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Chen, Jennifer J.; Ren, Yonggang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Focusing on 84 Chinese-English dual language learners (DLLs) in U.S. preschool programs serving children from low-income backgrounds, this study investigated which aspects of the home language and literacy environment and which parenting styles may be related to these DLLs' oral receptive and expressive language abilities in Chinese and English.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Chinese, Low Income, Parenting Styles
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Gerde, Hope K.; Hatton-Bowers, Holly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Engaging teachers of young children in effective in-service professional development is a critical component of establishing high quality early childhood education. However, not all professional development offerings are effective in imparting new knowledge, enhancing teacher practice, or improving child outcomes, making it difficult for teachers…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Child Development
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Lim, Seongmi; Cho, Moon-Heum – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although educators see the potential of mobile documentation as a tool to enhance communication between children and parents in early childhood, very little empirical research has been conducted on how parents use it. The purpose of this survey study was to investigate parents' use of mobile documentation in a Reggio Emilia-inspired school.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Telecommunications
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Moen, Amanda L.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Schumacher, Rachel E.; Cheng, Katherine C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current study reports the results of a study examining the relationship between classroom climate and the development of the student-teacher relationship for young children at-risk. Participants were 267 children and 93 early educators. All children were from low income backgrounds and were experiencing developmental concerns in the area of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged
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Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The complex and collaborative work of early childhood practitioners (e.g., educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers) and families requires effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Effective implementation of early childhood practices can be hindered by deeply held assumptions practitioners…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Guidance, Evidence Based Practice, Occupational Therapy
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Ascetta, Kate; Harn, Beth; Durán, Lillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This professional development (PD) study examined the effect of feedback type on changing preschool teachers' use of language enhancement strategies and language outcomes for children. We included 21 Head Start teachers and 107 children. We randomized classrooms to PD feedback condition: (a) self-reported or (b) observed use of strategies. All…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Eadie, Patricia; Stark, Hannah; Niklas, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's language learning is shaped through the social contexts of children's earliest experiences at home and in early childhood education settings with responsive caregivers. Facilitating high-quality interactions between early childhood educators and children affords opportunities to foster language rich exchanges and promote strong language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Wright, Travis; Nankin, Ilana; Boonstra, Kathryn; Blair, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
One in 30 American children experience homelessness, and yet educators are often unaware of the challenges these students face. Drawing on a qualitative study of 21 pre-service teachers (PSTs) interviewed at the completion of their early childhood/ESL teacher education program, the overall purpose of this study was to ascertain PSTs' reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homeless People
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Fukkink, Ruben; Jilink, Lisanne; Op den Kelder, Rosanne; Zeijlmans, Kirti; Bollen, Iris; Koopman, Letty – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Significant attention has been paid in the international literature to the effect of in-service training on the interaction skills of teachers in early childhood education and care. The growth of pre-service teachers during teacher education has received relatively little attention to date, however. In a mixed-methods longitudinal study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hooper, Alison – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although home-based child care is a widely-used form of non-parental child care, relatively little is known about the home-based provider workforce and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. This study validates a previously identified typology of listed home-based child care providers (Hooper and Hallam, Early Child Res Q…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Beliefs, Child Care
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Warrier, Sheela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A large amount of research has been conducted on play and in recent years the disappearance of play has been questioned (e.g., Brown in Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter? 2016; Ebbeck and Waniganayake in Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2016).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wickstrom, Hanna; Pyle, Angela; DeLuca, Christopher – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
There is rising concern in research and practice to improve early years mathematics education as initial mathematical mastery sets the foundation for future academic success. In response to these concerns, this study used observational data from 20 kindergarten classrooms to understand current pedagogies teachers use for mathematics. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Schools and communities typically design and build playgrounds with little knowledge that the selected playground equipment meets the needs of children, caregivers, and teachers. In this article, the various categories of playgrounds are discussed and analyzed. The focus of this discussion includes an overview of the legal requirements and…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Educational Facilities Design, Legal Responsibility, Equipment
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