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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Mischka, Melissa; Sands, Kaitlin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined parental guidance of young children's inquiry during joint interactions in the home environment. Half of the parents received inquiry-based guidance instructions, encouraging their children to observe, question, predict, and evaluate; the control group received no information about guidance. Thirty-two families were…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Participation, Guidance, Preschool Children
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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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Marume, A.; Mafaune, P.; Maradzika, J.; January, J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Growth monitoring (GM) is integral in child health programming. More than 73% of children under-five years in Mutasa district were missed during routine GM in 2015. We set out to evaluate the GM programme in 20 health facilities within Mutasa, Zimbabwe. A comparative process-outcome evaluation using the Logical Framework approach was used. A desk…
Descriptors: Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Child Health
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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van Biljon, S.; Kritzinger, Alta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article examines early developmental histories of learners who attended a government-funded school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa from 1992 to 2014. A total of 141 complete historical admission records of learners were analysed. Frequencies, means and correlations were determined for perinatal conditions and…
Descriptors: Identification, Child Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Strand, Tor A.; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental knowledge on child development is important for maximal developmental potential. This study was conducted to assess mothers' knowledge on child development in Nepal. The Caregivers Knowledge of Child Development Inventory (CKCDI) was used to interview mothers. Total of 1272 mothers were interviewed. Out of the total CKCDI score of 40,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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Corr, Catherine; Milagros Santos, Rosa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Cross-system collaborations are central to the provision of services for young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse. While multiple position papers and policy briefs emphasize and encourage these cross-system collaborations between the Early Intervention and Child Welfare systems, very limited empirical research has examined these…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Welfare
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McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Maternal perinatal depression is not an uncommon experience, yet few mothers are identified and treated--a concerning fact, given the potential for negative impact on both maternal and infant well-being. In the present study, I review recent research in the field of maternal perinatal depression and highlight associated developmental outcomes…
Descriptors: Mothers, Prenatal Influences, Depression (Psychology), Infants
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Ohle, Kathryn A.; Harvey, Hattie A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This empirical study examined educators' perceptions of kindergarten readiness, within the context of a larger study on the perceptions and use of the Alaska Developmental Profile, a mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA). The participants (n = 17) were primarily kindergarten teachers with varying years of experience. Data were collected…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Profiles
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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the interaction patterns (i.e. use of the Spanish and English languages) among native-Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Child Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Migrants
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Personal and social development is an important area which influences children's learning journey in all levels of education. Examining the impact of the arts on children's development, there are several studies that adopt this focus. However, the majority of them focus on either primary or secondary education or on specific personal and social…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Art, Intervention, Play
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Anderson, Sara; Mikesell, Megan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Millions of children in the United States live in rural areas and often start school with fewer school readiness skills than counterparts in urban areas. Access to high-quality child care could be a mechanism to improve school readiness; however, it is unclear what, if anything, distinguishes child care in rural and urban areas. Focusing…
Descriptors: Child Care, Rural Areas, School Readiness, Urban Areas
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Liu, Ting; Lu, Ming; Holmes, Kathryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
China's fast-developing urbanization has promoted a great number of rural families migrating to urban areas. The objective of this study is to address the existing situation of urban migrant parents' parenting for infant and toddlers and the association between co-parental self-efficacy and child developmental outcomes. A sample of 387 parents of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Development, Rural to Urban Migration, Parent Attitudes
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Linberg, Anja; Kluczniok, Katharina; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as reliable indicators for childcare quality. The present study used the ITERS and FCCERS to examine…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires
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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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