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Mata López, Cecil; Santelices Álvarez, María Pía; Vergés Gómez, Alvaro – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Caregivers' mentalization has gained importance in recent years, but most studies only include parental figures. Given empirical evidence showing the importance of educators in the development of preschoolers, this paper aims to assess how the mentalization and stress levels of parents and educational staff are related to attachment, ToM and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Attachment Behavior, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
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Haglund, Björn; Boström, Lena – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Research directed at institutions focusing on diverse aspects of childrens social and cognitive development outside school is a growing field. This article discusses Swedish school-age educare centres for children between 6-12 years of age before and after school. These centres are regarded as important for young children's learning and care,…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Educational Quality, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Soydan, Sema Büyüktaskapu; Akalin, Nihal – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
This study investigated the moderating effect of the self-regulation skills of children on their temperamental traits and on the mother's parenting behaviour. The random sampling method was used to obtain the study's participants: 253 children attending pre-school and their mothers. Research data was collected using the 'The child behaviour list…
Descriptors: Self Control, Child Behavior, Personality Traits, Parent Child Relationship
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Kenyhercz, Flóra; Nagy, Beáta Erika – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Preterm birth consequences may lead to developmental deficits, psychiatric disorders and may also cause parental mental health problems. Our aim was to describe quality of life and internalizing-externalizing behaviours of preterm children at 2 years regarding parental mental health. 112 mothers of preterm children provided the following…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Mental Health, Premature Infants, Behavior Problems
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Kazmierczak, Maria; Pawlicka, Paulina; Anikiej, Paulina; Lada, Ariadna; Michalek-Kwiecien, Justyna – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Child's crying is the stimuli serving the development of a child-parent relationship through evoking child-oriented and parent-oriented parental reactions. Individual differences in parental reactions to crying have been partly explained by parental and child's temperament. We conducted two studies to verify the predicting effects of temperamental…
Descriptors: Crying, Personality Traits, Parent Child Relationship, Individual Differences
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Omidire, Margaret Funke – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
This article reports on the utilization of group discussion by teachers to improve the comprehension skills of learners in their multilingual classes. The study aimed to examine solutions to low comprehension skills among learners whose language of instruction differed from their home languages. The participants were teachers (n = 12) and learners…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Language of Instruction, Comprehension, Language Skills
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Tsortanidou, Xanthippi; Daradoumis, Thanasis; Barberá-Gregori, Elena – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
An integrative literature review was conducted according to Coopers' guidelines in order to critique and integrate issues over the convergence among imaginative/Waldorf pedagogy, social-emotional learning and media literacy mindfulness in Primary and Secondary education. A comprehensive analysis of theoretical and empirical articles between 2005…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Imagination
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Åström, Frida; Björck-Åkesson, Eva; Sjöman, Madeleine; Granlund, Mats – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
How preschool teachers and children spend their time in preschool sets the stage for child engagement and learning. To describe characteristics of environments and activities and to compare child engagement in indoor and outdoor free play, systematic observations of children and teachers were performed in 78 Swedish preschool units. Results showed…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Student Participation
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Brown, Courtney; Eccles, Renata; Graham, Marien; van der Linde, Jeannie – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Children in impoverished settings face a multitude of risk factors that may impact early childhood development (ECD). Poor ECD can lead to negative outcomes and the continuation of the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Early stimulation from caregivers can counter the effects of risk factors. Increased developmental literacy supports positive…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Poverty
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Amca Toklu, Dervise – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
The objective of this research is to examine the social behaviours of 4 age group pre-school children whose parents are married and divorced according to teacher opinions. Screening model method has been used at this research which is one of the descriptive research methods. The study group of this research was created totally 691 children. As a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Social Behavior, Marital Status, Divorce
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Liang, Geying; Fan, Wei; Hu, Zhiyuan; Zhang, Wenjie; Zhong, Yiping – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Children exhibit a self-relevance effect whereby they share more candies with close friends and acquaintances than with strangers. The present study aimed to reduce the negative consequences of self-relevance effects by enhancing the behavioural control of sharing behaviour. This study initiated two behavioural control levels to investigate…
Descriptors: Self Control, Sharing Behavior, Friendship, Preschool Children
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Preece, David; Murray, Jane; Rose, Richard; Zhao, Yu; Garner, Philip – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Data were collected from heads of households across Bhutan to gain insights regarding children with disabilities up to 18 years in Bhutan. Fieldwork was conducted by local enumerators, trained by researchers from the UK who analysed and interpreted the data. Results indicate that whilst there are largely positive attitudes towards children with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Children, Adolescents
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Meylia, Kiki Nur; Siswati, Tri; Paramashanti, Bunga Astria; Hati, Febrina Suci – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Child growth and development are important aspects of the quality of human capital in future. This study aimed to examine the association between stunting and fine motor, gross motor, and social independence development among children under the age of five years old. We included a total of 525 children from district level survey in Sedayu…
Descriptors: Child Development, Psychomotor Skills, Foreign Countries, Social Development
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Gelir, Iskender – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
This paper examines Kurdish preschool children's construction of gender roles. This research uses the concept of funds of knowledge to analyse how children draw on household and community knowledge in constructing gender roles in a nursery, Turkey. The data includes participant observations, audio and video recordings of interactions between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Sex Role
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Chatzopoulos, Dimitris; Foka, Elena; Doganis, George; Lykesas, George; Nikodelis, Thomas – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of explicit and analogy learning on preschool children's running, long jump, gallop and balance. The participants were 43 preschool children randomly assigned to the analogy learning group (22 children) or the explicit (21 children). In the explicit learning group explicit instructions were…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Direct Instruction
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