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Luu, Susanna; Neece, Cameron L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Objective: We explored the relationship between acculturation and parenting stress among parents of children with developmental delays (DD) and investigated family support as a potential moderator. Methods: Participants included 99 parents of young children with DD. Standardized measures were used to evaluate the variables of interest and a…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Acculturation, Minority Group Children
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Yelinek, Jillian; Grady, Jessica Stoltzfus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Emotion talk plays an important role in the social and emotional development of preschoolers, but not much work has shown how teachers talk about emotions in the classroom. We recorded preschool teachers' (N = 13) emotion talk in naturalistic observations. Teachers expressed 633 emotion-related utterances, about 3 per hour (range fewer than 1 to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Classroom Communication, Emotional Response
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Gillanders, Cristina; Franco, Ximena; Seidel, Kent; Castro, Dina C.; Méndez, Lucía I. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined how early writing develops in Spanish-English-speaking children of Mexican and Central American descent who are dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. The emergent writing skills in Spanish and English of 140 preschoolers in a multisite study were assessed using name- and word-writing tasks during the children's…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Alamillo, Laura; Yun, Cathy; Bennett, Lisa H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
While current Spanish dual-language immersion (DLI) programme models frequently promote strict adherence to structured Spanish and English times, we present an alternative approach, which frames children as language acquirers rather than as language learners. The approach, situated within a Spanish, DLI preschool, framed with a Reggio-inspired,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Reggio Emilia Approach, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Sutter, Carolyn; Ontai, Lenna L.; Nishina, Adrienne; Conger, Katherine J.; Shilts, Mical K.; Townsend, Marilyn S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
A disconnect exists between definitions of school readiness used in research and early childhood education (ECE). While researchers often discuss school readiness as a single, multidimensional construct, the majority of studies operationalize it using multiple measures rather than as one outcome. In comparison, in ECE settings a single measurement…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Factor Structure, Predictor Variables, Early Childhood Education
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Maniates, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early childhood educators are concerned about a "shovedown" of elementary school expectations, standards, and curriculum on to young children due to policy-makers' moves towards utilising preschool programmes to address disparities in academic achievement. This study employs interviews and classroom observations to contrast the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Nicholson, Julie; Kurnik, Jean; Jevgjovikj, Maja; Ufoegbune, Veronica – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study used discourse analysis to compare the language adults use to discuss contemporary children's play and children's narratives of their own play experiences. Adult discourse was analysed to determine whether they positioned children through deficit or strength and the attributions of responsibility embedded within their language choices…
Descriptors: Play, Interviews, Discourse Analysis, Language Usage
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Stevenson, Matthew M.; Crnic, Keith A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
This study examined activative fathering observed during father--child interactions in the family home, focusing on the relation between activative fathering at children aged four and children's behaviour dysregulation and sociability at children aged five. One hundred twenty-seven families participated in the study. Activative fathering was…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Rearing, Predictor Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Tonyan, Holli A.; Mamikonian-Zarpas, Ani; Chien, Dorothy – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Research examining child-care providers' beliefs and behaviour has produced contradictory evidence perhaps because analyses commonly examine providers as a homogenous group. Among providers in the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, we used cluster analysis to identify groups based on profiles of beliefs. We found evidence for five…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Behavior, Child Caregivers, Individual Characteristics
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Turan, Yasemin – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study utilised a structured analogue method to evaluate factors which impact preschool teachers' preference for language interventions. These factors included type of treatment approach (naturalistic versus therapeutic), person delivering the intervention (classroom teacher versus speech and language pathologist), and severity of language…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Preferences, Intervention
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Duursma, Elisabeth; Pan, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Most research on parental bookreading has focused on mothers reading to their children. This study examined bookreading practices among approximately 800 fathers and mothers in low-income families. We looked at differences and similarities between families where both parents read frequently compared to families where only mothers read frequently.…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Environment, Toddlers, Parent Participation