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Jakobovich, Ronit; Shoval, Ella; Berry, Elliot M.; Shulruf, Boaz – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study aims to examine the effects of an intervention model, "Change Nutrition by Doing," in which children act as agents of change -- by 'doing' -- in taking responsibility for the contents of the lunch box they bring from home to consume at an early childhood centre. This quasi-randomised case-control trial consisted of 35 Israeli…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Intervention, Change Agents, Kindergarten
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Devine, Amanda; Wallace, Ruth; Lo, Johnny; Miller, Margaret; Sambell, Ros; Costello, Leesa; Lombardi, Karen; Veurink, Samantha – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Building on the success of the SNAC (Supporting Nutrition Australian Childcare) community, a comprehensive online programme SNACPlus provided professional development (PD) and resources to embed nutrition curriculum and supportive food environments in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services. Process and impact evaluation were conducted…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Intervention
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Callaghan, Georgia; Madelaine, Alison – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to consider the importance of intervening with early literacy instruction at the preschool level. Research has found phonological awareness skills in preschool to be one of the most robust predictors of early reading success in a child's first few years of formal schooling. The efficacy of phonological awareness…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Intervention
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McKenney, Susan; Voogt, Joke – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The active participation of teachers in designing classroom learning experiences contributes to teacher abilities to facilitate learning. This paper reports on a case study of one Dutch teacher designing a technology-rich learning environment for emergent literacy. Data was collected to explore the design and implementation of the learning…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Feasibility Studies, Learning Activities, Educational Technology
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Muir, Tracey – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper describes a project conducted with the parents of children in early childhood classes from two different district high schools. The project investigated the perceptions held by these parents in relation to mathematics education, and used an intervention program designed to encourage them to engage in numeracy activities with their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intervention, Parent Participation, Numeracy
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Swit, Cara; McMaugh, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Relational aggression is a subtle form of aggressive behaviour that uses dyadic relationships and manipulation as a vehicle of harm. Little is known about relational aggression in preschool-age children in cultural contexts outside the United States. This study examined relationally aggressive behaviours and prosocial behaviours in Australian…
Descriptors: Age, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Children
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Stagnitti, Karen; Malakellis, Mary; Kershaw, Beth; Hoare, Majella; Kenna, Rachel; de Silva-Sanigorski, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Australian children from disadvantaged families are at increased risk of delays in acquiring fundamental movement skills, with physical inactivity and increased risk of the potential consequences of obesity. The aims of this pilot study were to: 1) assess the fundamental movement skills of disadvantaged children; 2) evaluate the feasibility and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Play, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Depczynski, Julie; Fragar, Lyn; Hawkins, Antonia; Stiller, Laurence – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Injuries are the leading cause of death to young children in rural Australia, with drowning in farm dams being a major risk. This paper assesses the impact of an intervention to increase safe play areas on farms to prevent unsupervised access by young children to water bodies and other hazards. Surveys of 1,117 adult farmers attending Ag Quip…
Descriptors: Play, Child Safety, Accident Prevention, Death
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Riethmuller, Annaleise; McKeen, Kim; Okely, Anthony D.; Bell, Colin; de Silva Sanigorski, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Physical activity habits are established in early childhood. Increasing a child's fundamental movement skill confidence and competence may result in a trajectory of increased physical activity and a lower risk of becoming overweight. The evidence upon which the promotion of physical activity in early childhood settings is based is tenuous. This…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Young Children, Professional Development
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Valentine, Kylie; Thomson, Cathy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This paper describes the facilitators and barriers to implementing an attachment-based intervention in early education and care settings, the Partnerships in Early Childhood program (PIEC), based on findings from the process evaluation of its first year of implementation. The paper focuses on four areas: the nature of the partnership and program…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Barriers