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Working Papers

Socioeconomic Gaps in Early Childhood Experiences, 1998 to 2010. Daphna Bassok, RaeHyuck Lee, Sean F. Reardon, Jane Waldfogel. 2015.

Journal Articles

Early Childhood Memory and Attention as Predictors of Academic Growth Trajectories. Deborah Stipek, Rachel A. Valentino. Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014.
Implementing the Foundations of Learning Project: Considerations for Preschool Intervention Research. Chrishana M. Lloyda, Pamela A. Morrisba, Ximena A. Portilla. Journal for Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 42(4), pp. pp. 282-299. 2014.
An Integrative View of School Functioning: Transactions Between Self-Regulation, School Engagement, and Teacher–Child Relationship Quality. Ximena A. Portilla, Parissa J. Ballard, Nancy E. Adler, W. Thomas Boyce, Jelena Obradović. Child Development, 85(5), pp. pp. 1915-1931. 2014.
The early childhood care and education workforce in the United States: Understanding changes from 1990 through 2010. Daphna Bassok, Maria Fitzpatrick, Susanna Loeb, Agustina S. Paglayan. Education Finance and Policy, 8(4), pp. 581–601. 2013.
"Academic Redshirting" in Kindergarten Prevalence, Patterns, and Implications. Daphna Bassok, Sean F. Reardon. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013.
Patterns of literacy among U.S. students. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel A. Valentino, Kenneth A. Shores. The Future of Children, 22(2), pp. 17-38. 2012.
Math matters: Even for little kids. Deborah Stipek, Alan Schoenfeld, Deanna Gomby. Education Week, 2012.
Math Matters: Children’s Mathematical Journeys Start Early. Alan Schoenfeld, Deborah Stipek. Conference Report,, 2012.
How much is too much? The effects of duration and intensity of child care experiences on children’s social and cognitive development. Susanna Loeb, Margaret Bridges, Daphna Bassok, Bruce Fuller, Russ Rumberger. Economics of Education Review, 26(1), pp. 52-66. 2007.
Policies to ensure that no child starts from behind. Deborah Stipek, Kenji Hakuta. In Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action: Essays in honor of Edward Zigler , Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press, pp. 129-145. 2006.
No child left behind comes to preschool. Deborah Stipek. Elementary School Journal, 106(5), pp. 455-465. 2006.
Accountability comes to preschool: Can we make it work for young children? Deborah Stipek. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(10), pp. 740-744, 747. 2006.
The early childhood classroom observation measure. Deborah Stipek, Patricia Byler. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19(3), pp. 375-397. 2004.
School entry age. In Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Deborah Stipek. Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2004.
Head Start: Can’t we have our cake and eat it too? Deborah Stipek. Education Week, 2004.
Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality and stability. Susanna Loeb, Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Bidemi Abioseh Carrol. Child Development, 75(1), pp. 47-65. 2004.
How welfare reform impacts preschool-age children: An analysis of random assignment data from Connecticut. Susanna Loeb, Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Bidemi Abioseh Carrol. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22(4), pp. 537-550. 2003.
At what age should children enter kindergarten? A question for policy makers and parents. Deborah Stipek. SRCD Social Policy Report, 16(2), 2002.
Academic Achievement and Social Behaviors Associated with Age of Entry into Kindergarten. Deborah Stipek, Patricia Byler. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 22(2), pp. 175-189. 2001.
Bridging research and practice to develop a two-way bilingual program. Deborah Stipek, Rosaleen Ryan, Raul Alarcon. Early Childhood Education Quarterly, 16, 133-149, 2001.
Early Childhood Education. Deborah Stipek, Terry Ogawa. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2000.
Contextual effects of prekindergarten classrooms for disadvantaged children on cognitive development: The case of Chapter 1. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb, Sally Lubeck. Child Development, 69(2), pp. 479-494. 1998.
Good Beginnings: What difference does the program make in preparing young children for school? Deborah Stipek, Rachelle Feiler, Patricia Byler, Rosaleen Ryan, Sharon Milburn, Julie Miller Salmon. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 19(1), pp. 41-66. 1998.
Economically disadvantaged preschoolers: Ready to learn but further to go. Deborah Stipek, Rosaleen Ryan. Developmental Psychology, 33, pp. 711-723. 1997.
Early childhood education teachers: Do they practice what they preach? Deborah Stipek, Patricia Byler. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 12(3), pp. 305-325. 1997.
Where do head start attendees end up? One reason why preschool effects fade out. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 62-82. 1995.
Making parents your allies. Deborah Stipek, L. Rosenblatt, L. Di Rocco . Young Children, 49, pp. 4-9. 1994.
Early formal schooling: Are we promoting achievement or anxiety? Deborah Phillips, Deborah Stipek. Applied and Preventive Psychology: Current Scientific Directions, 2(3), pp. 141-150. 1993.
Parents' beliefs about appropriate education for young children. Deborah Stipek, Sharon Milburn, Darlene Clements, Denise H. Daniels. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 13(3), pp. 293-310. 1992.
Characterizing early childhood education programs for poor and middle-class children. Deborah Stipek, Denise Daniels, Darlene Galluzzo, Sharon Milburn. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 7(1), pp. 1–19. 1992.
Self-concept development in the toddler years. Deborah Stipek, Heidi Gralinski, Claire B. Kopp. Developmental Psychology, 26, pp. 972-977. 1990.
Investing in children: Government and workplace policies for parents. Deborah Stipek, Jacquelyn McCroskey. American Psychologist, 44(2), pp. 416-423. 1989.
Attributions, emotions, and behavior in the elementary school classroom. Deborah Stipek, Terrence Mason. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 22(2), pp. 1-5. 1987.
Emotional responses to objective and normative performance feedback. Deborah Stipek. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 8, pp. 183-195. 1987.
Teachers’ task-related interactions with handicapped and nonhandicapped preschool children. Deborah Stipek, Mary Sanborn. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 31, pp. 285-300. 1985.
Work habits begin in preschool. Deborah Stipek. Reprinted in J. Brown (Ed.), Curriculum planning for young children, Young Children, Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 38, pp. 25-32. 1983.
OPTI: A measure of children's optimism. Deborah Stipek, Michael Lamb, Edward Zigler. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 41, pp. 131-143. 1981.
Development of children's performance-related judgments. Deborah Stipek, Joel Hoffman. Child Development, 51, pp. 912-914. 1980.

