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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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Boardman, Karen – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The contemporary 'notion' of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) is primarily associated with the professionalization and policy review of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce in England. As such, although considered to advocate reputed prospects and potential for graduates 'leading' provision for under-fives, remains for many…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Change Agents, Teacher Leadership, Young Children
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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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Tanrikulu, Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined prevalence, types, bully and victim characteristics, times and places bullying occur, relationship between class size and bullying, and relationship between teachers' level of education and preschool bullying. Participants were a convenience sample of 246 Turkish preschool teachers working with children between 36 and 72…
Descriptors: Incidence, Bullying, Victims, Class Size
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Kim, Yunhee; McMullen, Mary Benson – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The current study focuses on infants' sleep-wake states in group child care and relations of those states to infant-caregiver interactions. Qualitative case studies were conducted with four infants (3-7 months old) in an infant room at a child care centre. Video-recordings were the main format for data collection with the four infants and video…
Descriptors: Sleep, Infants, Child Care Centers, Video Technology
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina; van der Zee, Symen; de Wit, Tjarda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Numeracy indicates number sense, measurement and geometry but is most often connected to number sense only. Since the domains of geometry and measurement are strongly connected to becoming skilful in science an intervention was carried out to improve children's science skills through measuring and geometry activities and enhance both their…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Geometry, Measurement, Kindergarten
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Truzzi, Anna; Islam, Tanvir; Valenzi, Stefano; Esposito, Gianluca – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Responses to infant signals are critical to infant development and well-being. However, brain mechanisms underlying paternal responses to infant crying are still largely unknown. Here using EEG, we investigated brain activations in two different groups, 10 fathers and 10 non-fathers, in response to infant-related sounds: typically developing…
Descriptors: Infants, Verbal Communication, Brain, Fathers
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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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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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Pessoa, Alex Sandro Gomes; Liebenberg, Linda; Fonseca, Débora Belizário da; Medeiros, Jaqueline Knupp – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This article aims to analyze the indicators of vulnerability present in foster care institutions, as well as the protective resources that may be associated with resilience processes of children who are living in such institutions. Using a qualitative approach, the fieldwork was conducted in two foster care institutions located in a medium-sized…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Persons, Foster Care, Foreign Countries
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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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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
New technologies offer exciting opportunities for improving home-school communication, family engagement, and children's learning in early childhood. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study focused on understanding how texting might enhance family-school engagement in early childhood settings. Using focus groups and surveys of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education
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Papandreou, Maria; Yiallouros, Stefanos – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The present study investigates the features of teacher-children interaction during whole-class activities within an early childhood community, in which children's active participation is supported. The theoretical basis of the study is shaped by sociocultural approaches, which consider learning as a process of social co-construction of meanings,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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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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