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Ang, Lynn; Brooker, Elizabeth; Stephen, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite growing interest in childminding at the policy level and some international research on understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Understanding the process of attachment formation in young children has been a focal point in child development research for decades. However, young children's attachments are not only with human beings; they also form bonds with companion animals, particularly dogs ("Canis familiaris"). Given the number of dogs that are kept by families…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Young Children, Animals, Child Development
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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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Suggate, Sebastian P. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Previous work on the long-term effects of early reading focuses on whether children can read early (i.e. capability) not on whether this is beneficial (i.e. optimality). The Luke Effect is introduced to predict long-term reading development as a function of when children learn to read. A review of correlational, intervention, and comparative…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Skills, Prediction, Child Development
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Aldridge, Jerry; Kohler, Maxie – Childhood Education, 2009
Issues concerning the health and safety of children and youth occur at multiple levels. Bronfenbrenner (1995) proposed an ecological systems approach in which multiple systems interact to enhance or diminish children's development. The same systems are at work in health promotion. The authors present and review articles that reflect the multiple…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Child Health, Systems Approach, Child Safety
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The process of development occurs according to the pattern established by the genetic potential and also by the influence of environmental factors. The aim of the present study was to focus on the main environmental factors affecting motor development. The review of the literature revealed that family features, such as socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Cultural Context, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Cheng, Mei-Fang; Johnson, James E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Our review examined four early childhood journals ("Early Child Development and Care," "Early Childhood Education Journal," "Journal of Research in Childhood Education," and "Early Childhood Research Quarterly") and four developmental science journals ("Child Development," "Developmental Psychology," "Journal of Applied Developmental…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Journal Articles
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Childress, Dana C. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
Learning to explore, communicate, and interact with others and the environment through play can be problematic for young children with disabilities, but with parental support, children can learn and interact successfully during play activities. To determine how parents engage their preschool children with disabilities in play and what behaviors…
Descriptors: Play, Early Intervention, Disabilities, Preschool Children
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Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2009
This article includes descriptions of a process used to conduct practice-based research syntheses and the manner in which synthesis findings are used to inform and evaluate early childhood intervention practices. The main focus of a practice-based research synthesis is the unbundling of an intervention practice to identify those practice…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Blue, Gladys F. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews literature focusing on six aspects of pet-person relationships that are most relevant to the growing child. Areas include love, attachment, and comfort; sensorimotor and nonverbal learning; responsibility, nurturance, and competence; learning about the life cycle; therapeutic benefits; and nurturing humaness, ecological awareness, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Responsibility, Children, Early Childhood Education
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Lindsey, Gail – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses findings providing evidence for the significance of early childhood for brain development, highlighting pivotal discoveries that should guide care and education of the young. Includes information on stages of brain wiring, critical periods, and the role of environment in brain development. Makes recommendations for broad policy changes…
Descriptors: Brain, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Child Rearing
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Reviews findings of studies that address the dynamics among parental efficacy, parental involvement, and children's functioning; suggests their possible applications to early childhood education; and explores viable options for broadening research and study. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Literature Reviews
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Berson, Minnie P. – Childhood Education, 1973
Pays tribute to educator Louis E. Raths by reviewing highlights of his life, philosophy, and works. (DS)
Descriptors: Authors, Child Development, Conflict, Early Childhood Education
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Bruce, Tina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1997
Identifies four dominant strands in the recent literature on adults and children developing play together: socio-cultural, adversarial, child development, and nomad-academic. Explores each strand and analyzes areas of agreement and disagreement to see if any reconciliations can be made across differences. Asserts that each strand is important in…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Behavioral Science Research, Child Development, Interaction
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Chen, Jie-Qi; Goldsmith, Lynn T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1991
Reviews the research comparing the social and behavioral characteristics of only children and children with siblings in China. Results are mixed, and many of the studies are seen as having methodological flaws. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Chinese, Chinese Culture