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Scheepers, Cornelia; Eccles, Renata; Abdoola, Shabnam; Graham, Marien; van der Linde, Jeannie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Emergent literacy abilities of young children are strong predictors of future academic success, however, biological and environmental risks can impact their progress. Parental interventions that promote home-based stimulation of preschoolers can enhance literacy development and ensure school readiness. mHealth technology may be a viable approach…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Environmental Influences
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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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Ojala, Maria; Ekman Ladru, Danielle; Gustafson, Katarina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the emergence of new forms of preschools and parents' increased freedom of choice regarding early childhood education, more research on parental preschool preferences is needed. Although preschool offers a seedbed for the development of knowledge and competencies, this development matures through interaction with parents. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Preschools, Mobile Educational Services
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Connelly, Judy-Ann; Manningham, Suzanne; Champagne, Manon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Outdoor time is a positive correlate of physical activity in preschoolers; however, children remain highly sedentary even outdoors. This cross-sectional study thus aimed (1) to measure the physical activity levels of 30 preschool-aged children attending a centre-based childcare centre in a remote region located in Northwestern Québec (Canada) and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care Centers, Physical Activity Level, Play
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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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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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Cun, Aijuan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore Burmese refugee parents' perspectives on the challenges they have experienced and the support that they expect to receive from their children's schools and teachers. The data sources include interviews and informal conversations during home visits. The findings of this study show that two major challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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Choi, Naya; Cho, Hye-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between the temperament dimensions, home environment factors, and the two types of young children's learning motivation. The study aimed to investigate the relative contributions of predictors and identify the predictors of young children's intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation in a classroom-based…
Descriptors: Personality, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Young Children
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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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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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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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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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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Schmitt, Sara A.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Duncan, Robert J.; Korucu, Irem; Napoli, Amy R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the "Positive Action" ("PA") preschool lessons improved low-income children's social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Mixed…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Health Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Romo, Gemma; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Video is one way to promote, and help families understand, the transition to kindergarten. The present study explored the experiences of parents with transition-to-kindergarten videos. Four videos, in English and Spanish with accompanying information sheets in English and Spanish, targeted parents for transitioning to kindergarten. There were a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Video Technology, English
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