational settings can bring about new experiences and expectations for children and their families. In the early care and education (ECE) context, when children transition from Head Start to kindergarten, they are confronted with different places, people, activities, and relationships. This transition also occurs between...
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The original version of this article unfortunately missed to include the Acknowledgement section.
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Vermont passed universal prekindergarten (preK) legislation in 2014 (Act 166) in an effort to increase access to high quality preK programs for all young children in the state. Act 166 provides state funded preK to all 3 and 4 year olds (and to 5 year olds who are not eligible for kindergarten). Families can enroll their children at no cost in any...
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The importance of parent engagement in children’s schooling is well documented, yet there is limited research on the quality of parent–teacher relationships specifically. In the present study, we aimed to help build knowledge in this area by investigating parent and teacher reports of home–school cooperation during children’s first year of school i...
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Abstract When children first enter school, they face simultaneous changes in their physical settings, social relationships, and learning expectations. The present study adds to the limited literature on children’s transitions from early education and care into school by examining whether schools can support this transition through information shari...
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Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011a), this study examined how many public schools used kindergarten entry assessments and for what purposes, what types of public schools used kindergarten entry assessments, and whether the us...
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Recent research has found that center-based early education and care (EEC) programs promote gains in cognitive skills for low-income children, but knowledge is limited concerning diverse types of EEC arrangements. This paper contrasts the primary EEC arrangements (Head Start, public centers, private centers, and home care) attended by economically...

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