NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 16 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Rogers-Haverback, Heather; Pae, Hye; Davis, Anna E.; Mason, Rihana S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children from different backgrounds have disparate access to cultural capital, which may influence their academic success. The purpose of this study was to examine the links between family background, home literacy experiences, and emergent literacy skills among preschoolers enrolled in Head Start programmes. The background characteristics studied…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Family Characteristics, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi; AlZoubi, Rifa Rafe – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children's social competence is an area of research that receives minimal attention from Jordanian researchers. It is important to investigate this area of development so as to provide parents with information about the nature of social competence and possible factors affecting its development. This research study examined Jordanian mothers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Social Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Shpancer, Noam; Bennett-Murphy, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
Participants (n = 308; mean age = 20 years) completed questionnaires about their history, attitudes, and expectations regarding childcare, maternal employment and future parenting. Participants who experienced non-parental care as children had more favorable attitudes toward such care and toward maternal employment than did home-reared…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Mothers, Child Care, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hu, Bi Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Leng Ieong, Sylvia Sao; Guo, Haiying – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This research study examined the challenges faced by early childhood education (ECE) in rural China based on a qualitative study of 217 kindergarten classrooms in a large agricultural, rural province. This study utilised onsite teacher surveys, interviews, and observational field notes. This investigation's findings revealed important information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Liang, Shu; Sugawara, Alan I. – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Examined the intellectual development of 74 preschool children for contributions of family size, birth order, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and parent-child relationships. Found that socioeconomic status and warmth of the father-child relationship made significant, positive contributions to children's intellectual development. Found support for…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Ethnicity, Family Size, Fathers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Shriner, Michael; Schlee, Bethanne M.; Mullis, Ronald L.; Cornille, Thomas A.; Mullis, Ann K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
Federal and State Governments provide childcare subsidies for low-income working families. This study compares the encountered issues and working environments of family home providers of subsidized and non-subsidized childcare. Questionnaires were distributed throughout a southeastern state in the United States to 548 family home childcare…
Descriptors: Child Care, Work Environment, Low Income Groups, Comparative Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Iivonen, S.; Sääkslahti, A. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Fundamental motor skills (FMS) affect children's physical, social, and cognitive development. To plan successful interventions when promoting the development of children's FMS, the underlying positive determinants for the acquisition of FMS competence during preschool years need to be identified. The purpose of this systematic review was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Basic Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Needs Assessment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Jones, Ithel; White, C. Stephen – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Examined whether first- to third-graders' language and mathematics achievement was affected by family context and type of school-related activities practiced by parents. Found that achievement was related to family size, number of adult caregivers, and parents' educational level. Students with parents engaging in learning activities at home were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Elementary School Students, Family Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brassac, Christian; Mietkiewicz, Marie-Claude – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The interpretation of drawings made by school-age children is a classic study field in child psychology. Yet clinical psychologists and researchers in psychology have concentrated more on analysing the semiotic value of a drawing made by the child. The authors of this paper offer an original approach to this graphic realisation, which consists of…
Descriptors: Siblings, Child Psychology, Freehand Drawing, Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Abdulraheem, I. S.; Parakoyi, D. B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Appropriate healthcare-seeking behaviour could prevent a significant number of child deaths and complications due to ill health. Improving mothers' care-seeking behaviour could also contribute in reducing a large number of child morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This article aims to determine factors affecting healthcare-seeking…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Health, Health Facilities, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Leu, Carrie R.; Osborne, Sandy – Early Child Development and Care, 1990
Examines three types of child care--family day care homes, day care centers, and preschools--in terms of child/staff ratio, group size, and staff training. Discusses advantages and disadvantages for parents of each of the three types of child care. (NH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Class Size, Day Care Centers, Family Day Care
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Seo, Sojung – Early Child Development and Care, 2003
The purpose of this study was to propose a theoretical model that relates mothers' selection of child care type to each of the contexts of the proposed model, and then to test the model in a group of forty-seven mothers of young children (center care users, family day care users, or users in combination of the two) who were recruited in the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Mothers, Child Care, Employed Women
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Landerholm, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Compared regular and special early childhood education in the United States and Japan through videotaped observation and interviews. Found differences in the standardization of programs offered, adequacy of equipment and materials, class size and schedule, background of teachers, discipline, development of special needs programs, and emphasis on…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Li, Shi – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Most scholars consider gratitude as a moral emotion, with only few seeing it as a character trait. As a result, no systematic mechanism has ever been attempted to develop gratitude in children. Given the social issue of widespread lack of gratitude in the one-child generations of China, this article attempts to outline a mechanism of parental…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Altruism, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2