Books: Books, Chapters, Reviews

The Role of Physiological Reactivity in Understanding Resilience Processes in Children’s Development. Ximena A. Portilla, Jelena Obradović. In Tremblay, R. E., Boivin, M., & Peters R. DeV. (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online], Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development, pp. pp. 1-6. 2013.
Executive Functioning and Developmental Neuroscience: Current Progress and Implications for Early Childhood Education. Jelena Obradović, Ximena A. Portilla, W. Thomas Boyce. In Pianta, R. C., Justice, L., Barnett, W. S. & Sheridan, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Education, New York: Guilford, pp. pp. 324-351. 2012.
Measuring the quality of early childhood math and science curricula and teaching. Kimberly Brenneman, Kimberley Boller, Sally Atkins-Burnett, Deborah Stipek, Nicole D. Forry, Barbrina Ertle, Lucia French, Herbert P. Ginsburg, Ellen Frede, Tom Schultz. In M Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings, Baltimore Maryland: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., pp. 77-103. 2011.
Early childhood and the achievement gap. Susanna Loeb, Daphna Bassok. In H.F. Ladd & E.B. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Routledge Press, pp. 517-534. 2007.
Classroom context effects on young children’s motivation. Deborah Stipek. In F. Salili, C. Chiu, & Y. Hong (Eds.), Student motivation: The culture and context of learning, pp. 273-292. 2001.
Motivated minds: Raising children who love learning. Deborah Stipek, Kathy Seal. New York: Henry Holt, 2001.
Achievement motivation in early childhood: Cause for concern or celebration? Deborah Stipek, Joelle Green. In S. Golbeck (Ed.), Psychological perspectives on early childhood education: Reframing dilemmas in research and practice, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates, pp. 64-91. 2001.
The logic and meaning of declining perceptions of academic competence. Deborah Stipek. In F. Weinert & W. Schneider (Eds), Individual development from 3 to 12: Findings from a longitudinal study, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 222-226. 1999.
Success in school--for a Head Start in life. Deborah Stipek. In S. Luthar, J. Burack, D. Cicchetti, & J. Weisz (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Perspectives on risk and disorder, New York: Cambridge University Press., pp. 75-92. 1997.
Is child-centered early childhood education really better? Deborah Stipek. In S. Reifel (Ed.), Advances in early education and day care, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 5, pp. 29-32. 1993.
Characterizing early childhood education programs. Deborah Stipek. In L. Rescorla, M. Hyson, & K. Hirsh-Pasek (Eds.), Academic instruction in early childhood: Challenge or pressure? New Directions for Child Development, 53, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.
Research on early childhood and elementary school programs. J. Stallings, Deborah Stipek. In M. Wittrock (Ed.), Handbook of research on teaching - 3rd ed, American Educational Research Association, pp. 727-753. 1986.
Project head start: A critique of theory and practice. Deborah Stipek, Jeanette Valentine, Edward Zigler. In E. Zigler & J. Valentine (Eds.), Project Head Start: A legacy of the war on poverty, New York: Free Press, 1979.
Head start: The first decade. Julius B. Richmond, Deborah Stipek, Edward Zigler. In E. Zigler & J. Valentine (Eds.), Project Head Start: A legacy of the war on poverty, New York: Free Press, 1979.
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