Quality of Interactions by Early Childhood Educators Following a Language-Specific Professional Learning Program
Patricia Eadie, Hannah Stark, Frank Niklas
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
Children’s language learning is shaped through the social contexts of children’s earliest experiences at home and in early childhood education settings with responsive caregivers. Facilitating high-quality interactions between early childhood educators and children affords opportunities to foster language rich exchanges and promote strong language skills. The present study investigated the impact of a language-specific professional learning program on the quality of educator-child interactions and the associated short-term effects on vocabulary knowledge in young children. Educator practice was compared across 38 early childhood education and care services (19 participated in professional le..View full abstract
The Every Toddler Talking Project was supported by the Victorian Government, Melbourne, Australia.