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Ünlü-Çetin, Senil; Olgan, Refika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
One of the important implications of the rights given to children by Article 12 of UN Convention on the Rights of Children 1989 is the inclusion of children in research on issues related to their lives. However, studies on father involvement are still conducted "for" young children not "with" them and there are no…
Descriptors: Young Children, Attitude Measures, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Church, Julie; Hegde, Archana V.; Averett, Paige; Ballard, Sharon M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined the attitudes, preparation, and comfort of early childhood administrators in working with gay and lesbian (GL) parented families and the use of GL inclusive practices within centers. Data were gathered from 203 participants in the state of North Carolina using an online survey. Overall, administrators held a positive attitude…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Homosexuality
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Luchs, Antje; Fikus, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
New playground concepts--favouring natural play characteristics--emerge. The aim of our free play study is to explore the relation between newly established natural playgrounds and the widely spread contemporary ones in terms of physical activity levels. The playground features differ in vegetation, topography, size and play equipment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Erickson, Joy Dangora – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Scholars [e.g., Carlsson-Paige, N., McLaughlin, G., & Almon, J. (2015). Reading instruction in kindergarten: Little to gain and much to lose. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/cdi/media/pdf/ReadinginKindergartenreport.pdf] warn that outcome-oriented, kindergarten, literacy standards may encourage an overreliance…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education
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Kayili, Gökhan – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study was undertaken to discover the effect of the Montessori Method on the cognitive tempo of 4-5-year-old children. Using an experimental pre-test-post-test paired control group design, the study sample included 60 children attending Ihsan Dogramaci Applied Nursery School (affiliated to Selcuk University, Department of Health Sciences) in…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Young Children, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups
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Wei, Qi; Dilworth-Bart, Janean E.; Miller, Kyle E.; Liesen, Carolyn A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study adopts an intergenerational approach to explore whether mothers' school experiences influence academic readiness through parenting beliefs and parenting quality. Forty-five mothers were categorised as either having a desired or feared school-related identity based on their narratives about past school experiences and the ways they…
Descriptors: Mothers, Student Experience, School Readiness, Identification (Psychology)
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Lam, Lawrence T.; Wong, Emmy M. Y. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This cross-sectional observational study aims to examine the current status and familial factors associated with social competence and emotional well-being among young children in an urban city in the East Asia region. Early childhood teachers assessed the social competence and the emotional state of preschool children with the Social Competence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Well Being, Emotional Development
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Suhonen, Eira; Sajaniemi, Nina K.; Alijoki, Alisa; Nislin, Mari A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
We aimed to investigate stress response regulation, temperament, cognitive and language abilities and family SES in children who entered kindergarten before two years of age. Whilst childrens stress regulatory systems are vulnerable to environmental influences little is known about how temperament and family characteristics impact on stress…
Descriptors: Physiology, Language Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Socioeconomic Status
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Fane, Jennifer; MacDougall, Colin; Jovanovic, Jessie; Redmond, Gerry; Gibbs, Lisa – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Recognition of the need to move from research "on" children to research "with" children has prompted significant theoretical and methodological debate as to how young children can be positioned as active participants in the research process. Visual research methods such as drawing, photography, and videography have received…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Student Empowerment, Preschool Children, Child Development Centers
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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Klette, Trine; Drugli, May Britt; Aandahl, Ann Mari – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The study investigated the quality of interactions between childcare providers and toddlers during a lunch in childcare centres. Meals in childcare centres are semi-structured adult-led situations where the children not only eat, but are also provided with opportunities for implicit learning and interactions. Participants were 13 toddlers aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Interaction
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McInnes, Karen; Elpidoforou, Marina-Eleni – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The play needs of under threes is an under-researched area. In this study, 100 parents and carers were surveyed regarding their visit to a children's museum with a child under three. Using a play taxonomy and observation schedule devised for the study, 50 toddlers were also observed playing with the museum exhibits. The findings showed that whilst…
Descriptors: Museums, Play, Toddlers, Observation
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Loucaides, Constantinos A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined seasonal differences in children's segmented-day physical activity (PA) and time engaged in sedentary activities. Seventy-three children wore a pedometer during winter and spring and completed a diary relating to their after-school sedentary activities and time playing outside. Children recorded higher steps in spring compared…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Life Style, Measurement Equipment, Diaries
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Visu-Petra, Laura; Cheie, Lavinia; Câmpan, Maria; Scutelnicu, Ioana; Benga, Oana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study aimed to investigate early interrelationships between temperament, short-term memory (STM) and working memory (WM), while also relating them to incipient anxious traits in a sample of 4-7-year-olds. Preschoolers were evaluated using verbal and visuospatial STM and WM tasks, while parental reports were used to assess children's…
Descriptors: Personality, Short Term Memory, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Ionescu, Thea; Ilie, Adriana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Romanian preschool settings, there is a tendency to use abstract strategies in language-learning activities. The present study explored if strategies based on an embodied cognition approach facilitate learning more than traditional strategies that progress from concrete to abstract. Twenty-five children between 4 and 5 years of age listened to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Foreign Countries, Story Reading
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