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Betancourt, Theresa S.; Franchett, Emily; Kirk, Catherine M.; Brennan, Robert T.; Rawlings, Laura; Wilson, Briana; Yousafzai, Aisha; Wilder, Rose; Mukunzi, Sylvere; Mukandanga, Josee; Ukundineza, Christian; Godfrey, Kalisa; Sezibera, Vincent – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
A pre-post design with 6-13-month follow-up assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households. Twenty vulnerable families with a child 36-months or younger enrolled in "Sugira…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Intervention, Young Children, Child Development
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Ata, Seda; Yagan Güder, Sevcan – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
It is believed that parental behaviours play a critical role in the development of self-concept. Recent research studies have shown that parents' romantic attachments affect both their parental behaviours and their children's behaviours. The purpose of this research is to examine predictive levels of parents' level of dimensions of attachment…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Parent Role, Child Development
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Holochwost, Steven J.; Volpe, Vanessa V.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
While the role of early maternal parenting practices in the development of executive functions (EFs) has received considerable attention in the literature, little is known about how specific parenting behaviours may be related to EFs within different racial groups. Therefore, the present study examines the joint impact of specific maternal…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Deans, Carolyn L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is strong evidence that children of mothers with insecure attachment styles have poor outcome trajectories. "Maternal sensitivity" may be the behaviour which links mother and child attachment models. This would, therefore, be a natural target for treatment in attachment interventions. A systematic literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
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Blackburn, Carolyn; Harvey, Merryl – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The number of preterm births is increasing globally and in England, yet professional knowledge about the short- and long-term developmental consequences and the psycho-social effect on parents is limited amongst the early years workforce. Using a social-ecological systems theory approach, this paper reports on a mixed-methods study that aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Young Children, Child Care
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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Silva, C. V.; Cruz, E. J. S. da.; Gouveia, A. J.; Pedroso, J. da S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The aim of this research was to assess global and socio-emotional development and infant's language of caregivers by means of the third edition of Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development. Literature points peculiarities on the institutional setting and that presence or absence of mother can impact infant's development in several forms.…
Descriptors: Infants, Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development
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Neves, Vanessa Ferraz Almeida; Katz, Laurie; Goulart, Maria Inês Mafra; Gomes, Maria de Fátima Cardoso – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study captures the possibilities of infants' interactions in a Brazilian Early Childhood Education Centre. It contributes to an increasing number of educational research that is capturing the specificities of how young children use their understandings of context through gestures and verbal forms of language to create meanings as they develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Infants, Child Development
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Tandon, Pooja; Hassairi, Nail; Soderberg, Janet; Joseph, Gail – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Gross motor and physical activity opportunities in early childhood are important for promoting health and development. We conducted two studies with the following aims: (1) to describe the quality of gross motor/physical activity early learning environments in Washington (WA) state, USA and (2) to study the relationship between the quality of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Physical Activity Level, Rating Scales, Educational Quality
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Lekhal, Ratib – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study adds to the current literature by examining how different developmental areas (language problems or externalizing and internalizing behaviour problems) affect the possibility of a child receiving extra support early in life. The data were drawn from an online survey of 2779 children in Norway conducted in 2015 and included information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Child Language, Social Development
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Martin, Eleanor; Weiland, Christina; Page, Lindsay C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Although text messaging interventions targeting parents of older students have shown promise for improving a variety of outcomes, evidence on text-based outreach and support for parents of young children is just emerging. We explore programmatic data from a text-based mentoring intervention designed to support postpartum mothers and promote…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Parenting Skills, Parent Education
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Sucuoglu, Bulbin; Bakkaloglu, Hatice; Demir, Seyda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate the home environments of young children with (CWDs) and without disabilities (CWODs) with the aim of identifying the relationships between the development of children and their home environments. The study analyses further, whether inclusive preschools, as an intervention, have an influence on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Preschool Children, Students with Disabilities
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Lee, Boram; Park, Hye Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
We examined the relationship between maternal perinatal depression trajectories and infant development considering various ecological risk factors in the environment and employing growth mixture modelling. Participants were 717 mother-child dyads in rural Malawi. The mothers were interviewed three times: during pregnancy, 1-year postpartum, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Child Development, Mothers
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
We compared the structure and the content of mothers' and fathers' infant-directed speech as a function of infant birth order. Seven first-born and four second-born infants were video-recorded during their natural dyadic interactions with their mothers and fathers at home from the second to the sixth month after birth at 15-day intervals.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Video Technology
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Jensen, Cjersti J.; Tisak, Marie S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Much of the existing literature on intergroup attitudes in preschool does not look at the intersections of race and gender. Integrating key developmental and social theories, the current study asked 58 diverse preschoolers (31 white, 27 non-white) to make decisions about other children when given only racial and gender information. The…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Intergroup Relations, Preschool Children, Decision Making
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