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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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Barker, Kim Stevens; Kim, Do-Hong; Pendergraft, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This article reports findings from a study to investigate the efficacy beliefs, experiences, and instructional practices of pre-kindergarten (pre-k) teachers from a high-need district who engaged in collaborative professional learning experiences provided by a partner university. The study also examined language and literacy instruction for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Laletas, Stella; Reupert, Andrea; Goodyear, Melinda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children exposed to the risk factors associated with parental mental illness are seen to be at risk of developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural difficulties in preschool and later in life. Given that educational settings are seen as optimal for early intervention, preschool teachers have an important role to play in identifying and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mental Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa; Tam, Winnie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In this study, a modified version of the Curriculum Orientation Inventory for Early Childhood Education (COI-ECE) is developed and validated with a sample of 717 in-service teachers from fifty Hong Kong pre-primary schools. Results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the curriculum beliefs of pre-primary school teachers can be conceptualised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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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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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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Cheng, Xiulan; Zhang, Hui; Cao, Jinjin; Ma, Ying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Teachers' psychological well-being is linked to their classroom teaching and student development outcomes. Kindergarten teachers are generally subject to psychological stress and burnout, but mindfulness training programs may be a promising way to alleviate these issues. This pilot study used a mixed-methods design to evaluate the feasibility and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Emotional Intelligence
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Shapland, Dorothy; Leech, Nancy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The promotion of Social emotional learning (SEL) in elementary schools has increased; however, little is known about early childhood teachers' perceptions about the effectiveness of their elementary school's approach to SEL. The present study used mixed methods methodology to explore the perceptions of 1154 preschool through second grade teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Lim, Chaehyun; Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Bingham, Gary Eldon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschool children's relationships with their teachers play an important role in their learning and development. Despite this importance, extant research mostly relies on teachers' perceptions about the relationships with children limiting our understanding of the bidirectional nature of these relationships. The present study aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement
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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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Hong, Seong Bock; Broderick, Jane Tingle; McAuliffe, Cynthia M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
As early childhood educators of young children, we recognize that children draw what they know from cultural transmissions, moving through many developmental transitions with drawing. As children's skills developed, a PreK/Kindergarten teacher in a university laboratory school classroom with 27 children was interested in studying ways children can…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Freehand Drawing
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Cutrer-Párraga, Elizabeth A.; Heath, Melissa A.; Caldarella, Paul – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Literacy coaching, an effective professional development strategy for early childhood teachers, is a respected component in educational reform initiatives. This qualitative case study explored and described interactive processes between literacy coaches (n = 5) and Kindergarten teachers (n = 6). This study focused on how established kindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Emergent Literacy
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Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Charron, Annie; Duval, Stéphanie; Robert-Mazaye, Christelle; Laurin, et Isabelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This article presents a study about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare center educators in Quebec (Canada). Regulated childcare services were closed due to the pandemic between March 16 and May 31, 2020, in areas considered "hot" (highly affected by the pandemic). During this time, some centers were transformed into "emergency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care Centers
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