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Zimmermann, Laura; Foster, Lindsey; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – American Educator, 2019
The last 15 years have witnessed a quiet revolution in the understanding of spatial skills, and the authors are finding that these all-important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competencies are rooted in spatial knowledge. Spatial skills are the tools use to visualize and navigate the world. Spatial skills allows people to…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Play, Toys
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Ramírez, Rica; López, Lisa M.; Ferron, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The increasing diversity in classrooms throughout the U.S. calls for teachers who are culturally competent and have quality professional development in working with dual language learners (DLLs) in order to ensure children from diverse groups are receiving equitable and high-quality education. This study focuses on teacher characteristics that…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Intervention
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Scherr, Marla; Johnson, Tricia Giovacco – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores how three early childhood teachers working in grant-funded preschools within a public school context construct and negotiate their professional identities. Teachers share narratives that contribute to an understanding of how their beliefs, knowledge, and practice are marginalized by the context in which they work. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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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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Schachter, Rachel E.; Strang, Tara M.; Piasta, Shayne B. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study used an embedded mixed method design to examine teachers' experiences with a state-mandated kindergarten readiness assessment during its inaugural year. Participants were 143 kindergarten teachers from one county in a Midwestern state. In general, teachers did not perceive the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment as useful for one of its…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Leung, Cynthia; Leung, Janet; Leung, Shirley; Karnilowicz, Wally – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This pilot study used a quasiexperimental design to evaluate the Whole Inclusive School Empowerment (WISE) project providing educational psychology services to kindergartens to support students with diverse learning needs. There were eight intervention kindergartens that received WISE educational psychology services and eight control kindergartens…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Pilot Projects, Inclusion, Kindergarten
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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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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Yeigh, Tony; Provost, Steve – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare measures of socio-economic status (Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage values (ICSEA)), school performance, school funding and school readiness in terms of their impact on student performance. In this respect, the paper tests the proposition -- given research that suggests the teacher is…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Johnson, Anna D.; Finch, Jenna E.; Phillips, Deborah A. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Publicly funded center-based preschool programs were designed to enhance low-income children's early cognitive and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. In the U.S., the federal Head Start program and state-funded public school-based pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs are the two primary center-based settings in which low-income…
Descriptors: Low Income, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Upshur, Carole C.; Wenz-Gross, Melodie; Rhoads, Christopher; Heyman, Miriam; Yoo, Yeonsoo; Sawosik, Gail – Grantee Submission, 2019
A classroom randomized efficacy trial conducted over four years in 7 community-based preschool and 6 Head Start programs investigated effects of the Second Step Early Learning (SSEL) curriculum on end of preschool executive functioning (EF) and social-emotional (SE) skills in low-income children. Outcomes are reported for n=770 four-year-olds…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Hsin, Ching-Ting; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Shih, Meilun; Sheu, Feng-Ru; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This cross-sectional research was conducted to probe how 626 Taiwanese children's conceptions of learning differ by age and gender via drawing. Participants were from the kindergarten, the first grade, and the third grade. A coding scheme categorizing the people, learning domain, and place in the drawings was developed. Chi-square tests were then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Kindergarten
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Li, Jian-Bin; Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the contribution of teacher-student conflict at kindergarten to the child's school adjustment in primary school using a Hong Kong sample. It investigated self-regulation as a mediator and parents' positive relations with others as a moderator in that transition. At Time 1 (T1), kindergarten teachers reported…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict
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Hayes, Nóirín; Rooney, Tríona – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper outlines the use of Learning Language and Loving It™ -- The Hanen Program® for Early Years Educators/Teachers (LLLI) with Early Years Educators (EYEs) as part of a community-based early years Continuing Professional Development (CPD) intervention. Trainer sensitivity to the cultural use of questions by EYEs was used as a means to raise…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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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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