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Thematic Series: Team Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

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Edited by: Pamela Oberhuemer, Birgit Riedel, Rahel Warnatsch and Samuel Bader

With this thematic issue “Team Concepts in ECEC” we plan to take a closer look not only at the composition of teams, but also at established and innovative team approaches in a variety of countries. Understanding how these concepts evolved and discussing the potentials and challenges of their implementation in everyday practice is our main aim. → Link to full Call for Papers

Team concepts in ECEC: potentials and challenges of heterogeneous staff teams
Pamela Oberhuemer, Birgit Riedel, Rahel Warnatsch & Samuel Bader 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:23
Published on: 11 December 2023

Multi-professional teamwork in Finnish early childhood education and care
Kirsti Karila & Päivi Kupila 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:21
Published on: 8 December 2023

Innovative ways of handling staff shortages in ECEC? Increasing flexibility in the regulatory frameworks for non-traditional and non-German professional staff qualifications
Mariana Grgic & Tina Friederich 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:22
Published on: 11 December 2023


Qualifications and supports for teaching teams in state-funded preschool in the United States
Georgenne G. Weisenfeld
, Kate Schellie Hodges & Abby Copeman Petig 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:18
Published on: 28 October 2023


“…Because we do so together”: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Assistant Teacher’s Work Environment, Conditions, and Teamwork Experiences
Marisa Schlieber, 
Tobi Adejumo, Jenna Knight, Enrique Valencia Lopez & Elizabeth Pufall Jones 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:19
Published on: 13 November 202

Embracing team heterogeneity: a case study of the collaborative teaching practice in an international kindergarten in Hong Kong
Jessie Ming Sin Wong

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:17
Published on: 19 September 2023


Pandemic-related challenges for team leadership in ECEC centres in Germany
Katrin Lattner & Petra Strehmel 

International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy 2023 17:20
Published on: 08 December 2023


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