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Ren, Yonggang; Xu Rattanasone, Nan; Demuth, Katherine; Andronos, Fabia; Wyver, Shirley – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Previous research mainly with monolingual children shows a positive relationship between English skills and emotion regulation. No study to date has examined if or how learning of grammatical morphemes might be associated with emotion regulation among bilingual preschoolers. This study examined how Mandarin-English bilingual preschoolers performed…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Grammar, Morphemes, Emotional Adjustment
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Martin, Sally S.; Lowman, Jennifer L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Several challenges arise when researchers or practitioners attempt to assess the literacy skills of toddlers, including a lack of developmentally appropriate measures, toddlers' more limited communication ability, and how literacy is defined in the years before age three. This paper describes four new measures of early literacy development and…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Emergent Literacy, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Bono, Katherine E.; Sy, Susan R.; Kopp, Claire B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on the associations between family variables and academic and social school readiness in low-income Black children. Analyses drew from the National Institute for Child Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development dataset. The participants included 122 children and their mothers. Data collection occurred…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income Students, African American Students, School Readiness
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Ren, Yonggang – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study aims to examine social competence of Chinese immigrant children and its associations with age, length of attendance in childcare, gender, generational status and proficiencies in English and Mandarin Chinese. One hundred Mandarin-speaking children aged three to five years from 15 childcare centres in Sydney were assessed by normed…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Immigrants, Mandarin Chinese, Child Care
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Bono, Katherine E.; Bizri, Rana – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The present study explored relations among language skills, private speech, and self-regulation in three- to five-year-old children. Language skills were assessed with a standardised measure of language ability and by teacher reports of adaptive use of language in the classroom. Private speech was measured by observing children during a…
Descriptors: Inner Speech (Subvocal), Metacognition, Correlation, Language Skills
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Lewis, Fiona M.; Coman, David J.; Syrmis, Maryanne; Kilcoyne, Sarah; Murdoch, Bruce E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Variable language outcomes have been reported in children with the metabolic disorder galactosaemia (GAL), but these outcomes do not appear to be related to the severity of symptoms in the neonatal period, compliance with the non-dairy diet, or IQ. Currently, there is no means by which at-risk children with GAL can be identified early to initiate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Impairments, Communication Skills, Genetic Disorders
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Im-Bolter, Nancie; Zadeh, Zohreh Yaghoub; Ling, Daphne – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Studies have demonstrated the association between parenting style and children's academic achievement, but the specific mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear. The development of skills that lay the foundation for academic success might be found in early parent-child interactions that foster language competence. Early negative…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Attitudes, Correlation, Academic Achievement