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Dial, Lauren A.; Emley, Elizabeth; Koerten, Hannah R.; Waite, Tabitha C.; Musher-Eizenman, Dara R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Given the overlap between mindfulness and food neophobia, the current study developed and tested a mindfulness-based intervention to decrease food neophobia in preschoolers. Preschoolers (ages 3-5) participated in 10 sessions of a mindfulness intervention group (n = 27) or a food-exposure control group (n = 25). Children were assessed pre- and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preschool Children, Food, Pretests Posttests
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Redondo, Beatriz; Cózar-Gutiérrez, Ramón; González-Calero, José Antonio; Sánchez Ruiz, Raquel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Technology is ubiquitous in the educational field nowadays. Augmented Reality is one of the emerging technologies with more potential in educational contexts in the mid-term. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if the use of Augmented Reality in early childhood education improves the learning of English as a foreign language, increases…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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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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Lim, Seongmi; Cho, Moon-Heum – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although educators see the potential of mobile documentation as a tool to enhance communication between children and parents in early childhood, very little empirical research has been conducted on how parents use it. The purpose of this survey study was to investigate parents' use of mobile documentation in a Reggio Emilia-inspired school.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Telecommunications
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Manfra, Louis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A systematic review of research exploring the impact of homelessness on young children's school readiness skills in preschool and academic performance in early elementary school is presented. Fourteen studies were identified that included data exploring this association in preschool through Grade 3. Findings indicated that children experiencing…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Preschool Education
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Kirnan, Jean; Ventresco, Nina E.; Gardner, Thomas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
An initiative in which therapy dogs were integrated into a school-wide reading curriculum was analyzed to determine the effect on student reading in the program's second year. Prior research on the first year of this specific program (Kirnan et al. in "Early Child Educ J" 44(6):637-651) demonstrated improvement in reading scores only for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Fraivillig, Judith L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Understanding place value is a critical and foundational competency for elementary mathematics. Classroom teachers who endeavor to promote place-value development adopt a variety of established practices to varying degrees of effectiveness. In parallel, researchers have validated models of how young children acquire place-value understanding.…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study compares the job satisfaction, job burnout and organizational cynicism of 233 early childhood teachers, 141 female and 92 male, with special attention to gender differences. Data were collected using a personal information form, Job Satisfaction Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and Organizational Cynicism Scale, and the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Learning stories are used in early childhood education in Germany and throughout the world as a form of assessment and pedagogical documentation. The main objective of a learning story is to carve out the learning dispositions of an individual child by describing a certain situation which the teacher reckons to be important for the child. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Preschoolers' (n = 32) attention to print and pictures was documented during an electronic storybook reading session. Children (M = 51.06 months; SD = 7.34 months) looked at a 12-page book that contained three types of pages, each of which was presented four times over the course of the book: (1) silent presentation of print, (2) print that was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Eye Movements, Reading Aloud to Others
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Vatalaro, Angela; Culp, Anne McDonald; Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Barnes, Amanda C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the efficacy of using different types of mobile media apps to increase the receptive and expressive vocabulary development of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old preschool children living in economically disadvantaged communities. Children and teachers in four Head Start classrooms participated in the quasi-experimental study, which…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Hong, Jisoo; Bales, Diane W.; Wallinga, Charlotte R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Children's obesity rates have increased substantially over the past several decades, due in part to unhealthy eating habits. About 75% of preschool-aged children consume fewer fruits and vegetables than recommended for health. Because children begin developing eating habits during early childhood, obesity prevention programs are increasingly…
Descriptors: Child Health, Teaching Methods, Obesity, Health Promotion
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Norris, Deborah J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Language development is a significant milestone in the infant/toddler years; vocabulary by 2 years of age is predictive of later school success. It has been recognized within the bioecological systems theoretical framework that language develops as a result of an interplay between characteristics of the child, features of the setting, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Child Care Centers, Infants, Toddlers
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Liu, Ting; Hoffmann, Chelsea; Hamilton, Michelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare the motor skill performance of preschool children from low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds to their age matched typically developing peers using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2 (PDMS-2). Sixty-eight children (34 low SES and 34 typically developing; ages 3-5) performed the PDMS-2. Standard scores…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Status, Motor Development
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Price-Mohr, Ruth; Price, Colin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
A survey of primary schools in England found that girls outperform boys in English across all phases (Ofsted in Moving English forward. Ofsted, Manchester, 2012). The gender gap remains an on-going issue in England, especially for reading attainment. This paper presents evidence of gender differences in learning to read that emerged during the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mixed Methods Research, Intervention, Phonics
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