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Ucus, Sukran; Garcia, Aileen; Esteraich, Jan; Raikes, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental involvement (PI) in their children's schools has been shown to have a positive influence on the children's behaviours and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of PI and relations of PI in schools to child externalizing and internalizing behaviours. Data were from the fifth-grade wave of the Early Head…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Federal Programs
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Nergaard, Kari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is based on video observations of three-year-old children's empathic expressions in the context of playful interactions in early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions in Norway. The data were analysed within a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, searching for a system of the children's self-initiated empathic expressions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Empathy, Play
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Dereli Iman, Esra; Danisman, Sahin; Akin Demircan, Zeynep; Yaya, Dilara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This research aims to investigate the effect of Montessori method on social competence and behaviors of 3.5-5 years-old-children on their emotion regulation skills. Sequential Explanatory Design, one of the mixed method designs, was used in the study. The study group of the research consisted of 55 children attending two independent preschools in…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Bougher-Muckian, Hilary R.; Root, Amy E.; Floyd, Kimberly K.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Hartman, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research suggests that adaptive functioning influences parents' attributions for children's social behaviours. However, the influence of adaptive functioning on parents' attributions for children's emotional expressions is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between adaptive functioning of children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Social Behavior, Emotional Response, Parent Attitudes
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Faraji Goodarzi, Mojgan; Taee, Nadereh; Abbasi Hormozi, Pegah – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Aims: The present study aims to screen autism spectrum disorder in children attending pediatric clinic. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 1500 children aged 1.5 to 4 years old in pediatric clinic in Khorramabad. After recording the demographic data, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers screening test was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Foreign Countries
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Exercise times can enhance a variety of child learning goals and especially help some children with attention span difficulties to concentrate better on class lessons. Specific ways for teachers to create exercise sessions are suggested and how teachers can use exercise times to promote new word learning, creative imagination, as well as pride in…
Descriptors: Exercise, Skill Development, Young Children, Attention Span
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Defelipe, Renata Pereira; de Resende, Briseida Dôgo; David, Vinicius Frayze; Bussab, Vera Silvia Raad – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Psychosocial risk conditions can predict postpartum depression (PPD) which can reduce maternal investment into child. We examined, in high-risk Brazilian mothers, PPD predictors measured during pregnancy, and PPD effects on maternal behaviors measured at 4-5 months. 35 depressed (D) and 38 nondepressed (ND) mothers had four behaviors (gaze, smile,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Birth, Females
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Grosse, Christiane; Kluczniok, Katharina; Rossbach, Hans-Guenther – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on a theoretical model of instructional quality this study investigates the influence of different dimensions of instructional quality in the school entrance phase on students' language development taking into account child and family background factors as well as structural characteristics of the classroom and teacher's educational beliefs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Educational Quality
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Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.; Cheng, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In hypothetical playmate preference tasks, obese figures are rarely picked up as friends. This study aims to observe what happens in real life and examine the relationship between body-size and social status in children. Four-hundred and fourteen children aged 5, 7 and 9 years were given a sociometric test. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of each child…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Body Weight, Correlation
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Mohtasham, Mandana K.; Patterson, Allyson B.; Vennergrund, Katherine C.; Chen, Eileen; Pasnak, Robert – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The importance of social-emotional competence, executive functioning, and behavioural recognition of patterns by young children is receiving increased attention from researchers, schools, parents, and teachers due to the beneficial outcomes of children who have skills in each. This paper presents studies of the correlations between these variables…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Patterns
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Davis, Fairfax; Burns-Nader, Sherwood – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Medical play is a play that involves medical themes and is used to familiarize children with the medical world. Few studies have examined medical play outside of the hospital or the affect displayed during medical play. This study examined differences in affect in non-hospitalized children participating in medical pretend play as compared to…
Descriptors: Play, Medicine, Affective Behavior, Imagination
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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience significant difficulties engaging in meaningful play. Although enabling their playful engagement in social interactions is an important objective, little is known about which interventions effectively promote it. The aim of this was study to conduct a scoping study to map the breadth and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship, Preschool Children, Autism
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Dempsey, Lynn; Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore pre-readers' comprehension of a story with competing character goals. Fifty-eight children in three age groups (2½-3 years; 3-4 years; and 4-5 years) were read a story in which the protagonist's goal was unstated and conflicted with the goal of the secondary character. Understanding of explicit story…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Prereading Experience, Reading Comprehension, Story Telling
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Goodhall, Natasha; Atkinson, Cathy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
From a sociology of childhood and children's rights agenda, this review explores how children define 'play' and 'work' in the classroom, and the contextual influences on the development and reinforcement of these perceptions. Twelve studies were identified, analysed and reported using PRISMA guidelines. These studies strived to understand…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Childrens Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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