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Welchons, Leah Wildenger; McIntyre, Laura Lee – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
The transition to kindergarten is regarded as a critical early childhood developmental milestone with important implications for later school outcomes. Despite its importance, few empirical studies examine kindergarten transition and fewer examine transition from the perspective of multiple stakeholders. The goal of the current study was to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Preschool Teachers, Transitional Programs
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Chan, Chi Wai – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Studies on school leadership in Hong Kong have mainly focused on primary and secondary schools, with only a handful of studies looking at leadership in early childhood education. This paper aims to report the findings of a study on strategic leadership in Hong Kong's kindergartens. It discusses the challenges that Hong Kong kindergarten leaders…
Descriptors: School Administration, Kindergarten, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Anlan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
Young children experience various types of early care and education environments the year before they enter kindergarten. Some children attend center-based arrangements such as preschools, childcare centers, or Head Start programs, while others are cared for in relatives' or nonrelatives' homes or are normally cared for only by their parents.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Correlation, School Readiness
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Yang, Weipeng; Li, Hui – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This study forms part of a wider comparative research project investigating the mechanisms and outcomes of school-based curriculum (SBC) development in kindergartens between the two neighbouring cities of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, under the umbrella of 'one country, two systems'. This comparison will help to clarify how sociocultural contexts may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The current study examined whether Head Start children who experienced a high-quality preschool intervention, "Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy" ("ExCELL"), as three-year-olds began the subsequent pre-kindergarten (or four-year-old) year with stronger language and literacy skills than same-age peers who…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Coaching (Performance)
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Jung, Eunjoo; Brown, Elizabeth T.; Karp, Karen S. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
The authors investigated the degree to which school-level teacher characteristics and resources are related to the mathematics learning of kindergarten children using a sample drawn from a large US database. Kindergarten-level teacher characteristics were operationalised as collective teacher efficacy, teacher experience and teacher preparation;…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Kindergarten, Role, Mathematics Education
Bowdon, Jill – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
Although the Common Core standards do not prescribe pedagogy or forbid playful learning, kindergarten teachers will find it challenging to maintain a playful classroom under this reform. Kindergarten teachers have to cover a more rigorous and accelerated curriculum now, and they are doing so in a context that rewards procedural teaching.
Descriptors: Play, Academic Standards, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
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Sapsaglam, Özkan; Engin, Kübra – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Family is the elementary school for children in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. Qualities of family affect children directly. Supporting families in terms of children's education and increasing their efficiencies will also positively affect children. Thus, schools should consider not only children, but also their families while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Kindergarten, Parent Education
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Graue, Elizabeth – Educational Leadership, 2011
This article traces the evolution of kindergarten from its focus on children, to its focus on outcomes, to its current focus on literacy and math. The early childhood parts of kindergarten are losing ground to growing allocation of kindergarten time to academic content. A more ecological approach to kindergarten involves reincorporating play into…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Holistic Approach, Kindergarten, Student Experience
Laurie, Robert; Sloat, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Education, 2016
This research investigates key psychometric properties of the French Early Years Evaluation-Teacher Assessment measure designed to systematically assess kindergarten children across five social and academic developmental domains: awareness of self and environment, social skills and behaviour, cognitive abilities, language and communication, and…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teacher Evaluation, French, Foreign Countries
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Developmentally appropriate courseware can play a crucial role in enhancing children's learning and development. Research studies have demonstrated that early childhood educators face major challenges in selecting and updating developmental courseware that supports young children's development. The primary purpose of this study was to assess…
Descriptors: Courseware, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Sonnenschein, Susan; Galindo, Claudia – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study used Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort data to examine influences of the home and classroom learning environments on kindergarten mathematics achievement of Black, Latino, and White children. Regardless of race/ethnicity, children who started kindergarten proficient in mathematics earned spring scores about 7-8…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Family Environment, Family Influence
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Maniates, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early childhood educators are concerned about a "shovedown" of elementary school expectations, standards, and curriculum on to young children due to policy-makers' moves towards utilising preschool programmes to address disparities in academic achievement. This study employs interviews and classroom observations to contrast the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Claessens, Amy; Engel, Mimi; Curran, F. Chris – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Little research has examined the relationship between academic content coverage in kindergarten and student achievement. Using nationally representative data, we examine the association between reading and mathematics content coverage in kindergarten and student learning, both overall and for students who attended preschool, Head Start, or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Reading Instruction
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