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Ward, Tanya; Goldingay, Sophie; Parson, Judi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Concern has been raised recently in relation to excessive use of digital technology and the detrimental effect this has on familial relationships, well-being and development, andon people's connection with nature. This article provides a timely response to this concern by presenting the findings of a qualitative evaluation of a supported nature…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Play, Outdoor Education, Well Being
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Scherr, Marla; Johnson, Tricia Giovacco – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores how three early childhood teachers working in grant-funded preschools within a public school context construct and negotiate their professional identities. Teachers share narratives that contribute to an understanding of how their beliefs, knowledge, and practice are marginalized by the context in which they work. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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Leong, Anne Day; Berzin, Stephanie Cosner; Hawkins, Summer Sherburne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Head Start is a federally funded early childhood education programme that takes a unique 2-generation approach to working with families. Family engagement in early education like Head Start has been shown to improve academic and behavioural outcomes in children, with particular beneficial effects in the children of immigrant parents. This study…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Participation, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Saraçoglu, Dürdane Sirin; Karaoglan, Deniz – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Drawing on cognitive science, child psychology, education and economics literature, this paper investigates the significance of early childhood development and highlights the value of investment in early childhood education (ECE). The young child requires adequate psycho-stimulation for the optimal development of the brain, which subsequently…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Human Capital, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Franieck, Maria Leticia Castrechini Fernandes; Page, Timothy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The spontaneous narratives of three brothers, ages 5, 8, and 11, in response to a structured story stem task were analysed for representations of positive and negative family interactions. The children had lived their entire lives with no permanent home, and often on the streets, in the care of their mother. The story stem task presented brief…
Descriptors: Siblings, Children, Preadolescents, Interaction
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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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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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Maree, Jacobus G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The article discusses the changing world of work and the attendant uncertainty and loss of work-life identity. Little research has been done on career development and life design in the early years of a person's life, especially in developing countries characterized by disadvantage. The underlying theoretical models of career development are…
Descriptors: Career Development, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Career Counseling
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Peila-Shuster, Jacqueline J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Today's children, more than ever, will live their life trajectories with indistinct and/or elusive maps, and must find their own ways of being in this world. While finding one's way of being in the world is difficult enough, it is even more challenging for children experiencing barriers and lack of opportunities, often resulting from oppressive…
Descriptors: Career Development, Children, Occupational Aspiration, Child Development
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Pieronkiewicz, Barbara; Szczygiel, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
According to humanistic psychology, human beings have the potential to shape and change their lives. People are self-determining creatures capable of making decisions about what their existence will be like and who they will become. We interpret this specifically human feature as an empowerment to design one's life and also to influence…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Gol-Guven, Mine – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
With increasing numbers of women entering the workforce in Turkey, efforts have been made to provide services for children and their families. In 2016, 33.2% of 3- to 5-year olds in Turkey were attending preschool. This figure is lower than that of most OECD countries, but the important point is to increase the attendance rate by ensuring quality.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational Quality
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Pistorova, Stacey; Slutsky, Ruslan – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Teachers face a growing call for implementing inquiry-based teaching and learning in a current pedagogical environment that contradicts this through educational practices that silo content, disseminate knowledge, and produce classrooms of passive learners. We address a hot topic in the United States on how a push for more "academics" is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Child Development, Preschool Education
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Roncallo, Claudia Patricia; Barreto, Florencia Belén; de Miguel, Manuel Sánchez – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article makes a review and reflection on parenting practices and child development in the perinatal period; the theoretical foundations and recent data in the field are exposed. Spanish and international research in this emerging area indicates that pregnancy, postpartum and early parenting are opportunities and unique spaces to develop…
Descriptors: Child Development, Parenting Styles, Parenting Skills, Perinatal Influences
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Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Morris, Heather; Cox, Rachael; Baur, Louise; Wolfenden, Luke; Huang, Terry T. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Preschool children's interest in popular culture is linked to many determinants of obesity development including branded energy-dense foods and sedentary play using digital technologies. In addition, highly packaged foods and throwaway toys reinforce unsustainable environmental habits encouraged by immersive marketing systems. Interrupting the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health Education, Well Being, Prevention
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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Barnes, Erica M.; Collins, Molly F.; Dickinson, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given the important contributions that early language development makes to later academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Educational Research
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