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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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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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Taylor, Meaghan Elizabeth; Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
With a heavy increase in academic expectations and standards to be learned in the early years, educators are facing the challenge of integrating important academic standards into developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in kindergarten. To meet this challenge, there is a need to become familiar with the role of play in the…
Descriptors: Play, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Social Development
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Shapland, Dorothy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This conceptual article describes key considerations for elementary school personnel to ensure social emotional multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS) are adapted for kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten represents a unique developmental period of early childhood when 5 to 6-year-old children transition into formal schooling and experience a…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Nazaruk, Stanislawa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The objective of this research was to diagnose mathematical abilities in preschool children aged 5 to 7 on the basis of geometry and, subject to the results obtained, to recommend targeted pedagogical interventions with respect to the preschoolers found to have deficits in knowledge and skills. The research was conducted in the Biala Podlaska…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten, Young Children, Geometric Concepts
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Throndsen, Jennifer E.; Shumway, Jessica F.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As children enter kindergarten, some are more academically prepared than others for a variety of reasons. One influence on kindergarten preparation is prior preschool experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between children's mathematical literacy at kindergarten entry and preschool attendance, preschool type…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Young Children
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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Habeeb, Kawthar M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
There is much debate over the potential impact of the iPad and similar technologies when applied to classroom activities. Some view such resources as distractions that impede collaboration and mutual focus among students, while others see them as resources whose natural appeal to children makes them useful in facilitating cooperative activities…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Freehand Drawing, Computer Oriented Programs, Kindergarten
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Thomas, Nathalie; Colin, Cécile; Leybaert, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children with low socioeconomic status and language-minority backgrounds generally have weak precursory skills (language and emergent literacy) for learning written language. These skills can be stimulated through interactive reading sessions. Our innovative study for French-speaking Belgium aimed to evaluate the effects of an interactive reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Emergent Literacy, Language Minorities
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Johnson, Lauren; McHugh, Sarah; Eagle, Jessica L.; Spires, Hiller A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In the current article, two kindergarten teachers and two university researchers explain how 45 kindergarten students collaboratively engaged in a specific inquiry approach called Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global. PBI Global consists of five-phases: (a) ask a compelling question, (b) gather and analyse sources, (c) creatively synthesize claims…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Global Approach
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The present study investigated the effects of two emotion trainings on young children's knowledge about jealousy. Participants were 53 kindergarten and first-grade children who were assigned to one of two experimental conditions or a control condition. Children in the first experimental condition (video condition) received discussions about the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Wickstrom, Hanna; Pyle, Angela; DeLuca, Christopher – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
There is rising concern in research and practice to improve early years mathematics education as initial mathematical mastery sets the foundation for future academic success. In response to these concerns, this study used observational data from 20 kindergarten classrooms to understand current pedagogies teachers use for mathematics. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Bowling, Emily C. C.; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A child's ability to fingerpoint accurately to words while reading aloud a memorized text showcases his/her development of concept of word in text. This ability demonstrates the extent to which key early literacy skills are integrated (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness). Research indicates that attaining a concept of word in text is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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