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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Luu, Susanna; Neece, Cameron L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Objective: We explored the relationship between acculturation and parenting stress among parents of children with developmental delays (DD) and investigated family support as a potential moderator. Methods: Participants included 99 parents of young children with DD. Standardized measures were used to evaluate the variables of interest and a…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Acculturation, Minority Group Children
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Marcone, Roberto; Caputo, Antonietta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
A Friend is truly a treasure, in accordance with age and competence's qualitative changes. The aim of this study was to confirm the increase in friendship competence and its multifactorial nature in 3- up to 10-year-old children, and to verify gender differences, and parenting influences on the concept of friendship. A semi-structured interview…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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Meland, Aud Torill; Kaltvedt, Elsa Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate how gender manifests itself in Norwegian kindergarten, as observed by students during three weeks' work experience. The empirical basis was collated from 40 accounts of work experience from 20 kindergartens. Student kindergarten teachers' observations of how gender is expressed in kindergarten forms the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Gender Issues
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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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Prino, L. E.; Pasta, T.; Gastaldi, F. G. M.; Longobardi, C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The construction of self, a fundamental process for development. Twins, as they grow together, may encounter greater difficulties in individuation process. The present study aims to investigate the construction of the image of the self and of the self with its own twin/sibling through the drawing of the human figure and to highlight any…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Twins, Child Development, Freehand Drawing
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research on early childhood teachers' perceptions of technology integration has been criticized for not paying enough attention to the unique pedagogical characteristics of early childhood education. This qualitative study contributes to resolving this need by scrutinizing preservice teachers' perceptions of technology usage through the frames of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Borg, Farhana – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored preschool children's knowledge and views of other children's economic situation worldwide, and their self-reported sources of such knowledge. A total of 53 final-year preschool children, aged 5-6, from 12 preschools in Sweden were interviewed. Children's responses were analysed using content analysis and the Structure of the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Attitudes, Preschool Children, Preschools
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Beers, Courtney – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The quality of early caregiving and educational environments has a significant effect on children's later cognitive outcomes. Early childhood teachers are an important determining factor in the quality of these environments and therefore they need appropriate professional preparation. The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Elmonayer, Randa Abdelaleem – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examines the effect of visual scaffolding on promoting number sense skills (including number recognition, counting, ordinality, comparison, and calculation) of Egyptian autistic children mainstreamed in kindergartens. The participants were five autistic children, enrolled in the second level of kindergarten (ages 5-6).…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Numbers
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Meng, Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study investigated whether the bidirectional cross-lagged paths between teacher--child language interactions and receptive vocabulary would be significantly different between English language learner (ELL) and non-ELL children. The FACES 2009 cohort was used to address the research goals. Cross-lagged analysis was conducted with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Receptive Language, English Language Learners
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Gutshall, Claire C.; Grissmer, David W. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, infer mental states, and predict intentions, behavior, and actions in others. Theory of mind performance is associated with foundational cognitive and socioemotional skills, including verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive function (inhibitory control…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Predictor Variables, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Leong, Anne Day; Berzin, Stephanie Cosner; Hawkins, Summer Sherburne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Head Start is a federally funded early childhood education programme that takes a unique 2-generation approach to working with families. Family engagement in early education like Head Start has been shown to improve academic and behavioural outcomes in children, with particular beneficial effects in the children of immigrant parents. This study…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Participation, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Brown, Christopher Pierce; Weber, Natalie Babiak – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The continued standardisation of publicly funded early education programmes has led to teacher educators and researchers focusing in on what works in preparing teachers and their students to succeed in these environments. Such a focus prioritises an epistemological understanding of teaching and learning and leads to investigations examining…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Epistemology, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Experience
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