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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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Kambouri, Maria; Wilson, Teresa; Pieridou, Myria; Quinn, Suzanne Flannery; Liu, Jie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Building on Froebelian principles that highlight the importance of family and community, this study explored the importance of collaboration and communication as part of a two-way dialogue. The aim was to identify the key characteristics of a model that would encourage interest and commitment to partnerships from both parents and practitioners.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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Melzi, Gigliana; McWayne, Christine; Ochoa, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children's narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five children and their caregivers were recruited from seven Head Start centers in a large city in the…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Emergent Literacy
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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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Seabra-Santos, Maria; Major, Sofia; Patras, Joshua; Pereira, Marcelino; Pimentel, Mariana; Baptista, Elsa; Cruz, Francisca; Santos, Mariana; Homem, Tatiana; Azevedo, Andreia Fernandes; Gaspar, Maria Filomena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Transition to school may be experienced as a critical event for both children and their families. Within an ecological framework of transition, the scope of the concept of school readiness in recent years has decentered from the child to the environment, including the readiness of (pre)school education to develop core skills in children. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Primary Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Teachers
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Gillanders, Cristina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities in the education of children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, exacerbated by the pandemic,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged
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Tan, Fei; Gong, Xin; Zhang, Xiao; Zhang, Ronghua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The concept, approaches to learning (ATL), is an important dimension of children's school readiness, which reflects children's enthusiasm and engagement in learning settings. Due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), when preschools were shut down for months and children's social interactions were greatly limited, preschoolers' ATL might be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Preschool Education
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Kim, Janice H.; Araya, Mesele; Hailu, Belay Hagos; Rose, Pauline M.; Woldehanna, Tassew – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Recent research on the effects of COVID-19 on school closures has mainly focused on primary and secondary education, with extremely limited attention to early childhood education (ECE). To address this gap, we identify the extent to which parents and caregivers with pre-primary school-aged children were engaged in their children's learning during…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Preschool Education
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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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Kim, Hyun Jeong; Lee, Boram; Park, Hye Jun; Choi, Suh Yoon; Han, Yaeeun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to design a community-based, needs-sensitive, and culturally appropriate parenting education program that is effective for rural Malawian caregivers. With the use of the five-stage model, qualitative methods and procedures were used for developing the program. The presented program emphasized securing sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Community Programs, Parent Education
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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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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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