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Lloyd, Eva; Edmonds, Casey; Downs, Celony; Crutchley, Rebecca; Paffard, Fran – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The acquisition of everyday scientific concepts by 3-6-year-old children attending early childhood institutions has been widely studied. In contrast, research on science learning processes among younger children is less extensive. This paper reports on findings from an exploratory empirical study undertaken in a "stay and play" service…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Scientific Concepts, Science Education
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Soydan, Sema Büyüktaskapu; Alakoç pirpir, Devlet; Azak, Hayriye – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The main purpose of this study is to identify the predictive power of the following variables for physical and relational aggression level of children: cartoon preferences of children, parental attitudes and teacher-student relationship. Study group consisted of 300 preschool children their mothers and 18 preschool teachers. The results showed a…
Descriptors: Aggression, Play, Predictor Variables, Teacher Student Relationship
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Sonnenschein, Susan; Metzger, Shari R.; Dowling, Rebecca; Baker, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The association between monolingual children's early language abilities and their later reading performance is well established. However, for English language learners, the pattern of associations between early language skills and later literacy is much less well understood for English language learners. This study examined language predictors of…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Hispanic Americans
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Garner, Pamela W.; Parker, Tameka; Dortch, Marlon K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The present study examined differences in the victimization-related beliefs of 173 adults (65 early childhood preservice teachers, 62 early childhood in-service teachers, and 46 parents). Additionally, confidence about managing victimization was evaluated as a predictor of proposed responses to negative peer encounters. In-service teachers were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, Preservice Teachers
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Matthews, Jessica A. K.; Tirella, Linda G.; Germann, Emma S.; Miller, Laurie C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Many of the >339,000 international adoptees arriving in the USA during the last 25 years are now teenagers and young adults (YA). Information about their long-term social integration, school performance, and self-esteem is incomplete. Moreover, the relation of these outcomes to facets of family function is incompletely understood. We…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adolescents, Young Adults, Social Integration
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Markodimitraki, Maria; Linardakis, Michalis; Kypriotaki, Maria; Manolitsis, George – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aims of this study were to: (a) provide descriptive data of twins with physical difficulties among 120 Greek twins of preschool age; and (b) to investigate the impact of twins' health condition on parental perceptions towards twins' separation, closeness and friendship. The administration of School Policy for Twins and Higher Multiples…
Descriptors: Twins, Parent Attitudes, Friendship, Sibling Relationship
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Hachfeld, Axinja; Anders, Yvonne; Kuger, Susanne; Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Home and educational institutions are children's most important external influences and a positive partnership between the two can positively affect children's cognitive and non-cognitive development. Quality of family-preschool partnership (FPP) can depend on preschool and family characteristics. For Germany, studies show that immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
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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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Jiang, Shan; Han, Myae – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The current study surveyed parental play beliefs among the three groups of parents: the mainland Chinese, Chinese immigrants in the USA, and European-Americans. Limited comparison studies on parental play beliefs were previously reported for these three populations in the literature. Two measures, the Chinese child-rearing ideology and parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Play
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Hill, Susan; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between children's attitudes towards reading and their parents' gendered views about literacy (GVL). It was assumed that parents may have GVL by favouring girls in reading activities, which could limit boys' enjoyment in reading activities. This study was conducted with 31 five-year-old children in first…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Gender Differences, Parent Attitudes, Gender Bias
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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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Davis, Heather S.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Saenz, Laura M.; Soares, Denise A.; Resendez, Nora; Zhu, Leina; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aim of this study was to explore within-group patterns of variability in the home literacy environments (HLEs) of low-income Latino families using latent profile analysis. Participants were (N = 193) families of Latino preschoolers enrolled in a larger study. In the fall of 2012, mothers filled out a family literacy practices inventory, a…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Statistical Analysis
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Waugh, Whitney E.; Brownell, Celia A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
To better understand young children's ability to communicate about their bodies, toddlers' comprehension and production of 27 common body-part words was assessed using parental report at 20 and 30 months (n?=?64), and self-awareness was assessed using mirror self-recognition. Children at both ages comprehended more body-part words that referred to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Human Body, Vocabulary Development, Toddlers
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Demircan, Özlen; Erden, Feyza Tantekin – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and parental involvement beliefs of preschool teachers and the parents of preschool children. Data were collected from 279 teachers and 589 parents via a demographic information questionnaire, "Teachers' Beliefs Scale"…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Correlation, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Questionnaires
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Houghton, Laura J.; O'Dwyer, Mareesa; Foweather, Lawrence; Watson, Paula; Alford, Simon; Knowles, Zoe R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Research has demonstrated the benefits of father involvement with their children and a link between uninvolved fatherhood and societal problems. Children's Centres (n?=?15) received 6?×?90-minute active play sessions designed to foster 6 aspects of parental engagement. Fathers' engagement and attitudes to child physical activity were measured pre-…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Fathers, Preschool Children, Play
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