The Kindergarten Readiness Research Program
The Red Light, Purple Light Self-Regulation Intervention focuses on a series of music- and movement-based circle time games that can be used to promote young children's self-regulation at home and at school.
Megan McClelland (Oregon State University)
Tominey, S. L. (Oregon State University), Geldhof, G. J. (Oregon State University), Schmitt, S. A. (University of Oregon)
Hatfield, B. (Oregon State University), Li, T. (Oregon State University), & Mashburn, A. (Portland State University)
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.
This project will test the initial efficacy of Red Light, Purple Light (RLPL), a self-regulation intervention that was developed as part of an IES grant. Researchers will examine if access to one of two versions of RLPL, (self-regulation [SR] or SR+ math/literacy [SR+]), compared to a wait-list control (WLC) condition relates to gains in children's self-regulation, math, and literacy skills in preschool and six months later.
The RLPL intervention was recently reviewed by the US Dept of Ed’s What Works Clearinghouse.
The RLPL intervention has been identified as a Promising Program by Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development.
The Red Light, Purple Light Intervention focuses on a series of music- and movement-based circle time games that can be used to promote young children's self-regulation at home and at school. Our team offers virtual and in-person trainings to bring the intervention to your program or classroom. To see order details click the form below.
The Red Light, Purple Light Intervention (RLPL) is designed to be an easy to implement music and movement based series of games to enhance and support children’s self-regulation skills that requires little to no materials. Materials in the intervention can typically be found or created using existing classroom materials.
To make implementing the intervention even easier, we have created a set of materials available for purchase and delivery. To see order details click the form below.
Self-regulation is a necessary skill for children that aids their development and success in school and life. This expertly-designed course gives you the training needed to implement evidence-based self-regulation activities in early childhood learning settings.
Teachers and parents of preschoolers have a new resource from Oregon State University professor Megan McClelland and OSU graduate Shauna Tominey, whose new book demonstrates how to help 3-to-6-year-olds flourish during their formative years.
The book offers early childhood education teachers the latest research, a wide variety of hands-on activities to help children learn and practice self-regulation techniques, as well as tips and tools for integrating those activities into early learning settings.
“Stop, Think, Act” is also useful for parents of children ages 3-6 who are looking for ways to help prepare their children for schools, said McClelland, a nationally-recognized expert in child development.
Read full story: New book from OSU expert shows teachers, parents how to help preschoolers thrive
Our team has compiled a pdf of online resources for continued practice and support of children’s self-regulation skills. This list is not comprehensive but does include research and evidence based resources and many that are available in English and Spanish.