Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of opportunities for … [Read More] Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children’s language proficiency scores. Participants were kindergarteners concurrently enrolled in both a Head Start program and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] … [Read More] Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article reports a study that explored young children’s digital literacy in the home. The aim of the study was to identify the range of digital literacy practices in which children are engaged in the home and to explore how these are embedded into family life and involve family members. Four children, two girls … [Read More] Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT Participation in early childhood development and education services is an important contributor to how well children develop throughout their early years and their success later in life. This article reports on research which examined how multicultural groups identify and use their community connections to share information and inform decision-making about and access to early … [Read More] How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

ABSTRACT Learning to behave in socially competent ways is an essential component of children’s development. This study examined the relations between children’s social, communicative, and cognitive skills and their behaviours during a cooperative task, as well as how these relationships change at different ages. Early school-age (5–8 years old) and middle school-age (9–12 years old) children completed … [Read More] The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights In all three countries, parents working nonstandard times reported more internalizing problems in their children compared to parents in regular day work. Demanding working hours for families (i.e., nonstandard working time, overtime at short notice) appears to be linked with internalizing, rather than externalizing, problems among children. Some of the links between parental working … [Read More] Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Increasing Participation and Improving Engagement in Home Visitation: A qualitative study of Early Head Start Parent Perspectives – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT Home visitation programs are designed to provide comprehensive services that promote parent’s abilities to create stable, nurturing care environments for their children. In order for program goals to be met, parents must participate actively and be engaged with the programs’ mission. However, promoting engagement and participation are complex processes that have been understudied in … [Read More] Increasing Participation and Improving Engagement in Home Visitation: A qualitative study of Early Head Start Parent Perspectives – Infants & Young Children

Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

ABSTRACT Background: Studies clearly indicate that parenting practices relate to child externalizing behaviors, although the mechanisms underlying this relation are less well understood. There has been limited evaluation of child routines and self-regulation in relation to these variables, and no known studies have evaluated all of these variables simultaneously. Objective: This study examined child routines and self-regulation … [Read More] Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

Patterns of Multiple Risk Exposures for Low Receptive Vocabulary Growth 4-8 Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children – Plos One

ABSTRACT Risk exposures and predictions of child development outcomes typically estimate the independent effects of individual exposures. As a rule though, children are not exposed piecemeal to individual or single risks but, rather, they are exposed to clusters of risk. Many of these clusters of risks are better thought of as comprising a developmental “circumstance” … [Read More] Patterns of Multiple Risk Exposures for Low Receptive Vocabulary Growth 4-8 Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children – Plos One

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

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