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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Höltge, Lea; Ehm, Jan-Henning; Hartmann, Ulrike; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study addresses preschool teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in assessment and promotion of children's early language, social-emotional, and mathematical skills. The aim of the study was to find out to what extent preschool teachers believe to be able to assess and promote those skills, respectively. In a sample of 368 German preschool teachers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Acquisition
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Owen, Alex – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores inclusive and exclusive perceptions within early years practice settings in England. Inclusion is understood to involve the acknowledgement and celebration of difference, rather than its problematization. A deficit-based discourse regarding diversity is challenged and the concept of "diversity gain" is explored. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Borg, Farhana; Winberg, T. Mikael; Vinterek, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored Swedish preschool children's knowledge about the environmental impact of various transport modes, and investigated whether or not eco-certification has any role to play in relation to this knowledge. Additionally, this study examined children's perceived sources of knowledge. Using illustrations and semi-structured questions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level, Ecology
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this study, written assignments from preservice early childhood teachers were examined to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What beliefs do preservice teachers have about children and technology at home? (2) How are parents represented in preservice teachers' beliefs about children and technology? (3) What are the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hall, Anna H.; White, Kelley M.; Guo, Ying; Emerson, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study used a mixed method design with 245 preschool children, 255 teachers, and 156 parents. Researchers interviewed children and surveyed teachers and parents about their perceptions of preschool children's writing abilities and developmental writing stages. The results of the study showed that each group defined writing differently…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Literacy is one of the most important areas of development. Several pieces of research examine the positive impact of the arts on children's literacy development. However, most of them focus on specific literacy skills and not in providing a holistic examination of literacy. Also, they adapt a structured methodology, with pre-decided lesson plans,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Art Education, Lesson Plans
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Scherr, Marla; Johnson, Tricia Giovacco – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores how three early childhood teachers working in grant-funded preschools within a public school context construct and negotiate their professional identities. Teachers share narratives that contribute to an understanding of how their beliefs, knowledge, and practice are marginalized by the context in which they work. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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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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Luu, Susanna; Neece, Cameron L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Objective: We explored the relationship between acculturation and parenting stress among parents of children with developmental delays (DD) and investigated family support as a potential moderator. Methods: Participants included 99 parents of young children with DD. Standardized measures were used to evaluate the variables of interest and a…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Acculturation, Minority Group Children
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Carroll-Meehan, Catherine; Bolshaw, Polly; Hadfield, Eleanor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper examines the extent by which the four domains of the sustainable early childhood leadership model were evident in the experiences of New Leaders in Early Years (NLEY) participants. This original piece of research explores the impact of pedagogical leadership and focuses on participants recruited to a national pilot to make a difference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Disadvantaged Youth
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balci, Asli – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of two storybooks -- one with realistic and one with non-realistic characters -- on children's comprehension performance. Children's performances in character and event recall, reasoning and problem-solving were compared. The participants were 100 young children enrolled in 1 of 13 classes at 4…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children
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Golan, Yifat; Goldner, Limor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of the current study was to explore the contributions of both boundary dissolution (i.e. guilt-psychological control, blurring boundaries, parentification, and triangulation) as experienced in childhood, and trust in the romantic partner to young mothers' parental caregiving representations. The findings, based on a sample of 80 young…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Mothers, Child Rearing
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