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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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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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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (276.901 KB) | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6575

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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.
Literacy Culture Strengthening Programs to Stimulate Reading Interest for Children at Early Age Mila Faila Shofa; M Heri Yuli Setyawan
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
Publisher : Department of Early childhood Education

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6575

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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.
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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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (404.407 KB) | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6579

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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.
The Utilization of Picture Booklets to Cultivate The Young – Indonesian Slow Learners’ English Speaking Ability Mas Muhammad Idris; Dyah Setyowati Ciptaningrum
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
Publisher : Department of Early childhood Education

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6579

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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.
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.
Developing Taking Perspective Skills of Children Aged 5-8 Years Through Story Book Reading Choiriyah Widyasari; Siti Zuhriah Ariatmi; Almuntaqo Zainuddin
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
Publisher : Department of Early childhood Education

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | 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.
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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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (319.781 KB) | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6581

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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.
The Impact of Hopscotch Game towards the Growth of Kinesthetic Intelligence on 3-4 Year Old Children Khusnul Laely; Dede Yudi
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
Publisher : Department of Early childhood Education

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6581

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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 (0.00050.05), 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.
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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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (235.013 KB) | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6582

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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
Need Assessment Of Learning Inclusive Program For Students In Nonformal Of Early Childhood Education Ari Putra
Early Childhood Research Journal (ECRJ) Vol.1, No.1, December 2018
Publisher : Department of Early childhood Education

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23917/ecrj.v1i1.6582

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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