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Perle, Jonathan G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Childhood disruptive behaviours are some of the most frequent concerns posed by families to child-focused medical providers. While prevalent and holding the potential to exacerbate into Disruptive Behaviour Disorders, some providers utilize 'wait and see' philosophies in the hopes that children will outgrow the concerns. Unfortunately, many do…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Physicians, Evaluation, Young Children
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Blaurock, Sabine; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on the concept of educational quality of the home learning environment, stimulating and responsive family time is crucial for children's development. In turn, time use depends on the developmental stages in childhood. International studies indicate that family patterns of time use are associated with a family's resources (i.e. level of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status
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Csirkés, Zsolt; Bretz, Károly; F Földi, Rita; Hamar, Pál – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim was to investigate the effects of a six-month balance intervention based on Ayres therapy on dynamic balance in 5-6-year-old preschoolers born with biological risk factors. Sixty-four preschoolers participated in this study, and were assigned to an experimental group (VR, born with risk factors), a control group 1 (KR, born with risk…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intervention, At Risk Students, Physical Education
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Pérez-González, Sam; Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of difficult temperament and qualities of parent-child relationship to Turkish children's peer relations, with a specific focus on the moderating role of parent-child relationships (closeness and conflict) on difficult temperament when predicting children's peer relations. Participants were 94…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Personality Problems, Child Behavior
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Öztürk Dönmez, Renginar; Bayik Temel, Ayla – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of this review is to identify the behavioural soothing interventions (BSIs) used for reducing infant crying and to determine their effect. Studies had to describe an experimental study addressing infant crying and BSIs in the first six months after birth. Searches were performed in Web of Science, Pubmed, Science Direct, EBSCOhost,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Infant Behavior, Infants
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Elvstrand, Helene; Lago, Lina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to answer the question of how pupils' participation is acted within the context of Swedish leisure time centres (LTCs) through the analysis of ethnographic material from five different LTCs. The analysis took a grounded theory approach, and the results show that pupils' participation in LTCs can be seen as an ongoing negotiation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Recreational Facilities, Student Participation
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Anderson, Kimberly L.; Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A.; O'Brien, Kevin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
At start-up of a book distribution programme (Dolly Parton's Imagination Library) in a southeastern United States community, we examined baseline relationships between at-home shared book reading (SBR) and children's language/literacy abilities and skills at kindergarten entry. One hundred fifty-two parent/child dyads participated; children (53%…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Books, Emergent Literacy
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Leer, Jane; Lopez-Boo, Florencia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Home-visit parenting programmes have been linked to positive developmental outcomes among participating children, yet few studies have explored the mechanisms behind this impact. We observe 40 home visits across seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using an observational tool to assess visit content, coaching strategy, and the…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Child Rearing, Program Effectiveness, Home Programs
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Jung, Youngok – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined how in-the-moment behaviour of children and family literacy programme use are associated with the affective quality of mother-child interactions and the content of maternal utterances that occurred during book reading. Ninety-Two Latina mother-child dyads were included. Mothers frequently exhibited warm/positive behaviour and…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Parent Child Relationship
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Hjalmarsson, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In times of global tendencies on governance of the public sector, 'quality' has become a keyword, an ideal. In Sweden, all municipalities, school heads and teachers are required to carry out systematic quality work to meet the demand on goal attainment. Working with documentation is a crucial aspect of this process. The Swedish leisure-time centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Leisure Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Jose, Kim; Christensen, Daniel; van de Lageweg, Wietse I.; Taylor, Cate – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Tasmania's Child and Family Centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) and aim to improve the health and well-being, education and care of Tasmania's children through supporting families and carers. This mixed methods study investigated the impact of Centres on parents' confidence and competence. Centre users…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Family Programs
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Al-Farsi, Omar A.; Al-Farsi, Yahya M.; Al-Sharbati, Marwan M.; Al-Adawi, Samir – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Studies conducted in the West countries suggest that sleep habits and disordered sleep are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To explore the rates of sleep habits and disordered sleep among children with ASD in comparison to typically developing (TD) children, and children with other intellectual disabilities (ID). A case…
Descriptors: Sleep, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Kim-Bossard, MinSoo; Choi, Jennifer; Meneses, Alejandra – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Understanding different cultural beliefs and practices has become increasingly important for early childhood educators in the contemporary United States. This paper investigates how preschool teachers and administrators navigate different cultural discourses in classrooms that frequently go unidentified or ignored, and how they support children…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Müller, Eve; Naples, Lauren Hunter; Cannon, Lynn; Haffner, Brenna; Mullins, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a school-based, integrated arts programme designed to facilitate social and emotional learning (SEL) in young children with social cognitive challenges, and to report on student outcomes. Students received weekly arts instruction over the course of one academic semester as part of their social studies…
Descriptors: Young Children, Integrated Activities, Art Activities, Social Development
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Gasa, Velisiwe; Pitsoane, Enid; Molepo, Lesiba; Lethole, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article investigates the effect of families' socioeconomic status on the self-concept development of learners. The data were collected using a questionnaire from 31 learners who participated in the community engagement project. During the execution of this project, in addition to assisting learners using self-esteem development intervention…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Concept, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Agencies
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