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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Article

    Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education and Care Implementation

    Governments around the world have boosted their early childhood education and care (ECEC) engagement and investment on the basis of evidence from neurological studies and quantitative social science research. ...

    Wendy K. Jarvie

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020035

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  5. Article

    Early Childhood Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    In recent years, increasing priority has been placed on the development of national intersectoral early childhood development (ECD) policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reviews the role of national ECD p...

    Michelle J. Neuman and Amanda E. Devercelli

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020021

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  6. Article

    Transforming Early Learning Vision into Action in Ontario, Canada

    In Canada, the provinces are responsible for education. This article describes the approach that Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has taken to implement a new vision for early learning including unive...

    Jim Grieve

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020044

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  7. Article

    Data on Early Child Education and Care Learning Environments in Germany

    Early child education and care (ECEC) learning environments play an important role in children’s developmental status and educational outcomes as international research has shown. However, the data basis for a...

    Tobias Linberg, Thomas Baeumer and Hans-Guenther Rossbach

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010024

    Published on: 20 February 2015

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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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