NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
United Nations Convention on…2
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 181 to 195 of 277 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Haapsamo, Helena; Kuusikko-Gauffin, Sanna; Ebeling, Hanna; Larinen, Katja; Penninkilampi-Kerola, Varpu; Soini, Hannu; Moilanen, Irma – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
In this follow-up study, we evaluated children's communication development at the ages of 8 ("n" = 50), 18 ("n" = 46), 24 ("n" = 44) and 36 months ("n" = 36) using the Finnish version of the "MacArthur Communicative Developmental Inventories" (MCDI). A sample of children ("n" = 14)…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Infants, Toddlers, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hackett, Latha; Theodosiou, Louise; Bond, Caroline; Blackburn, Claire; Lever, Rachel – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
There is increasing awareness of mental health problems among young children, and early years settings are encouraged to take a wider family support role in order to prevent mental health difficulties. Local population studies are needed to inform delivery of universal through to targeted services. In the current study, parents and teachers of 2%…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Questionnaires, Urban Areas
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chan, Siu Mui – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study investigated relations between parental beliefs and mothers' reported responses to their children's negative emotions. Altogether 189 Chinese mothers of children aged six to eight years were interviewed in group sessions using structured questionnaires. It was found that Chinese mothers endorsed Guan, the Chinese parental beliefs. They…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mothers, Parent Education, Correlation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tremblay, Line; Rinaldi, Christina M.; Lovsin, Tanya; Zecevic, Cheryl – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The general objective of this study was to assess parents' perceptions of their preschooler's body weight, and the association between children's current weight status and parental feeding strategies. A sample of 150 parents of three- to five-year-old children (72 girls and 78 boys) completed questionnaires on sociodemographic information,…
Descriptors: Females, Questionnaires, Eating Habits, Males
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schary, David P.; Cardinal, Bradley J.; Loprinzi, Paul D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Emerging evidence suggests that parenting style may directly or indirectly influence school-aged children's activity behaviour. Given that relatively fewer studies have been conducted among preschool-aged children, this study's primary purpose was to examine the direct relationships between parental support and parenting style on preschool…
Descriptors: Play, Child Rearing, Child Development, Preschool Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hsieh, Wu-Ying; Hsieh, Chang-Ming – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between urban early childhood teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education and personal characteristics, professional background, and programme context. Questionnaires were completed by teachers (n = 130) who taught preschool children in primarily low-income, urban neighbourhoods. Attitude ratings were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zsolnai, Aniko; Lesznyak, Marta; Kasik, Laszlo – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The aim of our research was to investigate social and emotional skills that determine pre-schoolers' aggressive and pro-social behaviours in stressful situations. The sample of the empirical study consisted of 119 (36-48, 49-60 and 61-72 months) Hungarian children from six pre-schools. Instruments that were used: Coping strategy self-report and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Social Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chan, Wai Ling – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This paper reports the results of a study concerning the expectations for the transition from kindergarten to primary school amongst teachers, parents and children in Hong Kong. It probes the expectations that teachers and parents have about children's competence in five specific areas of child development thought to be essential for a smooth such…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Parent Role
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Well-educated staff consists of multidimensional experts, and this staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish day-care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the development of the expertise of those early childhood educators who have qualified as kindergarten teachers. The data consisted of the early educators' stories (n = 80) of their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Broberg, Mari – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Changing family relationships as a result of divorce are considered a potential threat to children's well-being. This study investigates the well-being of children under the age of eight years in Finnish stepfamilies from the viewpoint of the mother. The goal of this study is to explore how the structural characteristics of the stepfamily and the…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family (Sociological Unit), Divorce, Family Relationship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Simard, Valerie; Lara-Carrasco, Jessica; Paquette, Tyna; Nielsen, Tore – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Sleep fragmentation in infancy can burden a family by disrupting the sleep of all its members. However, there has been no longitudinal prospective investigation of the determinants of infant sleep fragmentation. We undertook such an investigation. New mothers (N = 106) completed questionnaires and were administered structured telephone interviews…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Mothers, Infants, Risk
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Questionnaires assessing mothers' involvement in children's education and their trust in teachers were developed for the usage in Estonian kindergartens and elementary schools. The scales were adapted based on the questionnaires by Fantuzzo and colleagues (parental involvement) and Adams and Christenson (trust). Mothers of 454 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Leyendeckera, Birgit; Jakel, Julia; Kademoglu, Sinem Olcay; Yagmurlu, Bilge – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The present study aims to investigate the association between parenting behaviours, children's daily activities and their cognitive development. Participants were 52 Turkish-German and 65 German pre-school children and their mothers, who were matched in terms of education level (10-12 years of schooling). Children's cognitive skills were assessed…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Immigrants
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Baroody, Alison E.; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The current study examined the relations between children's literacy interest and parent and child characteristics (i.e. parents' education level and child's gender), parental expectations of their child's school attainment and achievement and the child's positive and problem behaviours. Participants were 61 preschoolers from predominately…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Questionnaires, Emergent Literacy, Low Income Groups
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sarmiento Campos, Jose A.; Squires, Jane; Ponte, Jaime – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
"A_Tempo" is a research project that is currently under development in Galicia, an autonomous community of Spain. Its main aim is to propose an effective universal screening procedure for early identification of developmental disorders in children from zero to three years of age who attend Galician pre-primary schools.…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
Pages: 1  |  ...  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19