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Rose, Elisabeth; Lehrl, Simone; Ebert, Susanne; Weinert, Sabine – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study investigated the long-term interrelations among children's language competencies, their home literacy environment (HLE), and 3 aspects of socioemotional development from ages 3 to 8, controlling for characteristics of the child and family. For this sample of 547 typically developing German children, parents and…
Descriptors: Child Language, Family Literacy, Family Environment, Aggression
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Zhang, Li; Rao, Nirmala – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This study investigated the relationships between effortful control and early literacy and mathematics achievement. A total of 181 children (85 girls and 96 boys) from rural China were assessed when they were in Grades 1 and 2. Path analyses controlling for maternal education indicated that effortful control at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Mathematics Achievement, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Martí, Maria; Bonillo, Albert; Jané, Maria Claustre; Fisher, Elisa M.; Duch, Helena – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Supportive mother-child interactions promote the development of social-emotional competence. Poverty and other associated psychosocial risk factors have a negative impact on mother-child interaction. In spite of Latino children being disproportionately represented among children living in poverty, research on mother-child…
Descriptors: Risk, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Economically Disadvantaged
Roberts, Amy; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Hamre, Bridget; DeCoster, Jamie – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study explored the role Head Start teachers' (n = 355) depressive symptoms play in their interactions with children and in children's (n = 2,203) social-emotional development, specifically changes in children's problem behaviors and social skills as reported by parents and teachers during the preschool year. Results of the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Social Development, Emotional Development, Mental Health
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von Salisch, Maria; Haenel, Martha; Denham, Susanne Ayers – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: In order to examine the explanatory power of behavioral self-regulation in the domain of emotion knowledge, especially in a non-U.S. culture, 365 German 4- and 5-year-olds were individually tested on these constructs. Path analyses revealed that children's behavioral self-regulation explained their emotion knowledge in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Self Control
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Hubert, Blandine; Guimard, Philippe; Florin, Agnès; Tracy, Alexis – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Several recent studies carried out in the United States and abroad (i.e., Asia and Europe) have demonstrated that the ability of young children to regulate their behavior (including inhibitory control, working memory, attentional control) significantly predicts their academic achievement. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Academic Achievement, Nursery Schools
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Zhang, Xiao – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Based on a short-term longitudinal sample of Chinese children, the present study examined the role of symptoms of anxiety and social withdrawal in dependency on teachers during the transition to nursery care. Children's dependency on their teachers was assessed first at 3 months after nursery entry (Time 1) and then at the end…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Nursery Schools, Anxiety Disorders
Goble, Priscilla; Hanish, Laura D.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.; Foster, Stacie A.; Fabes, Richard A. – Early Education and Development, 2016
The majority of early education programs promote children's learning through a mix of experiences in child- and teacher-managed contexts. The current study examined time spent in child- and teacher-managed contexts and the nature of children's experiences with teachers in these contexts as they relate to children's skill development. Participants…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Educational Environment, School Readiness
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Baker, Claire E. – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Home literacy involvement (e.g., shared book reading) has been linked to enhanced cognitive development and school readiness during early childhood. Furthermore, precursory reading and math skills are key predictors of high school achievement. This study examined prospective relations between Mexican mothers' English…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, School Readiness, Family Environment, Family Literacy
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Son, Seung-Hee; Lee, Kangyi; Sung, Miyoung – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: We examined relations among preschoolers' behavioral regulation, gender, and school readiness outcomes in preacademic and classroom skills using a sample of South Korean preschoolers aged 3-5 ("N" = 229). Behavioral regulation was assessed using a direct measure, the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task, which requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Child Behavior
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Fletcher, Kathryn L.; Cross, Jennifer R.; Tanney, Angela L.; Schneider, Mercedes; Finch, William H. – Early Education and Development, 2008
Reading to children has been advocated as a way to enhance language and literacy skills (A. G. Bus, M. H. van IJzendoorn, & A. D. Pellegrini, 1995). However, little is known about reading with children under age 3 (K. L. Fletcher & E. Reese, 2005), particularly in at-risk samples (A. van Kleeck, 2003). In the current study of 87 primary caregivers…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Strategies, Caregivers, Path Analysis
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Walpole, Sharon; Chow, Sy-Miin; Justice, Laura M. – Early Education and Development, 2004
This study investigated the contributions of initial literacy, oral language, and social adjustment to literacy achievement at the end of the kindergarten year. Data were collected across the kindergarten year from 48 children attending a school serving primarily children from low-income households with research-based curriculum and intervention…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Intervention, Social Adjustment, Spelling
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McCallum, Michelle S.; McKim, Margaret K. – Early Education and Development, 1999
Used regular telephone interviews over six months to examine processes through which recurrent episodes of otitis media influence children's attachment security. Found that recurrent otitis media negatively affected attachment security by increasing mothers' perceptions of their children as behaving more negatively. Parenting stress was not…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Behavior, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies