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    The practice architectures of middle leading in early childhood education

    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...

    Karin Rönnerman, Peter Grootenboer and Christine Edwards-Groves

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

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Classifying Korean children’s behavioral problems and their influencing factors: a latent profile analysis

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    Enhancing social-emotional well-being in young children through improving teachers’ social-emotional competence and curriculum design in Hong Kong

    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...

    Lawrence T. Lam and Emmy M. Y. Wong

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

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    The impact of expected child-rearing expenses on childbirth based on the matching of two Korean panel data

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research

    Who uses early childhood education and care services? Comparing socioeconomic selection across five western policy contexts

    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 ...

    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

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

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  6. Research

    Learning areas for holistic education: kindergarten teachers’ curriculum priorities, professional development needs, and beliefs

    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 ...

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

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

    Published on: 25 November 2016

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    Analyzing early child development, influential conditions, and future impacts: prospects of a German newborn cohort study

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 7 October 2016

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    Policy translation for early childhood education and care: the Growing Up in New Zealand approach

    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-...

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

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

    Published on: 6 October 2016

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    Use of early childhood longitudinal studies by policy makers

    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...

    Lawrence J. Schweinhart

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

    Published on: 6 October 2016

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    Supporting family child care and quality improvement: findings from an exploratory survey of Illinois child care resource and referral agency staff

    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...

    Juliet Bromer and Corinne Weaver

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

    Published on: 17 September 2016

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    Longitudinal research and early years policy development in the UK

    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...

    Edward Melhuish

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

    Published on: 7 September 2016

  12. Research

    Conflictual and cooperative childcare politics in Canada

    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...

    Rachel Langford, Susan Prentice, Brooke Richardson and Patrizia Albanese

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

    Published on: 15 January 2016

  13. Research

    Moving forward with early childhood care and education (ECCE) post-2015 in the Asia Pacific Region: an analysis of global and national policy goals

    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...

    Emma C. Pearson

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

    Published on: 21 December 2015

  14. Research

    The ‘turn to parenting’: paradigm shift or work in progress?

    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 “...

    Marit Hopman and Trudie Knijn

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

    Published on: 21 September 2015

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    Too late and not enough for some children: early childhood education and care (ECEC) program usage patterns in the years before school in Australia

    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 ...

    Timothy Gilley, Collette Tayler, Frank Niklas and Daniel Cloney

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

    Published on: 3 July 2015

  16. Research

    The Council of Australian Government Reforms [2007–2013]: a critical juncture in Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy?

    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...

    Helen Logan, Jennifer Sumsion and Frances Press

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

    Published on: 17 June 2015

  17. Research

    Leaping the language gap: strategies for preschool and head start teachers

    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...

    Carolyn Davidson Abel, Jannah Walters Nerren and Hope Elizabeth Wilson

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

    Published on: 4 June 2015

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