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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Hayslip, Loretta A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As it is common for infants and toddlers with disabilities to receive their early intervention (EI) services in child care programs, this mixed method study examined the experiences of child care and EI providers (e.g., occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists) in collaborating to support infants and toddlers with…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Professional Personnel
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Dorfman, Aviva B.; Kenney, Christine K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source in April, 2014, and, to reduce costs, anti-corrosion agents were omitted from water treatment. Consequently, lead leached into pipes, contaminating the water supply and exposing Flint's children to lead well beyond safety standards. The event became known as the Water Crisis, and now dominates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Urban Areas, Water Quality
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Gómezescobar, Ariadna; Guerrero, Silvia; Fernández-Cézar, Raquel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The ruler is the standard measuring instrument used for measuring lengths. However, measuring lengths with a ruler is a challenge for children. For this reason, this study explores how children who have not received specific school instruction on its use, measure lengths with a conventional ruler. The relative object-ruler position, the strategy…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Young Children, Instructional Materials, Measurement
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Larimore, Rachel A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Reforms in K-12 science education and their implications for PreK teaching, make this a critical time for developing a unified vision for early childhood science education. The goal of this essay is to provide a vision of what it might look like to leverage the best of both early childhood and K-12 science education reform efforts for meaningful…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Educational Change, Preschool Education
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Boit, Rachel J.; Barnes, Amanda C.; Conlin, Dana; Hestenes, Linda L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The process of guiding young children to learn to read and write may hold unique challenges for refugee families who are transitioning to a new culture and a new language, yet areas of strength and resourcefulness may lead to successful literacy readiness for these young learners. This qualitative descriptive study examined refugee mothers' (N=9)…
Descriptors: Refugees, Mothers, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship
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Botha, Sharnay; Africa, Eileen K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Movement is essential for learning. Previous research explored the relationship between movement and academic performance, however, evidence regarding the specific gross motor skills related to reading and spelling is lacking. The current study, therefore, investigated the effect a perceptual-motor intervention had on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Spelling, Psychomotor Skills, Correlation
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Jones, Jennifer Call; Hampshire, Patricia Korzekwa; McDonnell, Andrea P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Engaging parents in their children's education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94-105, 2012). In the field of early childhood special education (ECSE), teachers are likely to have frequent contact with diverse families, as the…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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Alkhayat, Laila; Ernest, James; LaChenaye, Jenna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Today's children are born immersed in a digital informational age, creating increased pressure on preservice teachers to prepare children to become digital citizens. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore Kuwaiti early childhood preservice teachers' intentions to use Web 2.0 technologies in their future Kuwaiti classrooms. Findings…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Flint, Tori K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This qualitative, 8-month study analyzed first-grade children's playful responses to literature in the classroom context. The broad purpose of this research was to investigate the ways that children construct meaning as they respond to literature through play as a form of reader response. The findings presented in this paper highlight the ways the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Critical Thinking, Play, Classroom Environment
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Cutler, Laura; Slicker, Gerilyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children's picture books have been used in a variety of situations to introduce young children to unfamiliar experiences, including the transition to kindergarten. This study examines the ways in which children's transition to formal schooling is portrayed in 52 American picture books about starting kindergarten. Grounded in the ecological and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment, School Readiness
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Marinšek, Miha; Denac, Olga – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Different teaching approaches can be employed to facilitate the development of fundamental movement skills (FMS) and rhythmic abilities (RA) in early childhood. This study examined the influence of three different educational programmes on the development of FMS and RA. The Test of Gross Motor Development-Second Edition and RA tests were used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Motion, Music, Young Children
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Hardy, Jessica K.; Pennington, Robert; Griffin, Renea; Jacobi-Vessels, Jill – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
In the current study, single case research methodology was used to examine whether preschool children's engagement in book reading activities was greater when the protagonist in the book was of the same or different race as the child participant. Initiations, accurate responses to questions, passive engagement, teacher redirections, and child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learner Engagement, Story Reading, Books
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Kim, Jinhee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Homelessness is an important social issue relevant to "all" children's lives in the United States, yet it has been little explored in early childhood education. Navigating a multiple-case study that focuses on teacher candidates' experiences with homelessness in school, this study illustrates how homelessness is addressed in early…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Slutsky, Ruslan; Tuul, Maire; Gol-Guven, Mine; Kragh-Müller, Grethe; Foerch, Daniela Fenu; Paz-Albo, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Increased emphasis on academics has led to play becoming a controversial and topical issue in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Although play has been extensively researched we still lack consensus on what play is and how play is actually implemented and used in ECEC classrooms. The present cross-cultural study aims at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Correlation, Play
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