Thursday, April 12, 2018

Benefits of Home-Based Learning on Academic Outcomes

According to a study conducted by researchers at New York University regarding families in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, it was found that home-based learning for young students from low-income, ethnically diverse families can help predict students' future success. Data shows improved outcomes for children who have access at home to meaningful conversations and learning-centered books and toys. Early learning environments predicted children’s 5th grade academic skills, and children’s pre-kindergarten skills and 5th grade learning environment mediated longitudinal associations. The early learning environment supports the emergence of pre-academic skills that are stable into early adolescence, and pathways generalize across ethnic/racial groups.

Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Luo, R., McFadden, K. E., Bandel, E. T., & Vallotton, C. (2017). Early home learning environment predicts children’s 5th grade academic skills. Applied Developmental Science.

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