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Otterborn, Anna; Schönborn, Konrad J.; Hultén, Magnus – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Modern preschool education is seen as an essential foundation for nurturing children's digital literacy. Early childhood education environments have witnessed increased emphasis on integrating programming activities in combination with digital tablets. However, little is known about how preschool teachers implement programming as part of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Programming, Preschool Curriculum
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Sokal, Laura – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
While the importance of secure relationships between children and caregivers has been well established in the literature as an essential feature of healthy child development, the influence of animal-human relationships on healthy development and attachment is also beginning to gain attention. A burgeoning literature supports the developmental and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Animals, Risk, Child Development
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Inbar-Furst, Hagit; Douglas, Sarah N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Family-centered practices are a hallmark of early intervention (EI). Early intervention service providers are expected to engage in practices that emphasize family strengths, promote family choice and control, and develop collaborative relationships between professionals and families. In 2014 the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Feedback (Response), Child Caregivers
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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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Taylor, Sheryl V.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
For young children, literacy is multimodal. Visual images, oral language, gestures, numbers, and other signs are intermingled with printed words during language arts activities in preschool and kindergarten. All children, in particular children from multilingual/multicultural backgrounds, draw on the social, cultural, and emotional roles and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Sociocultural Patterns
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Shapland, Dorothy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This conceptual article describes key considerations for elementary school personnel to ensure social emotional multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS) are adapted for kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten represents a unique developmental period of early childhood when 5 to 6-year-old children transition into formal schooling and experience a…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Nazaruk, Stanislawa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The objective of this research was to diagnose mathematical abilities in preschool children aged 5 to 7 on the basis of geometry and, subject to the results obtained, to recommend targeted pedagogical interventions with respect to the preschoolers found to have deficits in knowledge and skills. The research was conducted in the Biala Podlaska…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten, Young Children, Geometric Concepts
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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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Throndsen, Jennifer E.; Shumway, Jessica F.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As children enter kindergarten, some are more academically prepared than others for a variety of reasons. One influence on kindergarten preparation is prior preschool experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between children's mathematical literacy at kindergarten entry and preschool attendance, preschool type…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Young Children
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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Habeeb, Kawthar M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
There is much debate over the potential impact of the iPad and similar technologies when applied to classroom activities. Some view such resources as distractions that impede collaboration and mutual focus among students, while others see them as resources whose natural appeal to children makes them useful in facilitating cooperative activities…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Freehand Drawing, Computer Oriented Programs, Kindergarten
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the initiatives taken by children and the responses given by professional adults with regard to the pedagogy of enhancing peer interaction among diverse learners. The study took place in four integrated special groups of public early childhood education. In groups of this kind, typically developing children and those with…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The present study investigated the effects of two emotion trainings on young children's knowledge about jealousy. Participants were 53 kindergarten and first-grade children who were assigned to one of two experimental conditions or a control condition. Children in the first experimental condition (video condition) received discussions about the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Goff, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The study reported in this paper was conducted in Australia and was situated in the context of starting school. The focus of the inquiry was on determining and understanding the processes that adults engage with when coming together to support children making the transition to school. The theoretical lens of the cultural interface was used as a…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Young Children, Adults, Foreign Countries
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