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Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ)
ISSN : 26556448     EISSN : 26559315     DOI : 10.23917/ecrj
Core Subject : Education,
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) is a scientific journal of early childhood education program of Teaching and Education Faculty of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta focusing on publication of scientific research result conducted by UMS's internal and external academicians, especially in early childhood education. Early childhood research journal (ECRJ) publishes scientific articles in the field of pure and applied science about early childhood education including innovative and creative learning and teaching on early childhood education, detection of growth and development for early childhood, early childhood studies about nutrition and health. The article based on research article, a critical, and comprehensive scientific study of the important and current issues covered by the journal Early childhood research journal (ECRJ).
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Developing Taking Perspective Skills of Children Aged 5-8 Years Through Story Book Reading Widyasari, Choiriyah; Ariatmi, Siti Zuhriah; Zainuddin, Almuntaqo
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (310.711 KB) | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6580

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Perspective taking is used by a child to understand the feelings or conditions of others and show affective response that is similar to what is felt by others. Children aged 5-8 are in the peak of developing their ability to recognize and understand others. As an attempt to develop such ability, teachers can perform the activities of picture story book reading that contain moral values to students. The present study aims to find out the differences in children’s perspective-taking skills before and after the activity of story book reading.The research used experimental design. The subjects were the students of TK Al Islam 1 Surakarta. The instrument used in this study was developed by the researchers. Prior to its implementation, construct validation was done resulted to the value of Content Validity Index (CVI) = 1.00. It showed that the instrument had good value and fulfilled the expected elements.The findings show the difference in the perspective-taking skills of children aged 5-8 years as indicated by the results of the pre- and post-experiment, with the mean X.1 = 21.75 X.0 = 19.28. It implies that the activity of story book reading is effective in enhancing the perspective-taking skills of a child.
Need Assessment Of Learning Inclusive Program For Students In Nonformal Of Early Childhood Education Putra, Ari
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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The concept of the inclusive program is an organized according to the ability and needs of students with the aim of learners to be successful and can optimize the potential within themselves. Currently, the inclusive program is newly embodied in formal education programs such as elementary, junior, and senior high schools. The current problem does not clear the maturity of the concept of the inclusive education program in non-formal education, especially in non-formal of early childhood education. This study aims to find out how the assessment process done by teachers in Bunayya Islamic preschooler finding out the source of learning needs such as students with special needs. The research method used is the qualitative method by using triangulation of subject, time, and place. The result of this research show that Bunayya Islamic preschooler make an initiative to create their own learning concepts without technical guidance such as inclusive curriculum development and lesson plans. Bunayya Islamic preschooler runs the learning program by planning, implementing and evaluating the needs of learning resources of children with special needs. The conclusion of this study are the teacher performs several steps such as the identification of special needs children, pre-qualification priorities and the development of the learning curriculum to adopted the learning interpretation and alternative program for preschoolers and parent’s concepts
The Utilization of Picture Booklets to Cultivate The Young – Indonesian Slow Learners’ English Speaking Ability Muhammad Idris, Mas; Ciptaningrum, Dyah Setyowati
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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In post-modernity era, the English communication skill must be highlighted as a vital item to attain one’s own target of language learning process gained not only from formal education but also non-formal one. Hence, it may lead all of the educators around the world to strengthen the English speaking proficiency which can be employed through many activities in their language regular classrooms and Indonesian educators are no exception as well to do so. Consequently, the roles of educators become very important due to their challenges to find out a means of teaching approaches that enable stimulating the slow and normal learners to comprehend the materials given by their educators. However, this paper solely focuses on the Young-Indonesian slow learners who need special treatments in their language learning process to at least catch up the average point of their study by using the picture booklets (PBs) to develop their English speaking competence. And therefore, the five core characteristics of slow learners have also been discussing in it in order to facilitate the educators easy to indicate and educate them properly. In addition, the two teaching strategies namely the compensatory teaching (CT) and remedial teaching (RT) are indeed as fundamental approaches too to cultivate the Young-Indonesian slow learners’ English speaking ability.
