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Treat, Amy E.; Sheffield Morris, Amanda; Williamson, Amy C.; Hays-Grudo, Jennifer; Laurin, Debbie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and caregiver reports of harsh parenting were examined in relation to the executive function (EF) abilities in young low-income children. Data were collected from 55 "mother-child" dyads; 17-40 months of age. Parent measures included the ACEs questionnaire and harsh parenting items from the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Games
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Rautamies, Erja; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Laakso, Marja-Leena – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study investigated the understudied issue of parental agency and related emotions in the educational partnership in the context of Finnish early childhood education and care. We asked (i) what types of parental agency can be identified in the educational partnership and (ii) in what ways emotions are related to these types of agency. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Mothers, Fathers
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Sierra-Cedillo, Antonio; Sánchez, Carmen; Figueroa-Olea, Miriam; Izazola-Ezquerro, Silvia; Rivera-González, Rolando – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The concept of "participation" was reviewed as a component of children's citizenship in order to promote a programme for Integral Development. A narrative revision of the literature was carried out as well as a group discussion was organized along with the staff of an Integral Care Programme, in order to identify notions of democracy and…
Descriptors: Children, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Child Rearing
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Entrenched in international research findings on model practices in home and school collaboration in inclusion in education, this descriptive study examined parents' perspectives regarding the inclusion of their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Zimbabwean mainstream early childhood development (ECD) classrooms. Embedded within a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mainstreaming
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Hacin, Kaja; Fekonja, Urška – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the present study, we analysed the relations among the quality of mother-child shared reading, child's storytelling and family literacy environment. The sample included 20 mother-child dyads, with 5-year-old children, who were recorded during shared reading. The quality of shared reading was assessed with the "Scale for Observing Shared…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Story Telling, Story Reading
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Uçus, Sükran; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of parenting styles and qualities of parent-child relationship (PCR) to Turkish children's externalizing and internalizing behaviours, with a specific focus on the moderating role of PCR (closeness and conflict) on parenting styles (authoritarian and democratic/authoritative) when predicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Gupta, Amita; Lucia, Brent – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is based on a study that examines the Head Start goal of school readiness in the context of inner city communities that reflect the socio-cultural-economic environment of a more neoliberal and globalized world. The research was conducted as a qualitative and naturalistic inquiry and data collection included document review, in-depth…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Areas, Preschool Children
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Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety among (12) Iraqi refugee children, 6 males and 6 females (aged 7-14) who had fled ISIS and are residing in Jordan awaiting resettlement. The authors used four scales to measure depression, field observation, and structured interviews with the mothers to examine exile-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Refugees
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O'Connor, Amanda; Skouteris, Helen; Nolan, Andrea; Hooley, Merrilyn; Cann, Warren; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Supporting parent-child relationships is vital for children's social and emotional development, future health and well-being. As children now spend significant amounts of time attending early childhood education and care settings, it is opportune that interventions be designed for educators to promote and nurture parent-child relationships. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Meehan, Catherine; Meehan, Patrick – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
By the time children are 8 years of age, their attitudes, values, identities and beliefs are shaped and becoming solidly formed. Early childhood educators are uniquely positioned in children's lives to promote positive values and beliefs and to foster authentic appreciation of difference. This important work is challenged by a discourse in wider…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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Hashimoto, Yuko; Toda, Yuichi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined whether young children demonstrated consistencies in their allocation patterns across distributions of positive and negative resources. Preschool children from younger (age 4-5) and elder (age 5-6) classrooms were asked to allocate rewards when one person contributed more than the other and to allocate the responsibility…
Descriptors: Young Children, Preschool Education, Rewards, Justice
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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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Sezgin, Esin; Demiriz, Serap – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study was conducted in order to determine the effect of a training programme on behavioural self-regulation skills of preschool children. For this purpose, the research was carried out as an experimental study based on pre-test-post-test model with a control group. The study group consisted of 54 children. In this study,…
Descriptors: Play, Metacognition, Preschool Children, Pretests Posttests
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Cameron, David Lansing; Tveit, Anne Dorthe – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify features of successful collaboration among professionals and parents involved in supporting children with disabilities in early childhood education and care. The study employed a multiple-case study design comprising 6 cases and 30 adult participants, who were interviewed regarding their collaboration on…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Students with Disabilities
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