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Hertz, Sarah; Bernier, Annie; Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Regueiro, Sophie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to examine the unique and interactive contributions of the quality of mothers' and fathers' relationships with their toddlers to the prediction of children's subsequent executive functioning (EF). The sample included 46 low-risk middle-class families. The quality of mother-child and father-child interactions was assessed…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Fathers, Mothers
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Dempsey, Lynn; Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore pre-readers' comprehension of a story with competing character goals. Fifty-eight children in three age groups (2½-3 years; 3-4 years; and 4-5 years) were read a story in which the protagonist's goal was unstated and conflicted with the goal of the secondary character. Understanding of explicit story…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Prereading Experience, Reading Comprehension, Story Telling
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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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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Youmans, Alexandra S.; Kirby, John R.; Freeman, John G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners' self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy outcomes. Outcome measures derived from teacher reports of students' school readiness in the Early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Play
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Séguin, Daniel G.; MacDonald, Beth – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In the present study, the associations between emotion regulation, temperament, and the quality of social relationships in early childhood were investigated. Thirty-one grade-one students were the focus of the study. Teachers completed the "School Social Behavior Scale" [Merrell, K. W. (1993). Using behaviour-rating scales to assess…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Personality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Donegani, Colin; Séguin, Daniel G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated the links between affect and regulation to determine if they act as viable predictors of how students in late childhood and early adolescence approach conflict and handle conflict resolution. Affect, in this study, is composed of positive affect and negative affect, as outlined by Watson, D., Clark, L., & Tellegen, A.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Affective Behavior, Self Control, Attention
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Heagle, Kaitlyn; Timmons, Kristy; Hargreaves, Fabienne; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The objective of the present study is to capture children's voices to compare traditional half-day and play-based full-day kindergarten children's perspectives on two research questions: What is important about kindergarten, and what is your favourite thing about school? Children's responses were compared for emerging academic and social themes.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Comparative Analysis, Relevance (Education), Student Satisfaction
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Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Bouchard, Caroline; Eryasa, Joell – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper aims to describe the quality of play as offered by early childhood educators working with four-year-olds within an educational childcare service. It also aims to identify the correlation between the quality of play support and a child's cognitive, language and socio-emotional development. Finally, it focuses on the factors associated…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
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Hipson, Will E.; Séguin, Daniel G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The Goodness-of-Fit model [Thomas, A., & Chess, S. (1977). Temperament and development. New York: Brunner/Mazel] proposes that a child's temperament interacts with the environment to influence child outcomes. In the past, researchers have shown how the association between the quality of the teacher-child relationship in daycare and child…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Personality, Prosocial Behavior
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Nicholson, Julie; Shimpi, Priya Mariana; Jevgjovikj, Maja; Kurnik, Jean; Ufoegbune, Veronica – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined play memories from adults who grew up in a wide range of international contexts. Surveys and semi-structured interviews asking adults to recollect play memories were completed with 135 adults (100 Females, 35 Males) who grew up in 21 countries. Play memories were analysed to identify adults' favourite types of childhood play,…
Descriptors: Adults, Play, Memory, Surveys
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Séguin, Daniel; Klimek, Victoria – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study explored the relationship between electronic media use, sleep and behaviour in preschool-aged children between the ages of three and five years. The primary hypothesis of this study was that excessive electronic media use (>2 hours a day) would positively correlate with sleep patterns (in particular, disturbances) and negative…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Young Children, Sleep, Preschool Children
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Séguin, Daniel G.; Hipson, Will – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The primary goal of the study was to examine the relationships between emotional intelligence and personality type in later childhood. Eighty-one youth in grades seven and nine (M[subscript age]=12.49 years, SD[subscript age]=1.20 years) were asked to complete the "Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version" and the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Personality Traits, Correlation, Gender Differences
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Mughal, Muhammad Kashif; Ginn, Carla S.; Perry, Robert L.; Benzies, Karen M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We explored longitudinal effects of a two-generation preschool programme on receptive language scores in children (n = 78) at age 10 years, living with low income. Scores at four time-points, programme intake, exit, age 7, and age 10 years were measured using the "Peabody picture vocabulary test" (3rd ed.). Effects of culture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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