Literacy Culture Strengthening Programs to Stimulate Reading Interest for Children at Early Age Shofa, Mila Faila; Setyawan, M Heri Yuli
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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This research aims are to describe the concept of literacy culture on children at early age and to describe the implementation of literacy culture strengthening program on children at early age enrolled at PAUD Inklusi Saymara. The research method used is descriptive qualitative, and the research is conducted at PAUD Inklusi Saymara Kartasura, Sukoharjo, Jawa Tengah.The research results find that the literacy culture program is important to be implemented from early childhood, starting in the family circle and continued to school age. School is an environment that has determining role in forming children’s reading interest. The programs implemented at PAUD Inklusi Saymara include “one day one story” program, in which the teacher will tell stories for the students via various media. The activity of book reading in compelling way will inspire children that reading is fun, and it will stimulate children’s reading interest. The second program is strengthening reading interest based on library. Library holds important role in fostering and developing awareness in reading. The third program is stimulating children’s skills in reading and writing through playful activities. The program to stimulate children’s reading and writing skills is according to the phases of reading and writing development on 4/6-year-old children. The last program is visiting bookstore to introduce and familiarize books for kids and build literacy culture from early childhood. Through the programs to strengthen literacy culture at PAUD Inklusi Saymara, it is proven that the children’s reading interest improves significantly.
Character Education in Early Childhood Based on Family Hasanah, Uswatun; Deiniatur, Much
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.2, No.1, June 2019
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Family is a place of learning that is full of true love and affection. Good characters embodied in the family are very fundamental human characteristics. Children’s capability to function as responsible citizens must be nurtured early on. Family is the smallest social unit that has an important role in the development of children's character, which lies in character education model given by the parents to their children. Character education within a family has not been conceptualized in a way that leads to a variety of educational praxis according to the understanding of each parent. The purpose of the study is to describe what values can be internalized to a family since early childhood. The research method used is literature study (library research), which is a research conducted by the researchers by collecting a number of books, magazines, leaflets pertaining to problems and research objectives. The findings show that children's character education should start from within the family, because family is the smallest unit of society and it will depend on parents to teach children from early age. Children’s character building within the family is not an easy practice because it requires systemic handling. There are interrelationships of other components, such as schools and community environments, which is necessary in its implementation. Character education in early childhood should start from the family through the eight family functions including (1) Education Function, (2) Protection Function, (3) Affection function, (4) Socialization function, (5) Reproduction Function, (6) Religious Functions, (7) Economic Functions, and (8) Recreation Functions.
The Impact of Hopscotch Game towards the Growth of Kinesthetic Intelligence on 3-4 Year Old Children Laely, Khusnul; Yudi, Dede
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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This research aims to understand the impact of traditional game hopscotch towards the growth of kinesthetic intelligence on children enrolled at PAUD ALIF Kalinegoro, Kecamatan Mertoyudan, Kabupaten Magelang. The research employs experimental research design with One Group Pre-Postest Design. The experiment is conducted to one group without comparison group by using initial and final measurement. The variables in this research include children within 3-4 age group, amounting to 15 children enrolled at PAUD ALIF Kecamatan Mertoyudan Kabupaten Magelang. The samples are acquired using Total Sampling technique. The method for data collection is by using observation sheet and work method. The data analysis technique used is Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with the help of computer program SPSS for Windows version 19.00.The results find asymp.sig. column (2-tailed)/asymptotic significance for two-tailed test is 0,001. Since the studied case is one-tailed test, the acquired probability is 0.001 / 2 = 0.0005. Based on this data, the probability is that 0.05 (0.0005 0.05), in which Ho is rejected, or in other words, there is a difference of kinesthetic intelligence on the initial and final measurement after the implementation of learning activity through traditional game hopscotch.
