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Altun, Dilek; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Hartman, Douglas K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Emergent literacy is an umbrella term that encompasses developmental precursor skills, knowledge, and attitudes related to reading and writing. Previous studies have focused on the cognitive aspects of reading, such as word recognition, phonological awareness, and comprehension. However, reading is also an activity that requires effort and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Prereading Experience, Reading Attitudes, Family Environment
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Yu, SeonYeong; Cho, Eunjin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of this article is to describe what has been learned over the past 20 years of research on general early childhood preservice teachers' attitudes toward inclusion. An extensive literature review was conducted to critically examine the purposes that guided the reviewed studies, the methods used to measure preservice teachers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Jose, Kim; Banks, Susan; Hansen, Emily; Jones, Rachael; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Stafford, Joel; Taylor, Catherine L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
School readiness is a construct used by educators and policy makers to describe a range of abilities that are beneficial for children transitioning to school. The association of socioeconomic disadvantage with developmental vulnerability when children start school is well established. Parents play a crucial role in supporting children's transition…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parents, Young Children
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hu, BiYing; Clark, M. H.; Stewart, Martha Lue – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The research literature well establishes that adverse conditions, such as poverty, can affect children's cognitive development and academic achievement. Educators are challenged to translate these understandings into instructional practices grounded in research that best meet the needs of students, especially students living in poverty who are at…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Shamash, Emily R.; Hinman, Jocelyn A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research and practice emphasize the importance of family involvement in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, in order to address the unique and diverse challenges of families, support and resources may need to be prescribed on a case-by-case basis. This article suggests ways early intervention programs can…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Young Children, Parents, Stress Variables
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Raynal, Alexia; Lavigne, Heather; Goldstein, Marion; Gutierrez, Jaime – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Parents have a strong influence on young children's science learning. Factors such as parental education, interest, and child-directed speech influence how children perceive and engage with science. While the role of informal early learning settings in providing a space for parents and children to engage with science has been documented, the power…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Science Education, Low Income, Educational Media
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Nguyen, Alisha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This qualitative case study investigated how an early childhood teacher and young children in a public White-predominant kindergarten classroom engaged in critical discussions of anti-bias issues including racism, White privilege, gender stereotypes, gender nonconformity, sexism, and homophobia. Through the use of interactive read-alouds using…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, White Students, Early Childhood Teachers
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Probine, Sarah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined the contextual factors that shape how young children come to value and use the visual arts in their learning. The research sought to understand more deeply, the impact of visual arts practices that are informed by sociocultural theories on children's and their family's perceptions and engagement with the visual arts in their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Visual Arts, Foreign Countries, Interaction
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Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko; Schultz, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The "first-grade problem" of the lack of concentration, listening, and following of instruction has been widely identified among Japanese kindergarten students. To promote their executive functioning and self-regulation to prevent this issue, we developed the Social Thinking and Academic Readiness Training (START) program. The…
Descriptors: Program Development, Self Control, Student Behavior, Kindergarten
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Sheppard, Mary E.; Moran, Kaitlin K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children with disabilities between the ages of 0-5 and their families are supported by a broad coalition of special education and general education teachers and providers who collaborate in the planning and delivery of services. When services are provided in early care settings (e.g., home care, center-based care, general education Pre-K),…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities, Special Education
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Hardy, Jessica K.; Sands, Michelle M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preparation of early childhood special educators, including early interventionists, includes knowledge and application of different practices than either early childhood generally or school-age special education. Several organizations, including the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, have identified relevant…
Descriptors: Special Education, Young Children, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Intervention
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Lund, Emily M.; Corr, Catherine P.; Durán, Lillian K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Suicide is a major public health issue, and a leading cause of death in the United States. Caregivers of young children with or at-risk for disabilities and developmental delays may experience significant life stressors that increase their risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Early childhood special education (ECSE) home visitors may be in a…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Suicide, Caregivers, Young Children
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Konca, Ahmet Sami – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study aimed to explore the digital environments of 3-6-year-old children within the home setting. A total of 537 children aged 3-6 years and their parents participated in the study. The results of the study revealed that the children live in digitally rich home environments. Parents usually limited the screen time of the children, or…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parents, Family Environment, Handheld Devices
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Edwards, Adrienne L.; Cook, Gina A.; Hughes-Belding, Kere; Rahn, Ellen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research-based professional development opportunities for early childhood home visitors are valuable to the Early Head Start-Home-Based Option (EHS-HBO) and to the home visiting field broadly to strengthen effective practice. We explored EHS-HBO home visitors' (N = 5) perspectives on effective practice through a professional development activity…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Social Services, Federal Programs, Home Visits
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Abercrombie, Julia; Pann, James; Shin, Faith; Taylor, Elizabeth; Brisendine, Anne E.; Swanson-Holm, Rachell; James, Cristina; Viehweg, Stephan; Chödrön, Gail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Many children with developmental disabilities are not identified before age 3 years of age, preventing them from being able to fully benefit from early intervention services. Early childhood educators, particularly those in Early Head Start (EHS) programs, are important partners in the early identification of children with developmental delays.…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Disability Identification, Child Development, Early Intervention
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