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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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Barnes, Amanda C.; Boit, Rachel J.; Conlin, Dana; Hestenes, Linda L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Interactive book reading is an active practice that aims to stimulate children's language and literacy development. The interactions that take place during book reading are essential to understand; however, there is limited research on the practice of interactive book reading within refugee families. This qualitative study utilized observation and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Mothers
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Washington-Nortey, Princess-Melissa; Zhang, Fa; Xu, Yaoying; Ruiz, Amber Brown; Chen, Chin-Chih; Spence, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Studies showing that early language skills are important predictors of later academic success and social outcomes have prompted efforts to promote early language development among children at risk. Good social skills, a competence identified in many children who are English Language Learners (ELLs), have been posited in the general literature…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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Muimongkol, Supreeya Chamnanuea; Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Wickstrom, Carol D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of the study was to investigate prospective early childhood teachers' conceptions of teaching science, and thus identify their strategies for enabling their future pre-K to 3rd grade students' construction of science content. For the purpose of this study, we subscribed to the view of conceptions of teaching as having dimensions and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers
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Campana, Kathleen; Martens, Marianne; Filippi, Allyson; Clunis, Julaine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Preschools and public libraries are natural partners in that they share similarities in their support for early learning and family engagement for the young children and families in their communities. Because of this, public libraries often partner with preschools to offer rotating book collections and storytimes to increase book access and…
Descriptors: Preschools, Public Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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McGuire, Stacy N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children in early childhood classrooms (i.e., preschool through early elementary) who engage in persistent challenging behaviors often show social-emotional delays and are at risk for grade retention, referral to intervention or special education, and long-term educational and societal consequences. The social-emotional delays children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Environment, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Ford, Timothy G.; Salvatore, Alicia L.; Randall, Ken; Jeon, Lieny; Malek-Lasater, Adrien; Ellis, Natalie; Kile, Mia S.; Horm, Diane M.; Kim, Sun Geun; Han, Minkyung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The majority of teachers in the early care and education (ECE) workforce face disparities in physical and psychological well-being as well as working conditions. This study examined the working conditions and physical, psychological, and professional well-being of early childhood teachers and compared the results by the child age group they care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Well Being, Work Environment
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Melzi, Gigliana; McWayne, Christine; Ochoa, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present study examined the concurrent relations between culture-specific dimensions of family engagement for low-income, Pan-Latine families and children's narrative ability, a critical predictor of reading success. One hundred seventy-five children and their caregivers were recruited from seven Head Start centers in a large city in the…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Emergent Literacy
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Stockall, Nancy; Blackwell, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Students with ASD frequently experience anxiety disorders as a co-occurring condition (Kent and Simonoff in Anxiety Child Adolesc Autism Spectr Disord. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805122-1.00002-8, 2017). Symptoms related to anxiety disorders affect students with ASD in a variety of domains, including academic performance, inclusion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity
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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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Laletas, Stella; Reupert, Andrea; Goodyear, Melinda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children exposed to the risk factors associated with parental mental illness are seen to be at risk of developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural difficulties in preschool and later in life. Given that educational settings are seen as optimal for early intervention, preschool teachers have an important role to play in identifying and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mental Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Cahill, Maria; Hoffman, Hayley; Ingram, Erin; Joo, Soohyung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
A recent trend in public libraries' children's services emphasizes the role of promoting school readiness. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the school readiness efforts present in storytime programs, this study observed and scored 68 public library preschool storytime sessions presented by 35 storytime providers across three states using…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Readiness, Story Reading, Public Libraries
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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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Giordano, Keri; Vega, Vanessa; Gubi, Aaron – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Suspension and expulsion, typically thought of as discipline practices for high school students, occur at the early childhood level. In fact, 3- and 4-year old children are suspended and expelled from school at a rate three times that of their teenage counterparts (Gilliam, Foundation for Child Development, 2005). In many states, legislation…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Suspension, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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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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