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  1. The staff shortages in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in Germany are an important issue. They impact centres that are forced to close earlier, shut down entire groups or are unable to ope...

    Authors: Mariana Grgic and Tina Friederich
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:22
  2. Quality improvement strategies largely focus on lead teachers’ qualifications with little regard to their work environment, while also overlooking a significant segment of the workforce—assistant teachers. Ear...

    Authors: Marisa Schlieber, Tobi Adejumo, Jenna Knight, Enrique Valencia Lopez and Elizabeth Pufall Jones
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:19
  3. In the United States, state-funded preschool is a critical component of both K-12 public education and the early childhood education and care system. In 2021, 44 states and the District of Columbia operated 63...

    Authors: Georgenne G. Weisenfeld, Kate Schellie Hodges and Abby Copeman Petig
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:18
  4. International kindergartens, which offer an immersive dual-language (English and Chinese) environment, are popular among middle-class families in Hong Kong. The international learning and teaching environment ...

    Authors: Jessie Ming Sin Wong
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:17
  5. The marketisation and privatisation of welfare services such as early childhood education and care (ECEC) have been a global trend in recent decades. Earlier research suggests that market-based ECEC provision ...

    Authors: Ville Ruutiainen, Eija Räikkönen and Maarit Alasuutari
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:16
  6. Investments in early childhood care and education (ECCE) have contributed to a growing demand for internationally comparable data. Yet data on access to quality ECCE are not routinely collected in many countri...

    Authors: Abbie Raikes, Nirmala Rao, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Caroline Cohrssen, Jere Behrman, Claudia Cappa, Amanda Devercelli, Florencia Lopez Boo, Dana McCoy and Linda Richter
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:14
  7. In India, the National Education Policy 2020 recommends ensuring universal access to high-quality early childhood care and education for children aged 3–6 years by 2030. Using the 75th round of National Statis...

    Authors: Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, Radhika Joshi and Amit Kumar
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:13
  8. Disparities exist in the availability of high-quality early childhood education and care settings (ECEC) across communities within the United States. Teachers have an imperative role in fostering children’s so...

    Authors: Alexandra Rivas, Angela Mooss, Christine Hughes Pontier, Jackie Romillo and Emma Muñoz
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:12
  9. Malnutrition in children is a significant risk factor for child mortality and is a global health problem. One of the influencing factors is low economic factors and the mother's education. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Yoyok Bekti Prasetyo, Pipit Permatasari and Henny Dwi Susanti
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:11
  10. It is essential to develop and improve instruments that measure and assess children's attitudes towards the elderly. Despite the degree of questions related to this topic, no tools validated for the Portuguese...

    Authors: Carla Sílvia Neves da Nova Fernandes, Teresa Moreira and Joana Galvão
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:10
  11. The long-term impact of prekindergarten programs is an important consideration given the trend of dedicating more resources to these programs. However, long-term impact of prekindergarten programs is not well-...

    Authors: Jon R. Courtney, Janelle Taylor Garcia, Jacob Rowberry, Nathan Eckberg, Sarah M. Dinces, Clayton S. Lobaugh and Ryan T. Tolman
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:9
  12. Research indicates that early intervention can improve long term outcomes for students who struggle early in school. However, in multi-layered organization such as the school system, many elements may come int...

    Authors: Suzanne Gooderham
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:8
  13. Refugee children are some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) for refugee children can have positive impacts on child outcomes, however most of the eviden...

    Authors: Katharina Ereky Stevens, Iram Siraj and Kimberley Kong
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:7
  14. This scoping review focused on the experiences of Indigenous families and their children in accessing quality early learning and child care in a Canadian urban context. This scoping review was conducted to con...

    Authors: Chelsea Freeborn, Alvina Mardhani-Bayne and Cheyanne Soetaert
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:6
  15. This national study explored the role of digital technologies in early childhood education and care settings and whether they could contribute to quality improvement as reported by educators and assessors of q...

    Authors: Maria Hatzigianni, Tanya Stephenson, Linda J. Harrison, Manjula Waniganayake, Philip Li, Lennie Barblett, Fay Hadley, Rebecca Andrews, Belinda Davis and Susan Irvine
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:5
  16. Field trips are steadily declining due to limited funding, time constraints, safety concerns, and other logistical issues. Many schools are resorting to a virtual field trip (VFT), especially when education is...

    Authors: Manuel B. Garcia, Louis S. Nadelson and Andy Yeh
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:4
  17. Early childhood education [ECE] can foster the social-emotional adjustment and development of young refugee children. Still, the large numbers of newly arriving refugee families challenge the ECE capacities of...

    Authors: Julian Busch, Thimo Buchmüller and Birgit Leyendecker
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:3
  18. The childhood national policy in Colombia recognizes the importance of quality in early childhood education (ECE). In this context, the government of the district of Bogota (2012–2016) proposed the program “Qu...

    Authors: Alba Lucy Guerrero and Marina Camargo-Abello
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:2
  19. To evaluate the effectiveness of food and nutrition regulations in developing healthy behaviors of young children, this study profiled the food and nutrient contribution of snacks, the foods and drinks consume...

    Authors: Amy Mireault, Linda Mann, Karen Blotnicky and Melissa D. Rossiter
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:1
  20. The massive development of information technology based on big data, internet, and artificial intelligence has brought fundamental changes to human patterns and lifestyles, especially after the COVID-19 pandem...

    Authors: Elfan Fanhas Fatwa Khomaeny and Erika Setyanti Kusumaputeri
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:10
  21. In recent years, surveillance cameras have become common in the education system, in early childhood child-care centres as well as in preschools and schools. Public opinion regarding the usage of security came...

