ERIC Number: EJ1135849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Childcare Providers' Use of Practices to Promote Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence
Steed, Elizabeth A.; Roach, Andrew T.
Infants and Young Children, v30 n2 p162-171 Apr-Jun 2017
Findings are presented regarding childcare providers' use of evidence-based strategies to promote preschoolers' social-emotional competence in 38 urban childcare classrooms. Descriptive results from classroom observations and childcare teachers' interviews indicated that in the absence of training, childcare teaching staff implemented few of these strategies. Teachers also reported a lack of infrastructure elements such as professional development, a leadership team, data-based tools for decision making, and monetary resources that are associated with the adoption and sustained use of strategies. Findings are described and recommendations are presented to support implementation of practices associated with young children's social-emotional competence in childcare settings.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care, Observation, Interviews, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Teamwork, Instructional Leadership, Decision Making, Data Collection, Educational Finance, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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