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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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Nyabando, Tsitsi; Evanshen, Pamela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The study employed a qualitative multiple case study approach to investigate second-grade students' perceptions of their classrooms' physical learning environment. Data were collected through interviews, participant-generated photographs, and observations. Participants in the study were 16 students in four classrooms in three school districts. A…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment
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Zhong, Mei; Zhao, Hongxia; Ai, Jun; Zeng, Songtian; Stone-MacDonald, Angela K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research on bullying and victimization has largely focused on univariate analyses on older children. Little is known regarding the bullying and victimization experience of young children with a person-centered approach, especially in Chinese affordable kindergarten settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Kindergarten, Incidence
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wu, Zhongling; Kong, Zhaowei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present research examined the effects of family-related factors on how parents perceive and choose physical activities that stimulate their children's physical fitness and motor development. Using the random sampling approach, a total of 284 4- to 5-year-old children (n = 147 boys; n = 137 girls) were included in the sample. These children's…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Parent Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Mavilidi, Myrto F.; Rigoutsos, Stylianos; Venetsanou, F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Early childhood centres are important places for physical activity promotion in young children, considering the amount of time that children spend at childcare centres. The aim of this study was to train early childhood educators on physical activity promotion in children. Participants included 150 preschool children (75 female; M age =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education
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Sotirovska, Vera; Vaughn, Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children's literature can be a useful tool to share the experiences of students with disabilities. Given the increased focus on dyslexia legislation in schools across the United States, it is important to examine how characters with reading differences, specifically dyslexia, are portrayed in picture books and the role these artifacts play in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Picture Books, Students with Disabilities, Student Experience
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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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Gao, Qianyi; Hall, Anna; Linder, Sandra; Leonard, Alison; Qian, Meihua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The demographic landscape in the United States is changing rapidly, and early childhood programs are experiencing an increase in the enrollment of Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The current study employed a mixed-methods case study design to explore the impact of creative drama on Head Start DLLs' social and emotional development. Six DLLs…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Social Emotional Learning, Dramatic Play
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study explored whether Year 1 school children exposed to a 12-week classroom-based gross motor program progressed differently than Year 1 children undertaking their regular school program in motor proficiency, mathematics, and reading outcomes. Fifty-five Australian Year 1 school children (25 boys, 30 girls, mean age 6.77 ± 0.40 years) were…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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Coogle, Christan G.; Storie, Sloan; Rahn, Naomi L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of this paper is to provide an inclusive framework for supporting all children in early childhood education classrooms while also considering early learning standards, curricula, and everyday activities and routines. We describe universal design for learning, multi-tiered systems of support, embedded learning opportunities, and how…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Fan, Xumei; Linder, Sandra; D'Amico, Leigh Kale; White, Kelley Mayer; Pawloski, Tammy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The impact of children's health, wellbeing, and family environment on their learning and development is evident. Identifying the needs of children and their families is the first step to effectively developing and implementing programs that promote child development. This research employed a convergent mixed methods design and incorporated…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Needs Assessment, Preschool Children, Physical Health
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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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