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Valan, Lotha; Sundin, Karin; Kristiansen, Lisbeth; Jong, Mats – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Background: On the basis of parents' growing use of the Internet as a resource for health-related information, and the total lack of scientific literature about how nurses in child healthcare experience how their work is affected, further information is needed.Purpose: This study describes child health nurses' (CHN) experiences and opinions of…
Descriptors: Child Health, Nurses, Parents, Internet
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Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Vesely, Colleen K.; Mahatmya, Duhita; Visconti, Kari J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Teachers' emotions in the classroom shape their ability to nurture positive relationships with young children. There is increasing interest in understanding how teachers manage and express their emotions on the job through the use of emotional labour, or the deliberate expression or suppression of emotions to achieve organizational goals. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Emotional Response, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship
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Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the relation of early childhood education global quality with children outcomes in the Greek early childhood education settings. Quality was assessed by the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R), whereas the Utrecht Early Math Competence Scale and Concepts About Print Scale were…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Prosen, Simona; Smrtnik Vitulic, Helena – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study analyses the emotional expression of children in the preschool context. Students of preschool education observed 70 children in preschool institutions from various Slovenian regions. The children expressed different emotions in terms of their valence and complexity, with joy being the most frequently expressed emotion (f = 96% or…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Emotional Response, Toddlers
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De Witt, M. W.; Lessing, A. C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Mastering emergent reading requires applicable concepts and processes, which implies proficiency regarding the neurological executive function. Relevant neurological processes include attention, planning, initiation of activity, inhibition, working memory, shifting of attention, and mental flexibility. A training programme, incorporating concept…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Executive Function, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Boh, Andrea; Johnson, LeAnne – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Despite the availability of tools for conducting universal developmental screening, only a fraction of children who could benefit from early intervention services are actually identified before reaching school age. Childcare providers are in a unique position to enhance early identification efforts. A web-based survey was distributed to all…
Descriptors: Identification, Developmental Delays, Screening Tests, Child Caregivers
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Mohamed, Ahmed H. H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender would moderate the association between teacher--child relationship and children's social skills in a sample of preschool children. Classroom teachers (N = 32) rated the quality of the teacher--child relationship (Student--Teacher Relationship Scale; STRS) and children's social skills (Social…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study explored the relationships between parenting profiles and young children's school readiness in urban China. Eighty-six pairs of Chinese parents completed the Chinese Parenting Style Questionnaire (CPSQ), and their children were administered the "Bracken School Readiness Composite" (BSRC; Bracken, B. A. (1998). Bracken basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Mligo, Ignasia – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate impediments to effective enactment of early childhood education curriculum and pedagogy in Tanzania, issues and experiences encountered by teachers in the enactment of the preschool education curriculum and their pedagogy in a Tanzanian context. This study was informed by sociocultural persectives which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Teachers
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Parents play a key role in supporting young children's interactions with tablets (e.g. iPads). Little is known about the types of scaffolding parents provide during tablet activities and how these relate to child age, SES, and home use. Fifty-five parent-child dyads (M child age = 3.49 years) were videoed as they played on an iPad. All parent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Handheld Devices, Parents as Teachers
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Behzadnia, Ali; Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study examined whether young children show any particular bias in response to tag questions. In addition, the study investigated the effects of age and object familiarity on children's accuracy of responses. A total of 137 3-6-year-old children were asked a set of 32 tag questions pertaining to the properties and functions of both…
Descriptors: Young Children, Bias, Responses, Age Differences
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Meehan, Catherine; Meehan, Patrick Joseph – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Children's life chances are enhanced when relationships between home and educational settings are strong. This original piece of research involved second-year trainee teachers who were surveyed about their perceptions about parents and the nature of the partnership relationship. Research suggests that teachers act in accordance with their beliefs…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Zhou, Nianli – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese and Japanese fathers' perspectives of fathering. The participants consisted of 117 Chinese and 108 Japanese fathers of five-year olds. All Chinese had only one child while more than half of Japanese had two. The participants responded to the instrument regarding awareness of the fathers' role,…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Father Attitudes
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Eckhardt, Andrea G.; Egert, Franziska – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
International findings indicate only moderate childcare quality and results revealed significant differences between regions. So far, this difference cannot be explained by structural characteristics. Based on the National Study on Education, Learning and Upbringing in Early Childhood (NUBBEK) sample of 215 lead teachers, the influence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Wood, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper raises questions about social and emotional learning (SEL) as a facilitator of all children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. Drawing on qualitative data, in the form of group and individual interviews with a range of primary school and early years staff members across four case studies, the findings indicate that children's…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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