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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Probabilities tend to become an integral part of early childhood mathematics curricula. Research has shown that at the age of 4, children indicate basics of probabilistic reasoning and can engage with probabilistic tasks and uncertainty. The aim of this study is to examine whether methodological and design alterations influence children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Probability, Manipulative Materials
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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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de Waal, Elna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are foundational and therefore play an important role in the overall development, sport-specific skills, and academic achievement of children. The aim of the study was to determine if a correlation exists between FMS and the academic performance of 5- to 6-year-old preschoolers. An empirical study including one…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Correlation, Screening Tests
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Kambouri-Danos, Maria; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Jameau, Alain; Boilevin, Jean-Marie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's everyday activities enable them to learn some science even before entering preschool education and children bring these ideas with them when entering education settings. Some of these ideas, or else mental representations, may not be compatible with what is generally accepted by the scientific community. This paper presents the results…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preschool Education, Learning Processes, Water
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Ren, Yonggang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Focusing on 84 Chinese-English dual language learners (DLLs) in U.S. preschool programs serving children from low-income backgrounds, this study investigated which aspects of the home language and literacy environment and which parenting styles may be related to these DLLs' oral receptive and expressive language abilities in Chinese and English.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Chinese, Low Income, Parenting Styles
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Ascetta, Kate; Harn, Beth; Durán, Lillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This professional development (PD) study examined the effect of feedback type on changing preschool teachers' use of language enhancement strategies and language outcomes for children. We included 21 Head Start teachers and 107 children. We randomized classrooms to PD feedback condition: (a) self-reported or (b) observed use of strategies. All…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Lippard, Christine. N.; Lamm, Monica H.; Tank, Kristina M.; Choi, Ji Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Young children engage in pre-engineering thinking and play in their day-to-day activities. However, early childhood teachers often miss opportunities to facilitate and extend this type of play. In order to support teachers in this undertaking, the current study aimed to answer the question: What does pre-engineering thinking look like in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Preschool Children, Engineering Education
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Hardy, Jessica K.; Grifenhagen, Jill F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Forty-nine coaches, 947 teachers, and 189 administrators in a state-wide prekindergarten program responded to survey questions about coaching dosage and activities. The survey responses were aligned with the Coaching Quality Framework, an organization of characteristics of quality coaching proposed by the authors, and analyzed to identify…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Professional Development
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Bowling, Emily C. C.; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A child's ability to fingerpoint accurately to words while reading aloud a memorized text showcases his/her development of concept of word in text. This ability demonstrates the extent to which key early literacy skills are integrated (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness). Research indicates that attaining a concept of word in text is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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Manfra, Louis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A systematic review of research exploring the impact of homelessness on young children's school readiness skills in preschool and academic performance in early elementary school is presented. Fourteen studies were identified that included data exploring this association in preschool through Grade 3. Findings indicated that children experiencing…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Preschool 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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Schmitt, Sara A.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Duncan, Robert J.; Korucu, Irem; Napoli, Amy R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the "Positive Action" ("PA") preschool lessons improved low-income children's social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Mixed…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Health Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Dominguez, Stefanie; Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Little research has been conducted on the play of children of very low English proficiency within English-speaking preschool classrooms. In the present investigation, we recorded and described the naturalistic free play of four dual language learners (DLLs) and compared their interactions to those of four English-speaking children. Units of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, English (Second Language)
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Dealey, Rhonda Peterson; Stone, Mark H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play researchers and theorists have cautioned that children's early play is changing in a manner that is detrimental to their development. Meanwhile U.S. governmental pressures and increasingly higher standards for education are changing the landscape of kindergarten and early learning. This study investigates the relationship between children's…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, School Readiness, Correlation
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