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Farewell, Charlotte V.; Quinlan, Jennie; Melnick, Emily; Powers, Jamie; Puma, Jini – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The early childhood education (ECE) workforce plays a key role in promoting early childhood development by their interactions with young children during formative years. However, the inherent demands of the profession and the work conditions within ECE settings affect job satisfaction and overall health and well-being. This study applied the Job…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development, Preschool Children
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Muratori, Pietro; Giofrè, David; Bertacchi, Iacopo; Darini, Alessandra; Giuli, Consuelo; Lai, Elisa; Modena, Alessia; Lochman, John E.; Mammarella, Irene – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The Coping Power Program is an evidence-based intervention for children identified to be at risk for developing externalizing behavioral problems. The Coping Power Program has been adapted to universally prevent behavioral problems in school-aged children. This study sought to test the efficacy of this adaptation, the Coping Power Universal…
Descriptors: Coping, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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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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Gao, Qianyi; Hall, Anna; Linder, Sandra; Leonard, Alison; Qian, Meihua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The demographic landscape in the United States is changing rapidly, and early childhood programs are experiencing an increase in the enrollment of Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The current study employed a mixed-methods case study design to explore the impact of creative drama on Head Start DLLs' social and emotional development. Six DLLs…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Social Emotional Learning, Dramatic Play
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Carotta, C.; Born, S.; Elverson, C.; Hauck, A.; Hillerud, K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This analysis examined key protective factors among preschool children in low-income, rural areas. Teacher-reported Devereux Early Childhood Assessments for Preschoolers were completed for 182 Head Start children (54% female, 46% male) from seven rural, midwestern communities. The majority of children were in the typical range for each protective…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Cordoba, Tanya E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
While teacher education programs are increasingly creating short-term study abroad programs to support developing teacher interculturality, programs often focus on schools typical of the host country. Few programs target a specific philosophical approach and its enactment in classrooms. This case study focuses on a two-week trip to the city of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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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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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Jeon, Shinyoung; Castle, Sherri; Ford, Timothy G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Using the nationally representative Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014), this study examined the associations of Head Start children's behavioral challenges with teachers' well-being (i.e., depressive symptoms, job commitment) and intent to leave, controlling for teacher characteristics. We sought to explore the direct…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Social Services, Low Income Students, Federal Programs
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Ramanathan, Gurupriya; Carter, Deborah; Wenner, Julianne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschool children have the capacity to engage in scientific practices and inquiry and develop understanding at a conceptual level. While engaging in inquiry with preschool students, teachers transition from being transmitters of knowledge to facilitators in the educational process as students take on an active role in this learner-centered…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Educational Strategies
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Giordano, Keri; Interra, Victoria L.; Stillo, Giuliana C.; Mims, Angel T.; Block-Lerner, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam and Shahar 2006). Preschool children have been found to be both suspended and expelled at higher…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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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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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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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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