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Phillips, Linda M.; Norris, Stephen P.; Hayward, Denyse V.; Lovell, Meridith A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated whether mothers' measured reading proficiency and their educational level predict, over and above each other, their children's receptive vocabulary and reading proficiency when confounding factors of speaking a minority language, ethnicity, number of children in the family, and marital and employment status are controlled.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Reading Skills, Predictor Variables, Preschool Children
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Royer, Nicole; Moreau, Claire – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The study aims to describe early childhood educators' psychological wellbeing at work in terms of their interpersonal fit, thriving, feeling of competency, perceived recognition and desire for involvement. The study approach draws links between perceptions of autonomy at work and wellbeing. The analysis examines the results of a survey conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Shahbazi, Sara; Salinitri, Geri – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDK) Program has expanded the role of the principal and has altered the teaching dynamics of the classroom with the introduction of an early years team. The early years team consists of a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers and a registered early childhood educator from the College of…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Kindergarten, Principals, Teamwork
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Pyle, Angela; Bigelow, Ashley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The benefits of play to children's development and academic learning are often discussed in the research. However, inconsistencies in definitions of play and differing perspectives concerning the purpose of play in educational settings make it challenging for teachers to determine how to productively integrate play-based pedagogies into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Academic Standards
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Carson, Valerie; Clark, Dawne; Ogden, Nancy; Harber, Vicki; Kuzik, Nicholas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In December, 2013, revised Alberta child care accreditation standards were released by the Alberta Government in Canada that included a new standard for physical activity and sedentary behavior in accredited child care settings. The main purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the new accreditation standard in increasing physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Physical Activities
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Berg, Stephen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Engaging in moderate to vigorous amounts of physical activity is needed for young children to grow and develop to their full potential and the playground environment can help play a role. The purpose of this study was to determine the physical activity levels of children in preschool settings during outdoor playground activity time. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Doherty, Gillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A substantial proportion of American, Canadian and English preschoolers regularly participate in family child care making its quality of vital importance for the children concerned, their parents, the school system and the society in which they live. This article discusses the seven key caregiver behaviors and physical space characteristics…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Child Development, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Boyer, Wanda; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Expectations for academic writing and publication have intensified in Academia. Doctoral students in colleges of education are advised to publish even before they graduate and evidence of successful publication is influential in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions. The purpose of this research was to study the process of writing for…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Doctoral Programs, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
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Lukie, Ivanna K.; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; LeFevre, Jo-Anne; Sowinski, Carla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Children's involvement in home literacy and numeracy activities has been linked to school achievement, but the subtleties in the home environment responsible for these gains have yet to be thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine how children's interests and collaborative parent-child interactions affect exposure to home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childhood Interests, Parent Child Relationship, Numeracy
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Cantin, Gilles; Plante, Isabelle; Coutu, Sylvain; Brunson, Liesette – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Despite the importance of establishing meaningful parent-caregiver relationships, little is known about these dyadic relationships among beginning caregivers, who often feel insufficiently prepared to build successful alliances with parents. The present study examined the congruence between parents' and beginning caregivers' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Age, Caregivers, Cooperation, Parent Child Relationship
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Lynch, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of print literacy in preschool classrooms. There were seven preschool teachers working in central Canada who were observed over three sessions. The process of analytic induction was used to formulate categories based on interviews, classroom observations and documents. The following categories were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Bouchard, Caroline; Bigras, Nathalie; Cantin, Gilles; Coutu, Sylvain; Blain-Briere, Benedicte; Eryasa, Joell; Charron, Annie; Brunson, Liesette – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The importance of encouraging language skills in early childhood has been well documented. Educators who are responsible for children in daycare services have many opportunities to use rich and stimulating educational practices that support language acquisition. The purpose of this study was to assess the language-support practices used by 22…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales
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Kim, Bo Sun; Darling, Linda Farr – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study was conducted in a Reggio inspired child care classroom of 4-year olds where the fundamental principles of Reggio Emilia preschools are interpreted for a Canadian context. Qualitative case study methodology was employed to investigate how social interaction plays a role in young children's learning processes. Drawing on social…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Processes, Reggio Emilia Approach