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Farewell, Charlotte V.; Quinlan, Jennie; Melnick, Emily; Powers, Jamie; Puma, Jini – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The early childhood education (ECE) workforce plays a key role in promoting early childhood development by their interactions with young children during formative years. However, the inherent demands of the profession and the work conditions within ECE settings affect job satisfaction and overall health and well-being. This study applied the Job…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development, Preschool Children
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Barker, Kim Stevens; Kim, Do-Hong; Pendergraft, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This article reports findings from a study to investigate the efficacy beliefs, experiences, and instructional practices of pre-kindergarten (pre-k) teachers from a high-need district who engaged in collaborative professional learning experiences provided by a partner university. The study also examined language and literacy instruction for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Muratori, Pietro; Giofrè, David; Bertacchi, Iacopo; Darini, Alessandra; Giuli, Consuelo; Lai, Elisa; Modena, Alessia; Lochman, John E.; Mammarella, Irene – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The Coping Power Program is an evidence-based intervention for children identified to be at risk for developing externalizing behavioral problems. The Coping Power Program has been adapted to universally prevent behavioral problems in school-aged children. This study sought to test the efficacy of this adaptation, the Coping Power Universal…
Descriptors: Coping, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Campana, Kathleen; Martens, Marianne; Filippi, Allyson; Clunis, Julaine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschools and public libraries are natural partners in that they share similarities in their support for early learning and family engagement for the young children and families in their communities. Because of this, public libraries often partner with preschools to offer rotating book collections and storytimes to increase book access and…
Descriptors: Preschools, Public Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Melzi, Gigliana; McWayne, Christine; Ochoa, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children's narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five children and their caregivers were recruited from seven Head Start centers in a large city in the…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Emergent Literacy
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Laletas, Stella; Reupert, Andrea; Goodyear, Melinda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children exposed to the risk factors associated with parental mental illness are seen to be at risk of developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural difficulties in preschool and later in life. Given that educational settings are seen as optimal for early intervention, preschool teachers have an important role to play in identifying and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mental Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Gao, Qianyi; Hall, Anna; Linder, Sandra; Leonard, Alison; Qian, Meihua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The demographic landscape in the United States is changing rapidly, and early childhood programs are experiencing an increase in the enrollment of Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The current study employed a mixed-methods case study design to explore the impact of creative drama on Head Start DLLs' social and emotional development. Six DLLs…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Social Emotional Learning, Dramatic Play
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Sheppard, Mary E.; Moran, Kaitlin K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children with disabilities between the ages of 0-5 and their families are supported by a broad coalition of special education and general education teachers and providers who collaborate in the planning and delivery of services. When services are provided in early care settings (e.g., home care, center-based care, general education Pre-K),…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities, Special Education
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Carotta, C.; Born, S.; Elverson, C.; Hauck, A.; Hillerud, K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This analysis examined key protective factors among preschool children in low-income, rural areas. Teacher-reported Devereux Early Childhood Assessments for Preschoolers were completed for 182 Head Start children (54% female, 46% male) from seven rural, midwestern communities. The majority of children were in the typical range for each protective…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education
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Critten, Valerie; Hagon, Hannah; Messer, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Guided play activities were developed so that coding clubs could promote computational thinking skills in preschool children. The clubs involved fifteen children aged between 2 and 4 years, including a group of children with communication difficulties. The children took part in an action-research scoping study over three coding clubs involving six…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Programming, Coding, Play
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa; Tam, Winnie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In this study, a modified version of the Curriculum Orientation Inventory for Early Childhood Education (COI-ECE) is developed and validated with a sample of 717 in-service teachers from fifty Hong Kong pre-primary schools. Results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the curriculum beliefs of pre-primary school teachers can be conceptualised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Castner, Daniel J.; Fajerstein, Lacy; Butera, Gretchen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Few matters are of greater importance to high quality early childhood education than the content and mediation of curriculum. In spite of this, early childhood curriculum practices are rarely examined through the lens of curriculum theory. This research employs educational connoisseurship and criticism as a methodology to shed light upon the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools
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Macy, Marisa; Pool, Juli; Chen, Ching-I.; Rusiana, Toni-Ann; Sawyer, Mali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined selected parameters of two newly developed measures called AEPS-3 Ready-Set and Ready-Set Family Assessment of Children's Skills (FACS). Ready-Set is a school readiness measure designed to gather information from teachers or other professionals on children's kindergarten school readiness skills across important developmental…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Aptitude Tests, School Readiness, Child Development
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Cordoba, Tanya E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
While teacher education programs are increasingly creating short-term study abroad programs to support developing teacher interculturality, programs often focus on schools typical of the host country. Few programs target a specific philosophical approach and its enactment in classrooms. This case study focuses on a two-week trip to the city of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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