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Salehjee, Saima – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Early years science curriculum in England requires teachers to incorporate scientific enquiry in their classrooms. However, teachers perceive science teaching to be challenging because of their lack of subject knowledge. This paper aims to develop an understanding of science as an enquiry rich subject rather than a plethora of scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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González, Sergio A.; Godoy, Rossana; Veas, Paulina – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This article describes an experience of collaborative work between scientists and preschool teachers in the format of a scientific congress of preschoolers in Chile. The participating preschool teachers evaluated the initiative positively based on: (1) it stimulates the preschool teachers to develop science teaching projects, (2) it makes visible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Technology, Preschool Teachers
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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate limited playfulness. Their difficulty engaging in meaningful interaction with others renders playful engagement in social interactions a challenge. Although little direct evidence exists regarding the promotion of these children's playful engagement, links can be established with many traits…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Maternal perinatal depression is not an uncommon experience, yet few mothers are identified and treated--a concerning fact, given the potential for negative impact on both maternal and infant well-being. In the present study, I review recent research in the field of maternal perinatal depression and highlight associated developmental outcomes…
Descriptors: Mothers, Prenatal Influences, Depression (Psychology), Infants
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Exercise times can enhance a variety of child learning goals and especially help some children with attention span difficulties to concentrate better on class lessons. Specific ways for teachers to create exercise sessions are suggested and how teachers can use exercise times to promote new word learning, creative imagination, as well as pride in…
Descriptors: Exercise, Skill Development, Young Children, Attention Span
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Perle, Jonathan G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Childhood disruptive behaviours are some of the most frequent concerns posed by families to child-focused medical providers. While prevalent and holding the potential to exacerbate into Disruptive Behaviour Disorders, some providers utilize 'wait and see' philosophies in the hopes that children will outgrow the concerns. Unfortunately, many do…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Physicians, Evaluation, Young Children
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Meehan, Catherine; Meehan, Patrick – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
By the time children are 8 years of age, their attitudes, values, identities and beliefs are shaped and becoming solidly formed. Early childhood educators are uniquely positioned in children's lives to promote positive values and beliefs and to foster authentic appreciation of difference. This important work is challenged by a discourse in wider…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Outdoor experiences allow teachers to focus on expanding child learning in different domains. Nature experiences can sharpen child senses, enrich vocabulary, increase spatial understandings, and permit more practice for large muscle skills. As well, teachers can arrange outdoor activities to promote positive peer cooperation and aesthetic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Gelfer, Jeffrey I.; Nguyen, Neal – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
As teacher shortages or teacher turnover rate continue to proliferate in the field of early childhood education (ECE) across the United States in the past few decades, there seem to be a pressing need for teacher preparation programmes to accommodate prospective ECE pre-service teachers (who do not have the chance to enroll in traditional teacher…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Preschool Teachers
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Briddick, William C.; Sensoy-Briddick, Hande; Savickas, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The arrival of life design and in its advance challenged the field to refocus toward a more useful understanding of the lifelong process of career development including neglected areas within the field such as career development during childhood. Reviews of the literature reflect an ongoing neglect of the stage of childhood in this lifelong…
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Career Guidance
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Although wide family support policies are available to Cypriot families, Cyprus is among the countries with the least developed ECEC systems and the processes taken to address ECEC deficits is slow. Although female employment rates are slightly below the EU averages, there is a gap in the availability of childcare, an underinvestment in public…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
After a first peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s, early childhood education and care (ECEC) again plays an important role in the educational system in Austria. Over 90% of 3-5-year-old children attend non-familial institutions such as preschools. A consequence of this development is that new challenges arise, which have become the subject of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Education
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Ochaita, E.; Espinosa, M. A.; García-Llorente, I.; Fernández-López, M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article chronologically reviews different contributions of the non-governmental organizations to the positive parenting initiative currently adopted in Spain. It starts with the theoretical framework adopted by UNICEF and the Oxford University researchers on the contribution of the International Agencies and NGOs to this subject that was…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Parenting Styles, International Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique B.; Rodrigo López, Maria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This introduction presents a general overview of the regulations, policies, programmes and actions which currently exist in Spain within the field of positive parenting. The articles featured in this special issue showcase initiatives aimed at fostering child development through the promotion of parenting competences and family support. They are…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Public Policy, Child Development, Family Relationship
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Allen, Michael; Kambouri-Danos, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
There has been a dearth of published research exploring the scientific ideas that young children construct, particularly in prestigious periodicals in the science education genre. The current article discusses the reasons behind this lack of prominence, and suggests ways forward that may link work from the field of developmental psychology with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Science Education, Preschool Education, Scientific Concepts
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