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  1. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the analyses described in this report was to evaluate both the effects of two contrasting approaches to parent-provided child learning opportunities and the direct and indirect effects on both p...

    Authors: Carl J. Dunst, Melinda Raab and Deborah W. Hamby

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:12

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  2. Content type: Research

    Early intervention (EI) for families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities is federally guided to begin at birth or older. With technological advances in prenatal tes...

    Authors: Bonnie Keilty and JaneDiane Smith

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    Unintentional injury has been a leading threat to Chinese children. Children’s risk-taking is influenced by their evaluation of risky behavior and related safety knowledge, which also vary considerably by chil...

    Authors: Jun Hao and Yeh Hsueh

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:10

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  4. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus flexible groups) and staff–child ratio, in relation to interacti...

    Authors: Ingrid Midteide Løkken, Elisabeth Bjørnestad, Martine L. Broekhuizen and Thomas Moser

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:9

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  5. Content type: Research

    This study used a static-group pretest–posttest design to investigate how the social–emotional skill development of 36 Turkish children aged 48–66 months was affected by the integration of field-trip activitie...

    Authors: Emine Kızıltaş and Ramazan Sak

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    The Kenyan society has been characterised by tribal-political-instigated violence since the declaration of multiparty democracy in 1991. The 2007/8 post-election violence (PEV) particularly saw the scattering ...

    Authors: Jenestar Wanjiru

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Throughout the past decade, the Argentinean government has lowered the starting age of compulsory education and early childhood education enrollment has been growing steadily. However, ECE services have evolve...

    Authors: Carolina Snaider

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Perceptions of users regarding the accessibility of childcare services have been under-researched. The present study addresses this gap by looking into the effect of systemic level characteristics of the ECEC ...

    Authors: Özgün Ünver, Tuba Bircan and Ides Nicaise

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:5

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  9. Content type: Research

    In debates about child care and early education, the voices of providers are often missing. In this article, we report findings from a study exploring child care provider perspectives on how regulation and pol...

    Authors: Corey Shdaimah, Elizabeth Palley and Amanda Miller

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    This research explores vital factors in effective management of care centres (CCs) in Jordan, and the role of key workers in establishing a nurturing family environment for optimal wellbeing of orphans. CCs in...

    Authors: Loiy Bani Ismail, Hala Hindawi, Worud Awamleh and Mohammad Alawamleh

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    Maternity leave policies are linked to early childhood education and care policies, and in many countries, the length of leave policies determines the need for early care programs. The length of maternity leav...

    Authors: Raquel Plotka and Nancy A. Busch-Rossnagel

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:2

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  12. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the link between public pre-kindergarten attendance and first grade literacy achievement in the United States. Participants (N = 1056; first grade children from one mixed-urban city in Vir...

    Authors: Michael Haslip

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2018 12:1

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  13. Content type: Review

    Neuroscientific advances demonstrate that the age range from zero to 5 years old represents a critical window for both learning and teaching, which must involve the development of emotional competence and the ...

    Authors: Donna K. Housman

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:13

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  14. Content type: Research

    When children first enter school, they face simultaneous changes in their physical settings, social relationships, and learning expectations. The present study adds to the limited literature on children’s tran...

    Authors: Kyle DeMeo Cook, Eric Dearing and Henrik Daae Zachrisson

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:14

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  15. Content type: Research

    Current US policies call for a child care teacher workforce that can support program quality and enhance infants’, toddlers’, and preschoolers’ learning and development. Given minimal state pre-hire requiremen...

    Authors: Debra J. Ackerman

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    This paper is an exploratory study to identify similarities and differences between two groups of early childhood educator’ perceptions of how infants and toddlers learn in the contexts of Australia and China....

    Authors: M. Li, B. Nyland, K. Margetts and Y. Guan

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to assess if there is a functioning school-based system of assessment for identification and intervention programmes for children with special educational needs in pre-primary sch...

