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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. This paper documents Sesame Workshop India Trust’s work in impoverished communities in Mumbai with regard to the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services. The model works with children a...

    Authors: Varna Sri Raman, Anuragini Nagar and Ira Joshi
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020057
  19. This study explored Korean immigrant fathers’ perspectives on their involvement in children’s learning and schooling in the United States with the intent to suggest for early childhood educators and teachers t...

    Authors: Keun Kyu Kim and Jaeyong Chung
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020047
  20. The Commonwealth of Virginia is used as a representative case to illustrate the implication of federal policy on reading education practices in kindergarten in the United States of America. While Virginia foll...

    Authors: Guang-Lea Lee, Joanne K. Sullivan and Abha Gupta
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020021
  21. The aims of this article are fourfold. Firstly, the article outlines the development of the ECEC policy in Taiwan, with a principle focus on female labor force participation rates and birth rates. Secondly, it...

    Authors: Chih-Peng Chiu and Suechun Wei
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50020001
  22. The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Act of 2000 is the national ECCD policy framework of the Philippines. A basic element of this framework is shared governance. This model exemplifies governance m...

    Authors: Marilyn F. Manuel and Euberto B. Gregorio
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010065
  23. Great progress in the field of early childhood education policy in China has been made in 2010. In the light of the National Plan for Medium and the Long-term Program for Education Reform and Development, the ...

    Authors: Xin Zhou
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010029
  24. Comparative studies in public policy is, in general, an important area, suitable for deep analysis, since it indicates how the State creates a hierarchy of different development sectors that have an impact nat...

    Authors: Maria Victoria Peralta
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010017
  25. This article explores the rationales and the research paradigms that countries have used to underpin policies on early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and to justify expenditure on them. Globaliza...

    Authors: Helen Penn
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 5:50010001
  26. The expectation of quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is that higher quality inputs will produce higher quality outcomes for children. There are many ways that outcomes may be expressed and meas...

    Authors: Karin Ishimine, Collette Tayler and John Bennett
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020067
  27. Increases in the numbers of working mothers, combined with decreases in the levels of support for child-rearing within families in Korea requires the search for alternative forms of support. In order to lessen...

    Authors: Mugyeong Moon
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020055
  28. In many parts of the world early childhood services are disconnected in ways that reduce their effectiveness in supporting family life, healthy child development, and the transition to school. Furthermore, acc...

    Authors: Carl Corter and Janette Pelletier
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020045
  29. The convergence of knowledge from neuroscience, social science and economics on the importance of early life or experiences on brain development has tremendous implication on the future of societies. Regardles...

    Authors: Mary Eming Young
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020025
  30. This paper identifies innovative work on curriculum undertaken in New Zealand in the 1990s as inspirational for recently developed frameworks in Australia and parts of Canada. The paper argues that the form th...

    Authors: Alan Pence and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020015
  31. The progress of the Asia-Pacific region towards the first goal of Education for All, ‘expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education (ECCE), especially for the most vulnerable and dis...

    Authors: Gwang-Jo Kim and Mami Umayahara
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40020001
  32. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Malaysia is catching much more limelight now than in the past. In a country where governance is very centralized, such attention has given rise to more quality pres...

    Authors: Ng Soo Boon
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40010045
  33. The rationale for this study sprang from the dissatisfaction expressed in many countries during the OECD reviews about the split in services. Because of the split, ministries had ceased to talk with each other...

    Authors: John Bennett and Yoshie Kaga
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 4:40010035
  34. The ecology and development of Hong Kong early childhood education is molded by the continuous and dynamic interactions between major stakeholders: government, school administrators and teacher educators. Hong...

    Authors: Betty Chan, Maria Lee and Grace Choy
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010075
  35. Early childhood education and care services in Australia are undergoing major reforms, following widespread community concern about the quality of provision in general and the viability of corporate childcare ...

    Authors: Sandra Cheeseman and Jane Torr
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010061
  36. This paper reviews the development of early childhood education in China in the recent 3 decades and examines the advantages and disadvantages of the relative policies made by the government. This paper mainly...

    Authors: Jiaxiong Zhu
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010051
  37. The developmental and educational importance of high quality early care and education is well documented. The value of access to high quality care combined with the increasing demand for care has made access t...

    Authors: Cynthia K. Buettner and David W. Andrews
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010043
  38. This paper analyses child care and education policy in Cambodia, a country where there is currently a strong commitment to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). This is done by (i) providing an overview o...

    Authors: Nirmala Rao and Veronica Pearson
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010013
  39. With a background in key factors supplied by European stakeholders within early childhood education and care (ECEC), Swedish policy is described. Sweden has a longstanding policy of equity and equality in whic...

    Authors: Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson and Sonja Sheridan
    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2015 3:30010001

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