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  1. 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...

    Authors: Lawrence T. Lam and Emmy M. Y. Wong
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:5
  2. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:3
  3. In this commentary, we draw on examples from the thematic issue ‘Longitudinal studies in ECEC—challenges of translating research results into policy actions’ to discuss how research from longitudinal studies i...

    Authors: Janina Eberhart, Sophie Hahn and Carolyn Seybel
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:1
  4. Many early language support programmes have been implemented in ECEC settings over the last years in Germany. Most of them are targeted programmes which have not shown to have longer term beneficial effects. T...

    Authors: Yvonne Anders, Hans-Günther Rossbach and Wolfgang Tietze
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:9
  5. 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 ...

    Authors: Alfredo Bautista, Siew-Chin Ng, David Múñez and Rebecca Bull
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:8
  6. 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...

    Authors: Sabine Weinert, Anja Linberg, Manja Attig, Jan-David Freund and Tobias Linberg
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:7
  7. 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...

    Authors: Lawrence J. Schweinhart
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:6
  8. 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-...

    Authors: Amy L. Bird, Polly E. Atatoa Carr, Elaine Reese and Susan M. B. Morton
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:5
  9. 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...

    Authors: Juliet Bromer and Corinne Weaver
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:4
  10. 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...

    Authors: Edward Melhuish
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:3
  11. Early childhood education (ECE) in China has been relegated to the role of ‘Cinderella’ by its educational authorities since 1980s, due to the policy of ‘marketizing and privatizing non-compulsory pre-school e...

    Authors: Hui Li, Weipeng Yang and Jennifer J. Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:2
  12. 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...

    Authors: Rachel Langford, Susan Prentice, Brooke Richardson and Patrizia Albanese
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2016 10:1
  13. 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...

    Authors: Emma C. Pearson
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:13
  14. Australia’s first national early childhood curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework (Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009), aims’to extend and enrich children’s learning ...

    Authors: Belinda Davis, Jane Torr and Sheila Degotardi
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:12
  15. This paper examines recreational activities in children’s free time, as a component of their wellbeing in a socio-ecological framework. Data comprise semi-structured interviews, conducted with 50 parents and 3...

    Authors: Gaëlle Amerijckx and Perrine Humblet
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:11
  16. 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 “...

    Authors: Marit Hopman and Trudie Knijn
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:10
  17. 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 ...

    Authors: Timothy Gilley, Collette Tayler, Frank Niklas and Daniel Cloney
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:9
  18. 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...

    Authors: Helen Logan, Jennifer Sumsion and Frances Press
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:8
  19. 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...

    Authors: Carolyn Davidson Abel, Jannah Walters Nerren and Hope Elizabeth Wilson
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:7
  20. Executive functions (EF) provide top-down control of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Such abilities are related to learning, emotional control, and adjustment. A promising line of research on EF examines ea...

    Authors: Natália Martins Dias and Alessandra Gotuzo Seabra
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:6
  21. Protecting children’s development rights and promoting social equity are the priority and core tasks of the Chinese government and international community. Currently, the inequity of early childhood education ...

    Authors: Xiumin Hong, Peng Liu, Qun Ma and Xin Luo
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:5
  22. 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...

    Authors: Jessie M S Wong and Nirmala Rao
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:3
  23. 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...

    Authors: Tamara Cumming, Jennifer Sumsion and Sandie Wong
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:2
  24. 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...

    Authors: Erin Sibley, Eric Dearing, Claudio O Toppelberg, Arnstein Mykletun and Henrik Daae Zachrisson
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 9:1
  25. 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 ...

    Authors: Sharon Lynn Kagan, Elise Castillo, Rebecca E. Gomez and Saima Gowani
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020053
  26. The Australian policy environment has undergone significant changes with a move towards evidence-based policy development. It is in this climate that the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) began ...

    Authors: Margaret Sims and Huy P. Phan
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020033
  27. 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 ...

    Authors: Jay Belsky
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020015
  28. 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...

    Authors: Kristin Holte Haug and Jan Storø
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70020001
  29. 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...

    Authors: Bijaya Kumar Malik
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010080
  30. The unbalanced development of preschool education in different regions severely hinders the process of universalizing preschool education in Mainland China. Using the method of cluster analysis, this paper exa...

    Authors: Xiumin Hong, Li Luo and Fangfang Cui
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010067
  31. This is a first of its kind study comparing the USA to other world countries utilizing the Child Care Aware — NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) Child Care Benchmarks r...

    Authors: Richard Fiene
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010060
  32. Where and when innovation occurs in the United States (U.S.) early education schools depends greatly on the congruency of long-standing workplace norms, access to resources, and the actual oversight of school ...

    Authors: Michelle Lee Manganaro
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010043
  33. 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...

    Authors: Tobias Linberg, Thomas Baeumer and Hans-Guenther Rossbach
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010024
  34. An annual survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research has traced state pre-K policy change in the United States since 2001. Such programs are only one part of a system that also includes a la...

    Authors: Steven Barnett and Megan Carolan
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 7:70010005
  35. This 10 year overview of a citywide program implemented to improve the quality of childcare and education in San Francisco provides a description of critical issues related to implementation of an assessment p...

    Authors: Soyeon Park, Charlotte Ferretti and Gretchen Ames
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020055
  36. 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...

    Authors: Jim Grieve
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020044
  37. 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...

    Authors: Michelle J. Neuman and Amanda E. Devercelli
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020021
  38. UNESCO conducted a cross-national study on the issue of integration of early childhood care and education services within education in 2008–2009. In order to have a more comprehensive understanding of the issu...

    Authors: Yoshie Kaga, Steven Barnett and John Bennett
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60020001
  39. Unlike other countries where indigenous people constitute the minority groups, in Indonesia majority of the population (about 95%) are natives (pribumi). There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia who live ...

    Authors: Aliah B. Purwakania Hasan and Eny Suwarni
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010063
  40. Family child care, or family day care (FDC), as it is known in Australia, is an important early childhood education and care (ECEC) option, as it offers unique services compared with other ECEC services such a...

    Authors: Karin Ishimine and Collette Tayler
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010045
  41. As the biggest developing country in the world, China is now tackling the pressing problems of child poverty, whilst facing the increasing aging population at the same time. In August 2009 and April 2010, the ...

    Authors: Liyan Huo and Minyi Li
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010035
  42. In this study, we describe the development of working practices in Finnish day care centers within the Helsinki metropolitan area, which has 500 day care centers. Every two years, 21 of them are selected for a...

    Authors: Tuulikki Venninen, Jonna Leinonen, Mikko Ojala and Lasse Lipponen
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 6:60010001
  43. 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...

    Authors: Masood Badri, Amal Al Qubaisi, Asma Al Rashedi and Guang Yang
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2014 8:3
  44. Despite being generally viewed as homogenous, the four provinces that make up Atlantic Canada have quite different Early Childhood Education and Care systems. Through in-depth interviews of policy actors withi...

    Authors: David McGrane
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2014 8:1

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