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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Ploger, Don; Hecht, Steven – Childhood Education, 2012
Although learning mathematics certainly depends upon accurate understanding of the facts of multiplication, it requires much more. This study examines the relationship between a meaningful understanding of arithmetic operations and the mastery of basic facts. The study began with a joke about a mistaken mathematical fact. The children appreciated…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Memory, Multiplication, Mathematics
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Miller, Shauna; Smith-Bonahue, Tina; Kemple, Kristen – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2017
Challenging behavior in preschool can lead to harmful outcomes for some children. While interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing or eliminating challenging behavior, evidence suggests that young children with challenging behavior are under-identified for services, increasing their risk for expulsion from early childhood programs.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Organizational Climate
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research indicates the primary difference between strong and weak readers is their phonemic awareness skills. However, there is no consensus regarding which specific components of phonemic awareness contribute most robustly to reading comprehension. In this study, the relationship among sound blending, sound segmentation, and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Reading Comprehension, African American Students, Charter Schools
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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Dinehart, Laura; Kenny, Maureen C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study sought to assess child abuse knowledge and reporting practices of a diverse sample of early care and education (ECE) practitioners. One hundred and thirty-seven practitioners in the state of Florida completed the "Early Childhood Educators Child Abuse Questionnaire." Results revealed that only a minority of participants have…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Disclosure, Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Education
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Taub, Gordon E.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Keith, Timothy Z. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This article examines the effect of improvements in timing/rhythmicity on mathematics achievement. A total of 86 participants attending 1st through 4th grades completed pre- and posttest measures of mathematics achievement from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. Students in the experimental group participated in a 4-week intervention…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Intervals
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Windsor, Kelly S.; Woods, Juliann; Kaiser, Ann P.; Snyder, Patricia; Salisbury, Christine – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of coaching caregivers to embed both communication and motor outcomes concurrently within daily routines of their infants or toddlers with significant disabilities using Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) strategies. The coaching and embedding practices were part of a multicomponent intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychomotor Skills, Coaching (Performance), Communication Skills
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Reszka, Stephanie S.; Belardi, Katie; Amsbary, Jessica; Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP) is a classroom-based intervention targeting the social-communication and play development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. We used a multimethod approach to measuring intervention fidelity, including adherence, exposure, treatment differentiation, and quality of treatment…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Manfra, Louis; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Sembiante, Sabrina F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study explores the effects of counting objects and reciting numbers in preschool on 1st-grade math performance. Data on 3,125 low-income preschoolers' (4-to 5-year-olds) counting abilities (orally reciting numerals in chronological order and counting blocks) were collected during a fall session (between September 15 and December 15) and were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups
Salisbury, Christine; Woods, Juliann; Snyder, Patricia; Moddelmog, Kierstin; Mawdsley, Helena; Romano, Mollie; Windsor, Kelly – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Despite an emphasis in the field on triadic approaches to the delivery of early intervention (EI), remarkably little is known about the shared experiences of caregivers (CGs) and providers during home visits. Within the context of developing, refining, and evaluating the "Embedded Practices and Intervention With Caregivers" (EPIC)…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Caregiver Attitudes, Early Intervention
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Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Snyder, Patricia A.; Fox, Lise; Algina, James – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2016
We conducted a potential efficacy trial examining the effects of classroom-wide implementation of the "Pyramid Model for Promoting Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence" on teachers' implementation of "Pyramid Model" practices and children's social-emotional skills and challenging behavior. Participants were 40 preschool…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Implementation, Educational Practices, Intervention
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Salmon, Angela K.; Lucas, Teresa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
A growing body of evidence supports the importance of nurturing children's thinking. This article reports on an investigation of the influence of teachers' implementation of the Visible Thinking approach developed within the Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero on very young children's concepts of thinking, as measured by the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Metacognition, Social Influences, Child Development
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Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Kavanaugh, Amy; Lu, Xuejin; Brandi, Karen; Goodman, Jeff; Till, Lance; Watson, Grace – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Using multiple years of data collected from about 100 child care centers in Palm Beach County, Florida, the authors studied whether the Quality Improvement System (QIS) made a significant impact on quality of child care centers. Based on a pre- and postresearch design spanning a period of 13 months, QIS appeared to be effective in improving…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Child Care, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Jackson, Carla W.; Callender, Maya F. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2014
This study examined differences in the quantity of child vocalizations (CVs) between preschool and home environments using the Language Environmental Analysis (LENA). The sample included monolingual English-speaking children (n = 27) and Spanish-English speaking dual language learners (n = 30). A two-way mixed effects analysis of variance with one…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Family Environment, Verbal Communication
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