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De-Souza, Desalyn; Galuski, Tracy; Pollock, Barbara – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
There is a strong national movement to improve the quality in child care programs nationwide and an important part of this movement includes professional preparation standards. Stakeholders in New York State (NYS) have developed the NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential (CPAC), designed to meet the need for increased knowledge in child…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Administrators, Management Development, Program Administration
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Han, Sophia; Blank, Jolyn; Berson, Ilene R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
The authors describe a major program reform study of an early childhood teacher education program in a large, urban, state university in the United States. Over a 4-year period, our team of early childhood faculty undertook an intentional and reflective program reform study to better advocate for quality early childhood educational philosophy and…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Universities
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Riley, Jeanetta G.; Branch, Jessica M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Mindfulness offers a pathway for preservice teachers to develop self-awareness, which is an essential part of personal and professional growth. However, supporting teacher self-awareness is rarely given much attention in teacher education programs. The authors studied the use of mindfulness meditation in an early childhood college course with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Gerde, Hope K.; Wright, Tanya S.; Bingham, Gary E. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early writing--a valuable early literacy skill--begins to develop prior to kindergarten. Young children participating in preschool benefit from writing opportunities facilitated by teachers. Writing opportunities, however, are often limited in preschool settings. It is important to understand teachers' beliefs and practices for promoting early…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Beliefs
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Counsell, Shelly L.; Geiken, Rosemary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Ramps and Pathways (R&P) early physical science activities enable educators and young children (3-8 years) to explore and investigate what happens as marbles and rolling objects are released on constructed ramp structures and pathways using wooden cove molding. The R&P project challenged educators to transform their views of early science…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, STEM Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Moreno, Amanda J.; Green, Sheridan; Koehn, Jo; Sadd, Sara – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
In a previously published report, our researcher-practitioner partnership demonstrated the effectiveness of a coursework plus higher-dosage coaching professional development intervention (Expanding Quality, EQ) at improving the quality of teacher interactions with children birth-to-3 in center- and home-based child care settings. The current study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Coaching (Performance), Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Teachers
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Lippard, Christine N.; Fusaro, Maria; Decker, Kalli B.; Vallotton, Claire D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
With growing emphasis on the development and use of competencies (knowledge, dispositions, skills) for training and evaluating the early childhood workforce, this study aimed to identify sources of variation in undergraduate students' beliefs and knowledge related to competencies identified by the Collaborative for Understanding Pedagogy for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Caregiver Training, Infants, Toddlers
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Smith-Bonahue, Tina M.; Cordoba, Tanya Espinosa; Soutullo, Olivia R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This is a case study of four students in an early childhood teacher preparation program at a large, state university that intentionally seeks to emphasize supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy. The program includes a family engagement course in the first semester that is designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Teachers
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Heffernan, Kayla A.; Newton, Kristie J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early childhood and elementary preservice teachers often fear mathematics, find it irrelevant, have mathematics anxiety, hold negative self-perceptions, and have low mathematics achievement. This study investigates the influence of an identity exploration intervention on preservice teachers' mathematics identities during a college Algebra course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
With the advance of technology, additional opportunities for professional development are available through nontraditional means. In this review, we examine the effectiveness of technology-mediated language and literacy professional development (Tech PD) programs for teachers and students in early childhood settings. We review Tech PD…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Although both love and care, as teacher quality and teaching practice, are a common relational dimension of early childhood teaching, the two terms have different denotations in the professionalism discourse. Adopting a two-phase design, data collection of this study includes thematic synthesis of systematically selected literature and expert…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Xie, Kui; Vongkulluksn, Vanessa W.; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica A. R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined how preschool teachers' perception of technology usability and associated beliefs about technology integration influence the way they integrate a technology-based, early language and literacy curriculum, RIA-Mobile. Through multiple regression and path analysis, results showed that technology usability was a key variable that…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology, Technology Integration
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Davis, Allison; Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Decision-making is essential for the work of teaching. Preservice teachers must learn to leverage knowledge about young readers' strengths, needs, and interests in order to plan and teach guided reading lessons skillfully. However, limited research examines preservice teachers' decision-making based on what they know about individual children. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
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Huu Nghia, Tran Le; Tai, Huynh Ngoc – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This article reports a qualitative case study that explored challenges that Vietnamese early childhood preservice teachers faced when undertaking the teaching internship in regional schools and how these challenges influenced their career intention. Qualitative content analyses of 20 semistructured interviews revealed that despite several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs
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Zhang, Chenyi; Cook, J. Claire – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study presents a professional development (PD) model for promoting preschool teachers' writing instruction utilizing teachers' reflective practices. Thirteen prekindergarten teachers were followed for the entire pre-K year. Teachers were assigned to intervention and comparison conditions. A reflective PD workshop was developed based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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