This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated from the first study, the second study follows the steps of a mixed methods explanatory sequential study. The second study seeks to provide a deeper understanding of Head Start Chinese immigrant parents' beliefs about children's social-emotional development, the value of play, and implications for Chinese children's social competencies.
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects