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ERIC Number: EJ1068153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Early Childhood Settings and Funded Two-Year-Old Children: Experiences from Four Settings in England
Phair, Heleanna; Davis, Geraldine
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n9 p1464-1479 2015
In 2013 funding was introduced to support disadvantaged two-year-old children to attend early childhood settings in England. This study explores the experiences of four early childhood settings as they worked with these funded children for the first time. Using interviews and observations within the settings, findings demonstrate some adjustment of resources, but a lack of overall preparedness for working with two-year-old children. Training was available to support staff in settings, but mechanisms to make use of this training to develop opportunities for the funded two-year-old children was under-developed. Understanding of the reasons for the introduction of the funded places for two-year-old children was limited. Specific development of the key person role and development of parent partnerships are recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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