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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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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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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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Anderson, Darlene H.; Trinh, Scott M.; Caldarella, Paul; Hansen, Blake D.; Richardson, Michael J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Students who experience social withdrawal and anxiety (internalizing difficulties) are often overlooked in schools due to the covert nature of their symptoms. The literature lacks empirically supported preventive approaches for kindergarten students who are socially withdrawn and behind their peers in developing social skills. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Interaction, Kindergarten, At Risk Students
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Thomson, Rebecca N.; Carlson, John S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Social-emotional skills are equally as crucial for school success as cognitive and academic skills (Webster-Stratton and Reid in "Infants and Young Children" 17:96-113, 2004), yet many young children lack these skills (Lavigne et al. in "Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" 35:204-214, 1996).…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Development, Preschool Children, Social Development
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Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Arevalo, Jenny; Cates, Carolyn Brockmeyer; Weisleder, Adriana; Dreyer, Benard P.; Mendelsohn, Alan L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Parental engagement is critical to children's educational achievement. Before and during elementary school, it is crucial for parents to be involved in their children's education in order to foster development and achievement. Hispanic parents' immigrant status, coupled with a lack of English proficiency, means that they often find themselves of…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Mothers, Parent Participation
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Children's cognitive development has a neural basis, yet children's learning is facilitated by interactions with more knowledgeable others. Young children experience such interactions in the context of the home learning environment (HLE), when parents support children's thinking and learning during everyday activities. Consequently, one way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Nunes, Débora R. P.; Araújo, Eliana R.; Walter, Elizabeth; Soares, Rute; Mendonça, Camila – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Language disorders that affect children with autism spectrum disorder can bring significant damage to their overall development. Research shows that the best treatment practices for this population are those that start early, have active parental collaboration and are held in natural milieu. In Brazil, early intervention programs are typically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments
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Ljunggren, Åsa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article summarizes the work and the main findings of an action research project that was conducted in an early childhood education and care setting in the city of Malmö, Sweden in the autumn of 2013 and spring 2014. Rönnerman's model (Aktionsforskning i praktiken: förskola och skola på vetenskaplig grund [Action research in practice:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Child Care
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DeLoatche, Kendall Jeffries; Bradley-Klug, Kathy L.; Ogg, Julia; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Parent involvement (PI) during preschool has been linked with strong pre-literacy skills, acquisition of mathematical skills, well-developed social skills, and positive attitudes toward school. Parents' active involvement in their children's learning is a recommended strategy in engaging families in children's education experiences. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Early Intervention
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Ward, Wendy L.; Swindle, Taren M.; Kyzer, Angela L.; Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Cumulative risk theory suggests that a variety of social risk factors would have an additive effect on obesity risk. Multiple studies have suggested that obesity is related to basic resources such as transportation and financial resources. Additional research points to parental engagement and parental monitoring as additional sources of risk. This…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, At Risk Persons, Preschool Children
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Brand, Susan Trostle; Marchand, Jessica; Lilly, Elizabeth; Child, Martha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Combining home-school literacy bags with preschool family literature circles provided a strong foundation for family involvement at home and school during this year-long Reading Partners project, and helped parents become essential partners in their children's literacy development. Using home-school literacy bags, children and parents learned…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Participation, Home Study, Classroom Environment
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Lukie, Ivanna K.; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; LeFevre, Jo-Anne; Sowinski, Carla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Children's involvement in home literacy and numeracy activities has been linked to school achievement, but the subtleties in the home environment responsible for these gains have yet to be thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine how children's interests and collaborative parent-child interactions affect exposure to home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childhood Interests, Parent Child Relationship, Numeracy
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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The main objective of this study was to examine the job satisfaction levels of Jordanian kindergarten teachers in relation to work-related dimensions and socio-demographic variables. The sample consisted of 264 randomly selected teachers working in private kindergartens in Amman. To meet the study's objectives, a two part questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Physical Environment, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction
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Gillanders, Cristina; McKinney, Marvin; Ritchie, Sharon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe an approach that can be used by schools to understand low income minority parents' goals for the education of their children and to design responsive strategies to support these goals. Focus groups of minority mothers with low income levels are conducted and the information collected is used by schools…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Mothers, Focus Groups, Minority Groups
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