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Table 3 Overview of Theme 2, example codes, and quotations

From: Operationalization of self-regulation in the early years: comparing policy with theoretical underpinnings

Theme Example codes Example quotations
2. De-emphasis of behavior regulation toward a focus on emotional regulation Adapt “adapting to distractions (p. 15).”
Sustain “As part of making children’s transition to Kindergarten easier, educators endeavour to maintain a sense of calm in the classroom and provide large blocks of time to engage children’s attention in sustained, complex play and inquiry (p. 97).”
“For example, children self-regulate when they are able to focus, sustain, and then switch their attention; sequence their thoughts; and ignore distractions (p. 55).”