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Alan, Ümran – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study aims to identify the needs of early childhood educators regarding distance education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This basic qualitative research was carried out with a study group of 24 early childhood educators, all of whom were determined via a maximum variation sampling method. The study data were gathered via interviews conducted…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Sciaraffa, Mary A.; Zeanah, Paula D.; Zeanah, Charles H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Brain development in the early years is especially susceptible to toxic stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). According to epigenetics research, toxic stress has the capacity to physically change a child's brain and be hardwired into the child's biology via genes in the DNA. The compelling nature of the impact of early adversity…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Anxiety, Stress Variables, Brain
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Carson, Russell L.; Baumgartner, Jennifer J.; Ota, Carrie L.; Kuhn, Ann Pulling; Durr, Anthony – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Guided by affective events theory, the purpose of this study was to examine the temporal aspects of childcare teacher burnout, particularly as to how feelings of exhaustion throughout the day relate to perceptions of end-of-day job satisfaction and quitting intentions. A secondary purpose of the study was to explore the frequency and type of…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Fatigue (Biology), Job Satisfaction, Faculty Mobility
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Koivunen, Julie; Van Alst, Donna; Ocasio, Kerrie; Allegra, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of mental health clinicians in providing services in the preschool setting. Clinicians provided services for 3 years in urban, northern New Jersey preschools, in order to expand access to mental health services for vulnerable children. At the conclusion of the three-year period, focus groups…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mental Health, School Health Services, Preschool Education
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article provides readers with information regarding the impact of disasters on children. It introduces basic relief efforts and mental health services that are common to most disaster-related situations. Classroom- and community-based interventions are also included along with conclusions and key points for educators.
Descriptors: Children, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, Health Services
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Haskett, Mary E.; Armstrong, Jenna Montgomery; Tisdale, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The developmental status and social-emotional functioning of young children who are homeless has received inadequate attention in spite of high rates of homelessness among families with young children and the potentially negative impact of homelessness and associated stressors on children's well-being. The aim of this study was to gain…
Descriptors: Child Development, Homeless People, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Bullough, Robert V.; MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Marshall, Esther E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Much is changing in preschool education. Current reform primarily emphasizes standardized practice, academic outcomes, and accountability. Little attention has been given to how these changes are impacting the well-being of teachers. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature on preschool teacher well-being and identify…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Change, Preschool Education, Well Being
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Wilhelmsen, Tiril; Lekhal, Ratib; Alexandersen, Nina; Brandlistuen, Ragnhild E.; Wang, Mari V. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
In this study, we explored how free play and scaffolding practices in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) related to children's externalising problems both in ECEC and later in school. Furthermore, we aimed to reduce the knowledge gap of whether these relations depended on children's differences in emotional temperament. We used structural…
Descriptors: Young Children, Personality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Atiles, Julia T.; Almodóvar, Mayra; Chavarría Vargas, Aleida; Dias, Maria J. A.; Zúñiga León, Irma M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a world crisis of an unprecedented nature. In March 2020, due to closing of non-essential private and public educational institutions, early childhood professionals had to quickly adapt and respond to the demands for social distancing, hygiene, new protocols and transition to online education. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Barriers, School Closing
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Prosen, Simona; Smrtnik Vitulic, Helena – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The study addresses the emotion of anger in preschool teachers -- its frequency, the circumstances of its emergence, and strategies for its regulation -- as well as the occurrence of mental health problems in preschool teachers and their connection to emotion regulation. The sample comprised 143 preschool teachers from various kindergartens in…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Preschool Teachers, Mental Health, Emotional Response