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Featured article: Public or private? Determinants of parents’ preschool choice in India

Nowadays children aged between 3 and 6 years are mostly attending one of the two major forms of preschool viz. public and private preschools in India. Even though public preschools are free of any financial cost to the parents, their preference is more towards private preschools. Based on a primary sample of 1369 children from 1369 households, this study explores the determinants of parents’ preschool choices between public and private.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


Article nominated in the Change the World campaign

The article Longitudinal research and early years policy development in the UK by Edward Melhuish has been nominated groundbreaking research that could help change the world. The paper presents the outcomes of key longitudinal studies that have contributed to substantial policy changes in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Society affiliation

The International Journal of Child Care and Educational Policy is affiliated with the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education and the National Institute for Early Education Research.

The IJCCEP has been accepted in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and is indexed by Scopus

The International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy (IJCCEP), as a scholarly outlet selected and reviewed in ESCI, has been identified as important to key opinion leaders, funders, and evaluators worldwide. ESCI allows researchers to discover new areas of research in evolving disciplines, as well as relevant interdisciplinary scholarly content across rapidly changing research fields. All articles published in this journal are discoverable via the Web of Science with full citation counts, author information and other enrichment.

Thematic Series

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Longitudinal studies in ECEC – challenges of translating research results into policy actions
Edited by Bernhard Kalicki, Namhee Woo and W. Steven Barnett

This collection highlights the potential of results obtained from longitudinal studies to inform about the impact of early child education and care on learning and development, and encourages their use for evidence based policy making.

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Aims and scope

This journal disseminates research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy relating to young children and their families to a broad international readership, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. As a peer reviewed journal, it invites submission of articles concerning policy reforms, empirical research on early childhood education and care (ECEC), policy analyses and comparisons, and more.

This journal is a joint publication by Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) since May 2013.

The publication costs for International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy are covered by Korea Institute of Child Care and Education, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

It publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, and government reports, including but not limited to the following fields:

• Assessment and evaluation of ECEC policy and programs
• ECEC curriculum and pedagogy
• Workforce qualifications and development of ECEC staff
• Financing ECEC services
• Regulations and standards of ECEC
• Family and community engagement
• Quality issues in ECEC
• Integration of education and care in ECEC
• Policy on diversity and social inclusion in ECEC
• International comparisons of ECEC policy

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    • EBSCO Academic Search
    • EBSCO Education Source
    • EBSCO TOC Premier
    • OCLC
    • ProQuest Central
    • ProQuest Education Database
    • ProQuest Social Science Collection
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