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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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Elek, Catriona; Gibberd, Alison; Gubhaju, Lina; Lennox, Jodi; Highfold, Roxanne; Goldfeld, Sharon; Eades, Sandra – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Attendance at high-quality early childhood education and care services can have positive impacts on children's learning and development, particularly for disadvantaged children. Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory are among the most disadvantaged in Australia and stand to benefit in the short- and long-term from attending high-quality…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Fan, Xumei; Linder, Sandra; D'Amico, Leigh Kale; White, Kelley Mayer; Pawloski, Tammy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The impact of children's health, wellbeing, and family environment on their learning and development is evident. Identifying the needs of children and their families is the first step to effectively developing and implementing programs that promote child development. This research employed a convergent mixed methods design and incorporated…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Needs Assessment, Preschool Children, Physical Health
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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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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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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Jeon, Shinyoung; Castle, Sherri; Ford, Timothy G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Using the nationally representative Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014), this study examined the associations of Head Start children's behavioral challenges with teachers' well-being (i.e., depressive symptoms, job commitment) and intent to leave, controlling for teacher characteristics. We sought to explore the direct…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Social Services, Low Income Students, Federal Programs
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Jiang, Qingyu; Piasta, Shayne B.; Flynn, Erin E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In the US, recent efforts have focused on professionalizing the field of early childhood. One way to indicate professionalism is through the terms used to describe both the field and the workers. However, few have examined how practitioners or researchers describe early childhood professionals' work. Using multiple data sources and analytic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Role, Professionalism
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Abercrombie, Julia; Pann, James; Shin, Faith; Taylor, Elizabeth; Brisendine, Anne E.; Swanson-Holm, Rachell; James, Cristina; Viehweg, Stephan; Chödrön, Gail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Many children with developmental disabilities are not identified before age 3 years of age, preventing them from being able to fully benefit from early intervention services. Early childhood educators, particularly those in Early Head Start (EHS) programs, are important partners in the early identification of children with developmental delays.…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Disability Identification, Child Development, Early Intervention
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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Gerlach, Alison; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to developmental and health benefits for children in the early years. Currently, in Western contexts, children's opportunities for risky play is decreasing. Social factors such as practitioner and parental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Risk, Young Children
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Eadie, Patricia; Levickis, Penny; Murray, Lisa; Page, Jane; Elek, Catriona; Church, Amelia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The importance of Early Childhood (EC) educators' wellbeing has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have navigated numerous additional stressors while providing education and care services for some children and ongoing support for many others learning at home. This study aimed to explore the impact of the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Well Being
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Lundy, Allison; Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Physical activity--including outdoor motor play--has been associated with learning and brain-related functions and abilities in elementary school children and adolescence. Few studies have been conducted on the relationships between active play and these cognitive processes in preschool aged children. Several investigations have revealed that…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Motor Development
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Smit, Nadia Adéle; van der Linde, Jeannie; Eccles, Renata; Swanepoel, De Wet; Graham, Marien Alet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners from low-resource communities may find it challenging to provide developmentally appropriate services to support child development, due to the increased risk of developmental delays. Practitioners rely on their ECD knowledge when delivering ECD services, but many practitioners in South Africa are…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Teachers, Needs, Low Income
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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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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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