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Stoll, Marcia; Alexander, David; Nicpon, Christine – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
Few issues confound child care policy more than the fact that very large numbers of mothers work evenings, overnight, or weekend hours when fewer child care programs operate. The authors interviewed 50 single Chicago mothers with nontraditional work hours about their experiences finding and using child care. Participants' responses addressed…
Descriptors: Child Care, Scheduling, Mothers, Employed Parents
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Zinsser, Katherine M.; Dusenbury, Linda – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
The state of Illinois in the central United States has long been a trendsetter both in the development of learning standards and in addressing social and emotional learning in education settings. With a recent revision to the state's early learning standards, published in 2013, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) fully aligned its…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Standards, State Standards
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Broemmel, Amy D.; Moran, Mary Jane; Wooten, Deborah A. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
With the emergence of electronic media over the past two decades, young children have been found to have increased exposure to video games, computer-based activities, and electronic books (e-books). This study explores how exposure to animated ebooks impacts young children's literacy development. A stratified convenience sample (n = 24) was…
Descriptors: Animation, Books, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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Doherty, Gillian; Ferguson, Tammy McCormick; Ressler, Glory; Lomotey, Jonathan – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
Although considerable evidence confirms that a director with good leadership and administrative skills is vital for developing and sustaining a high quality child care program, many directors assume the role with little management experience or training. This paper reports on a training program in Canada that combined a formal curriculum to…
Descriptors: Child Care, Mentors, Educational Quality, Collegiality
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Cowan, Jane – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
The Wheels Project took place from January to March, 2012 in a junior kindergarten/kindergarten classroom at the St. Nicholas location of Owl Child Care Services of Ontario in Waterloo. Owl Child Care Services, a nonprofit registered charity, operates seven centers in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, Ontario. Owl is one of the largest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
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Griebling, Susan; Elgas, Peg; Konerman, Rachel – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
The authors report on research conducted during a project investigation undertaken with preschool children, ages 3-5. The report focuses on three children with special needs and the positive outcomes for each child as they engaged in the project Trees and Things That Live in Trees. Two of the children were diagnosed with developmental delays, and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Preschool Children, Developmental Delays, Behavior Problems
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Mattoon, Cassandra; Bates, Alan; Shifflet, Rena; Latham, Nancy; Ennis, Sarah – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
The authors investigated benefits of digital technology compared with traditional manipulatives in relation to preschoolers' development and learning of computational skills. The sample consisted of twenty four 4-and 5-year old children who attended a half-day prekindergarten program five times a week in a university laboratory school in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Computation
Mereoiu, Mariana; Bland, Carol; Dobbins, Nicole; Niemeyer, Judith A. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2015
Early childhood programs serve increasing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. While many programs have made significant progress in providing educational services responsive to the needs of children with ASD, concerns persist about whether early education programs can meet the educational needs of such…
Descriptors: Child Care, Autism, Educational Needs, Special Needs Students
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Vartuli, Sue; Bolz, Carol; Wilson, Catherine – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2014
The focus of this ongoing research is the effectiveness of coaching in improving the quality of teacher-child instructional interactions in Head Start classrooms. This study examines the relationship between two measures: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and a Project Approach Fidelity form developed by the authors. Linear regressions…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Assessment, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
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Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran; Whitebook, Marcy; Schaack, Diana – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2014
As part of a longitudinal study, the authors interviewed 73 nontraditional students regarding their perceptions of the challenges experienced and supports received as they returned to school to earn bachelor's degrees. All participants were working in the early care and education field. Interviewees perceived the cohort structure of their B.A.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes
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Talan, Teri N.; Bloom, Paula J.; Kelton, Robyn E. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2014
While there is consensus among policymakers and practitioners about the importance of strong leadership in early childhood education, there is scant research on effective models of leadership development for administrators of early childhood programs, particularly those working in the child care sector. This is cause for concern because the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Capacity Building, Leadership Training, Early Childhood Education
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Smith, Stephanie C. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2014
In the United States, progressive education programs have historically failed to take hold among low-income families, even when that population has been their initial focus. Instead, these programs tend to become popular among middle-class or affluent families. Some research suggests that working-class/poor families' expectations of education may…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reggio Emilia Approach, Parent Participation, At Risk Students
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Linder, Sandra M.; Ramey, M. Deanna; Zambak, Serbay – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2013
This paper presents findings from a selective review of the literature related to predictors of school readiness in literacy and mathematics. School readiness was defined as what children are expected to know and do in a variety of academic domains and processes of learning prior to entering a formal classroom setting. Seven themes emerged, based…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Predictor Variables, School Readiness, Reading Skills
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Thompson, Stacy D.; Bruns, Deborah A. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2013
Early intervention (EI) provides critical services to families with young children who have diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays, or who are at-risk for developmental delays. Very little is known about the experiences of adolescent mothers who have children who qualify for EI services. The authors investigated the perceptions of adolescent…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mothers, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays
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Finn, Lauren; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2013
Parents teach their children through informal social interactions in a process known as guided participation (Rogoff, 1990). Although most research focuses on parent-child dyads, young children also learn from older siblings and parents through shared participation in daily activities. Utilizing a structured observational design, the authors…
Descriptors: Young Children, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Parents
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