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Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Bengochea, Alain; Justice, Laura; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; McCormick, Anita – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined Mexican caretaker roles, beliefs, and practices around their child's language and literacy development. Twenty-six parents in three preschools representing three socioeconomic strata located in Querétaro City, México completed questionnaires and participated in focus groups. We used convergent parallel mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Wong, Mun; Power, Thomas G. – Early Education and Development, 2019
This longitudinal study examined the association between Chinese children's coping strategies and depressive symptoms within the context of the transition from preschool to primary school in Hong Kong. Research Findings: Principal component analyses of children's strategies for coping with stress during the transition to school revealed three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Adjustment, Depression (Psychology)
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Fung, Wing-kai; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Education and Development, 2019
The present study investigated gender differences in social mastery motivation, vocabulary knowledge, behavioral self-regulation, and socioemotional skills and examined the relationships among this knowledge and these skills by gender. Participants were 134 Chinese children (68 boys, M age = 3.80; 66 girls, M age = 3.89) and their parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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Li, Philip Hui; Forbes, Anne; Yang, Weipeng – Early Education and Development, 2019
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programs and curricula are in vogue globally and are touted as optimal solutions for developing learners' future values, skills, and knowledge. But are they appropriate for early years learners such as babies (0-2 years), infants (2-3 years), preschoolers (3-5 years), and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, STEM Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Infants
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Nelson, Larry J.; Evans-Stout, Cortney – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs about and responses to children's withdrawn behaviors (reticence and solitary-passive behavior) and aggressive behaviors (relational and physical aggression) on the playground across grades (preschool through 2nd grade) and by gender. Participants included 171 female…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Withdrawal (Psychology), Aggression
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Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao; Wu, Yan; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Song, Zhanmei – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Growing international evidence points to high-quality teacher-child interactions in early learning environments as key contributors to children's learning and development. Little is known, however, about the longitudinal effects of these experiences, particularly in the Chinese context. In this study, we addressed the question…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Sjoe, Nina Madsen; Bleses, Dorthe; Dybdal, Line; Tideman, Eva; Kirkeby, Henriette; Sehested, Karen Krag; Nielsen, Hanne; Kreiner, Svend; Jensen, Peter – Early Education and Development, 2019
Sound assessment tools are needed to evaluate effects of mathematics interventions that familiarize children with early mathematics concepts before they enter the formal school system. We developed a short version of an existing early mathematics tool based on analyses of data collected in a nationally representative Danish sample. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Mathematics Tests
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Hirsh, Holen K.; Richmond, Melissa K.; Pampel, Fred C.; Jones, Shelby S.; Molieri, Anthony C.; Jones, Josephine – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings. A randomized controlled trial evaluated the impact of Motheread/Fatheread Colorado (MFC), an early childhood literacy intervention, on parent reading behaviors and their preschool-aged children's literacy skills. Parents in the experimental condition participated in MFC; control parents did not. Dependent variables included…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Emergent Literacy, Rural Areas, Experimental Groups
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Vitiello, Virginia E.; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Mulcahy, Christina; Kinzie, Mable B.; Helferstay, Laura – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Although interest in preschool science is growing, there are few observational measures of science teaching capable of advancing research or supporting professional growth among teachers. To address this gap, the current article presents the development and validation of the Preschool Science Observation Measure (PSOM), which…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Preschool Children, Science Instruction
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Leyva, Diana – Early Education and Development, 2019
This study examined how parents supported children's writing and math and whether parents' support predicted children's academic skills from the beginning of pre-kindergarten to the end of kindergarten. Two hundred ten Chilean parents from low-income households were observed playing a grocery game with their preschoolers (M = 53 months). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Parents, Preschool Children
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Cabell, Sonia Q.; Zucker, Tricia A.; DeCoster, Jamie; Melo, Carolina; Forston, Lindsay; Hamre, Bridget – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the association between interactive book reading quality and prekindergarten children's gains in language and literacy skills over the course of an academic year for 96 teachers and 417 children across multiple locations in the United States. Two moderators were examined, namely, children's initial skill…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Books, Story Reading
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Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Walsh, Bridget; Burnham, Melissa M.; Choi, Yun-Jung – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study used teacher questionnaires to investigate the relationships of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, professional motivation, and job-related stress to their beliefs about children and teaching practices. Teachers (N = 207) were recruited from early childhood education programs in the southern…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables
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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui; Yang, Weipeng – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The current study explored the ethnotheories of 6 Chinese families regarding their young children's play in Shanghai, the most Westernized metropolis in China. A triangulation of multiple data sources was established through in-depth interviews, home visit observations, and 1-week recordings of child's daily play activities. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Progressive Education, Individual Differences, Early Childhood Education
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Fukkink, Ruben G.; Sluiter, Rosanne M. V.; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam J. J. M.; Helmerhorst, Katrien O. W. – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This small-scale study features the 1st comparative exploration of the pedagogical quality of parent-led child care and regular child care in The Netherlands. The quality of the interaction skills and the affective relationships between adults and children was evaluated and compared with those of regular child care centers. On…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
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Cash, Anne Henry; Ansari, Arya; Grimm, Kevin J.; Pianta, Robert C. – Early Education and Development, 2019
The current study focuses on the cumulative effect on children's early learning outcomes of the quality of teacher-child interactions over multiple years during early childhood. Using propensity score matching to minimize selection bias, we compared the academic outcomes of children who experienced consistently high-quality or consistently…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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