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Abdulaziz, Noor Amal – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study was intended to evaluate the impact of socioeconomically disadvantaged children's participation in the Texas home instruction for parents of preschool youngsters (TXHIPPY) program on their school readiness and academic achievement for grades K to eight. The study used a quasi-experimental design and applied optimal full propensity score…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Children, Home Instruction, School Readiness
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Ely, Mindy S.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of this single case study was to investigate if a functional relation existed between online training and coaching, and early interventionists' use of an approach to practice meant to facilitate family-centered practices. Four professional/family dyads participated in the study. Three of the four professionals demonstrated an immediate…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Visual Impairments, Electronic Learning, Coaching (Performance)
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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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Carotta, C.; Born, S.; Elverson, C.; Hauck, A.; Hillerud, K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This analysis examined key protective factors among preschool children in low-income, rural areas. Teacher-reported Devereux Early Childhood Assessments for Preschoolers were completed for 182 Head Start children (54% female, 46% male) from seven rural, midwestern communities. The majority of children were in the typical range for each protective…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education
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Critten, Valerie; Hagon, Hannah; Messer, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Guided play activities were developed so that coding clubs could promote computational thinking skills in preschool children. The clubs involved fifteen children aged between 2 and 4 years, including a group of children with communication difficulties. The children took part in an action-research scoping study over three coding clubs involving six…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Programming, Coding, Play
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa; Tam, Winnie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In this study, a modified version of the Curriculum Orientation Inventory for Early Childhood Education (COI-ECE) is developed and validated with a sample of 717 in-service teachers from fifty Hong Kong pre-primary schools. Results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the curriculum beliefs of pre-primary school teachers can be conceptualised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Barblett, Lennie; Knaus, Marianne; Cahill, Rosemary; Hill, Susan; Cooper, Trudi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This paper reports on Aboriginal parents' perceptions about their involvement in a Western Australian pilot initiative called KindiLink. The program seeks to support parents as their child's first teacher and thereby enhance Aboriginal children's early-years development, while strengthening relationships between families and schools. A…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parents as Teachers
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Castner, Daniel J.; Fajerstein, Lacy; Butera, Gretchen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Few matters are of greater importance to high quality early childhood education than the content and mediation of curriculum. In spite of this, early childhood curriculum practices are rarely examined through the lens of curriculum theory. This research employs educational connoisseurship and criticism as a methodology to shed light upon the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools
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Roybal-Lewis, Angela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Demands placed on early childhood teacher development, teacher candidates, and professionals who prepare future teachers, continue to increase. Although inquiry addresses high-stakes teacher development, research on programs in early childhood professional development schools as a pathway to mediate the increased demand is needed. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Student Development
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Jo, SeungJung; Son, Ji-Won – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Cooking is a powerful teaching activity that can be used as an integral part of an early childhood curriculum. In this study, we designed and implemented a cooking-infused program in order to investigate the ways that such a program supports preschoolers' math concepts and skills and their attitudes toward mathematics. Data were collected over…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Mathematical Concepts
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Hightower, Brianna; Sheehan, Kelly J.; Lauricella, Alexis R.; Wartella, Ellen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Early introduction to science and math encourages interest and learning in these subjects later in life. As children's first teachers, parents can expose their children to informal science and math learning activities before they enter formal schooling. It is important to understand how parents engage in science and math activities with their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Science Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Macy, Marisa; Pool, Juli; Chen, Ching-I.; Rusiana, Toni-Ann; Sawyer, Mali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined selected parameters of two newly developed measures called AEPS-3 Ready-Set and Ready-Set Family Assessment of Children's Skills (FACS). Ready-Set is a school readiness measure designed to gather information from teachers or other professionals on children's kindergarten school readiness skills across important developmental…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Aptitude Tests, School Readiness, Child Development
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Cordoba, Tanya E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
While teacher education programs are increasingly creating short-term study abroad programs to support developing teacher interculturality, programs often focus on schools typical of the host country. Few programs target a specific philosophical approach and its enactment in classrooms. This case study focuses on a two-week trip to the city of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Seabra-Santos, Maria; Major, Sofia; Patras, Joshua; Pereira, Marcelino; Pimentel, Mariana; Baptista, Elsa; Cruz, Francisca; Santos, Mariana; Homem, Tatiana; Azevedo, Andreia Fernandes; Gaspar, Maria Filomena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Transition to school may be experienced as a critical event for both children and their families. Within an ecological framework of transition, the scope of the concept of school readiness in recent years has decentered from the child to the environment, including the readiness of (pre)school education to develop core skills in children. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Primary Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Teachers
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Marchal-Gaillard, Valérie; Marzin-Janvier, Patricia; Boilevin, Jean-Marie; Grimault-Leprince, Agnès – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Today, the understanding of environmental concerns is of great significance, making it desirable for children to investigate the scientific concepts underlying a growing list of emerging environmental issues. This paper deals with young children's preconceptions. The authors have stressed the importance of investigating children's ideas at an…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Childrens Attitudes, Food
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