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Limbers, Christine A. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to understand caregiver preferences for their children's instructional format for the start of the 2020 to 2021 academic year. The purpose of the current study was to assess caregiver preferences for on-campus versus virtual learning at home during the fall and factors associated with these…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Preferences, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Moran, Kaitlin K. – Child Care in Practice, 2021
This study examines why African-American caregivers in low-income urban neighborhoods in the United States transition their children between different childcare arrangements involving relative care, home/family care and center-based care, based on interviews conducted with 40 caregivers from three different childcare centers in one metropolitan…
Descriptors: African Americans, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Low Income Groups
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Zeng, Songtian; Douglass, Anne; Lee, Yujin; DelVecchio, Becky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and feasibility of the Small Business Innovation Course program. The goal is to contribute to a deeper…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Feasibility Studies, Leadership Training, Child Caregivers
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Clegg, Jennifer M.; Wen, Nicole J.; DeBaylo, Paige H.; Alcott, Adam; Keltner, Elena C.; Legare, Cristine H. – Child Development, 2021
Teaching supports the high-fidelity transmission of knowledge and skills. This study examined similarities and differences in caregiver teaching practices in the United States and Vanuatu (N = 125 caregiver and 3- to 8-year-old child pairs) during a collaborative problem-solving task. Caregivers used diverse verbal and nonverbal teaching practices…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Cameron, Harriet; Cooper, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This small study explores the lived experience of four UK-based fathers (one black British, one white Polish and two white British) caring for at least one child with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism. The key aim was to get as close as possible to understanding the experience of these fathers in their role as carers.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship
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Purdon, Anne – Education 3-13, 2021
Building on the author's previous research on sustained shared thinking (SST) in early years' settings, this study investigates challenges for nannies of fostering quality interactions (Qi) within a family home. Data were collected through a focus group and semi-structured interviews with London-based nannies. Analysis of the rich, qualitative…
Descriptors: Interaction, Family Environment, Child Caregivers, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Sarah; Owen, Michael – Health Education Journal, 2021
Background: Schools are ideal environments in which to conduct child and adolescent physical activity (PA) research. Despite this, PA-specific practical guidance for school-based research is lacking, which may present unique challenges to researchers. Based on reflections from our own experiences, this paper seeks to provide practical guidance on…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Schools
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McKenzie, Judith Anne; Kahonde, Callista; Mostert, Karen; Aldersey, Heather Michelle – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Families struggle to support family members with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), especially in low resourced settings where formal services may not be available. Method: The adapted Family Community Participation survey, measuring perceptions of community participation, was administered to 67 primary caregivers…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Needs, Community Services, Child Caregivers
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Kim, Jinhee; Kim, Hyunlye; Park, Seojin; Yoo, Jaeyong; Gelegjamts, Delgersuren – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Intellectual disabilities are characterized by constant and complex needs for care that place a heavy burden on the families of affected individuals and affect their overall quality of life. We evaluated the mediating effects of family functioning on the relationship between care burden and the family quality of life of caregivers of…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Family Life, Quality of Life, Child Caregivers
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Eckhardt, Andrea G.; Egert, Franziska – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2020
Over the last few decades, research has consistently shown that process quality in child care centers and family child care varies substantially, but is mostly at a mediocre level. Based on the NUBBEK sample (National Study on Education, Learning and Upbringing in Early Childhood), an expanded model of process quality tests the influence of…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Penner, Francesca; Sharp, Carla; Marais, Lochner; Shohet, Cilly; Givon, Deborah; Boivin, Michael – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2020
The goal of this paper was to conduct a review of studies from 2008 to 2019 that evaluated community-based caregiver or family interventions to support the mental health of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa, across four domains: (a) study methodology, (b) cultural adaptation and community participation, (c) intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Caregivers, Family (Sociological Unit), Mental Health
Nilsen, Trude; Slot, Pauline; Cigler, Hynek; Chen, Minge – OECD Publishing, 2020
Situational Judgement Questions (SJQs) measuring process quality were included in the OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018 (TALIS Starting Strong 2018) to address concerns of self-report bias in large-scale international surveys. These SJQs provide the staff in early childhood education and care with situations…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Situational Tests, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys
OECD Publishing, 2020
The experience of children under age 3 with early childhood education and care (ECEC) is crucial for their learning, development and well-being and for parents' return to work. Despite increasing recognition of the importance of ECEC for the youngest children, little is known about this sector. The OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Young Children, Child Development
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has been a nearly unprecedented disruption to American education at all levels. Disruptions to early childhood learning have also been widespread. Public pre-K programs attended by 1.6 million children nationwide were closed to help stop the community spread of COVID-19. Roughly one-third of children under age five typically…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, COVID-19, School Closing
Lynch, Karen E. – Congressional Research Service, 2020
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law (P.L. 116-136). The CARES Act includes $3.5 billion in supplemental appropriations for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This report provides an overview of the CCDBG provisions in the CARES Act. Among other things, these…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Block Grants
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