    Authors: Phidea H. Mapunda, Abich D. Omollo and Theodora A. L. Bali

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers reported responding to the instructional mandates they received. To answer our research questions, we completed semi-structured interviews...

    Authors: Jennifer Wallace Jacoby and Nonie K. Lesaux

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:9

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  19. Content type: Research

    The development of Early Childhood Education in Sweden is a central concern for national and local government, and for school districts and preschools. While principals have the responsibility for, and a parti...

    Authors: Karin Rönnerman, Peter Grootenboer and Christine Edwards-Groves

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:8

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  20. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to find patterns in the latent profiles of behavioral problems of children aged 4, 5, and 6, in the child and caregiver variables that affected the composition of the latent profi...

    Authors: Jeong Rim Lee, Gilsook Kim, YeJin Yi, Shinyeong Song and Jinmi Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:6

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to evaluate an intervention programme for the enhancement of social-emotional well-being of young children through improving the social-emotional competence of kindergarten teachers and a spec...

    Authors: Lawrence T. Lam and Emmy M. Y. Wong

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:5

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Korea, recent upward trends in age of marriage and downward trends in fertility rates have motivated the Korean government to provide childbirth grants and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) subsidie...

    Authors: Eunseol Kim, Seong Hyeok Moon, Jeong Rim Lee, Yoon Kyung Choi, Namhee Do and Dongha Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:4

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  23. Content type: Research

    Growing evidence suggests that children’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC), especially center-based services, is associated with positive outcomes, particularly for children over one ...

    Authors: Amélie Petitclerc, Sylvana Côté, Orla Doyle, Margaret Burchinal, Catherine Herba, Henrik Daae Zachrisson, Michel Boivin, Richard E. Tremblay, Henning Tiemeier, Vincent Jaddoe and Hein Raat

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:3

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  24. Content type: Research

    In this commentary, we draw on examples from the thematic issue ‘Longitudinal studies in ECEC—challenges of translating research results into policy actions’ to discuss how research from longitudinal studies i...

    Authors: Janina Eberhart, Sophie Hahn and Carolyn Seybel

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:1

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  25. Content type: Research

    Many early language support programmes have been implemented in ECEC settings over the last years in Germany. Most of them are targeted programmes which have not shown to have longer term beneficial effects. T...

    Authors: Yvonne Anders, Hans-Günther Rossbach and Wolfgang Tietze

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:9

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  26. Content type: Research

    Contemporary kindergarten curriculum frameworks emphasize the importance of promoting children’s holistic development, thereby focusing on both academic and non-academic learning areas. This exploratory study ...

    Authors: Alfredo Bautista, Siew-Chin Ng, David Múñez and Rebecca Bull

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:8

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  27. Content type: Research

    The paper provides an overview of a German cohort study of newborns which includes a representative sample of about 3500 infants and their mothers. The aims, challenges, and solutions concerning the large-scal...

    Authors: Sabine Weinert, Anja Linberg, Manja Attig, Jan-David Freund and Tobias Linberg

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    Longitudinal cohort studies have significant potential to inform policy across a range of child and family areas, including early childhood education and care. Here we describe the relationship between policy-...

    Authors: Amy L. Bird, Polly E. Atatoa Carr, Elaine Reese and Susan M. B. Morton

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:5

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  29. Content type: Short report

    Modern ECCE research began with the birth of the U.S. Head Start program in the 1960s; however, policy makers and the public paid little attention to it until several studies that had random assignment or wide...

    Authors: Lawrence J. Schweinhart

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:6

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  30. Content type: Research

    Improved quality in home-based child care (family child care and family, friend, and neighbor care) is increasingly recognized as a vital component of early care and education service systems in the U.S. and a...

    Authors: Juliet Bromer and Corinne Weaver

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    Interest in early years issues such as early childhood education and care (ECEC) and early intervention has increased in recent decades internationally. Partly this reflects interest in facilitating the social...

