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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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Hall, Anna H.; Gao, Qianyi; Hirsch, Shanna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Preservice teachers' (PSTs) writing attitudes have been well formed through countless positive and negative interactions by the time they enter higher education. The present study examined 17 PSTs' beliefs about teaching writing, confidence levels, and plans for future instruction, before and after a semester-long language arts methods course.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Zeng, Songtian; Douglass, Anne; Lee, Yujin; DelVecchio, Becky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and feasibility of the Small Business Innovation Course program. The goal is to contribute to a deeper…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Feasibility Studies, Leadership Training, Child Caregivers
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Doni, Eleni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Childrens Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Haslip, Michael J.; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Character strengths improve performance and well-being but are rarely studied among early childhood educators. This qualitative study describes how in-service early childhood educators (n = 17, United States) resolved workplace challenges following a character strength application intervention. During professional development, teachers learned to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Professional Development
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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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Ramos, Manica F.; Weber, Jennifer; Thompson, Joy A.; Werk, Lloyd; Shuell, Julie; Woods, Kenza; Bamdad, Tiffany – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to test a training and technical assistance program in early care and education (ECE) center-based programs focused on obesity prevention -- Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG). After completing a self-assessment, ECE programs develop actionable policies to improve the wellness environment. Then, they receive individualized…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Wellness, Early Childhood Education
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Haig, Yvonne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article describes the needs analysis, implementation and outcomes of a pilot program aimed at creating books with families in ways that represent their language and culture. "Creating Books in Communities" is part of "Better Beginnings," a state-wide program, developed by the State Library of Western Australia, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Geographic Isolation, Cultural Relevance
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McLeod, Ragan H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Eleven preservice teachers in a dual early childhood/early childhood special education teacher education program participated in a case study to determine the effects of a professional development intervention on use of an evidence-based practice (EBP). The intervention included training, practice, planning, video self-reflection, and group…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education
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MacDonald, Amy; Huser, Carmen; Sikder, Shukla; Danaia, Lena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article reports findings from a two-year independent evaluation of the "Little Scientists" program; a program providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development for early childhood educators across Australia. This article reports on the qualitative data gathered with educators to illustrate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Eismann, Emily A.; Brinkmann, Carolyn; Theuerling, Jack; Shapiro, Robert A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity on children by becoming communities of support for families in need. This project aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Family Needs
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Keown, Louise J.; Franke, Nike; Triggs, Christopher M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Executive functions (EFs) are foundational for the development of cognitive and social capacities critical for school readiness. The importance of promoting EF skills prior to school entry is increasing recognized but few preschool classroom-based interventions specifically target EF skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Intervention, Executive Function
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Jones, Jennifer Call; Hampshire, Patricia Korzekwa; McDonnell, Andrea P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Engaging parents in their children's education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94-105, 2012). In the field of early childhood special education (ECSE), teachers are likely to have frequent contact with diverse families, as the…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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Hughes-Scholes, Carolyn H.; Gavidia-Payne, Susana – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current emphasis on accountability and delivery of quality early childhood intervention (ECI) programs calls for the examination of outcomes and associated factors. The aim of the present study was twofold: (1) to examine changes in child and family outcomes, parental self-efficacy and perceptions of family-centered practices following…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Child Rearing, Parents
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Ilrang; Ellis, Stacy M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This quasi-experimental study compared children who were (or were not) exposed to a 28-week program designed to prevent aggressive behavior by teaching pro-social skills and social knowledge. Children in the experimental group increased significantly in teacher-ratings of cooperation, assertion, self-control, and total social skills, as well as in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Aggression, Prosocial Behavior, Social Development
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