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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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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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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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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Access to high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is important for developmental outcomes and school success. The first years of life are a critical period for learning and the quality of early experiences can have a significant impact later in life. Parenting is one of the primary influences on children's development and family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement
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Al-Motlaq, Mohammad A.; Abuidhail, Jamila; Salameh, Taghreed; Awwad, Wesam – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Objective: To develop an instrument to study family-centred care (FCC) in traditional open bay Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Methods: The development process involved constructing instrument's items, establishing content validity by an expert panel and testing the instrument for validity and reliability with a convenience sample of 25…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neonates, Medical Services, Program Implementation
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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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Gyöngy, Kinga – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Content analysis of a large-scale (N = 920) qualitative data set with MAXQDA12 from a nationwide questionnaire of nursery practitioners in Hungary was able to demonstrate various types of rules during free play: social, health and safety, and environment-related rules. Environment-related rules, which govern space utilisation in toddler groups,…
Descriptors: Play, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Qualitative Research
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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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Suggate, Sebastian; Stoeger, Heidrun; Pufke, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's fine motor skills (FMS) are being increasingly recognized as an important aspect of preschool development; yet, we know very little about the experiences that foster their development. We utilized a parent-administered children's fine and gross motor activities questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate links with FMS. We recruited a sample of…
Descriptors: Play, Psychomotor Skills, Parents, Questionnaires
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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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Meng, Christine; Cheng, Ya-Fang – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study used the actor-partner interdependence mediation model to examine the association among parents' depressive symptoms, sense of mastery, and parent involvement. To address the research goal, this study conducted secondary analysis using the cross-sectional data collected from the 2000 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Participation, Preschool Children
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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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Barnard, Allison D.; Adelson, Jill L.; Pössel, Patrick – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
We explored the associations between student-perceived teaching behaviours and negative affect (NA) and positive affect (PA) in upper elementary age students, both before and after controlling for perceived parenting behaviours. The Teaching Behaviour Questionnaire, the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire, and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior
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Cassidy, Deborah J.; King, Elizabeth K.; Wang, Yudan C.; Lower, Joanna K.; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The current study examines the professional well-being of teachers, the classroom emotional support, and the emotional experiences of toddlers in their care. Professional well-being of teachers is conceptualized to include teacher feelings about their work, autonomy in decision-making, actual wages, and perceptions of fairness of wages within the…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Well Being, Emotional Response, Toddlers
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