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Barr, Donald A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Many kindergarten teachers have encountered children who enter school lacking the ability to control their behavior, but they may not understand the social and biological processes behind these children's disruptive behavior. The author reviews research into early childhood brain development to explain how trauma and chronic stress can make it…
Descriptors: Trauma, Kindergarten, Interference (Learning), Self Control
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Slagt, Meike; Dubas, Judith Semon; van Aken, Marcel A. G.; Ellis, Bruce J.; Dekovic, Maja – Developmental Psychology, 2018
In this longitudinal multiinformant study negative emotionality and sensory processing sensitivity were compared as susceptibility markers among kindergartners. Participating children (N = 264, 52.9% boys) were Dutch kindergartners (M[subscript age] = 4.77, SD = 0.60), followed across three waves, spaced seven months apart. Results show that…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Kindergarten, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Kim, So Jung; Park, Soyeon; An, Song – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This interdisciplinary study explores the intersection of economic equality, bilingual discussion, and early literacy instruction by examining Korean kindergarteners' discussions about poverty and wealth during read-alouds. As part of a larger qualitative study, the current study was conducted in a kindergarten classroom at the Korean Language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Kindergarten, Poverty, Literacy Education
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Smythe-Leistico, Kenneth; Page, Lindsay C. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Poor school attendance in the early grades is predictive of poor subsequent educational outcomes. We report on a pilot intervention aiming to reduce chronic absenteeism in kindergarten. We designed and implemented a two-way, text-based parent-school communication system to encourage daily attendance, provide parents with personalized feedback on…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Handheld Devices, Attendance, Parent Participation
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Ansari, Arya; Purtell, Kelly M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Using nationally representative data from the Family and Child Experiences Survey 2009 Cohort (n = 2,798), this study examined patterns of absenteeism and their consequences through the transition to kindergarten. Overall, children were less likely to be absent in kindergarten than from Head Start at ages 3 and 4. Absenteeism was fairly stable…
Descriptors: Attendance, Kindergarten, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education
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Shamir, Haya; Miner, Claudia; Izzo, Ann; Pocklington, David; Feehan, Kathryn; Yoder, Erik – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
UPSTART is an in-home preschool program that uses CAI [computer-assisted instruction] to provide children an individualized reading curriculum. UPSTART forms a partnership with parents to ensure their children use the program for fifteen minutes per day, five days per week. This report summarizes the results of seven years of data. Data was…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Golden, Deborah; Aviezer, Ora; Ziv, Yair – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the "Junkyard" ("chatzar grutaot")--a unique educational environment and practice developed in kindergartens on the Israeli kibbutz in the 1940s and 1950s, and still in wide use today in kibbutz kindergartens. The Junkyard, consisting of artefacts of the adult world that are no longer in use, is an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Lehrer, Joanne S. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article explores how documents play a role in shaping perceptions of children, professionals, and parents during the transition from childcare to kindergarten in Québec. Positioning analysis was used to explore governmentality, documentality, and interobjectivity in the communication agendas and child assessment documents of seven children.…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Child Care, Kindergarten, Interpersonal Communication
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Mo, Jianhong; McBride, Catherine; Yip, Laiying – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
We sought to test a componential model of Chinese written spelling, including the role of orthographic working memory (OWM), among Hong Kong kindergartners. One hundred seventeen kindergartners were recruited. OWM was measured using a visual orthographic judgment and a delayed copying task. Orthographic knowledge, semantic knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Role, Short Term Memory, Psychomotor Skills, Semantics
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Segal, Aviva; Martin-Chang, Sandra – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study investigated parents' reading-related knowledge and its association with children's reading outcomes. Forty-two parent-child dyads were assessed when children were in Kindergarten and 39 of the children were followed the subsequent year. Reading measures were administered in Kindergarten. In Grade 1, children received reading and…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Reading Processes, Cultural Awareness, Kindergarten
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Schatschneider, Christopher – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This project aimed to describe oral narrative retells of Spanish-English speaking dual language learners (DLLs) and examine relationships with standardized vocabulary assessments. Investigators described oral narrative retells of 145 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade by number of different words (NDW), words per minute (WPM), and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Prediction, Vocabulary Development
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Törmänen, Minna R.K.; Roebers, Claudia M. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This longitudinal study investigates the differences in cognitive and socio-emotional development and academic achievement between children educated in special education classes (N = 37) and regular classes (N = 37). The study is retrospective. The first measurement point was while children were attending play-oriented kindergarten and no decision…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Special Needs Students, Metacognition, Psychomotor Skills
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Zakharova, Larisa M.; Zakharova, Victoria – International Education Studies, 2018
The article is devoted to the problem of the influence of physical activity on the development of voluntary attention in children aged 5-7, which largely determines the success of schooling. The studies conducted in different countries prove the existence of such a correlation, which, at the same time, is not always unambiguous. We studied the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Young Children, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Baker, Claire; Kuhn, Laura – Infant and Child Development, 2018
Structural equation models were used to examine pathways from maternal depression and early parenting to children's executive function (EF) and externalizing behaviours in the first nationally representative study to obtain direct assessments of children's kindergarten EF skills (i.e., the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Child Rearing, Children
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