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Scheepers, Cornelia; Eccles, Renata; Abdoola, Shabnam; Graham, Marien; van der Linde, Jeannie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Emergent literacy abilities of young children are strong predictors of future academic success, however, biological and environmental risks can impact their progress. Parental interventions that promote home-based stimulation of preschoolers can enhance literacy development and ensure school readiness. mHealth technology may be a viable approach…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Environmental Influences
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Albaiz, Najla E. A.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined kindergarten teachers' views about the importance and uses of school, family, and community partnerships (SFCPs) in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia. We used Epstein's model of SFCPs and explored the roles of teacher, family, and community support for parenting skills, two-way communication, volunteering, learning at home,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education
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Eismann, Emily A.; Brinkmann, Carolyn; Theuerling, Jack; Shapiro, Robert A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity on children by becoming communities of support for families in need. This project aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Family Needs
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Thomson, Rebecca N.; Carlson, John S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Social-emotional skills are equally as crucial for school success as cognitive and academic skills (Webster-Stratton and Reid in "Infants and Young Children" 17:96-113, 2004), yet many young children lack these skills (Lavigne et al. in "Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" 35:204-214, 1996).…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Development, Preschool Children, Social Development
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Knowles, Christen; Harris, Anne; Van Norman, Renee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Quality early childhood education programs have a responsibility to provide enriched educational services to preschool students paired with parent support, education, and outreach. Pearl Buck Preschool, a non-profit organization devoted to the delivery of preschool services for children of parents with intellectual disabilities or learning…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Preschool Children
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Graybill, Emily; Self-Brown, Shannon; Lai, Betty; Vinoski, Erin; McGill, Tia; Crimmins, Daniel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Early intervention is critical for improved prognosis and quality of life for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. Yet, disparities persist among underserved families with young children. These disparities include knowledge of child development, use of medical providers as referral sources, and later diagnosis. The current…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mixed Methods Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Child Development
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Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of a modified reciprocal imitation training (RIT) on the imitation skills of children with autism. Two parents were trained and coached to use the modified RIT with their young children with autism in home settings. The modified RIT was composed of contingent imitation, descriptive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Imitation, Parents as Teachers, Autism
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Pölkki, Pirjo L.; Vornanen, Riitta H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Day care in Finland comprising care, education and teaching--called Educare or the ECEC model--can be used as an open care (community care) support measure for children whose development is at risk. The general aim of the study was to investigate whether the needs of child welfare client children and their parents are fulfilled in day care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare, Child Safety, Parenting Skills
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Stevenson, Nancy C.; Just, Carol – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Legible written communication is essential for students to share knowledge (Rogers and Case-Smith 2002). If students lack proficiency in written communication, their composition skills will suffer, which can affect their self-esteem and grades. Whether or not this proficiency is in handwriting or keyboarding is a question worthy of discussion. In…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Psychomotor Skills
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Cooper, Peter J.; Vally, Zahir; Cooper, Hallam; Radford, Theo; Sharples, Arthur; Tomlinson, Mark; Murray, Lynne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The low rates of child literacy in South Africa are cause for considerable concern. Research from the developed world shows that parental sharing of picture books with infants and young children is beneficial for child language and cognitive development, as well as literacy skills. We conducted a pilot study to examine whether such benefits might…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Parent Education, Reading Aloud to Others
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Doyle, Antoinette; Zhang, Jing – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Intervention programs to improve the educational outcomes of young children have become increasingly popular. Studies suggest that family literacy programs involving parents can result in positive effects on children's language and literacy development. Issues continue to arise, however, regarding the recruitment and retention of families. One…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Program Design, Parent Attitudes
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Worthington, Emily; Maude, Susan; Hughes, Kere; Luze, Gayle; Peterson, Carla; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Bruna, Katherine; Luchtel, Molly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The dramatic growth in the number of children learning English as a second language in our country has led to a corresponding increase in the need to understand how teachers and schools can effectively teach children who are learning English as a second language. Many teachers report not feeling prepared to meet the needs of these children…
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Second Language Learning
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Freeman, Nancy K.; Feeney, Stephanie; Moravcik, Eva – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Early childhood teacher educators frequently enhance their teaching by reading children's books to their adult students. It is not unusual for faculty outside of early childhood to question devoting precious class time to read-alouds which they may consider a curious, if not frivolous, instructional strategy. Quality children's literature can,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Childrens Literature, Reading Aloud to Others, Adult Students
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Mitchell, Christina Hanson – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Early childhood teachers and educational programs are expected to be the primary resources as children experience different and sometimes conflicting cultural contexts. Early educators can play a paramount role as young children move through fluid identities and start recognizing and navigating within and across spaces of cultural…
Descriptors: School Culture, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Cultural Differences
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Onchwari, Grace; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Educational reform policies such as the No Child Left Behind Act continue to place great demands on teachers. Additionally, educational reform policies such as this imply the need for continuous professional development activities that enhance teacher qualifications, especially for practicing teachers. This study examined the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Emergent Literacy
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