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Larsen, Shannon M.; McCormick, Kelly; Coburn, Lisa; Henry, Colleen – Childhood Education, 2023
In 2014, over 30 classroom teachers and administrators from one district joined higher education faculty and researchers from an educational non-profit organization to begin a three-year collaborative project. They wanted to find ways to leverage the use of one-to-one mobile technology (tablets) in kindergarten-2nd-grade mathematics classrooms to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Education
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Wong, Kit Mei; Wang, Zhijing; Fu, Li – Childhood Education, 2023
As a consequence of both the political turmoil in late 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, kindergarten children in Hong Kong were unable to attend school for three years. Various class resumption plans were developed from time to time. Overall, kindergarten children had in-person classes for only 103 days in the 2019-20 year and 174 days in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Kindergarten
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Ng, Rebecca; Lim, Cynthia – Childhood Education, 2023
This article illustrates the potential of using children's play and interest in constructive materials like LEGO bricks to support early literacy, particularly in improving the use of descriptive language. The article describes an action plan using storytelling and constructive LEGO play to improve the children's use of descriptive language and…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Story Telling, Language Usage
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Kim, Kyoung Jin; Han, Minkyung; Jung, Eunyoung; Sohn, Ji-Hyang – Childhood Education, 2022
As environmental education and sustainability education play a fundamental role in training citizens who are more aware of global change and more environmentally responsible, organic learning is a recommended alternative learning experience for young children. This article describes how one kindergarten class in South Korea applied organic…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Education, Learning Experience, Kindergarten
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Tezuka, Takaharu; Tezuka, Yui – Childhood Education, 2021
Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan, is an innovative school design. The building itself, designed by Tezuka Architects, is a key part of the children's education. In this article, the architects describe how the project developed and their inspirations and goals for this unique education facility that places children at the center. The spaces…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Play, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Suzannie; Chiu, Jessica; Lam, Winnie – Childhood Education, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health of people all over the world. Hong Kong closed schools for face-to-face instruction to minimize spread in February 2020. Schools started teaching via Zoom, a service that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. That same month, The Chinese University of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Sunaina Shenoy; Anuj Iyer; Siamack Zahedi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Most private schools in India follow the Alphabet-Spelling method to teach reading in English. This approach bypasses letter-sound correspondences and focuses on rote memorization and sight-word recognition. In an effort to provide students with more recent evidence-based practices in reading instruction, this study examined how phonics-based…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Lisa Fyffe; Pat L. Sample; Angela Lewis; Karen Rattenborg; Anita C. Bundy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Cross-case study research was used to explore the school readiness of four 5-year-old children entering kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year after three or more years of play-based early childhood education at a Reggio Emilia-inspired early childhood education center. Data included a series of three 1-h individual interviews with four…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Play, School Readiness
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Mary E. Lyons – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Play, of varied type and form, provides opportunities for children to acquire a sense of competence and belonging when engaging in classroom life. The purpose of this study was to investigate ways that the inclusion of play as a curricular component eased academic stressors and supported motivation during the transition to kindergarten. In this…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Preschool Education
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Carolina Melo; Robert C. Pianta; Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch; Francisca Romo; M. Constanza Ayala – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
The present study examined how the dosage and quality of the federal preschool program "Head Start" (HS) in the US related to children's self-regulation skills in kindergarten. Using Propensity Score Matching and multiple regression (OLS), this study explored how the number of years and hours a week of HS were related to self-regulation…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Incidence, Educational Quality, Social Services
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Jialin Lai; Xuejun Ryan Ji; R. Malatesha Joshi; Jing Zhao – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
The study investigated how parental belief and family socio economic status (SES) were related to the home literacy environment and to early literacy-related skills in a foreign language (English). Eighty-six Chinese children in kindergarten (Mage = 5 years 5 months, 44 girls) were assessed on English phonological awareness, English receptive…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Family Influence, Parent Attitudes
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Caroline Barratt-Pugh; Susan Hill; Nicola F. Johnson; Lennie Barblett; Alia Parker – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Texting-based programs are increasingly used to support parents as their child's first teacher and create links between home and school. However, there is scant evidence about the influence of program implementation on parent uptake and attrition--a key component of such programs. This article describes the design and delivery of Kindytxt, a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Parent Participation, Kindergarten
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Einat Nevo; Vered Vaknin-Nusbaum; Miri Sarid – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Solid knowledge of vocabulary and sensitivity to words' morphological structure not only facilitates children's ability to learn and comprehend new words in speech, but it can also be used and transferred to more distal language abilities such as narrative, an important part of children's academic success. Nonetheless, relatively little research…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Intervention, Vocabulary
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Kyle DeMeo Cook; Kevin Ferreira van Leer; Jill Gandhi; Carolina Ayala; Lisa P. Kuh – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
Families face challenging decisions about early care and education (ECE) for their children. Decisions about what is best for each child and family are constrained by family and contextual factors and are prone to disruptions. This study provides a descriptive look at patterns of ECE settings children were in the year prior to kindergarten,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hwewon Kim; Tae-Im Han – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2024
This study explores South Korean kindergarteners' drawings on gender ideals in order to understand how they perceive the ideal man and woman with respect to gender. The data were collected based on drawings and interviews of 189 children aged 5-6 years in South Korea. The researchers identified themes using qualitative content analysis. Overall,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Freehand Drawing, Sex Stereotypes
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