ERIC Number: EJ1077573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Everyday Routines: A Window into the Cultural Organization of Family Child Care
Tonyan, Holli A.
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v13 n3 p311-327 Oct 2015
Eco(logical)-cultural Theory suggests that a daily routine results from individuals adapting cultural ideas to the constraints of a local context or ecology. Using Ecocultural Theory, this research examined family child care providers' descriptions of daily activities and overall approach to understand cultural models. The results highlighted a predominant cultural model reflecting ideas of "natural" child development facilitated by a structured daily routine. However, an alternative model emphasizing flexibility, intimacy, and relationships was also present. The results suggest that we need to better understand the conditions under which certain models become widely appropriated and enacted.
Descriptors: Child Care, Cultural Context, Models, Educational Practices, Operations Research, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Ecological Factors, Organizational Theories, Mail Surveys, Enrichment Activities, Profiles, Classification, Scheduling, Early Childhood Education, Correlation, Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20MD003938