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Church, Julie; Hegde, Archana V.; Averett, Paige; Ballard, Sharon M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined the attitudes, preparation, and comfort of early childhood administrators in working with gay and lesbian (GL) parented families and the use of GL inclusive practices within centers. Data were gathered from 203 participants in the state of North Carolina using an online survey. Overall, administrators held a positive attitude…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Homosexuality
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Köksal Akyol, Aysel – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study was conducted to determine whether or not drama education causes any difference in the verbal-linguistic, mathematical-logical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinaesthetic, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences of children. The sample group of the study consisted of 46 children (23 children in the experimental group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Drama, Multiple Intelligences
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Baker, Claire E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent School Relationship, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Õun, Tiia; Tuul, Maire; Tera, Signe; Sagen, Kelli; Mägi, Helena – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Various factors of the quality of preschool child care institutions influence the development of children and their future success in school. The activities of preschool child care institutions in Estonia are based on the national curriculum. Several indicators of structural quality have been determined on the national level. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers
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Kelmanson, Igor A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The study was performed in St. Petersburg in 2015 and comprised 34 children with diagnosed Down's syndrome (DS) aged 9-15 (mean 11) years (17 boys, 17 girls) who attended special schools. Control group was made up of 34 clinically healthy normal intelligence schoolchildren matched for age, sex and geographical distribution. The mothers were…
Descriptors: Sleep, Down Syndrome, Scores, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Zammit, Maria; Atkinson, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Babysign classes are increasingly popular across the UK. Benefits are said to include increasing child vocabulary, reducing frustration, and improving parent-child relations. A further relationship between the use of babysign and maternal mind-mindedness (MM) has been suggested. It was hypothesized here that parents choosing babysign classes would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Toddlers, Interpersonal Communication
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Ferrier, David E.; Karalus, Samantha P.; Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Between three and five years of age, both emotional competence (EC) and cognitive self-regulation (CSR) have been documented as undergoing remarkable growth and as being strong predictors of concurrent and future positive outcomes. EC encompasses three interrelated and progressively developing skills: emotion knowledge, emotion regulation, and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Child Development, Correlation, Path Analysis
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Hartman, Suzanne C.; Warash, Barbara G.; Curtis, Reagan; Day Hirst, Jessica – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Preschool classrooms with varying levels of structural quality requirements across the state of West Virginia were investigated for differences in measured structural and process quality. Quality was measured using group size, child-to-teacher/staff ratio, teacher education, and the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R;…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Rural Schools, Preschool Education, Class Size
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Toyama, Noriko – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present study examined (1) whether children notice different causes for contagious illnesses, non-contagious illnesses, and injuries and (2) what information adults provide to children and to what extent this information is related to children's causal awareness. Studies 1 and 2 explored preschool teachers' and mothers' explanations of…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Injuries, Adults, Preschool Teachers
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Sivberg, Bengt; Lundqvist, Pia; Johanson, Ingmarie; Nordström, Berit; Persson, Bengt A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Screening studies of a population in primary health care are sparsely reported. The aim was to describe observed atypical behaviours that may be associated with autism spectrum conditions, in a population (n?=?4,329) of infants at eight months. Observations were performed by paediatric nurses. An observational instrument, named SEEK developed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Health Care, Screening Tests, Child Development
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Benton, Pree; Skouteris, Helen; Hayden, Melissa – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The primary aim of the present study was to cross-sectionally examine the associations between maternal psychosocial variables, child feeding practices, and preschooler body mass index z-score (BMI-z) in children (aged 2-4 years). A secondary aim was to examine differences in child weight outcomes between mothers scoring above and below specified…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Defelipe, Renata P.; Bussab, Vera S. R.; Vieira, Mauro L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder which can adaptively alter maternal socialisation strategies. Our objective was to investigate differences in ethnotheories and childrearing practices of mothers with low (N = 46) and high (N = 45) intensity of PPD. The Brazilian version of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was applied at 3, 8 and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Child Rearing, Cultural Influences, Mothers
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Bannon, Brittany L.; Tirella, Linda G.; Miller, Laurie C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
No comprehensive studies have examined the utility of family drawings within the context of international adoption. We examined the relationship of Kinetic Family Drawings by 54 internationally adopted children in the USA (65% female; M age = 8.57 years, SD = 2.1) to demographics, child competencies (Child Behavior Checklist: CBCL/6-18) and…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Family Relationship, Gender Differences, Adoption
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Mughal, Muhammad Kashif; Ginn, Carla S.; Perry, Robert L.; Benzies, Karen M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We explored longitudinal effects of a two-generation preschool programme on receptive language scores in children (n = 78) at age 10 years, living with low income. Scores at four time-points, programme intake, exit, age 7, and age 10 years were measured using the "Peabody picture vocabulary test" (3rd ed.). Effects of culture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Kesicioglu, Oguz Serdar – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The aim of this study is to set forth preservice teachers' attitudes towards early mathematics education. For this purpose, quantitative and qualitative research methods were used conjunctively and the research was planned in accordance with a "screening model". The longitudinal screening model, one of the screening models, was used in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Teachers
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