Home visits designed to enhance school readiness for preschool children improved later academic performance, eased the social-emotional adjustment to school, and reduced problems at home, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
The participants were 200 four-year-old children from low-income families. Ninety-five families received the Research-Based and Developmentally Informed-Parent (REDI-P) intervention: 10 home visits during preschool, 6 visits in kindergarten, coaching to enhance parent-child relationships, and home learning materials to support child development and school readiness. The 105 families in the control group were mailed home-learning math games.
Slomski A. Home Visits Boost School Readiness. JAMA. 2018;320(4):332. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.10154
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