Child’s Sundanese Story Dictation: A Case Study of A 5-Year-Old Indonesian Child Agesti, Mika; Ananthia, Winti; Muliasari, Desiani N.; Harun, Charlotte Ambat; Silawati, Endah
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
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This paper is a part of a bigger research about the implementation of story project that attempts to develop children’s critical literacy skill. The discussion in this paper focuses at the implementation of Sundanese story dictation on a 5-year-old child. The present study aims to identify the process of the story dictation, which is conducted for the very first time as a method to help children in expressing their own-created stories. Case study was employed as the research method. The subject of the present study was a 5-year-old boy who speaks Sundanese fluently and can express his ideas orally, in an kindergarten in Kabupaten Bandung. Story dictation was the method used to enable the subject to create a Sundanese story. The data were collected through video-tapped observation, in-depth interview and teacher’s field notes during the process of story dictation. Subsequently, the collected data were analysed. The finding revealed that the subject was able to complete the process of the story dictation voluntarily and could express his own story fluently. The investigation has shown that the created story can be categorised as a very good one.
School Readiness of Preschool Children Entering Elementary School Based on Nijmeegse Schoolbekwaamheids Test (Nst) (Case Study at Early Childhood Education Al Husna Pengging Boyolali In 2017) fauziyah, nur
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.2, No.2, December 2019
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This is descriptive research to find out school readiness in terms of N.S.T (Nijmeegse Schoolbekwaamheids Test) test results. Research uses quantitative approach. Subject of the research is students of early childhood education Al Husna Kindergarten B level in Pengging Boyolali which will enter elementary school. Number of research subject is 32 students. Measuring instrument used on the research is N.S.T (Nijmeegse Schoolbekwaamheids Test) and also observation. Analysis of data will be done quantitatively with simple statistic technique. Result of the research shows that from 32 students, 50% stated has readiness as much 16 students, 40,6% is quite ready as much 13 students meanwhile not ready is 9,4% as much 3 students.The most prominent aspect in its level of maturity is aspect of form observations and the ability to distinguish which is 84,4% for 27 students. The least aspect on the task of understanding the story is 25% for 8 students. Qualitatively, school readiness aspect from cognitive aspect is observation and the ability to distinguish, notions of big, number and comparison, concentrate and memory already reaches a fairly optimal level of maturity. Meanwhile related aspect with understanding stories and pictures of people skill the level of preparedness is not yet optimal.  
Parent Perspective Based on Salary Level of Intrapersonal Intelligence Child Through Sleeping Companions Tanjung, Salsabila Hasiana; Suparno, Sup; Kamtini, Kamtini
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.2, No.1, June 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v2i1.7185

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Education with affection will shape the intrapersonal intelligence of the child the better also. Personality of children in adulthood in general is the formation of personality and education obtained by children through the people around him, especially the family. Activities of storytelling is done before bed can also be said hypnoparenting which is education done at the time of the child before bed. At that time, the child will easily receive an education packed with stories containing advice. Education by way of telling stories to advise on children has been done by parents of ancient times. This study was conducted by giving a questionnaire and conducting simple interviews to randomly selected parents regardless of the background of their lives except the amount of salary they earn each month. This research uses quantitative descriptive method by interviewing selected fifty randomly selected parents. That parents who earn salary at point A or with income Rp 500,000 - Rp 2,000,000 more often accompany child sleep and assume it is important for children with the reason his son still want to be accompanied sleep and feel like accompany the child to sleep because it has been working all day outside.
Implementation of STEAM Method (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts And Mathematics) for Early Childhood Developing in Kindergarten Mutiara Paradise Pekalongan Tabiin, Ahmad
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.2, No.2, December 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v2i2.9903

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Suitable education in current development is surely required for every children in order to adapt with changes that occur, this certainly need to be addressed by looking for proper solution used in early childhood learning process, because early childhood education can give great benefit in growth and development for children, it also brings great positive impact for cognitive development, physical, emotional and social in children. Early childhood education is being talked about by applying new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.) method. This method focuses on collaboration, communication, research, problem solving, and critical thinking ability. Through this approach, children are expected, not only academically intelligent but also socially, it also can stimulate children development optimally.     Research aims to find out the extent of implementation STEAM Method for early childhood developing. Method used in the research is qualitative descriptive with classroom teacher, Headmaster, and children in Mutiara Paradise Kindergarten as data source. Techniques of data collection are interview, observation and documentation. Technique of analysis and data collection are reduction, data display and conclusion drawing/verification. The result of the research shows the implementation of STEAM Method is very useful for children development, not only the children able to think critically in solving problem, but also children encounter very good social development.