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    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

  2. 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

  3. Research

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Case report

    The evolution of early childhood education policy in Hong Kong

    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...

    Jessie M S Wong and Nirmala Rao

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

    Published on: 11 March 2015

  7. Case study

    Rethinking early childhood workforce sustainability in the context of Australia's early childhood education and care reforms

    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...

    Tamara Cumming, Jennifer Sumsion and Sandie Wong

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

    Published on: 11 March 2015

  8. Research

    Do increased availability and reduced cost of early childhood care and education narrow social inequality gaps in utilization? Evidence from Norway

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 26 February 2015

  9. Article

    Child Schooling and Child Work in India: Does Poverty Matter?

    This paper examines the differentials of school attendance patterns. i.e. never attended, entered into school, dropout rate, repeating, left school two or more years ago and child work by economic condition of...

    Bijaya Kumar Malik

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010080

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  10. Article

    Church Sponsored Child Care: Association of Regulatory Level with Quality

    Multiple types of child care are exempt from government licensure or regulation in the United States, yet previous research has shown that stricter adherence to regulatory standards predicts higher quality pro...

    Joellen Lewsader and James Elicker

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020067

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  11. Article

    Understanding and Using Early Learning Standards for Young Children Globally

    Around the world, there is an increasing focus on the importance of the early years, with growing numbers of countries specifying early learning and development standards. The authors find that differences in ...

    Sharon Lynn Kagan, Elise Castillo, Rebecca E. Gomez and Saima Gowani

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020053

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  12. Article

    Kindergarten — a Universal Right for Children in Norway

    The article is divided into three parts. In part 1 the Norwegian kindergarten is introduced. We present some facts and the purpose of the kindergarten as it appears in state documents. We also describe a histo...

    Kristin Holte Haug and Jan Storø

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020001

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  13. Article

    Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences

    Evidence that adverse rearing environments exert negative effects particularly on children and adults presumed “vulnerable” for temperamental or genetic reasons may actually reflect something else: heightened ...

    Jay Belsky

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020015

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  14. Research

    The causal relationship between parental involvement and children's behavioural adjustment to KG-1 schooling

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 28 October 2014

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