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Karademir, Abdulhamit; Kartal, Ayça; Türk, Cumhur – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine preschool teachers' science education activities, problems they encounter and solutions they devise, and methods and techniques they use during those activities. Phenomenology, which is a qualitative research design, was used. The study sample consisted of 15 female preschool teachers of primary schools in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Cun, Aijuan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore Burmese refugee parents' perspectives on the challenges they have experienced and the support that they expect to receive from their children's schools and teachers. The data sources include interviews and informal conversations during home visits. The findings of this study show that two major challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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Saçkes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Shaheen, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the Primrose® Balanced Learning® Curriculum on young children's science performances. The sample of this study included 158 children attending two private preschools. The study utilized a single group pre-post-test design. The children were tested before and immediately after the…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Children
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Chia, Michael Yong Hwa; Tay, Lee Yong; Chua, Terence Buan Kiong – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The objective of the study was to determine the proportion of preschool children under 5 years old meeting the 24-h World Health Organisation guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. Another objective was to examine the association between the health-related quality of life and meeting these guidelines among preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Life Style
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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study aims to explore profiles of preschool teachers' intentions when they divide the children into subgroups. Interactionist perspectives, Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, and a pedagogical perspective on preschool quality provide the foundation for the study's theoretical framework. By applying a person-centered analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Intention, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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McLeod, Ragan H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Eleven preservice teachers in a dual early childhood/early childhood special education teacher education program participated in a case study to determine the effects of a professional development intervention on use of an evidence-based practice (EBP). The intervention included training, practice, planning, video self-reflection, and group…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education
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Archambault, Judith; Côté, Dominique; Raynault, Marie-France – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can have substantial beneficial effects on overall child development and educational success for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Unfortunately, it is well documented that they are underrepresented in quality ECEC programs. In order to improve access to quality ECEC, it is important to understand…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth
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MacDonald, Amy; Huser, Carmen; Sikder, Shukla; Danaia, Lena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article reports findings from a two-year independent evaluation of the "Little Scientists" program; a program providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development for early childhood educators across Australia. This article reports on the qualitative data gathered with educators to illustrate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Otterborn, Anna; Schönborn, Konrad J.; Hultén, Magnus – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Modern preschool education is seen as an essential foundation for nurturing children's digital literacy. Early childhood education environments have witnessed increased emphasis on integrating programming activities in combination with digital tablets. However, little is known about how preschool teachers implement programming as part of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Programming, Preschool Curriculum
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Hatton-Bowers, Holly; Howell Smith, Michelle; Huynh, Tuyen; Bash, Kirstie; Durden, Tonia; Anthony, Christine; Foged, Jaclynn; Lodl, Kathleen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Mindfulness can be incorporated into the early care and education setting as a mechanism to change a person's relationship with stressors and increase early childhood professionals' (ECPs) abilities to be present, aware, and more joyful with the children in their care. Mindfulness may serve as an important coping resource that can promote…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology)
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Sheridan, Susan M.; Koziol, Natalie; Witte, Amanda L.; Iruka, Iheoma; Knoche, Lisa L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The transition to kindergarten is foundational for children's future school performance and families' relationships with the educational system. Despite its well-documented benefits, few studies have explored family engagement across the pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) to kindergarten transition nor considered the role of geographic context during this…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment
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Sokal, Laura – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
While the importance of secure relationships between children and caregivers has been well established in the literature as an essential feature of healthy child development, the influence of animal-human relationships on healthy development and attachment is also beginning to gain attention. A burgeoning literature supports the developmental and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Animals, Risk, Child Development
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Dial, Lauren A.; Emley, Elizabeth; Koerten, Hannah R.; Waite, Tabitha C.; Musher-Eizenman, Dara R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Given the overlap between mindfulness and food neophobia, the current study developed and tested a mindfulness-based intervention to decrease food neophobia in preschoolers. Preschoolers (ages 3-5) participated in 10 sessions of a mindfulness intervention group (n = 27) or a food-exposure control group (n = 25). Children were assessed pre- and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preschool Children, Food, Pretests Posttests
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Hill, Thomas M.; Bartow Jacobs, Katrina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Recent study on gender representation in children's literature has focused on the representations themselves, while there is less research regarding how children talk about these depictions in texts. Our work, a qualitative study of how kindergarten-aged children discuss gender during picture book read-alouds, examined how children drew on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Picture Books, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Plotka, Raquel; Wang, Xiao-lei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Early narrative skills are predictive of later academic success, and caregivers from different cultural backgrounds use different narrative styles when supporting children's expressive language skills. Most recommendations for practice have been derived from observations of caregivers from individualistic cultural backgrounds who typically engage…
Descriptors: Narration, Cultural Background, Preschool Teachers, Skill Development
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