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  1. Review

    The importance of emotional competence and self-regulation from birth: a case for the evidence-based emotional cognitive social early learning approach

    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 ...

    Donna K. Housman

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

    Published on: 28 November 2017

  2. Research

    Information sharing between teachers and early education programs during school entry in Norway: associations with children’s school adjustment and success in the first year

    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...

    Kyle DeMeo Cook, Eric Dearing and Henrik Daae Zachrisson

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

    Published on: 28 November 2017

  3. Research

    Online child care training in the United States: a preliminary investigation of who participates, what is offered, and on which topics the workforce is focusing

    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...

    Debra J. Ackerman

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

    Published on: 3 November 2017

  4. Research

    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

  5. Research

    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

  6. Research

    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

  7. Research

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Research

    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

  11. Research

    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

  12. Short report

    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

  13. Research

    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

  14. Research

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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