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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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Blaurock, Sabine; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on the concept of educational quality of the home learning environment, stimulating and responsive family time is crucial for children's development. In turn, time use depends on the developmental stages in childhood. International studies indicate that family patterns of time use are associated with a family's resources (i.e. level of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status
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Suhonen, Eira; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
We aimed to investigate stress response regulation, temperament, cognitive and language abilities and family SES in children who entered kindergarten before two years of age. Whilst childrens stress regulatory systems are vulnerable to environmental influences little is known about how temperament and family characteristics impact on stress…
Descriptors: Physiology, Language Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Socioeconomic Status
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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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McInnes, Karen; Elpidoforou, Marina-Eleni – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The play needs of under threes is an under-researched area. In this study, 100 parents and carers were surveyed regarding their visit to a children's museum with a child under three. Using a play taxonomy and observation schedule devised for the study, 50 toddlers were also observed playing with the museum exhibits. The findings showed that whilst…
Descriptors: Museums, Play, Toddlers, Observation
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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Nurturing experiences in preparation for prospective early childhood educators' work with families during their training are critical for establishing empowering relationships. This article details a qualitative case study of 77 prospective early childhood educators engaged with the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Simulation. An electronic…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Ren, Yonggang; Xu Rattanasone, Nan; Demuth, Katherine; Andronos, Fabia; Wyver, Shirley – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Previous research mainly with monolingual children shows a positive relationship between English skills and emotion regulation. No study to date has examined if or how learning of grammatical morphemes might be associated with emotion regulation among bilingual preschoolers. This study examined how Mandarin-English bilingual preschoolers performed…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Grammar, Morphemes, Emotional Adjustment
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Olsen, Bent; Smeplass, Eli – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The article reports and reflects on a study of kindergarten staff member's gendered attitudes. The empirical part consists of answers to a questionnaire from some 700 staff members of all 80 kindergartens in two Danish municipalities. The theoretical approach is informed by the framework of Pierre Bourdieu and the Mary Douglas' Grid Group Cultural…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Gender Differences, Questionnaires, Values
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Bildiren, Ahmet – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this study was to examine the different development characteristics of gifted children during the preschool period in comparison with normal developing children according to family observation. For this purpose, face-to-face interviews were carried out with the parents of 112 children identified as gifted and data regarding the…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Student Characteristics, Developmental Psychology, Gifted
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O'Sullivan, Cathryn; Minott, Ceceile – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The authors, through a consultancy with the Caribbean Child Development Centre, the University of the West Indies Open Campus, sought to identify comprehensive parent support programmes and policies in the healthcare sector in non-Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries. As mapping researchers, the authors were contracted to map policies and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Child Development
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Casey, Erin M.; DiCarlo, Cynthia F. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article is centred on the constructs of teacher quality as defined by early childhood (EC) teachers in Belize. Using the concept of teacher beliefs as a framework, the researchers analyse teachers' perceptions of quality teaching, which should guide policy and practice decisions. For this pilot study, data were collected from 22 teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Coding, Teacher Effectiveness, Focus Groups
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Zarrella, Immacolata; Lonigro, Antonia; Perrella, Raffaella; Caviglia, Giorgio; Laghi, Fiorenzo – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present research explored the relation between socio-cognitive skills, as Theory of Mind and affective empathy, social behaviour, attachment style and scholastic success in children, aged from 8 to 11 years (N = 159; 90 females, 69 males; M[subscript age] = 9,60; DS = 0.78). Several assessment tools were administered to children on mentalizing…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Empathy, Child Development, Academic Achievement
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McNally, Shelley; Slutsky, Ruslan – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
High-quality teacher-child relationships provide protective and supportive environments that provide social support for children to engage in curriculum and take risks that result in overall school success (Buyse, Verschueren, & Doumen, 2011; Pianta & Stuhlman, 2004). Teachers have the potential to use their relationship as a tool for…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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