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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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Jose, Kim; Banks, Susan; Hansen, Emily; Jones, Rachael; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Stafford, Joel; Taylor, Catherine L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
School readiness is a construct used by educators and policy makers to describe a range of abilities that are beneficial for children transitioning to school. The association of socioeconomic disadvantage with developmental vulnerability when children start school is well established. Parents play a crucial role in supporting children's transition…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parents, Young Children
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Cahill, Maria; Hoffman, Hayley; Ingram, Erin; Joo, Soohyung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
A recent trend in public libraries' children's services emphasizes the role of promoting school readiness. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the school readiness efforts present in storytime programs, this study observed and scored 68 public library preschool storytime sessions presented by 35 storytime providers across three states using…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Readiness, Story Reading, Public Libraries
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Tilhou, Rebecca; Eckhoff, Angela; Rose, Brittney – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood collective impact organizations are increasingly being used in communities to support the availability and use of birth to five services for children and families. Collaboration across sectors and services allows for greater ease of access to quality health and education services for families seeking or eligible for such services.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education, Access to Health Care
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Tan, Fei; Gong, Xin; Zhang, Xiao; Zhang, Ronghua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The concept, approaches to learning (ATL), is an important dimension of children's school readiness, which reflects children's enthusiasm and engagement in learning settings. Due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), when preschools were shut down for months and children's social interactions were greatly limited, preschoolers' ATL might be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Preschool Education
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Boit, Rachel J.; Barnes, Amanda C.; Conlin, Dana; Hestenes, Linda L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The process of guiding young children to learn to read and write may hold unique challenges for refugee families who are transitioning to a new culture and a new language, yet areas of strength and resourcefulness may lead to successful literacy readiness for these young learners. This qualitative descriptive study examined refugee mothers' (N=9)…
Descriptors: Refugees, Mothers, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship
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Cutler, Laura; Slicker, Gerilyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children's picture books have been used in a variety of situations to introduce young children to unfamiliar experiences, including the transition to kindergarten. This study examines the ways in which children's transition to formal schooling is portrayed in 52 American picture books about starting kindergarten. Grounded in the ecological and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment, School Readiness
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Keown, Louise J.; Franke, Nike; Triggs, Christopher M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Executive functions (EFs) are foundational for the development of cognitive and social capacities critical for school readiness. The importance of promoting EF skills prior to school entry is increasing recognized but few preschool classroom-based interventions specifically target EF skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Intervention, Executive Function
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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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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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Ramírez, Rica; López, Lisa M.; Ferron, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The increasing diversity in classrooms throughout the U.S. calls for teachers who are culturally competent and have quality professional development in working with dual language learners (DLLs) in order to ensure children from diverse groups are receiving equitable and high-quality education. This study focuses on teacher characteristics that…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Intervention
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Miller, Michele M.; Kehl, LeAnna M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
As the pressure to succeed academically is imposed on children earlier than ever before, it is essential to understand what characteristics are most important to parents and teachers in order to be school ready. While formally readiness is typically measured using chronological age and mastery of cognitive skills, it also involves physical,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the increasing attendance of children with food allergy in schools in Australia and globally, little is known about how affected families manage their children's transition to school. This paper discusses the experiences and support needs of ten mothers during their child's transition to school in Sydney, Australia, drawn from the thematic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Special Needs Students, Food Standards, School Readiness
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The transition to kindergarten is a critical milestone in children's lives, with implications for academic and future life success. The demographic family/parental variables of residence, social class, and race have been associated with children's adjustment to kindergarten. In particular, children growing up in families from urban, low-income…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Low Income Students, Kindergarten
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Dealey, Rhonda Peterson; Stone, Mark H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play researchers and theorists have cautioned that children's early play is changing in a manner that is detrimental to their development. Meanwhile U.S. governmental pressures and increasingly higher standards for education are changing the landscape of kindergarten and early learning. This study investigates the relationship between children's…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, School Readiness, Correlation
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