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Almendingen, Alexander; Clayton, Olivia; Matthews, Jan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study's purpose was to elucidate the experiences of educators raising and responding to child-related concerns within Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Parent satisfaction with interactions, educators' ratings of how well interactions went, and educator confidence related to raising or responding to concerns, were examined.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Jose, Kim; Banks, Susan; Hansen, Emily; Jones, Rachael; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Stafford, Joel; Taylor, Catherine L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
School readiness is a construct used by educators and policy makers to describe a range of abilities that are beneficial for children transitioning to school. The association of socioeconomic disadvantage with developmental vulnerability when children start school is well established. Parents play a crucial role in supporting children's transition…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parents, Young Children
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Raynal, Alexia; Lavigne, Heather; Goldstein, Marion; Gutierrez, Jaime – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Parents have a strong influence on young children's science learning. Factors such as parental education, interest, and child-directed speech influence how children perceive and engage with science. While the role of informal early learning settings in providing a space for parents and children to engage with science has been documented, the power…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Science Education, Low Income, Educational Media
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wu, Zhongling; Kong, Zhaowei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present research examined the effects of family-related factors on how parents perceive and choose physical activities that stimulate their children's physical fitness and motor development. Using the random sampling approach, a total of 284 4- to 5-year-old children (n = 147 boys; n = 137 girls) were included in the sample. These children's…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Parent Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Barblett, Lennie; Knaus, Marianne; Cahill, Rosemary; Hill, Susan; Cooper, Trudi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This paper reports on Aboriginal parents' perceptions about their involvement in a Western Australian pilot initiative called KindiLink. The program seeks to support parents as their child's first teacher and thereby enhance Aboriginal children's early-years development, while strengthening relationships between families and schools. A…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parents as Teachers
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Hightower, Brianna; Sheehan, Kelly J.; Lauricella, Alexis R.; Wartella, Ellen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Early introduction to science and math encourages interest and learning in these subjects later in life. As children's first teachers, parents can expose their children to informal science and math learning activities before they enter formal schooling. It is important to understand how parents engage in science and math activities with their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Science Activities, Mathematics Activities
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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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Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Liew, Jeffrey; Zou, Yali; Curtis, Gayle; Li, Danni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The primary aim of this study was to explore and understand Chinese American parents' language and literacy beliefs, perceptions, and practices with regard to their preschool-age children. Using a convergent parallel mixed-methods study design, parents (seven mothers and one father) were recruited from a community center in a large southern city…
Descriptors: Native Language, Chinese Americans, Language Maintenance, Language Skill Attrition
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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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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study investigated the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on preschool education and sought answers to how preschool education is implemented, what kind of activities are held, what kind of challenges need to be overcome, and what measures need to be taken to sustain preschool education. The sample consisted of 25 preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Otero-Mayer, Andrea; González-Benito, Ana; Gutiérrez-de-Rozas, Belén; Vélaz-de-Medrano, Consuelo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Given the closure of schools due to the global confinement resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, family-school cooperation has become a priority in most educational stages, but especially in Early Childhood Education and Care. This research analysed how parents dealt with this new situation, as well as the way in which family-school cooperation was…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Bahatheg, Raja Omar – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries took precautionary steps to save their citizens by initiating a lockdown and stopping all social activities by closing schools, companies, entertainment places, markets, gardens, and other social gathering places. As children stayed at home with no physical activities, their weight may have increased.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Young Children, School Closing
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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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