    Authors: Edward Melhuish

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:3

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Early childhood education (ECE) in China has been relegated to the role of ‘Cinderella’ by its educational authorities since 1980s, due to the policy of ‘marketizing and privatizing non-compulsory pre-school e...

    Authors: Hui Li, Weipeng Yang and Jennifer J. Chen

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:2

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  33. Content type: Research

    In 2005, after many years of inaction, the Canadian government seemed poised to make real changes to national childcare policy—a marker of social movement success for the grassroots Childcare Advocacy Associat...

    Authors: Rachel Langford, Susan Prentice, Brooke Richardson and Patrizia Albanese

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:1

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  34. Content type: Research

    This paper presents a thematic analysis of documents produced during a recent ‘Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)’, attended by over 200 participants including representatives f...

    Authors: Emma C. Pearson

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    Australia’s first national early childhood curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework (Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009), aims’to extend and enrich children’s learning ...

    Authors: Belinda Davis, Jane Torr and Sheila Degotardi

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:12

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  36. Content type: Research

    This paper examines recreational activities in children’s free time, as a component of their wellbeing in a socio-ecological framework. Data comprise semi-structured interviews, conducted with 50 parents and 3...

    Authors: Gaëlle Amerijckx and Perrine Humblet

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    In the field of child and youth support, preventive and parent-oriented support programs are currently emphasized. This is understood as a new paradigm of parenting support, which is sometimes referred to as “...

    Authors: Marit Hopman and Trudie Knijn

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    This paper uses data from a major Australian longitudinal study to test the extent to which children recruited on the basis of attending an early childhood education and care (ECEC) setting when they were 3–4 ...

    Authors: Timothy Gilley, Collette Tayler, Frank Niklas and Daniel Cloney

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:9

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  39. Content type: Research

    Between 2007 and 2013, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) introduced major national policy reforms to improve quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) (Brennan and Adamson, 2014). By analysi...

    Authors: Helen Logan, Jennifer Sumsion and Frances Press

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    Strategies that promote the development of language skills are recognized as important in early childhood education. For early childhood centers and care providers, there are also additional concerns that inte...

    Authors: Carolyn Davidson Abel, Jannah Walters Nerren and Hope Elizabeth Wilson

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:7

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  41. Content type: Research

    Executive functions (EF) provide top-down control of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Such abilities are related to learning, emotional control, and adjustment. A promising line of research on EF examines ea...

    Authors: Natália Martins Dias and Alessandra Gotuzo Seabra

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:6

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  42. Content type: Research

    Protecting children’s development rights and promoting social equity are the priority and core tasks of the Chinese government and international community. Currently, the inequity of early childhood education ...

    Authors: Xiumin Hong, Peng Liu, Qun Ma and Xin Luo

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:5

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Almost all 3- to 6-year-olds attend preschool programmes in Hong Kong; however, early childhood education (ECE) had been relatively neglected by the Hong Kong government until 2000 when the reform of school ed...

    Authors: Jessie M S Wong and Nirmala Rao

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:3

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  44. Content type: Case study

    Early childhood workforce sustainability is an important issue, with implications for children, families and national productivity, as well as for educators themselves. Yet, in many national contexts, workforc...

    Authors: Tamara Cumming, Jennifer Sumsion and Sandie Wong

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:2

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  45. Content type: Research

    Prior theoretical models and empirical research suggest that specific parent, child, and family factors are related to the utilization of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The political context of Nor...

    Authors: Erin Sibley, Eric Dearing, Claudio O Toppelberg, Arnstein Mykletun and Henrik Daae Zachrisson

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:1

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  46. Content type: Research

    The study reports on the relationships between parent involvement and school adjustment behaviours that contribute to the broader constructs of hyperactivity, internalizing and externalizing behaviours for chi...

    Authors: Masood Badri, Amal Al Qubaisi, Asma Al Rashedi and Guang Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2014 8:3

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