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Eadie, Patricia; Levickis, Penny; Murray, Lisa; Page, Jane; Elek, Catriona; Church, Amelia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The importance of Early Childhood (EC) educators' wellbeing has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have navigated numerous additional stressors while providing education and care services for some children and ongoing support for many others learning at home. This study aimed to explore the impact of the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Well Being
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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Poulou, Maria S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The study aimed to investigate how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence, and social and emotional learning (SEL) relate to teacher-student relationships. Teachers' perceptions of teacher-student relationships and the degree of agreement with students' perceptions was also investigated. Preschool teachers from 92 public schools in…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Abu Al Rub, Majedah Fawzy; Rababaeh, Ebtesam Qasim; Mustafa, Intisar Ghazy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated whether Jordanian mothers' self-reported parenting practices were associated with their kindergarten children's prosocial or anti-social behavior based on three parental patterns: nurturance, respect, and power assertion. The participants were 95 mothers with children in the kindergarten level in Jordan. Additionally, 13…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Socialization, Kindergarten
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Li, Jiayao; Hestenes, Linda L.; Wang, Yudan C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
As one of the most advanced play forms in childhood, pretend play often demonstrates positive associations with children's development. However, results from research that examines the association between social skills and pretend play are mixed, especially when the complexity of pretend play is taken into account. Moreover, few studies on pretend…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Imagination, Correlation
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Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey; Wolff, Jennifer; Koschel, Marley; Vallarelli, Jamie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This study examined the effects of nine toys on the play of 60 3- and 4-year-old children in culturally diverse preschool classrooms. The toys, which varied in their features and intended uses, were selected from a list of those that were nominated by teachers and parents as being developmentally beneficial. Each toy was video recorded for 240┬áh…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Toys, Play
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Berg, Stephen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Engaging in moderate to vigorous amounts of physical activity is needed for young children to grow and develop to their full potential and the playground environment can help play a role. The purpose of this study was to determine the physical activity levels of children in preschool settings during outdoor playground activity time. Four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Edens, Kellah M.; Potter, Ellen F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This study of a preschool classroom of 4 year old children examines underlying skills of number sense such as counting and spatial skills and Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity. It also investigates children's patterns of engaging in spontaneous mathematical activities in free-play activity centers in relation to behaviors associated with…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Persistence, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Children
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Rodriguez, Barbara L.; Guiberson, Mark – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a teacher report measure, the Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL; Dickinson et al. in "Teacher rating of oral language and literacy (TROLL): a research-based tool." Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Tests, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Bouchard, Caroline; Bigras, Nathalie; Cantin, Gilles; Coutu, Sylvain; Blain-Briere, Benedicte; Eryasa, Joell; Charron, Annie; Brunson, Liesette – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The importance of encouraging language skills in early childhood has been well documented. Educators who are responsible for children in daycare services have many opportunities to use rich and stimulating educational practices that support language acquisition. The purpose of this study was to assess the language-support practices used by 22…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In recent years, there has been a significant growth of interest in ensuring that child care provision for children is of a high quality. This interest has been stimulated by research evidence according to which good quality child care has a positive influence on children's overall development. The global quality in Greek preschool and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
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Loughran, Sandra B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Investigated the agreement and stability of three teacher rating scales used to assess attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers. Found that agreement among the rating scales and interrater agreement between teacher and assistant teacher ratings yielded noticeably stronger correlations at elementary school than at preschool 4…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Early Childhood Education