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Strickler-Eppard, Lacey; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Kaderavek, Joan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The role that caregivers can play in their child's science education is often overlooked within science education research. Few studies have focused on the capacity and abilities of caregivers to guide science activities. The purpose of this study was to describe how families utilize science activity packs at home. Data indicate that the adults…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Child Caregivers, Family Role
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Fukkink, Ruben; Helmerhorst, Katrien; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam; Sluiter, Rosanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Whereas various studies have examined the effects of in-service training, relatively little is known about effective approaches for improving interaction skills among pre-service teachers for early childhood education and care. In this study, the evidence-based in-service Caregiver Interaction Profile training course was implemented in Dutch…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Eadie, Patricia; Stark, Hannah; Niklas, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's language learning is shaped through the social contexts of children's earliest experiences at home and in early childhood education settings with responsive caregivers. Facilitating high-quality interactions between early childhood educators and children affords opportunities to foster language rich exchanges and promote strong language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Hooper, Alison – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although home-based child care is a widely-used form of non-parental child care, relatively little is known about the home-based provider workforce and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. This study validates a previously identified typology of listed home-based child care providers (Hooper and Hallam, Early Child Res Q…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Beliefs, Child Care
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Timmer, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children with disabilities take part in child care programs across the country every day. However, existing research is lacking on how infants and toddlers with disabilities are supported in these inclusion efforts, particularly from the perspectives of child care and early intervention (EI) providers. In this article, we describe the results of a…
Descriptors: Infants, Disabilities, Child Care, Toddlers
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Walton, Gail E.; Hibbard, David R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between adults' emotional intelligence and knowledge of children's social-emotional competence (SEC). A secondary purpose was to explore relationships between child care workers' education, time spent working in child care, and their knowledge of children's social-emotional…
Descriptors: Adults, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education
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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Ellis, Yvonne G.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Okely, Anthony D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Young children spend a high proportion of their time at childcare sitting. Reducing sitting time or breaking up prolonged periods of sitting may be positively associated with health outcomes among children. The purpose of this study was to identify childcare educators' perceptions of what environmental and policy modifications could be made within…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Ang, Lynn; Brooker, Elizabeth; Stephen, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite growing interest in childminding at the policy level and some international research on understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Hoffman, Emily Brown; Whittingham, Colleen E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Using a convergent parallel mixed methods design, this study considered the early literacy and language environments actualized by childcare providers and parents of young children (ages 3-5) living in one large urban community in the United States of America. Both childcare providers and parents responded to questionnaires and participated in…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Emergent Literacy, Mixed Methods Research, Urban Areas
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Limited information exists about management of asthma in child care settings and primary school classrooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate a brief asthma management intervention for child care providers and primary school teachers. Child care providers and primary school teachers were recruited to participate in two 3-h workshops on asthma…
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Education, Intervention, Child Caregivers
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Palmér, Hanna; Henriksson, Jenny; Hussein, Rania – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In recent years the interest in preschool mathematics has increased. However, studies seldom focus on children under the age of three and research is scarce on the early use of mathematics observed in natural settings. This article reports a study of mathematical possibilities during diaper changing in a preschool setting. A diaper change can be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Toddlers, Mathematics Instruction
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Torr, Jane; Pham, Lien – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Little is known about the quality and characteristics of the language used by childcare staff when interacting with infants in non-parental group care settings. This qualitative study analysed the manner in which staff used language when interacting with ten children aged between 9 and 20 months in four different long day care centres in Sydney,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Language Usage, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Brodin, Jane; Renblad, Karin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
There is today an increasing global interest in early childhood education, especially with regard to curriculum and quality work. The aim of this article is to study preschool teachers' and child care workers' views on the revised national curriculum for preschool in Sweden (Lpfö 98, rev. 2010), and if the educators perceive that they can conduct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Phoon, Dora Mei Yong; Tan-Chong, Elizabeth Chai Kim; Tan, Marilyn Ai Bee; Goh, Mandy Lian Mui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A child's positive sense of well-being is central to their overall growth and development. With an increasing number of mothers in the workforce, many infants and toddlers spend much time in child care services. Hence it is crucial that caregivers provide a secure base for the child to develop secure attachment with educarers. Given multiple…
Descriptors: Well Being, Security (Psychology), Attachment Behavior, Teamwork
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