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Document Number: 9751

School Effects on Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation, Early Literacy, and Language Growth - In this small study of four-year-olds in a suburban school district, researchers showed that while pre-k participation improved decoding and letter recognition skills, it did not contribute to greater capacity for self-regulation. While children did improve in this area, researchers attributed the positive change to natural maturation and suggested that "self-regulation is a learned, but neglected, skill in the preschool years." (Early Childhood Research Quarterly, May 2010)...

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