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Vlasov, Janniina; Hujala, Eeva – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article aims to show how parent-teacher cooperation has evolved over the past two decades from the perspectives of child care center directors in the USA, Russia, and Finland. When analyzing the phenomenon of educational cooperation in the studied contexts, it can be noted that significant societal changes have affected parenting and early…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Social Change, Educational Cooperation, Child Development
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Knauer, Heather A.; Kariger, Patricia; Jakiela, Pamela; Ozier, Owen; Fernald, Lia C. H. – Developmental Science, 2019
In many low- and middle-income countries, young children learn a mother tongue or indigenous language at home before entering the formal education system where they will need to understand and speak a country's official language(s). Thus, assessments of children before school age, conducted in a nation's official language, may not fully reflect a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Rural Areas, English (Second Language)
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Kampouri, Mariza; Kyriklaki, Andriani; Roumeliotaki, Theano; Koutra, Katerina; Anousaki, Despoina; Sarri, Katerina; Vassilaki, Maria; Kogevinas, Manolis; Chatzi, Leda – Child Development, 2018
Early-life exposures are critical for later child cognitive development. McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities (MSCA) were used to assess cognitive development of 700 preschoolers (M[subscript age] = 4.2 years), derived from the "Rhea" birth cohort, in Greece. Principal component analysis (PCA) was applied on prospectively collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Early Experience
Henry, Lisa H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of increasing the time and frequency of recess opportunities when offered to elementary school students on student academic performance and to examine teachers' perceptions regarding recess. The opportunity to participate in unstructured play during a period of the school day called recess had…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Recess Breaks, Play, Time
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Madray, Amrita; Catalano, Amy – Education Libraries, 2010
Many educational theorists who study child development concur that the importance of play related materials in schools, homes and libraries is vital to the concept of play and learning. As academic librarians responsible for information literacy, and as the education liaison for the management and collection development of the instructional…
Descriptors: Play, Instructional Materials, Information Literacy, Library Services
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Eng, Sothy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This study examined the associations of parents' cultural beliefs and attitudes with respect to fate, traditional gender roles, aspirations, and involvement in children's academic achievement in Cambodia. Based on Coleman's social capital theory, a good parent-child relationship enables children's school success because resources are created as a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Capital, Role Perception, Adolescents
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Ren, Lixin; Fan, Jieqiong – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Popular parenting literature has often emphasized the importance of establishing predictable routines during early childhood. Using a sample of 688 Chinese preschool-aged children, the current study examined how child routines were related to parent-child relationships and self-regulation. This study first examined the psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Self Control
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McLinden, M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
This article provides a synthesis of literature pertaining to the development of haptic exploratory strategies in children who have visual impairment and intellectual disabilities. The information received through such strategies assumes particular significance for these children, given the restricted information available through their visual…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Mental Retardation, Child Development, Disabilities
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Ansari, Arya; Pianta, Robert C. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,307) were used to estimate the additive and multiplicative benefits of high-quality child care between birth to 54 months of age and high-quality elementary school education between first and fifth grade. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
Lieberman, Alicia F.; Bucio, Griselda Oliver – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
This article describes the impact on young children of sudden and extended separation from a primary attachment figure. It recommends clinical intervention when the child's development and family functioning are negatively affected by the severity of the child's symptoms, and it highlights key treatment modalities derived from Child-Parent…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Young Children, Family Relationship, Public Policy
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Ahmetoglu, Emine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the associations between child characteristics (i.e. gender, age, enjoying outdoor) and familial characteristics (i.e. parent education and income), and Turkish children's biophilia (innate tendency to connect with nature). In addition, the current study also attempted to examine the association…
Descriptors: Correlation, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Parent Background
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Wright, Paul M.; Zittel, Lauriece L.; Gipson, Tawanda; Williams, Crystal – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical development is an integral part of a child's overall development. Evidence suggests that physical development and physical activity are positively correlated with positive academic outcomes in elementary and secondary school students. However, research on physical development among preschool-age children lags behind. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Physical Development, Preschool Children, Child Development, Correlation
Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Montessori discusses the importance of the calm inner life (the soul) of the very young child. She stresses the importance of the soul's self-management, the child knowing what he needs to do, and of course, being allowed to do what he needs to do. The child can repeat the exercise or move ahead according to minimal clear and precise guidance from…
Descriptors: Young Children, Montessori Method, Observation, Student Role
Afterschool Alliance, 2019
Early childhood has long been known to be a formative time in a child's development-- a time when the brain produces more than 1 million neural connections every second during the first few years of a child's life. However, there are factors at the individual and community levels that impact the development process. In communities across America,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Adolescents, Drug Abuse
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Davenport, Carrie A.; Holt, Rachael Frush – Volta Review, 2019
This case study analyzes and describes the language, executive function, and psychosocial outcomes of two 6-year-old children with cochlear implants in the context of their respective family environments. Despite having nearly identical audiological histories, their language abilities and social skills are markedly different from one another,…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Influence, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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