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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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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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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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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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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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Clark, Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This study describes how a group of early childhood educators from a diverse range of classroom cultures and pedagogies came together to form a network of support and collaboration, what Gorodetsky and Barak (Teach Teach Educ 24(7):1907-1918, 2008) define as an 'edge community of practice.' This year-long study involved a group of nine educators,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Communities of Practice
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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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Klvacek, Michelle L.; Monroe, Eula E.; Wilcox, Brad; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Morrison, Timothy G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Dyad reading is a modified version of the Neurological Impress Method in which a lead reader and an assisted reader sit side by side and read aloud a shared text in unison. This cooperative peer-assisted reading strategy has been shown to be effective in helping English-proficient and English-learning children. What is unclear is how dyad reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, English Language Learners, Reading Instruction
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Gagnon, Sandra Glover; Huelsman, Timothy J.; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; Lewis, Ashley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Teacher stress has a well-established research base, with similar sources of occupational stress reported by teachers at all grade levels. This study examined a proximal source of stress--the student--teacher relationship--as a predictor of stress in preschool teachers. This study is unique in its focus on "teaching" stress, which occurs…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables, Anxiety, Preschool Children
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Reddy, M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The school setting, identified as a creative and cost effective way for improving oral health, provides an ideal opportunity for preventing oral diseases in the influential stages of a child's life when lifelong beliefs, attitudes and skills are developed. Although oral health has been included in the Integrated School Health Policy, there is a…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Health Promotion, Prevention, Diseases
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Schools and communities typically design and build playgrounds with little knowledge that the selected playground equipment meets the needs of children, caregivers, and teachers. In this article, the various categories of playgrounds are discussed and analyzed. The focus of this discussion includes an overview of the legal requirements and…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Educational Facilities Design, Legal Responsibility, Equipment
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Hanika, Leslie; Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The authors of this study examined the relationship between motor imitation behaviors and social communication behaviors in 15-18-month-old infants, using a quantitative correlational research design. Imitation behaviors have been shown to be an index of later social cognition and language development, and a critical mechanism in language learning…
Descriptors: Imitation, Infants, Motor Reactions, Infant Behavior
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Johnson, Lauren; McHugh, Sarah; Eagle, Jessica L.; Spires, Hiller A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In the current article, two kindergarten teachers and two university researchers explain how 45 kindergarten students collaboratively engaged in a specific inquiry approach called Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global. PBI Global consists of five-phases: (a) ask a compelling question, (b) gather and analyse sources, (c) creatively synthesize claims…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Global Approach
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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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