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Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Garver, Karin A.; Hodges, Katherine S.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Gardiner, Beth Ann – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2021
The 18th edition of "The State of Preschool," the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on the annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and quality standards. It also includes information about where children are served, preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine preschool teachers' STEM training, STEM classroom activities, lesson planning processes, problems, and evaluation strategies and methods during activities. The study sample consisted of 20 preschool teachers. Participants were recruited using criterion sampling, which is a purposive sampling method. This was…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, STEM Education, Teacher Education, Class Activities
Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Garver, Karin A.; Hodges, Katherine S.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Gardiner, Beth Ann – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2020
The 17th edition of "The State of Preschool," the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) report on their annual survey of state preschool policies, provides government policymakers valuable information for planning short- and long-term responses to the crisis. The report includes information for every state on child…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Garver, Karin A.; Hodges, Katherine S.; Weisenfeld, G. G.; DiCrecchio, Nicole – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2019
The "State of Preschool 2018" is the 16th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER's) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, the preschool landscape has changed in many ways; and in others, it has remained the same--highlighting the need for a renewed…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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Stancliff, Sherry R.; Baist, Heidi – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
The project used a mixed quantitative and qualitative pretest-posttest design to determine the impact of consultation and collaboration of occupational therapy services in a faith-based preschool. Preschool teachers were educated on the importance of motor skill development in preschool students, as well as how to create motor skill opportunities…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Stites, Michele L.; Brown, Elizabeth Todd – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
It is widely understood that preschool should provide children the mathematical foundational skills necessary for later success. This study examines seven preschool teachers and their use of a variety of pedagogical strategies to develop foundational mathematics concepts. Using a qualitative research design, this study uses the CLassroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Trujillo, Andrea R.; Emerson, Andrea M. – Reading Teacher, 2021
The authors guide early childhood educators through steps for empowering the inner authentic writer in young preschool children by maximizing illustrations. Preschoolers' emergent writing experiences should be authentic and support positive writing identities as their skills develop. The authors explain how to model flexible and authentic…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition), Illustrations, Preschool Children
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Türk, Asena; Akcanca, Nur – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
It is a controversial issue that magnetism is an interesting topic for children but also the concept is too abstract for the preschoolers. In this study, an action research is conducted that examines whether the designed intervention program based on STEM can be beneficial for 5-6 years old children to learn more about the specific features of the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Curriculum Implementation
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Au, Angel Hoe-chi; Shum, Kathy Kar-man; Cheng, Yongtian; Tse, Hannah Man-yan; Wong, Rose Mui-fong; Li, Johnson; Au, Terry Kit-fong – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Can non-clinicians spot preschoolers likely to have autism spectrum disorder by observing their everyday peer interaction? We set out to develop a screening tool that capitalizes on peer interaction as a naturalistic "stress test" to identify children more likely than their peers to have autism spectrum disorder. A total of 304 3- to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Preschool Children
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Duran, Meltem – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of preschool children on environmental pollution. A qualitative research method was employed in the current research. The data of the study were collected by semi-structured interview and drawing techniques and the obtained data were analyzed with a descriptive analysis method. The sample…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Pollution, Preschool Education, Age Differences
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Mascia, Maria Lidia; Fastame, Maria Chiara; Agus, Mirian; Penna, Maria Pietronilla – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2019
The development of numerical abilities was examined in 59 children aged 5 years divided into three groups: one control group (n = 15) and two experimental groups (pencil-and-paper mathematical training: n = 29: computerized mathematical training: n = 15). The participants were assessed both before and after a battery of validated tests assessing…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Young Children, Mathematics Instruction
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Pekdogan, Serpil; Akgül, Esra – International Education Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine preschool teachers' perspectives about children's school readiness. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used in the study as a mixed method research. Data, in the quantitative aspects of the research, were collected through the use of "School Readiness Form" developed by Boz (2004)…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, School Readiness, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Karlidag, Ipek Özbay – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
The aim of the research is to determine pre-service preschool teachers' views on creating learning environments in preschool classrooms. Qualitative research methods were used in the research. The study group was composed of 35 pre-service preschool teachers. In this study, a semi-structured interview form was chosen as data collection tool. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Physical Environment, Preservice Teachers, College Seniors
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Konca, Ahmet Sami; Ilhan, Seden Demirtas – Participatory Educational Research, 2021
Early childhood teachers and their preferences are very important in order to apply a balanced curriculum in the early childhood education classroom. On the other hand, the views of parents play an important role in classroom implementations; although their views can sometimes create barriers for teachers, and sometimes teachers can be inspired by…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Kasmin, Richard; DiCrecchio, Nicole; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
"The State of Preschool 2017" is the 15th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, many states have made progress, a few have fallen behind, and a handful have emerged as leaders. As a result, disparities in access to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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