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Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Bengochea, Alain; Justice, Laura; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; McCormick, Anita – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined Mexican caretaker roles, beliefs, and practices around their child's language and literacy development. Twenty-six parents in three preschools representing three socioeconomic strata located in Querétaro City, México completed questionnaires and participated in focus groups. We used convergent parallel mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Wong, Mun; Power, Thomas G. – Early Education and Development, 2019
This longitudinal study examined the association between Chinese children's coping strategies and depressive symptoms within the context of the transition from preschool to primary school in Hong Kong. Research Findings: Principal component analyses of children's strategies for coping with stress during the transition to school revealed three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Adjustment, Depression (Psychology)
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Fung, Wing-kai; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Education and Development, 2019
The present study investigated gender differences in social mastery motivation, vocabulary knowledge, behavioral self-regulation, and socioemotional skills and examined the relationships among this knowledge and these skills by gender. Participants were 134 Chinese children (68 boys, M age = 3.80; 66 girls, M age = 3.89) and their parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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Li, Philip Hui; Forbes, Anne; Yang, Weipeng – Early Education and Development, 2019
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programs and curricula are in vogue globally and are touted as optimal solutions for developing learners' future values, skills, and knowledge. But are they appropriate for early years learners such as babies (0-2 years), infants (2-3 years), preschoolers (3-5 years), and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, STEM Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Infants
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Nelson, Larry J.; Evans-Stout, Cortney – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs about and responses to children's withdrawn behaviors (reticence and solitary-passive behavior) and aggressive behaviors (relational and physical aggression) on the playground across grades (preschool through 2nd grade) and by gender. Participants included 171 female…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Withdrawal (Psychology), Aggression
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Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao; Wu, Yan; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Song, Zhanmei – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Growing international evidence points to high-quality teacher-child interactions in early learning environments as key contributors to children's learning and development. Little is known, however, about the longitudinal effects of these experiences, particularly in the Chinese context. In this study, we addressed the question…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Sjoe, Nina Madsen; Bleses, Dorthe; Dybdal, Line; Tideman, Eva; Kirkeby, Henriette; Sehested, Karen Krag; Nielsen, Hanne; Kreiner, Svend; Jensen, Peter – Early Education and Development, 2019
Sound assessment tools are needed to evaluate effects of mathematics interventions that familiarize children with early mathematics concepts before they enter the formal school system. We developed a short version of an existing early mathematics tool based on analyses of data collected in a nationally representative Danish sample. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Mathematics Tests
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Hirsh, Holen K.; Richmond, Melissa K.; Pampel, Fred C.; Jones, Shelby S.; Molieri, Anthony C.; Jones, Josephine – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings. A randomized controlled trial evaluated the impact of Motheread/Fatheread Colorado (MFC), an early childhood literacy intervention, on parent reading behaviors and their preschool-aged children's literacy skills. Parents in the experimental condition participated in MFC; control parents did not. Dependent variables included…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Emergent Literacy, Rural Areas, Experimental Groups
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Vitiello, Virginia E.; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Mulcahy, Christina; Kinzie, Mable B.; Helferstay, Laura – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Although interest in preschool science is growing, there are few observational measures of science teaching capable of advancing research or supporting professional growth among teachers. To address this gap, the current article presents the development and validation of the Preschool Science Observation Measure (PSOM), which…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Preschool Children, Science Instruction
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Wolcott, Catherine S.; Williford, Amanda P.; Hartz-Mandell, Karyn – Early Education and Development, 2019
The links between a positive teacher-child relationship and young children's academic and social-emotional development have been well established, particularly for children with disruptive behaviors. However, less is known about children's views of the teacher-child relationship and how these representations relate to other established measures.…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Preschool Children, Personal Narratives, Teacher Student Relationship
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Luo, Rebekah; Harding, Rebecca; Galland, Barbara; Sellbom, Martin; Gill, Amelia; Schaughency, Elizabeth – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Optimal sleep is important for children's learning and development. "Sleep disordered breathing" (SDB) refers to a spectrum of conditions from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnea that is common in childhood and interrupts sleep. We examined pathways between SDB and academic performance of children (N = 163, M…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Young Children, Executive Function, Sleep
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Helmerhorst, Katrien O. W.; Colonnesi, Cristina; Fukkink, Ruben G. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Recent studies suggest that mind-mindedness is an important element of caregiver-child interactions in family and childcare context. This study investigated caregivers' mind-mindedness in a nationally representative Dutch sample and its relation with structural quality factors (i.e., group size, caregivers' education and work experience, group…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Care Centers, Work Experience
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Yoder, Michelle L.; Williford, Amanda P. – Early Education and Development, 2019
The ways in which teachers perceive and subsequently respond to preschoolers' behavior have significant implications for children's experience in the classroom. To further understand the nature and variability of teacher perception of young children's behavior, this study examined how teachers characterized the disruptive behaviors of a large and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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Gashaj, Venera; Oberer, Nicole; Mast, Fred W.; Roebers, Claudia M. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the interrelations between fine motor skills, executive functions, and basic numerical skills in kindergarten as well as their predictive value for mathematics achievement in 2nd grade in a sample of 136 children. Structural equation modeling techniques were used to uncover the unique predictive value and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Executive Function, Psychomotor Skills, Numeracy
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Hu, Jiangbo; Degotardi, Sheila; Torr, Jane; Han, Feifei – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examines the frequency of reasoning talk used by 56 educators during their naturally occurring play interactions with infants in their early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers. Using Hasan's semantic framework, reasons were coded as social (based on social rules) or logical (based on rules of nature). The…
Descriptors: Infants, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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