|Parents and Teachers' Beliefs about Preschool Inclusion in P.R. China
||The primary purpose of this study was to examine parents of typically developing children and preschool teachers' beliefs about early inclusion in P. R. China, from the perspectives of Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory, Vygotsky's Social-Cultural...
|Low-income children's pretend play: The contributory influences of individual and contextual factors
||The purpose of the present study was to examine the contributory influences of individual and contextual factors that are associated with the complexity of pretend play in low-income preschool children. Forty-seven children and their teachers from si...
|Parental beliefs, home learning environment, and school readiness in the Latino population: does the Parents as Teachers Program influence these three variables?
||The current study explores the relationship between parental beliefs, parental involvement, the home learning environment, and school readiness in the Latino population. Parents' beliefs, involvement, home learning environment as well as children's s...
|Preschool teachers' beliefs and practices of outdoor play and outdoor environments
||The current study examined preschool teachers' beliefs and practices during children's play in high and low quality outdoor environments in child care centers. Children's physical activity was measured using accelerometers. Videotapes of children and...
|Cortisol and alpha-amylase levels of preschool children while attending child care: relationships with indicators of classroom quality
||Accumulating evidence suggests children enrolled in full-time child care often display afternoon elevations of the hormone cortisol, which is an indicator of stress. Another physiological measure of stress is alpha-amylase. Recent advances in immunoa...
|Preschoolers' outdoor pretend play and social competence: do individual and home factors play a role?
||As one of the most advanced play forms in childhood, pretend play has demonstrated positive associations with child development in several domains. However, little research has been done to look at the association between pretend play and social skil...
|Teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, self-efficacy, and implementation of early childhood learning standards in science and math in prekindergarten and kindergarten
||Teacher self-efficacy and teacher beliefs play salient roles in science and math education with in-service teachers. This study seeks to understand the relationship between teacher knowledge, beliefs, and self-efficacy about science and math educatio...
|What do we know about the implementation of the quality rating and improvement system?: a cross-cultural comparison in three countries
||Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) provide an infrastructure that maintains as well as supports the enhancement of early childhood education (ECE) programs quality. It is being established worldwide. However, little is known about the imp...