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Early Childhood Education
Regional Differences in Kindergartners' Early Education Experiences, from Volume 7—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Emily Rosenthal, Amy Rathbun, and Jerry West

Describes kindergartners' patterns of participation in preschool and kindergarten programs, as well as characteristics of the programs and the kindergartners who attend them, to provide a regional picture of kindergartners' early learning experiences.

Children Born in 2001: First Results From the Base Year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Kristin Denton Flanagan and Jerry West

Presents information on children born in 2001, collected when they were about 9 months of age. Includes information on the characteristics of the children and their families, the early mental and physical skills of the children, their first experiences in child care, and their fathers.

Kindergarten Teachers: Public and Private School Teachers of the Kindergarten Class of 1998–99, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By:Elvira Germino Hausken, Jill Walston, and Amy H. Rathbun
     Describes the demographic characteristics and professional qualifications of U.S. public and private school kindergarten teachers. Also examines kindergarten data on the schools and classrooms where they teach.
Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten in the United States: Findings From the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By:Jill Walston and Jerry West
     Describes the schools, both public and private, that offer fullday and half-day kindergarten programs and the children who attend them. Examines the composition and structure of public school classes and the instructional practices used by teachers.
Young Children’s Access to Computers in the Home and at School in 1999 and 2000, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By:Amy H. Rathbun and Jerry West
     Describes kindergartners’ and first-graders’ access to and use of computers in their schools, classrooms, and homes. Includes examination of data by selected characteristics of children, teachers, and classrooms.
Prekindergarten in U.S. Public Schools: 2000–2001, from Volume 5— Issue 1
     By:Timothy Smith, Anne Kleiner, Basmat Parsad, and Elizabeth Farris
     Provides information on the number of public schools offering prekindergarten classes, the number and characteristics of children enrolled, services received by these children, the number and characteristics of prekindergarten teachers, and funding sources.
Schools’ Use of Assessments for Kindergarten Entrance and Placement: 1998–99, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By:Naomi Prakash, Jerry West, and Kristin Denton
     Examines the prevalence and purposes of testing children who are entering or about to enter kindergarten by type of school (public or private), concentration of low-income children, grade levels taught, and number of children enrolled.
Home Literacy Activities and Signs of Children's Emerging Literacy: 1993 and 1999, from Volume 2—Issue 1
     By:Christine Winquist Nord, Jean Lennon, Baiming Liu, and Kathryn Chandler
     Provides information on family literacy activities and signs of children's emerging literacy.
Preprimary Education Enrollment, from Volume 1—Issue 1
     By: from The Condition of Education 1998
     Presents preprimary enrollment rates for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds by student characteristics such as race-ethnicity, household income, and parents' highest education level.
Early Literacy Experiences in the Home, from Volume 1—Issue 1
     By:from The Condition of Education 1998
     Provides percentages of children ages 3-5 who were read to, told a story, or taken to the library by a parent or other family member.

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