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Humphries, Marisha L.; Williams, Brittney V.; May, Tanginia – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
The promotion of social-emotional competence and implementation of social-emotional learning programs have increased substantially in schools; however, little is known about teachers' perceptions of such programs. This qualitative study explored early childhood (3 to 8¬†years old) teachers' perceptions of classroom-based social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Development
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Veraksa, Aleksander; Veraksa, Nikolay – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This article defines the concepts related to symbolic and sign representations, cognition and learning in the early years. The first study experiment of teaching 33 preschool children (19 boys and 14 girls; M = 68, 5 months) the notion of rainbow phenomenon proved the equal effectiveness of the use of both sign and symbolic tools. The second study…
Descriptors: Nouns, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Chinchanachokchai, Sydney; Jamelske, Eric M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: Existing research has investigated the effects of using individual incentives and positive reinforcements to influence children to eat more fruits and vegetables for lunch and snack during school. This study explored using group-level incentives to motivate children in a Wisconsin elementary school to eat more fruits and…
Descriptors: Incentives, Eating Habits, Food, Nutrition
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Sella, Francesco; Berteletti, Ilaria; Lucangeli, Daniela; Zorzi, Marco – Developmental Psychology, 2015
In the number-to-position task, with increasing age and numerical expertise, children's pattern of estimates shifts from a biased (nonlinear) to a formal (linear) mapping. This widely replicated finding concerns symbolic numbers, whereas less is known about other types of quantity estimation. In Experiment 1, Preschool, Grade 1, and Grade 3…
Descriptors: Computation, Numbers, Preschool Children, Grade 1
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
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Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Head Start is the largest publicly funded preschool program in the U.S., and one of its primary goals is to improve the school readiness of low-income children. As has been widely reported, the first randomized trial of Head Start in the program's history found some evidence that it is achieving this goal. Receiving one year of Head Start had…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
Crumpton, Howard – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many young children exhibit aggressive and disruptive behaviors at early ages. However, while aggressive behaviors are normative and serve as a way to communicate needs in the midst of developing verbal abilities, continued disruptive behavior can lead to stable or increasing levels of behavioral dysregulation, oppositionality and aggression.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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van den Broek, Paul; Kendeou, Panayiota; Lousberg, Sandra; Visser, Gootje – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
To understand what they read or hear, children and adults must create a coherent mental representation of presented information. Recent research suggests that the ability to do so starts to develop early--well before reading age--and that early individual differences are predictive of later reading-comprehension performance. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students