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Barnes-Najor Jessica, Sarche Michelle C., Abramson-Martin Lisa, Amaya-Thompson Jennifer, Cameron Ann, Godfrey Angie, Kaufman Carol E., Petticrew Ethan, Richardson Micker, Sauve Michelle, Shuey Debra, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address two questions: 1) What Native language experiences did AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home and in their community? 2) What Native cultural experiences did AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home…
Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Scott-Little Catherine, June, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Theoretical and empirical research is challenging long-held assumptions about how culture shapes children's thinking, emotions, and actions. No longer is 'culture' thought to be a family-based characteristic that operates upon children's development…
Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Tsethlikai Monica, Murray Desiree W., Meyer Aleta L., Sparrow Joshua, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The construct of 'self-regulation' may be problematic in its applications beyond Euro-American cultures, in part because it implies a self-centered orientation. Instead, the primary orientation of many cultures, including many Native American…
Ribeiro Luisa A., Zachrisson Henrik Daae, Dearing Eric, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few studies have focused on the importance of peers for child language development in the preschool years. The aim of this study was to assess whether peer expressive language skills predict language ability of preschool-aged children attending…
Atkins-Burnett Sally, Xue Yange, Aikens Nikki, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study examined associations between the expressive vocabulary of classroom peers and children's own vocabulary knowledge using conceptual scoring in a linguistically diverse sample of 4-year-olds who attended universal…
Campbell-Barr Verity, Bogatic Katarina, October, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the relationship between global and local perspectives of early childhood education and care services.
Alaca Betul, Rocca Claudia, Maggi Stefania, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study, guided by a child rights framework, aimed to gain insight into young children's perspectives of their communities and to explore the effectiveness of PhotoVoice methodology during this process. Thirty-two children aged three to…
Wohlwend Karen E., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early literacy is often over-simplified as a set of skills for beginning reading, an approach which overlooks the ways that children play their way into cultures, using play as a literacy that accesses popular media as rich literary repertoires of…
Chesworth Elizabeth, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's interests are widely recognised as pivotal to meaningful learning and play in the early years. However, less is known about how children's diverse interests may contribute to relationships and interactions within peer cultures. This…
Urlacher Sarah, Wolery Mark, Ledford Jennifer R., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
During small group instruction, two groups of children--each group comprised of one child with a disability and two without disabilities--were taught to read words using a progressive time delay procedure (PTD). Apart from the children with…
Edwards Susan, Skouteris Helen, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, Rutherford Leonie, O'Conner Mandy, Mantilla Ana, Morris Heather, Elliot Sue, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood educators currently provide content focused learning opportunities for children in the areas of well-being and environmental education. However, these are usually seen as discrete content areas and educators are challenged with…
Nah Kwi-Ok, Waller Tim, November-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper discusses a cross-cultural and collaborative project, in preschools in England and South Korea. The aim of the project is to investigate the pedagogy of outdoor play and learning in two different cultural contexts, from the perspectives…
Bietenbeck Jan, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper evaluates how sharing a kindergarten classroom with low-achieving repeaters affects the long-term educational performance of regular first-time kindergarten students. Exploiting random assignment of teachers and students to classes in…
Strand Paul S., Pula Kacy, Downs Andrew, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present article explored relationships between social values (cooperative, individualistic, and competitive) and the behavioral adjustment of Latino and European American preschoolers within the preschool setting. Of interest was whether…