ERIC Number: EJ1148740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of the Quality of Discipline Policies in NAEYC-Accredited Early Care and Education Programs
Garrity, Sarah M.; Longstreth, Sascha L.; Linder, Lisa K.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v37 n2 p94-106 Aug 2017
The purpose of this study was to expand the knowledge base regarding discipline policies in early care and education (ECE) programs by examining the extent to which programs utilize policies that reflect the implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent and address challenging behaviors in the early years. Discipline policies were gathered from 282 programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and were scored using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist. Overall, policies failed to address evidence-base practices, and findings are situated within the discourse on the prevalence of challenging behaviors and the troubling date on preschool suspension and expulsion rates and the current ECE context.
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, School Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Evidence Based Practice, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Check Lists, Intervention, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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