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Lang, Sarah N.; Jeon, Lieny; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.; Wells, Michael B. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2020
Background: Understanding the correlates of young children's social emotional development is important to optimally support children's long-term success. Objective: This study examined the associations among dimensions of parent-teacher cocaring relationships, infants' and toddlers' social emotional adjustment, and parent-child closeness and…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Child Relationship, Infants, Toddlers
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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Taylor, Linda K.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
This Reflection on Practice is based upon a change in the undergraduate course "Family and Community Relations." Historically, this course has been taught on campus in a lecture format, as well as small and large group activities. However, during a spring semester at a midsized Midwestern University, it was altered to provide more direct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Child Care
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Pari, Elisa; Cozzi, Francesca; Rodocanachi Roidi, Marina Luisa; Grange, Francesca; Toshimori, Kumiko; Ripamonti, Enrico – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Although lives of parents of girls with Rett syndrome (RTT) are centred on the process of care, in the current literature their perceived levels of stress have been rarely investigated. Methods: We analysed levels of stress in a sample of 79 fathers and mothers parenting girls with RTT, who were required to compile the Parenting Stress…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Caregiver Role, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Females
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O'Regan, Miriam; Halpenny, Ann Marie; Hayes, Nóirín – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
In light of rapid changes in the early years sector in Ireland since 2000, questions arise about the professionalism of childminders (family day carers), the vast majority of whom are exempt from regulation. Fewer than 0.1% (<120) of childminders are registered with Tusla, the national regulator, despite the National Childminding Initiative,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Professionalism, Child Caregivers
Talan, Teri N.; Bloom, Paula Jorde – Teachers College Press, 2018
The "Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care" (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It is applicable for multiple uses, including program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, training,…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Child Care, Rating Scales, Qualifications
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Bright, Naomi; Hutchinson, Nick; Oakes, Peter; Marsland, Dave – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: This exploratory study aimed to increase understanding of the experiences of families of people with intellectual disabilities when noticing and raising concerns in services. A qualitative design was employed. Methods: Seven participants (all female) were recruited through local and national voluntary agencies; five were mothers of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Health Services, Intellectual Disability, Qualitative Research
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Weise, Janelle; Fisher, Karen R.; Trollor, Julian N. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Generalist mental health professionals are inadequately equipped to meet the rights of people with intellectual disability. A better understanding of the attributes of effective professionals may assist in the development of workforce capacity in this area. Methods: Twenty-eight family/support persons of people with intellectual…
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Allied Health Personnel, Intellectual Disability, Focus Groups
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Page, Jools – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Framed as an extension of Noddings' notion of the 'ethic of care,' the paper sets out an argument about 'Professional Love' as both a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child and parent and as a core normative component of early years educational discourse;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Intimacy, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Purdon, Anne – Education 3-13, 2018
This study aims to consider children's perspectives about free time activity choices. Through the use of drawings, favourite free time activities of third culture kids in Albania are compared with those of children in the UK. The sample comprises four boys and three girls from four to eight years from each country. Further conversations reveal…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Parents, Child Caregivers
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Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Hart, Logan; Øien, Roald A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
There is a long history of research on parents and caregivers of individuals within autism. Parents and other primary caregivers typically play the most important part in the lives of persons with ASD although the need for support as the child becomes of age varies widely. This special issue includes 30 articles on central areas related to…
Descriptors: Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parents, Caregivers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Larsen, Kenneth; Aasland, Astrid; Diseth, Trond H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has the potential to elicit effective early intervention, improving children's level of functioning and developmental trajectories as well as reducing parental stress. Multiple sources of information, including several informants may facilitate early identification. This study examined the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention, Child Development
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Many families seek quality, inclusive care for their young children with disabilities. A key to successful inclusion is understanding the needs of families and professionals who serve them. This review examined literature about the inclusion of young children with disabilities in childcare programs and collaboration among early childhood…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Child Care
Administration for Children & Families, 2018
Family engagement is essential to high quality services for all children in early childhood care and education. From the beginning of life, families nurture their children and the capacities they will need to be ready for school. The Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework for Early Childhood Systems is a guide to understanding…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Guides
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Reid, Jeanne L.; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Little is known about the extent and nature of low-income parents' interactions with other parents and staff at childcare centres, despite the potential for these interactions to provide emotional, informational, and instrumental support. This study interviewed 51 parents at three childcare centres in low-income neighbourhoods in New York City.…
Descriptors: Adults, Low Income Groups, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Interviews
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