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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Kayili, Gökhan – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study was undertaken to discover the effect of the Montessori Method on the cognitive tempo of 4-5-year-old children. Using an experimental pre-test-post-test paired control group design, the study sample included 60 children attending Ihsan Dogramaci Applied Nursery School (affiliated to Selcuk University, Department of Health Sciences) in…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Young Children, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups
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Lam, Lawrence T.; Wong, Emmy M. Y. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This cross-sectional observational study aims to examine the current status and familial factors associated with social competence and emotional well-being among young children in an urban city in the East Asia region. Early childhood teachers assessed the social competence and the emotional state of preschool children with the Social Competence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Well Being, Emotional Development
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Reeves, Louisa; Hartshorne, Mary; Black, Rachael; Atkinson, Jill; Baxter, Amanda; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Pre-school education has been greatly expanded in the United Kingdom in the last two decades and further expansion is planned. Its provision allows parents to take up employment thus increasing family incomes and it is expected to narrow the gap between socially disadvantaged children and their peers. The latter is important as studies have shown…
Descriptors: Intervention, Toddlers, Delayed Speech, Program Effectiveness
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Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Os, Ellen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the quality of toddler childcare in Norway using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R; [Harms, Thelma, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford. 2006. "Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales Revised Edition." New York: Teachers College Press.]), drawing on a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Child Care, Toddlers
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Brian, Ali; Taunton, Sally – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Young children from disadvantaged settings often present delays in fundamental motor skills (FMS). Young children can improve their FMS delays through developmentally appropriate motor skill intervention programming. However, it is unclear which pedagogical strategy is most effective for novice and expert instructors. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Delays, Intervention
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LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Williford, Amanda; Whittaker, Jessica; DeCoster, Jamie; Alamos, Pilar – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study examined fidelity of implementation in a randomized trial of Banking Time, a classroom-based intervention intended to improve children's behavior, specifically for those at risk for developing externalizing behavior problems, through improving the quality of teacher-child interactions. The study sample comes from a randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Randomized Controlled Trials, Preschool Children
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Fuhs, Mary Wagner; Nesbitt, Kimberly Turner; Jackson, Hannah – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Investments in preschool programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds have historically been supported by research showing that these programs help children build school readiness skills and narrow the income-achievement gap. However, results from recent studies of the links between preschool participation and increases in school readiness…
Descriptors: Attendance, Preschool Children, Executive Function, Cognitive Development
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McCoy, Dana Charles; Jones, Stephanie; Roy, Amanda; Raver, C. Cybele – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although research has shown fade-out of the cognitive benefits of classroom-based preschool interventions, less is known regarding the durability of social-emotional impacts. This study examines the extent to which the multicomponent Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) intervention lowered risk of internalizing, externalizing, attention, and…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Low Income
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Karakaya, Esra G.; Tufan, Mumin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aimed to determine preschool teachers' classroom management skills and investigate the relationships between teachers' classroom management skills and inclusion students' social skills and problem behaviors. Relational screening model was used as the research method. Study group consisted of 42 pre-school teachers working in Kocaeli…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Inclusion
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen; Kyparissiadis, Antonios – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study is the first to systematically investigate the influence of child gender and age, on parents' perceptions of UK children's digital media use at home. It provides an in-depth exploration of how children's age and gender influence the balance between children's use of digital and non-digital media at home. The data draw on 709 parents'…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis
Mattera, Shira K.; Jacob, Robin; Morris, Pamela A. – MDRC, 2018
Early math skills are a strong predictor of later achievement for young children, not only in math, but in other domains as well. Exhibiting strong math skills in elementary school is predictive of later high school completion and college attendance. To that end, the Making Pre-K Count and High 5s studies set out to rigorously assess whether…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Preschool Education
Snyder, Patricia; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; McLean, Mary; Sandall, Susan; McLaughlin, Tara; Algina, James – Exceptional Children, 2018
We conducted a randomized controlled potential efficacy trial to examine effects of two variants of the Tools for Teachers (TfT) professional development (PD) intervention on preschool teachers' implementation of embedded instruction practices and children's developmental and learning outcomes. Thirty-six preschool teachers recruited from three…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Chau, Kien Tsong; Samsudin, Zarina; Yahaya, Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Insignificant consideration in multimedia research has been given to the features that are associated with cognitive functioning in general, and working memory (WM) in particular for preschoolers. As correlational research works discovered a close association between WM and learning achievement, multimedia research works that are tapping into…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Short Term Memory, Preschool Education, Cognitive Processes
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Buldur, Aycan; Ömeroglu, Esra – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the level of awareness and attitudes towards environment of pre-school children's and their teachers' and to examine the relationship between them. This study was based on correlational research model. The study group consisted of 26 pre-school teachers working in kindergartens and primary schools in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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