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Rojas, Natalia M.; Mattera, Shira; Morris, Pamela; Raver, Cybele – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: Evidence suggests that teachers are effective at improving the social and emotional readiness of low-income children. However, few measures are available to assess teachers' use of specific social-emotional practices within their classrooms. This paper compares an observational measure of teachers' social-emotional practices,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Social Emotional Learning, Measures (Individuals), Comparative Analysis
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Sette, Stefania; Zava, Federica; Baumgartner, Emma; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Coplan, Robert J. – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: The goal of this study was to investigate the role of play behaviors in the links between child shyness and teacher-child relationship quality in preschool. Participants were 212 (102 girls) young children (M = 58.32 months, SD = 10.72) recruited from 10 classrooms in three preschools in central Italy. Parents evaluated…
Descriptors: Play, Student Behavior, Shyness, Teacher Student Relationship
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Reid, Jeanne L.; Ready, Douglas D. – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: The present study examined patterns of executive function (EF) development among socio-demographically diverse children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort: 2011, we estimated children's growth in working memory and…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Development, Kindergarten, Primary Education
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Song, Lulu; Luo, Rufan; Liang, Eva – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research findings: This study examined the dual language development and experience of the understudied Chinese dual language learners (DLLs). Twice in the preschool/pre-k year (about 4 months apart), we assessed 39 Chinese 3- and 4-year-old DLLs' receptive vocabularies in English and Chinese, interviewed 37 parents about the language use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development
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Lee, Ji Young; Sung, Jihyun – Early Education and Development, 2022
This study aims to validate a Korean version of the Brief Version of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory (BCAP-K) for use with childcare providers in South Korea. By employing a stratified sampling method, 808 childcare providers in charge of infants' classes were selected for participation. Participants completed a questionnaire that included…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Measures (Individuals)
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Berti, Sara; Cigala, Ada – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: In order to investigate the effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on preschooler's social-emotional learning skills, the present pre-post test pilot study assessed prosocial behavior, self-regulation and perspective taking in 21 preschool children, randomly assigned either to the experimental or the control group. Children…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Dong, Shuyang; Dubas, Judith Semon; Dekovic, Maja; Wang, Zhengyan; van Aken, Marcel A. G.; Wu, Meng – Early Education and Development, 2022
This study investigated how parenting behaviors and child committed compliance predicted internalization of rules and externalizing behaviors throughout early childhood. Participants were 95 Chinese mother-child dyads. Maternal respect for autonomy and negative control were observed in free-plays at 14 and 25 months. Toddlers' committed compliance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Compliance (Psychology)
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Fettig, Angel; Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Jeon, Lieny; Chang, Huan-Ching – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: This paper presents findings from an exploratory study to define associations between social-emotional teaching practices and teacher characteristics through a person-centered approach. The sample consisted of 97 teachers working in center-based early childhood education settings with young children ages 2-5 in the U.S. Pacific…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Social Emotional Learning, Emotional Development
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Quinn, Margaret F.; Bingham, Gary E. – Early Education and Development, 2022
Early writing is a foundational component of emergent literacy. Despite recent increases in early writing research, studies often narrowly focus on transcription (i.e., letter and/or name writing, spelling) to the exclusion of their ability to compose or generate ideas and translate into writing. Research investigating composing approaches it in…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wang, Shuang; Song, Yingquan; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: Provision for Learning (PFL) is a composite of indicators reflecting the structural quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms such as physical environment, materials, and daily schedule. This study explored profiles of PFL among 118 Chinese rural preschool classrooms based on Space and Furnishing (SF), Curriculum…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ansari, Arya; Pianta, Robert C.; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Vitiello, Virginia E.; Ruzek, Erik A. – Early Education and Development, 2022
The present investigation examined the links between preschool teachers' self-reported emotional exhaustion (n = 117) with the quality of their classroom interactions and the dosage and rigor of their instruction. Research Findings: Although teachers' experience of emotional exhaustion was not associated with the dosage and rigor of instruction,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Emotional Response, Fatigue (Biology), Teaching Methods
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Thierry, Karen L.; Vincent, Rhonda L.; Norris, Karen – Early Education and Development, 2022
This study examined teacher characteristics associated with the fidelity of implementation of a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, known as Settle Your Glitter. Prekindergarten through first-grade teachers (N = 60; 52% African American, 30% White, 18% Hispanic/Latinx) from seven schools were observed delivering lessons during the first…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Fidelity, Curriculum Implementation, Social Emotional Learning
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Hernández, Maciel M.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Valiente, Carlos; Spinrad, Tracy L.; Johns, Sarah K.; Berger, Rebecca H.; Diaz, Anjolii; Silva, Kassondra M.; Thompson, Marilyn S.; Gal-Szabo, Diana E.; Southworth, Jody – Early Education and Development, 2022
Studies with extensive observations of real-life emotions at school are rare but might be especially useful for predicting school-related outcomes. This study evaluated observations of negative emotion expressivity in lunch and recreation settings across kindergarten, first grade, and second grade (N = 301), kindergarten teachers' reports of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict, Emotional Response
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Frogner, Louise; Hellfeldt, Karin; Ångström, Anna-Karin; Andershed, Anna-Karin; Källström, Åsa; Fanti, Kostas A.; Andershed, Henrik – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: This study aimed to investigate the developmental path of social skills in early childhood, the associated predictors, and its impact on later school performance. This prospective longitudinal study included 2,121 children, ages 3-5 at baseline, from the general population in a mid-sized Swedish municipality. Results show both…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Bichay-Awadalla, Krystal; Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J. – Early Education and Development, 2022
Research Findings: The Classroom Assessment Scoring System Toddler (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Despite widespread use of the CLASS-T, few studies have examined the factor structure of the CLASS-T for use in Early Head Start (EHS) and subsidized child…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Classroom Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education
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