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Fan Xumei, Linder Sandra M., D'Amico Leigh Kale, White Kelley Mayer, Pawloski Tammy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The impact of children’s health, wellbeing, and family environment on their learning and development is evident. Identifying the needs of children and their families is the first step to effectively developing and implementing programs that…

Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, Noelke Clemens, McArdle Nancy, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a report on the initial measurement of neighborhood quality using the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 in 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. This new metric considers many factors, including early education, to provide a score…
Iruka Iheoma U., DeKraai Mark, Walther Janell, Sheridan Susan M., Abdel-Monem Tarik, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
According to Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner & Evans, 2000), children's early development and learning are influenced by multiple systems, including the microsystem (e.g., family poverty level), mesosystem (e.g., home-…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Paschall Katherine W., Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Because families are the first nurturers and educators of their children, it is helpful for policymakers and other stakeholders to understand how family characteristics, the activities in which families engage, and their neighborhood circumstances…
Baker Megina, May, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This commentary explores how teacher research is exactly the tool we need for moving the needle on both professionalizing our field and addressing societal inequities. First, let’s look back at prior teacher research on equity; then, we’ll consider…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…