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4.9.17 NHSA Conference Presentation.pptx
2017 Annual Head Start Conference and Expo (2017)
  • Karyn Allee-Herndon, University of Central Florida
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic,
and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens throughout K-12. Several
researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by
building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the most efficacious
methods to address student needs. Given recent efforts to establish early childhood
education standards and the implicit push to close the persistent school readiness and achievement gap.
  • poverty,
  • school readiness,
  • brain development,
  • early childhood education,
  • elementary education
Publication Date
April 9, 2017
Chicago, IL
Citation Information
Karyn Allee-Herndon. "4.9.17 NHSA Conference Presentation.pptx" 2017 Annual Head Start Conference and Expo (2017)
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