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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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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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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Although Greece has a dichotomous system both in terms of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services and in terms of ECEC workers' preparation programmes, in 2016 Greek government's Organization for ECEC organized an open colloquy about the adoption of a 'Unified National Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care', causing a heated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Wong, Yau-ho Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Although a quality preschool supports young children's health and safety, "quality" has been defined diversely enough that its delivery has been varied among kindergarten teachers. The current study was the first to examine and compare perceptions of school safety between urban and rural kindergarten teachers. Sixty-seven Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Kindergarten
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Viskovic, Ivana; Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Based on the belief that professional competences can partially be developed through professional training a cycle of ten educational workshops was designed. Combining theoretical knowledge, quality practice examples and discussions, the workshops strived to improve professional teacher competences. The assumed outcome was determined by difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Workshops, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Wang, Zhenlin; Wong, Richard Kwok Shing; Wong, Paul Yau Ho; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Cheng, Doris Pui Wah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The study seeks to understand the relation between preschool children's mode of participation and negotiation strategies during play and their theory of mind (ToM) development in the Hong Kong context. Forty-two 5-year-old children were recruited. Their emotional and cognitive ToMs were assessed along with expressive language ability. Children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Theory of Mind
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Leung, Chi-Hung; Hue, Ming-Tak – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Preschool teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally and multiculturally appropriate early childhood programmes. 7.5% of the total 160,000 children enrolled in Hong Kong kindergartens are ethnic-minority students and they are neglected in the Hong Kong education system until 2008. This study investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Multicultural Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Choy, Mian Yee; Karuppiah, Nirmala – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Successful transition from preschool to primary school is believed to have long-term positive effects on a child's academic performance and social competence. In this study, data were gathered from preschool teachers, primary schoolteachers and parents through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, on their perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education
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Durkan, Nazmi; Güngör, Hande; Fetihi, Leyla; Erol, Ahmet; Gülay Ogelman, Hülya – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The purpose of the study is to compare environmental attitudes and experiences of five-year-old children receiving preschool education in the village and city centre. The first group comprised 54 five-year-old children who received preschool education and attended kindergartens of two primary schools in the Karateke and Kocabas villages of Honaz…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Lee, Hye Jung; Kim, Jihyun – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The objective of this study is to examine the structural relationships among variables that predict the mathematical ability of young children, namely young children's mathematical attitude, exposure to private mathematical learning, mothers' view about their children's mathematical learning, and mothers' mathematical attitude. To this end, we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Structural Equation Models, Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires
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Kasik, László; Gál, Zita – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aim of our study was to shed light on (1) what Hungarian mothers, fathers and teachers of 4-6-year-olds think of these children's social problem-solving (SPS) and their difficulties in terms of problem-solving, adaptability and prosocial behaviour; (2) studying any correlation between the examined aspects and (3) the connection between one's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children
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Morris, Heather; Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Rutherford, Leonie Margaret; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; O'Connor, Amanda; Mantilla, Ana; Huang, Terry TK; Lording, Kate Marion; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We sought to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a preschool/kindergarten curriculum intervention designed to increase 4-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and the sustainability consequences of their food and toy choices. Ninety intervention and 65 control parent/child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Intervention, Questionnaires
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Ihmeideh, Fathi; Oliemat, Enass – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Family involvement can no longer be considered a luxury but is rather a main component of early childhood programmes. The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of family involvement in early childhood programmes in Jordan. In total, 84 kindergarten principals and 276 teachers participated in the study. To achieve the study…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Principals
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Teszenyi, Eleonora; Hevey, Denise – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Hungary has experienced significant political, economic, demographic and social changes since the end of Soviet domination in the 1990s. The gradual move towards liberal democracy has been accompanied by growing emphasis on individualism, choice and diversity. Universal kindergarten provision for five- to six-year-olds is a long established…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Choice, Access to Education
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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi; AlZoubi, Rifa Rafe – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children's social competence is an area of research that receives minimal attention from Jordanian researchers. It is important to investigate this area of development so as to provide parents with information about the nature of social competence and possible factors affecting its development. This research study examined Jordanian mothers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Social Development
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