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Alamos Pilar, Williford Amanda P., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The development of a warm and supportive relationship with their teacher is protective for preschool children, and particularly beneficial for children who display early disruptive behaviors. Banking Time is a dyadic, short-term intervention to…
Loomis Alysse M., November, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience…
Brown Eleanor D., Garnett Mallory L., Velazquez-Martin Blanca M., Mellor Timothy J., Q4 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined the impact of intensive arts integration on school readiness for economically disadvantaged children attending Head Start preschool. Participants were 265 children, ages 3-5 years. Of these, 197 attended a fully arts-…
Greene Mary Lou, Sawilowsky Shlomo S., Q4 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Arts enrichment may provide important opportunities for the development of pre-academic skills, since much of what young children do as play, including singing, drawing, and dancing, engages the senses and primes the brain for learning. The Wolf…
Gagne Jeffrey R., Nwadinobi Ogechi K., October, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
In this paper we describe extant child self-regulation and self-control interventions that benefit executive functioning and academic outcomes. We review interventions that occur in preschool, as well as those that are designed for elementary school…
Jamil Faiza M., Linder Sandra M., Stegelin Dolores A., July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The success of new pedagogies depends on teachers' beliefs about what they entail, and the promises and challenges they hold. This study uses a mixed-methods approach to understand the beliefs of early childhood teachers who attended a professional…
Schmitt Sara A., Korucu Irem, Napoli Amy R., Bryant Lindsey M., Purpura David J., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study investigated the extent to which a semi-structured block play intervention supported growth in mathematics and executive functioning for preschool children using a randomized controlled design. A secondary aim was to explore…
Wood Laura, Roach Andrew T., Kearney Moriah A., Zabek Faith, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Executive functions (EFs) develop rapidly in preschoolers and lay an important foundation for school readiness. One potential method of supporting EF development is through mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Whereas studies with older children…
Nxumalo Fikile, June, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article examines children's encounters with dead and dying bumble bees in their everyday entangled lives. Within the context of an early childhood classroom located in suburban British Columbia, Canada, the article stories situated and emergent…
Bautista Alfredo, Moreno-Nunez Ana, Bull Rebecca, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While preschool educators are currently encouraged to educate young children in and for sustainable development, limited observational research has focused on documenting how sustainability notions are introduced or discussed in preschools. Drawing…
Janisse Heather, Li Xiaoming, Bhavnagri Navaz P., Esposito Cassandra, Stanton Bonita, February/March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The current study examined the impact of daily classroom computer use on the cognitive development of preschool children in 14 urban Head Start classrooms. The sample consisted of 208 predominantly African American low-income…
Lawrence Sandra M., February/March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Digital play is now commonplace in many young children's lives, but not in preschool settings. This situation is likely due to the fact that the existent literature seldom highlights what digital play looks like, the various ways…
Gustavsson Hans-Olof, Ehrlin Anna, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The study focuses on how preschool and musical school teachers experience working with El Sistema-inspired activity at two municipal preschools in a multicultural district in a medium-sized Swedish town. What, according to the educators,is the most…
Neumann Michelle M. (Michelle Margaret), Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Touch screen tablets (e.g., iPads) are being increasingly used by young children due to their stimulating multimodal features and intuitive touch-based interface. However, little is known about the effects of tablets and apps on the development of…
Kilinc Sultan, Farrand Kathleen, Chapman Kathryn, Kelley Michael F., Millinger Jenny, Adams Korbi, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines how the Early Years Educators at Play (EYEPlay) professional development (PD) programme supported inclusive learning settings for all children, including English language learners and students with disabilities. The EYEPlay PD…