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Hjalmarsson, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In times of global tendencies on governance of the public sector, 'quality' has become a keyword, an ideal. In Sweden, all municipalities, school heads and teachers are required to carry out systematic quality work to meet the demand on goal attainment. Working with documentation is a crucial aspect of this process. The Swedish leisure-time centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Leisure Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Jose, Kim; Christensen, Daniel; van de Lageweg, Wietse I.; Taylor, Cate – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Tasmania's Child and Family Centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) and aim to improve the health and well-being, education and care of Tasmania's children through supporting families and carers. This mixed methods study investigated the impact of Centres on parents' confidence and competence. Centre users…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Family Programs
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Al-Farsi, Omar A.; Al-Farsi, Yahya M.; Al-Sharbati, Marwan M.; Al-Adawi, Samir – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Studies conducted in the West countries suggest that sleep habits and disordered sleep are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To explore the rates of sleep habits and disordered sleep among children with ASD in comparison to typically developing (TD) children, and children with other intellectual disabilities (ID). A case…
Descriptors: Sleep, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Kim-Bossard, MinSoo; Choi, Jennifer; Meneses, Alejandra – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Understanding different cultural beliefs and practices has become increasingly important for early childhood educators in the contemporary United States. This paper investigates how preschool teachers and administrators navigate different cultural discourses in classrooms that frequently go unidentified or ignored, and how they support children…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Müller, Eve; Naples, Lauren Hunter; Cannon, Lynn; Haffner, Brenna; Mullins, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a school-based, integrated arts programme designed to facilitate social and emotional learning (SEL) in young children with social cognitive challenges, and to report on student outcomes. Students received weekly arts instruction over the course of one academic semester as part of their social studies…
Descriptors: Young Children, Integrated Activities, Art Activities, Social Development
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Gasa, Velisiwe; Pitsoane, Enid; Molepo, Lesiba; Lethole, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article investigates the effect of families' socioeconomic status on the self-concept development of learners. The data were collected using a questionnaire from 31 learners who participated in the community engagement project. During the execution of this project, in addition to assisting learners using self-esteem development intervention…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Concept, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Agencies
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Mata-McMahon, Jennifer; Haslip, Michael J.; Schein, Deborah L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In-service early childhood educators (n = 33) completed a survey describing their perceptions towards: (a) how educators draw on personal spirituality to support their role in the classroom, (b) what curricular activities, interactions or experiences educators believe relate to nourishing children's spirituality, (c) how the classroom environment…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Teacher Role, Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Play and playfulness have a key role in children's development. Not enough is known about the playfulness of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relationship to children's behavioural problems, as well as the role of caregiver behaviours during play in this relationship. The present study examines the moderating role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Student Relationship
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Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Early temperament predicts various aspects of development. In large-scale studies, temperament is often assessed via parental report because naturalistic and structured observations are costly and bear the risk of subject loss. However, the validity of such parental reports has been disputed repeatedly. This article compared parental reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Parents, Personality Traits
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Wishart, Llewellyn; Rouse, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This manuscript presents the findings of a study that explored how teachers' perceptions of natural play learning environments were transformed through targeted professional learning (PL). Australia's early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy outlines a responsibility for educators to ensure that outdoor learning spaces provide experiences…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Development, Play
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Cheung, Alan Chi Keung; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Kwan, Paula Yu Kwong; Cheung, Louisa Yuet Sai – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study attempts to identify the leadership practices in Hong Kong pre-primary schools, and to examine their impact on children's learning. A total of 287 key stakeholders, including principals, curriculum leaders and teachers, completed the questionnaires. The study adopted a structural equation model to examine the dimensions of leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Partnerships in Education
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Ohle, Kathryn A.; Harvey, Hattie A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This empirical study examined educators' perceptions of kindergarten readiness, within the context of a larger study on the perceptions and use of the Alaska Developmental Profile, a mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA). The participants (n = 17) were primarily kindergarten teachers with varying years of experience. Data were collected…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Profiles
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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the interaction patterns (i.e. use of the Spanish and English languages) among native-Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Child Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Migrants
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Personal and social development is an important area which influences children's learning journey in all levels of education. Examining the impact of the arts on children's development, there are several studies that adopt this focus. However, the majority of them focus on either primary or secondary education or on specific personal and social…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Art, Intervention, Play
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