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Doni, Eleni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Childrens Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Vuorinen, Kaisa; Pessi, Anne Birgitta; Uusitalo, Lotta – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Compassion refers to noticing, feeling and acting to alleviate suffering in others. Being one of the crucial socio-emotional and cultural skills, surprisingly little is known of early childhood education (ECE) teachers' compassionate behavior and their ability to teach it to children. Overall, research on compassion in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Haslip, Michael J.; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Character strengths improve performance and well-being but are rarely studied among early childhood educators. This qualitative study describes how in-service early childhood educators (n = 17, United States) resolved workplace challenges following a character strength application intervention. During professional development, teachers learned to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Professional Development
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Savina, Elena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the role of self-regulation for academic achievement and behavior in the early childhood education classroom. It discusses neurocognitive processes involved in self-regulation including response inhibition, voluntary attention, and working memory. Response inhibition creates a delay in responding which…
Descriptors: Self Control, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Gable, Sara; Fozi, Afiah Mohd; Moore, Alex M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study evaluates the efficacy of a physically-active number learning game for young preschoolers. The intervention adapts Ramani and Siegler's (Child Develop 79(2):375-394, 2008) successful The Great Race by modifying the mode of play from seated at a table to jumping with two feet on a large game mat. 75 children (mean age: 46 months) in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Numbers, Preschool Children
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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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Lund, Emily M.; Durán, Lillian K.; Corr, Catherine P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Parents of young children with disabilities may experience high levels of stress and psychological distress that may put them at higher risk for experiencing suicidality. Thus, early childhood home visitors (e.g., professionals who work for home-based early intervention programs) may serve as important gatekeepers for identifying and referring…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Suicide, Young Children
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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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Price-Mohr, Ruth; Price, Colin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
We report a study where we investigated the effect of low or high phonically-decodable texts on young children learning to read. Two parallel series of 12 instructional reading books were used with 36 children in three schools. These books were purposely created so that each parallel book, in sequence, introduced the same number of new words.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Decoding (Reading), Reading Materials, Reading Instruction
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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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Tan, Tony Xing; Zhou, Yi; Li, Gen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Research shows that maternal education influences children's academic performance indirectly through the quality of the home environment. In this study, we tested the role of 12 variables within the home environment (e.g., eating meals together, reading for fun at home, number of children's books, watching TV, and bedtime) to help identify those…
Descriptors: Mothers, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
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McLeod, Ragan H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Eleven preservice teachers in a dual early childhood/early childhood special education teacher education program participated in a case study to determine the effects of a professional development intervention on use of an evidence-based practice (EBP). The intervention included training, practice, planning, video self-reflection, and group…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education
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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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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The practice of documentation has been a "hard to reach place" for many preschool teachers despite the fact that it has largely been encouraged and used as a tool in early childhood settings to assess young children's learning. Recent policy changes in Hong Kong have also called for the continuous documentation and authentic assessment…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Eismann, Emily A.; Brinkmann, Carolyn; Theuerling, Jack; Shapiro, Robert A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity on children by becoming communities of support for families in need. This project aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Family Needs
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