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Mackintosh, Bonnie B.; Rowe, Meredith – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Low-income children often enter kindergarten behind higher-income peers in math; gaps also exist in social-emotional aspects of school readiness, fueling interest in cross-domain relations and whether -- and which -- social skills matter for promoting early math skills. With a sample (N = 76) of mostly low-income, minority preschool children, we…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Mathematics Skills
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Samuelsson, Robin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This article examines how the environment and routines within preschools can support second language use and development. It suggests that certain imitable aspects common to Swedish preschools make the environment suitable for L2 use and development. Data build on a qualitative synthesis of two studies from which typical routine activities where…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Language Usage, Swedish
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Hu, Bi Ying; Johnson, Gregory Kirk; Teo, Timothy; Wu, Zhongling – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research on the screen time of young children and its relationship to their cognitive and social development is controversial. Based on a stratified, random sample of 579 five-year-old children in Guangdong, China, this study explores the relationship between the screen time of Chinese children and their cognitive and social development.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries
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Jacoby, Jennifer Wallace; Edlefsen, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
In this quantitative study, we report the book preferences of a diverse group of preschool children (N = 61) from two distinct early childhood settings: an urban Head Start and a private preschool. Children participated in a book selection task and were also asked a series of questions about how and why they chose the book. Parent questionnaires…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Reading Material Selection, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Navarro-Cruz, Giselle; Luschei, Thomas – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study looked at the factors Latina mothers want to see in their children's preschool centers, in order to provide a more holistic approach for defining high-quality preschools. A qualitative study was conducted in which 40 Latina mothers from a western region of the United States were interviewed to understand their views about quality…
Descriptors: Preschools, Educational Quality, Hispanic Americans, Mothers
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Rojas-Bustos, Kyara – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article offers a critical examination of language ideological constructions, advocating for language practices that favor culturally and contextually appropriate practice. Although discourses on multicultural inclusive practice in England are not new, the position of minoritized languages in early years education is still absent and highly…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Language Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Ma, Shaocong; Chen, Eva E.; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This multiple case study investigates the involvement of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong early childcare. Three middle-class families were chosen; one parent, one FDH, one teacher, and one preschool child within each family were interviewed. A grounded theory analysis approach was adopted to examine the interviews. Analyses revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Preschool Children, Beliefs
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Son, Seung-Hee Claire; Hur, Jin Hee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The current study attempted to investigate the nature and impact of home math talk of low-income primary caregivers of Head Start children during home cooking (N = 46). Using hierarchical regression analysis, we examined the predictability of total math talk and specific types of math talk (i.e., number talk, operation talk, and measurement talk)…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Verbal Communication, Family Environment, Cooking Instruction
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Teachers are increasingly using new technologies such as tablets and apps during shared reading experiences at preschool. However, little is known about how teachers scaffold young children's shared reading with interactive e-books such as tablet-based storybook apps and how it compares to using printed books. In this observational study, a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Preschool Children, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Banerjee, Rashida; Horn, Eva; Palmer, Susan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in the literacy, math, and social outcomes for children who participate in AM or PM sessions beyond…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, School Schedules, At Risk Students
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Kim, Kyoung Jin; Jung, Eunyoung; Han, Min-Kyung; Sohn, Ji-Hyang – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Growing plants is a popular and easy method to facilitate preschoolers' scientific exploration and positive attitude toward the environment, as it creates an awareness that nature is a magical place to be explored. This study examines a year-long garden-based curriculum in South Korea, specifically a cotton project, and its effects on 4- to…
Descriptors: Gardening, Horticulture, Program Effectiveness, Scientific Attitudes
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Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Foregrounding the lived experiences and voices of children from refugee backgrounds, the authors adapted culturally sustaining pedagogy and refugee critical race theory frameworks to investigate how Nepali, Somali, and South Sudanese children from refugee backgrounds whose families resettled in western New York perceive family storytelling. The…
Descriptors: Refugees, Story Telling, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Researchers are increasingly focusing on the home-based parental involvement experiences of low-income, African American families with young children. These studies document the positive ways that parental involvement can promote the school readiness of preschoolers who are at risk of not being ready for kindergarten. In light of the paucity of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Low Income Groups, African Americans
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Zhang, Chenyi; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States. Two groups of children who shared similar socio-economic status and disability status but received…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Federal Programs
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Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit; Ziv, Margalit – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The authors compared the discourse of 100 Israeli preschool teachers with a group of children during three book-sharing contexts: reading, reconstruction, and telling. During telling and reconstruction, the teachers used more utterances and questions and referred more to concept of book and to the illustrations. During reading, they referred more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Story Reading
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