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Are L.A.'s Children Ready for School? by Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Anne R. Pebley, Mary E. Vaiana,

By Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Anne R. Pebley, Mary E. Vaiana, Elizabeth Maggio

This exploration of faculty readiness makes a speciality of how the house literacy atmosphere, parenting habit, and social features are linked to elements of college readiness: uncomplicated talents, equivalent to analyzing and math; and behaviour difficulties, together with sad/anxious habit and competitive habit. simply because assets for school-readiness courses are restricted, it really is really very important to concentration those assets at the childrens who want them most-those whose moms are poorly informed and people residing in terrible neighborhoods.

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During the day, Ty stays with a neighborhood friend, Naomi, while Ty’s parents go to work. Naomi takes care of several children in her home every day and uses the money she makes to pay the rent. Recently, Naomi told Ty’s mother that she will have to find another day care provider for Ty. Naomi says Ty gets angry easily and bullies the other children. He has even hit Naomi a few times. Ty’s parents have noticed that he gets bored easily and has trouble sitting still. But they were surprised and upset when they heard what Naomi told them.

Mothers’ education is a key predictor of school readiness. Children whose mothers did not complete high school are particularly vulnerable to having low reading and math scores. These mothers are less likely to read to their children, perhaps because they find reading more difficult. However, even if we hold mothers’ reading scores and the frequency of reading to children constant, children whose mothers have more education do better. This finding suggests that mothers who are more educated may be more likely to value and encourage learning for their children.

J. Reynolds, J. A. Temple, D. L. Robertson, and E. A. Mann, “Long-Term Effects of an Early Childhood Intervention on Educational Achievement and Juvenile Arrest,” Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 285, No. 18, 2001, pp. 2339–2346. 3 National Education Goals Panel, 1997; Burns, Griffin, and Snow, 1999; and Bowman, Donovan, and Burns, 2001. 4 For more information, see Lynn A. : RAND Corporation, 1998. org/publications/MR/MR898/ (as of February 2004); and Lynn A. : RAND Corporation, 2001.

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