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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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Lipscomb, Shannon T.; Chandler, Kelly D.; Abshire, Caitlyn; Jaramillo, Jamie; Kothari, Brianne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Early childhood teachers play a central role in children's learning and development. Yet, they encounter stressors that can negatively impact their well-being, relationships with children, and, ultimately, job retention. To inform efforts to support early childhood teachers' work-related well-being, the current study examines positive factors that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bayindir, Dilan; Acar, Ibrahim Hakki; Yavuz, Ezgi Aksin; Ahmetoglu, Emine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschool children naturally display competitive behavioral patterns. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the association between preschool children's regulation (regulatory and control components) and competitive behaviors (task-oriented and other-referenced). A total of 260 preschool children (47.7% girls) ranging in age from 49…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Competition, Child Behavior, Behavior Patterns
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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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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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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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Heilmann, John; Moyle, Maura; Sparrow, Tracey; Meurer, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
A rich literature describes the efficacy of coaching programs for early care and education (ECE) teachers. ECE teachers can provide unique insights into the coaching process and several studies have described the coaching experience from the perspective of ECE teachers serving preschool-age children. However, limited data are available to describe…
Descriptors: Social Services, Federal Programs, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Teachers
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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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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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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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Lafave, Lynne; Webster, Alexis D.; McConnell, Ceilidh – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Government guidelines for relaunching early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs during the COVID-19 pandemic have required the implementation of various practices to minimize the risk of infection transmission. These directives include recommendations regarding serving and handling food, shared spaces, and physical distancing which have a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Disease Control
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Timmons, Kristy; Cooper, Amanda; Bozek, Emma; Braund, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across North America closed to in person learning in March 2020. Since then, it has becoming increasingly clear that physical distancing will need to be prolonged in the 2020/2021 school year and possibly resumed in the future. In response, education ministries shifted teaching and learning online. Research is…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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