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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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Khalfaoui, Andrea; García-Carrión, Rocío; Villardón-Gallego, Lourdes – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The risk for many young children from minority backgrounds of being excluded from a quality education might be reduced through the creation of a positive classroom climate. A systematic review was conducted to gain a better understanding of the pedagogical and structural aspects that foster a positive classroom climate in multicultural early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Hong, Seong Bock; Broderick, Jane Tingle; McAuliffe, Cynthia M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
As early childhood educators of young children, we recognize that children draw what they know from cultural transmissions, moving through many developmental transitions with drawing. As children's skills developed, a PreK/Kindergarten teacher in a university laboratory school classroom with 27 children was interested in studying ways children can…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Freehand Drawing
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Kleppe, Rasmus; Sando, Ole Johan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Research on children's risky play and young children's risk taking is a relatively new research area that has drawn the attention of many researchers in the last decades. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no earlier studies have measured the prevalence of risky play when children can freely choose what to play, with whom, and where. Most research on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Risk, Play, Child Behavior
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Oke, Ayooluwa; Butler, Judith E.; O'Neill, Cian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
There is considerable evidence that highlights the importance of family involvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) on children's development and how when combined with professional involvement has a very positive impact on children's holistic development and therefore, quality ECEC. However, in practice, communicating with families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries
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Essien, Idara; Wood, J. Luke – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The study explored the experiences and perceptions of Black girls as conveyed through the narratives of their parents. In particular, this study focused on racial microaggressions in early childhood education (preschool through third grade). The study employed narratives written by 44 parents of Black children. Ultimately, their narratives…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Parents, Racial Bias
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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are being increasingly included in early childhood settings. As such early childhood teachers need pre-service training to support their knowledge of ASD and preparation to implement evidence-based practices. Mentor teachers and administrators of pre-service clinical sites play an important role in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mentors
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Ata-Aktürk, Aysun; Demircan, H. Özlen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examines the development of a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and parent-involved engineering design curriculum for early childhood education and investigates its design principles and contributions to children's STEM-related learning. This research utilized a design-based research methodology broken into…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Parent Participation, Engineering, Design
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Greaves, Morten; Bahous, Rima – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This Early Childhood Education (ECE) study explores the impact of changing from a teacher-centered to a child-centered curriculum, on the professional perceptions of ECE educators working in a private ECE facility in Lebanon. The researchers conducted two rounds of focus groups and individual interviews to explore the perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum
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Wang, Shiyao; Hou, Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Learning stories have been adopted as a form of assessment in early childhood education worldwide to assess children's learning processes, learning dispositions, and well-being. However, a paucity of research has been done which examines the applicability of learning stories in China. This case study investigated how learning stories are used by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Story Telling, Evaluation Methods
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Ramos, Manica F.; Weber, Jennifer; Thompson, Joy A.; Werk, Lloyd; Shuell, Julie; Woods, Kenza; Bamdad, Tiffany – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention -- Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs develop actionable policies to improve the wellness environment. Then, they receive individualized…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Wellness, Early Childhood Education
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Halpern, Clarisse; Szecsi, Tunde; Mak, Veronika – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to investigate the conceptualizations and early childhood education (ECE) leadership practices among teachers and administrators. A case study was conducted at a community ECE center that mainly serves Hispanic and Haitian immigrant children and families in Southwest Florida. Three administrators and four ECE teachers…
Descriptors: Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Inbar-Furst, Hagit; Douglas, Sarah N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Family-centered practices are a hallmark of early intervention (EI). Early intervention service providers are expected to engage in practices that emphasize family strengths, promote family choice and control, and develop collaborative relationships between professionals and families. In 2014 the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Feedback (Response), Child Caregivers
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Sandt, Dawn D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The use of therapy dogs as an animal-assisted education (AAE) intervention in the early childhood special education classroom (ECSE) is a growing phenomenon. Research reflects the potential of using canines to support the academic and functional performance of young students with disabilities. Using therapy dogs in a classroom setting to support…
Descriptors: Animals, Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Therapy
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Pedagogical documentation is practised in early childhood centres all over the world as a means to gauge the learning and development of children. From the point of view of teachers, however, documentation must compete with numerous other tasks. This paper explores the strategies teachers employ in order to integrate documentation into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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