Associations of Early Developmental Milestones with Adult Intelligence – Child Development

ABSTRACT The study investigated whether age at attainment of 20 developmental milestones within the areas of language, walking, eating, dressing, social interaction, and toilet training was associated with adult intelligence. Mothers of 821 children of the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort recorded 20 developmental milestones at a 3-year examination, and all children were administered the Wechsler Adult … [Read More] Associations of Early Developmental Milestones with Adult Intelligence – Child Development

‘Seen but Not Heard’: Practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

ABSTRACT Living in poverty disadvantages young children reducing school readiness. ‘Pedagogy of listening’ can potentially support resilience remediating against poverty’s negative effects. Little, though, is known about how early childhood education and care (ECEC) practitioners work with children in poverty and the attainment gap between such children and their peers remains significant within England and … [Read More] ‘Seen but Not Heard’: Practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

ABSTRACT In this article, we explore the relationship between parental literacy activities with the child, socio-economic status (SES) and reading literacy. We draw upon the Bourdieusian theory of habitus development to explore this relationship. Multilevel analyses of a survey of 43,870 pupils (with an average age of 10 years) in 10 Western European regions reveal a … [Read More] The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

ABSTRACT Whilst early childhood education is regarded as important for young Indigenous Australians and it has been a feature of policy since the 1960s, it does not receive the same attention as compulsory schooling for Indigenous Australian students. A serious lack of large-scale research contributes to the devaluing of early childhood education for young Indigenous … [Read More] It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

Enhancing Preschoolers’ Executive Functions Through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading – Educational Psychology Review

ABSTRACT Given evidence that early executive functioning sets the stage for a broad range of subsequent outcomes, researchers have sought to identify ways to foster these cognitive capacities. The current series of studies sought to design, develop, and provide evidence for the efficacy of embedding cognitive activities in a commonplace activity—shared reading of a children’s … [Read More] Enhancing Preschoolers’ Executive Functions Through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading – Educational Psychology Review

Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

ABSTRACT Research Findings: Drawing from a Dutch sample of 113 Dutch children ([mean] age = 37 months, SD = 3.5) from 37 early care and education classrooms (19 child care centers and 18 preschools), this study examined whether the relation between classroom emotional and behavioral support and children’s observed social integration and positive mood in … [Read More] Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

“Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Extract from an artilce by Diana Perche, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented the ninth annual Closing the Gap report to parliament this week. In keeping with previous reports, it outlined limited progress on key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. These … [Read More] “Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement – Centre for Economic Perfrmance

ABSTRACT Childcare quality is often thought to be important for influencing children’s subsequent attainment at school. The English Government regulates the quality of early education by setting minimum levels of qualifications for workers and grading settings based on a national Inspectorate (OfSTED). This paper uses administrative data on over two million children to relate performance … [Read More] Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement – Centre for Economic Perfrmance

The Function of Executive Function: Everyday manifestations of regulated thinking in preschool settings.” Early Childhood Education Journal

ABSTRACT Executive function (EF) encompasses higher-order mental processes necessary for the conscious control of thought and action in the service of goals. Once thought not to apply to children at all, EF is now at the center of a burgeoning body of research on young children over the last 10–15 years indicating that it is … [Read More] The Function of Executive Function: Everyday manifestations of regulated thinking in preschool settings.” Early Childhood Education Journal

Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

ABSTRACT Teachers’ emotions in the classroom shape their ability to nurture positive relationships with young children. There is increasing interest in understanding how teachers manage and express their emotions on the job through the use of emotional labour, or the deliberate expression or suppression of emotions to achieve organizational goals. This study investigates how preschool … [Read More] Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

Attachment to Mother and Father at Transition to Middle Childhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

ABSTRACT The present study investigated concordance between representations of attachment to mother and attachment to father, and convergence between two narrative-based methods addressing these representations in middle childhood: the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task (MCAST) and the Secure Base Script Test (SBST). One hundred and twenty 6-year-old children were assessed by separate administrations of the … [Read More] Attachment to Mother and Father at Transition to Middle Childhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

How Effectively does the Full-day, Play-based Kindergarten Programme in Ontario Promote Self-regulation, Literacy, and Numeracy? – Early Child Development And Care

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners’ self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy outcomes. Outcome measures derived from teacher reports of students’ school readiness in the Early Development Instrument were analysed in separate hierarchical regression analyses that controlled … [Read More] How Effectively does the Full-day, Play-based Kindergarten Programme in Ontario Promote Self-regulation, Literacy, and Numeracy? – Early Child Development And Care

Omnibus welfare bill shows the always-tricky politics of budget savings – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Peter Whiteford The Turnbull government has introduced a new omnibus savings bill to parliament. It has combined and revised several previously blocked welfare measures into a single piece of legislation to try to achieve nearly A$4 billion in net savings over the next four years. This bill builds on a range … [Read More] Omnibus welfare bill shows the always-tricky politics of budget savings – The Conversation

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