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Hertz, Sarah; Bernier, Annie; Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Regueiro, Sophie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to examine the unique and interactive contributions of the quality of mothers' and fathers' relationships with their toddlers to the prediction of children's subsequent executive functioning (EF). The sample included 46 low-risk middle-class families. The quality of mother-child and father-child interactions was assessed…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Fathers, Mothers
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Landerl, Karin; Freudenthaler, H. Harald; Heene, Moritz; De Jong, Peter F.; Desrochers, Alain; Manolitsis, George; Parrila, Rauno; Georgiou, George K. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
Although phonological awareness (PA) and rapid automatized naming (RAN) are confirmed as early predictors of reading in a large number of orthographies, it is as yet unclear whether the predictive patterns are universal or language specific. This was examined in a longitudinal study across Grades 1 and 2 with 1,120 children acquiring one of five…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Naming, Reading Fluency, Predictor Variables
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Archambault, Catherine; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P.; Saqui, Sonja – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
Research on the development of reading skills in bilingual students suggests that reading skills develop interdependently across languages. The current study examined the effects of a French reading fluency intervention on the French and English reading skills of three Grade 3 students attending a French immersion program using a concurrent…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Immersion Programs, French, English (Second Language)
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Patricia Pelletier, Janette; Corter, James E. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In 2010, the province of Ontario introduced a new universal two-year play-based full-day kindergarten program. The authors exploited the phasing-in of this program over five years, allowing a natural experiment in which children from full-day kindergarten could be compared with those from half-day kindergarten in matched neighborhoods. Children (N…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Play
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Gucciardi, Enza; Nagel, Robyn; Szwiega, Sylwia; Chow, Betty Yan Yan; Barker, Clare E.; Nezon, Janet; Bian, Helen; Butler, Alana – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Objectives: To pilot whether a sensory-based food education program, "Rainbow Food Heroes," increases children's intended and actual fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: The behavioral intervention, Rainbow Food Heroes, a sensory-based food education program, consisted of two 90-minute workshops delivered in one week, followed by a…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Streelasky, Jodi – Literacy, 2019
This study analyses the valued school experiences of 15 five- and six-year-old Canadian children, through their creation of multimodal texts. Throughout the school year, the students spent a large portion of each school day in the expansive forest on the school grounds, and their texts revealed their significant interest in this natural outdoor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Outdoor Education
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Moffatt, Lyndsay; Heydon, Rachel; Iannacci, Luigi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading aloud to children is a ubiquitous practice in early childhood settings. While there are many recommendations for how educators should conduct these experiences, little research in the past decade has examined how read-alouds are actually accomplished. Using anthropological and sociological theories of learning, literacy and research, our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction
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Morcom, Lindsay A.; Roy, Stephanie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Indigenous people in North America and around the world are in dire circumstances with respect to language maintenance and cultural continuation. However, Indigenous communities are also taking back increasing control of the education of their children. In so doing, they are frequently exploring culture-based education and language immersion…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Language Maintenance, Cultural Maintenance, Institutional Mission
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Timmons, Kristy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research examines the influence of educator and child expectations on children's self-regulation, early reading, and vocabulary outcomes over two time points. Thirty educators (15 early childhood educators [ECEs] and 15 teachers) and 149 kindergarten children participated in the research. The educators participated in an expectation ranking…
Descriptors: Expectation, Kindergarten, Self Management, Early Reading
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Kapoyannis, Theodora – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article presents qualitative findings from a larger design-based research doctoral study in which I examined the impact of a curricular innovation to challenge the monolingual and monocultural norms of literacy practices and to be responsive to the linguistic and cultural landscape of 21st century classrooms. I collaborated with 11 university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Youmans, Alexandra; Coombs, Andrew; Colgan, Lynda – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
In the spring of 2017, an educational needs assessment of early mathematics education in Ontario was conducted using an online survey for early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers, and Grade 1 teachers. The purpose of the needs assessment was to acquire a brief account of the state of early mathematics education in the province and to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Lock, Jennifer; Duggleby, Sandra – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
In today's classrooms, learning does not have to be bounded by physical space. By having access to a range of digital communication technologies, students and teachers can synchronously and asynchronously engage in authentic learning opportunities extending beyond the local community. They can be learning and interacting with others from around…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, International Cooperation, Information Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McIntyre, Laureen J.; Glaés-Coutts, Lena – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article reports on collaborative action research in twelve northern rural and Indigenous communities in four Canadian provinces. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade one, and Aboriginal Head Start teachers worked with university researchers in three universities to create action research projects with the aim of supporting children's oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Godin, Marie-Pier; Gagné, Andréanne; Chapleau, Nathalie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine spelling acquisition in French children with developmental language disorder (DLD) over a school year. Through a fine-grained spelling error analysis, we investigated whether spelling profiles could be established in the DLD population. This study comprised three groups: a typically developing (TD)…
Descriptors: Spelling, French, Language Acquisition, Error Patterns
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Stagg Peterson, Shelley; Altidor-Brooks, Alison – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
The goal of this study is to inform teachers' practice by identifying specific language strategies that young children use in their play and suggesting ways that teachers can build on our findings to support students' language and literacy. Deductive analyses of video-recordings of 5-year old children playing at the sand center revealed that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Language Usage, Peer Relationship
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