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Strasser, Katherine; Mendive, Susana; Vergara, Daniela; Darricades, Michelle – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study evaluated the impact of a self-monitoring intervention on preschool teachers' use of language and on children's language growth. Nineteen classrooms from Santiago de Chile participated (10 intervention, 9 control). Twice a week, intervention teachers filled out a checklist to monitor the language stimulation they…
Descriptors: Self Management, Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Language Usage
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Iverson, Sydney L.; Gartstein, Maria A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Temperament, often defined in terms of reactive and regulatory tendencies, has been shown to predict child outcomes over and above other risk factors and represents a critical aspect of social-emotional development. The present article is a systematic review of temperament-based interventions targeting caregivers, wherein the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Intervention, Goodness of Fit, Stress Variables
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Briggs, Jennifer O.; Russell, Jennifer Lin; Wanless, Shannon B. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Political and societal pressures are influencing kindergarten teachers and their classroom practices on a national level. Teachers' receptivity to reforms depends to a large degree on their buy-in to the change effort. Drawing on analyses of interviews with kindergarten teachers across school and districts, this study examined teacher buy-in to an…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change
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Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K.; Grant, Ashley A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Early childhood teachers' psychological well-being influences the nurturing and learning classroom climate in early care and education as well as children's development. However, less is known about predictors of teachers' psychological well-being in preschool. The purpose of this study was to explore associations between…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Correlation
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Loizou, Eleni; Recchia, Susan L. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Most infant teachers have been prepared to be early childhood educators with minimal theoretical or practical exposure to infancy. This study highlights the outcomes of a professional development program (PDP) designed to support a group of infant teachers who lacked specific infancy preparation to re-envision their roles. Data…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers, Infants, Faculty Development
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Gerde, Hope K.; Pierce, Steven J.; Lee, Kyungsook; Van Egeren, Laurie A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Quality early science education is important for addressing the low science achievement, compared to international peers, of elementary students in the United States. Teachers' beliefs about their skills in a content area, that is, their content self-efficacy is important because it has implications for teaching practice and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Kaderavek, Joan N.; Justice, Laura M. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study examined preschool teachers' literal talk (LT) and inferential talk (IT) during shared book readings in early childhood education (ECE) and early childhood special education (ECSE) classrooms. We aimed to characterize and compare teachers' LT and IT in these 2 classroom contexts and determine whether differences in LT…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Preschool Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others
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Hernández, Maciel M.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Valiente, Carlos; Spinrad, Tracy L.; Berger, Rebecca H.; VanSchyndel, Sarah K.; Thompson, Marilyn S.; Southworth, Jody; Silva, Kassondra M. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Positive emotional expressivity has been associated with increased social competence and decreased maladjustment in childhood. However, a few researchers have found null or even positive associations between positive emotional expressivity and maladjustment, which suggests that there may be nuanced associations of positive expressivity, perhaps as…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Emotional Adjustment, Student Adjustment, Behavior Problems
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van de Sande, Eva; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Early Education and Development, 2018
The current study used a dyadic and coconstructive approach to examine how to embed exercises that support executive functioning into early literacy instruction to empower its effects. Using a randomized controlled trial design with 100 children, we examined the effects of dyadic activities in which children scaffolded each other's learning and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Executive Function, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy
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Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Saenz, Laura; Resendez, Nora; Kwok, Oiman; Zhu, Leina; Davis, Heather – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study compared the effects of content-based shared book-reading instruction versus an explicit vocabulary-only condition on the vocabulary development of preschool dual language learners (DLLs). Using shared book reading as the mode of instruction, we randomly assigned 48 bilingual preschool teachers and 281…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Bilingual Teachers
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Janisse, Heather C.; Li, Xiaoming; Bhavnagri, Navaz P.; Esposito, Cassandra; Stanton, Bonita – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: The current study examined the impact of daily classroom computer use on the cognitive development of preschool children in 14 urban Head Start classrooms. The sample consisted of 208 predominantly African American low-income children with a mean age of 48.8 months. A quasi-experimental design was used in which 7 classrooms had…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Cognitive Development, African American Children
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Little, Michael H. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Responding to a robust body of literature suggesting that children's early educational experiences are critical, policymakers have implemented and expanded the provision of full-day kindergarten (FDK) in recent decades. Most studies have focused on the effectiveness of FDK on child academic assessments or test scores, but none have examined FDK…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Schedules, Disabilities, Executive Function
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Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Quintanilla, Laura; Lucas-Molina, Beatriz – Early Education and Development, 2018
The basic aspects of emotional comprehension seem to be acquired around the age of 5. However, it is not clear whether children's emotion knowledge is based on facial expression, organized in scripts, or determined by sociocultural context. This study aims to shed some light on these subjects by assessing knowledge of basic emotions in 4- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Minority Group Children, Ethnic Groups
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Mortensen, Jennifer A.; Barnett, Melissa A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study examined the transactional nature of harsh parenting and emotion regulation across toddlerhood, including the moderating role of teacher sensitivity in child care. Secondary data analyses were conducted with a subsample of families from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project who participated in…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Toddlers, Economically Disadvantaged
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Lawrence, Sandra M. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Digital play is now commonplace in many young children's lives, but not in preschool settings. This situation is likely due to the fact that the existent literature seldom highlights what digital play looks like, the various ways it can be situated, and what young children do when they play together with digital devices in the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Interaction
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