    Authors: Hagit Meishar-Tal, A. Forkosh-Baruch, L. Levy and T. Shenkar
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:9
  22. This study examines how policy directives and recommendations implemented during a massive universal Pre-Kindergarten expansion in New York City has impacted teachers’ professional identity. We adapted the cri...

    Authors: Sanae Akaba, Lacey E. Peters, Eva Liang and Sherryl B. Graves
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:6
  23. Although social–emotional learning (SEL) and ethics education are important, it remains a challenging issue to effectively implement these practices. In this study, a Philosophical Ethics in Early Childhood ap...

    Authors: Tugce B. Arda Tuncdemir, Michael D. Burroughs and Ginger Moore
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:5
  24. Canine-assisted activities in schools can benefit students’ educational, emotional, and social needs. Furthermore, they could be an effective form of non-clinical mental health treatment for children and adole...

    Authors: Wendy Irene Fynn and Jessica Runacres
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:4
  25. This paper simulates the likely fiscal and employment effects of a vast public annual investment programme of free universal high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the UK. It examin...

    Authors: Jerome De Henau
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:3
  26. The present study examined the impact of a leadership development program, Leading for Change (LfC) that focused on building the capacity of early educators to lead change as frontline leaders and change agents. ...

    Authors: Yujin Lee, Anne Douglass, Songtian Zeng, Amanda Wiehe Lopes and Arazeliz Reyes
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:2
  27. This study utilized a sequential explanatory mixed-methods design in understanding the secondary system of therapeutic alliance from the perspectives of parents and caregivers of children with autism. In the q...

    Authors: John Robert C. Rilveria
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2022 16:1
  28. As policymakers and school communities work to address underlying causes of achievement gaps and access to quality early childhood education, this study considers the use of 21st Century Community Learning Cen...

    Authors: Heather P. Williams
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:16
  29. In the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector there is a move to reduce oversight costs by reducing the frequency of quality assessments in providers who score highly consistently across time. Howeve...

    Authors: Petr Varmuza, Michal Perlman and Olesya Falenchuk
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:15
  30. The proliferation of electronic content and limited exposure of children to books in Jordan has made both parents and health-care providers more concerned about healthy child development. This research aimed t...

    Authors: Mustafa S. Yousuf, Heather Lea Harvey, Sanjai K. Parahoo, Basil Shawkat Ziadeh, Muna Kilani and Eman Al-Kamil
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:14
  31. This study assessed government commitment in fulfilling its obligations in ensuring quality early childhood education (ECE) as outlined in the National Policy on Education; examined the teaching strategies tha...

    Authors: Moyinoluwa Grace Owojori and Taiwo Oladunni Gbenga-Akanmu
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:13
  32. This study was conducted to assess the psychosocial and material services provision of Wolisso Kalehiwot Church project/center. Qualitative research design employing phenomenological approach was conducted as ...

    Authors: Getachew Abeshu Disassa and Dabala Lamessa
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:12
  33. Child care prices are expected to reflect the quality of provision. However, in contexts where there are high information asymmetries between the users of the services and providers, we may expect this link be...

    Authors: Didem Pekkurnaz, Meltem A. Aran and Nazli Aktakke
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:11
  34. The objective was to establish how stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) conceptualize child mental health impact. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 stakeholders from disadvan...

    Authors: Panos Vostanis, Seyda Eruyar, Sadiyya Haffejee and Michelle O’Reilly
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:10
  35. This paper focuses on the provision of center-based preschool education for children ranging in age from 3 to 6 years in India. It estimates access rates to various services and highlights issues related to eq...

    Authors: Nirmala Rao, Namita Ranganathan, Ravneet Kaur and Rashi Mukhopadhayay
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:9
  36. Research has consistently demonstrated that self-regulation is essential for the development and preservation of health and well-being in the early years and across the lifespan. Based on the emerging literatu...

    Authors: Heather Braund and Kristy Timmons
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:8
  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Loanna Heidinger, Leanne C. Findlay and Anne Guèvremont
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:7

    The original article was published in International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2020 14:12

  38. Educators and researchers are increasingly interested in evaluating and promoting socio-emotional learning (SEL) beginning in early childhood (Newman & Dusunbury in 2015; Zigler & Trickett in American Psycholo...

    Authors: Christina F. Mondi, Alison Giovanelli and Arthur J. Reynolds
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:6
  39. This study investigates the attitudes, behaviors, and views about the rights of the child of early childhood education (ECE) teachers in Turkey. A mixed-method sequential transformative design was used, and 20...

    Authors: Cagla Banko-Bal and Tulin Guler-Yildiz
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:5
  40. Digital storytelling blends the ancient art of storytelling with a range of contemporary tools to weave stories together with the author's narrative voice, including digital images, graphics, music and sound. ...

    Authors: Maila D. H. Rahiem
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:4
  41. Vietnam has an age-old history of education, and Vietnamese people have high respect for learning. However, early childhood education (ECE) in Vietnam has been the main concern only since 1945. This paper desc...

    Authors: Thao Thi Vu
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:3
  42. The present study examined how in the context of the hybrid, privatized and marketized Dutch early education and care system (ECEC), childcare organizations respond to the public task of supporting inclusion a...

    Authors: W. M. van der Werf, P. L. Slot, P. N. Kenis and P. P. M. Leseman
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:2
  43. This qualitative study investigated teachers' beliefs about the availability of play materials in the physical indoor environment of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The empirical data were gathered ...

    Authors: Tone Rove Nilsen
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:1
  44. The Canadian government implemented the child care expense deduction in 1972, a policy initiative intended to offset the financial cost of child care for eligible families. Although the deduction has now been ...

    Authors: Loanna Heidinger, Leanne C. Findlay and Anne Guèvremont
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2020 14:12

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2021 15:7

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