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Ornaghi, Veronica; Agliati, Alessia; Pepe, Alessandro; Gabola, Piera – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research findings: This study advances our understanding of early childhood teachers' emotion socialization styles by innovatively exploring how these relate to teachers' beliefs about emotions and levels of mind-mindedness, while controlling for age, level of education, teaching experience, and training in emotion education. Sixty female teachers…
Descriptors: Socialization, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Females
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Soto-Calvo, Elena; Simmons, Fiona R.; Adams, Anne-Marie; Francis, Hannah N.; Giofre, David – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: It has been proposed that the home literacy environment may influence the development of early number skills. However, the results of studies examining the association between home literacy experiences and early number skills are mixed. This could be due to the way that the home literacy experiences are conceptualized and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Family Environment, Literacy, Numeracy
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Carbonneau, Kira J.; Van Orman, Dustin S. J.; Lemberger-Truelove, Matthew E.; Atencio, David J. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: Given the variable nature of early childhood settings, practitioners and researchers need better guidance on what conditions influence observations conducted within early childhood settings (National Research Council, 2008). Using 230 observations from 23 three- and four-year-old children, we conducted a Generalizability study…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Observation, Preschool Children, Influences
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Chadwell, Mindy R.; Roberts, Amy M.; Daro, Alexandra M. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Early childhood settings have the potential to support learners with diverse learning needs, including children with disabilities. However, if educators do not feel prepared to teach children with disabilities, this potential may not be fully realized. The current study examined early childhood educators' (n = 1,296) feelings of preparedness for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Joo, Young Sun; Magnuson, Katherine; Duncan, Greg J.; Schindler, Holly S.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: This study uses data from a comprehensive meta-analytic database of early childhood education (ECE) program evaluations published between 1960 and 2007 in the United States to examine the incremental effects of adding enhancement program components to ECE programs on children's cognitive abilities, pre-academic skills,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability, Child Behavior
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Sepúlveda, Felipe; Rodri´guez, Cristina; Peake, Christian – Early Education and Development, 2020
The central purpose of the present study is to assess the early numeracy skills of Chilean kindergarten students, taking into consideration the socioeconomic status (SES) of the schools they attend. A sample of 19 urban schools and 498 students were used for the study. "Research Findings": The data analysis showed statistical differences…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Socioeconomic Status
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Chen, Chieh-Yu; Squires, Jane; Chen, Ching-I; Wu, Rachel; Xie, Huichao – Early Education and Development, 2020
"Research Findings": The Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) was translated and adapted into Traditional Chinese in Taiwan. A sample of 1,455 children, ranging from 42 months 0 days to 53 months 30 days old, reflecting the population sizes of different regions in Taiwan, completed the 48-month…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Screening Tests, Psychometrics, Social Development
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Baron, Alex; Malmberg, Lars-Erik; Evangelou, Maria; Nesbitt, Kimberly; Farran, Dale – Early Education and Development, 2020
Make-believe play has been theorized to promote self-regulation skills and other positive child outcomes. In this study, we examine the make-believe play approach featured in the "Tools of the Mind" (Tools) early childhood curriculum, which identifies students' self-regulation cultivation among its core programmatic aims. Using data from…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Creativity, Self Control
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van der Wilt, Femke; van der Veen, Chiel; van Kruistum, Claudia; van Oers, Bert – Early Education and Development, 2020
Rejection by peers has devastating effects on children's social-cognitive development. As language difficulties have been found to be one of the underlying causes of peer rejection, the present study focused on the relation between these two variables. Specifically, this study was the first to test a hypothesized model connecting children's level…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language
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Hong, Xiumin; Zhu, Wenting; Wu, Dandan; Li, Hui – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: This study aims to validate the Parent Satisfaction with Education Experiences Scale (PSEE) and to explore parental satisfaction with early childhood education service in urban China. Altogether 27,515 Chinese parents who were randomly sampled from 12 cities of China completed the survey. First, the exploratory and confirmatory…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Carmiol, Ana M.; Kelly, Kimberly R.; Ocular, Grace; Ríos-Reyes, Marcela; González-Chaves, Melissa; Plascencia, Jesús – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research findings: This study examined cross-cultural differences in the structure of preschoolers' narratives, cross-cultural differences in maternal elaboration during reminiscing and the links between the two. We report evidence from middle-class, monolingual samples from Costa Rica and the United States. Results revealed that U.S. children…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cross Cultural Studies, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Narea, Marigen; Arriagada, Verónica; Allel, Kasim – Early Education and Development, 2020
There is little evidence regarding the benefits of early center-based care attendance (before three years old) for child development and most studies have focused on developed countries. Addressing this gap, this study examines the relationship between center-based care attendance during toddler years and children's cognitive outcomes. Research…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Care Centers, Comparative Analysis, Family Environment
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Curenton, Stephanie M.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Humphries, Marisha; Jensen, Bryant; Durden, Tonia; Rochester, Shana E.; Sims, Jacqueline; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Kinzie, Mable B. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to refine and validate the Assessing Classroom Sociocultural Equity Scale (ACSES), an observation tool for measuring equitable sociocultural interactions in early childhood classrooms (pre-K to Grade 3) with racially minoritized learners (RMLs). Preliminary psychometric information from 142…
Descriptors: Observation, Measures (Individuals), Early Childhood Education, Minority Group Students
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Speirs, Katherine E.; Gordon, Rachel A.; Powers, Elizabeth T.; Koester, Brenda D.; Fiese, Barbara H. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research Findings: Family child care providers widely participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), yet their participation experiences have not been studied. To fill this gap, we used a mixed methods approach that combined survey data collected from a random sample of 224 CACFP-participating licensed family child care providers…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Food, Welfare Services
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Greenburg, Jordan E.; Carlson, Abby G.; Kim, Helyn; Curby, Timothy W.; Winsler, Adam – Early Education and Development, 2020
Early fine motor ability is significantly associated with later achievement, even after controlling for typical child-level predictors of school outcomes. Previous longitudinal studies have confirmed this but typically have not included low-income, at-risk populations. Research has distinguished two different aspects of fine motor skills: those…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Tests
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