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  1. 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 ...

    Authors: Donna K. Housman

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

    Content type: Review

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  2. 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...

    Authors: Debra J. Ackerman

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

    Content type: Research

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  3. This paper is an exploratory study to identify similarities and differences between two groups of early childhood educator’ perceptions of how infants and toddlers learn in the contexts of Australia and China....

    Authors: M. Li, B. Nyland, K. Margetts and Y. Guan

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

    Content type: Research

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  4. The purpose of this study was to assess if there is a functioning school-based system of assessment for identification and intervention programmes for children with special educational needs in pre-primary sch...

    Authors: Phidea H. Mapunda, Abich D. Omollo and Theodora A. L. Bali

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  5. The goal of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers reported responding to the instructional mandates they received. To answer our research questions, we completed semi-structured interviews...

    Authors: Jennifer Wallace Jacoby and Nonie K. Lesaux

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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...

    Authors: Karin Rönnerman, Peter Grootenboer and Christine Edwards-Groves

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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...

    Authors: Jeong Rim Lee, Gilsook Kim, YeJin Yi, Shinyeong Song and Jinmi Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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...

    Authors: Eunseol Kim, Seong Hyeok Moon, Jeong Rim Lee, Yoon Kyung Choi, Namhee Do and Dongha Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2017 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  31. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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