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Wanzi Muruvi; Anna Powell; Yoonjeon Kim; Abby Copeman Petig; Lea J. E. Austin – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2023
Working with young children is intellectually, emotionally, and physically demanding. These challenges are compounded by the inadequate compensation that characterizes the early care and education (ECE) sector and lack of workplace support such as access to health benefits, retirement plans, and time off (Montoya et al., 2022). The cumulative…
Descriptors: Well Being, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Care, Child Care Centers
Hendricks, Susan Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This descriptive case study's purpose is to describe family child care providers' unexplored experiences as early childhood entrepreneurs while simultaneously addressing their (in)equitable representation in early childhood curricular programming in higher education. Additionally, the objective is to prime program leadership, such as lead faculty,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Entrepreneurship, Curriculum Development
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De-Souza, Desalyn; Galuski, Tracy; Pollock, Barbara – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
There is a strong national movement to improve the quality in child care programs nationwide and an important part of this movement includes professional preparation standards. Stakeholders in New York State (NYS) have developed the NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential (CPAC), designed to meet the need for increased knowledge in child…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Administrators, Management Development, Program Administration
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Aslanian, Teresa K. – Global Studies of Childhood, 2020
Care is traditionally researched in ECEC as a dyadic, human phenomenon that relies heavily of tropes of females as care providers. The assumption that care is produced in dyadic relationships occludes material care practices that occur beyond the dyad. Drawing on Bernice Fisher and Joan Tronto's care ethics and Karen Barad's focus on the agency of…
Descriptors: Child Care, Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Service Occupations
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University, 2018
The attitudes of those who work in human service fields are critical to the outcomes of the people they serve. Research suggests that factors such as overwork, poor interpersonal relationships with colleagues, dissatisfaction with pay, lack of employee involvement in decision making, and low levels of support from management contribute to negative…
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Employee Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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Marshall, Nancy; Martin, Jennifer – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2019
Leveraging digital technology for practice innovation is a compelling challenge. Limited education and training prevent human service practitioners from incorporating technology into practice. Progress in this area will be achieved when significant changes to pedagogy support technology integration with teaching/learning partnerships in higher…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron; Love, Ivy; Robertson, Cassandra; Tesfai, Lul – New America, 2021
From February to April, New America conducted over 30 interviews with experts, care providers, and union representatives, focusing on three states. This report outlines key considerations for improving care worker job quality through organizing. We also include case studies on care worker organizing in California, Illinois, Washington, and the…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Care Occupations, Home Health Aides, Caregiver Attitudes
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, 2019
In the 2017-2019 operating budget, the Legislature appropriated $5,000 to create a child care workforce development technical workgroup (Workgroup) and directed the Department of Early Learning (now the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, or DCYF) to convene a group consisting of 13 stakeholders to develop recommendations for the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Labor Force Development
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Faulkner, Monica; Gerstenblatt, Paula; Lee, Ahyoung; Vallejo, Viana; Travis, Dnika – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2016
Childcare providers face multiple work-related stressors. Small studies of childcare providers have suggested that providers have high levels of depression compared to the general population. However, unlike other caregiving professions, the research examining childcare providers is sparse, and there is little information to inform practices and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Caregivers, Child Care Occupations, Stress Variables
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Durden, Tonia; Mincemoyer, Claudia; Crandall, Leslie; Alviz, Kit; Garcia, Aileen – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those caring for children in their homes. This study explores the characteristics of FCC providers who…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Online Courses
Wilson, Penny – Alliance for Childhood (NJ3a), 2010
People always want to begin by defining play, but playworker and play theorist Gordon Sturrock says, "Trying to define play is like trying to define love. You can't do it. It's too big for that." Instead, playworkers and theorists describe play this way: "Play is a set of behaviors that are freely chosen, personally directed, and intrinsically…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Children, Child Development
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Vincent, Carol; Braun, Annette – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
This paper reports on data drawn from an "Economic and Social Research Council"-funded project investigating the experiences of UK-based students training on level-2 and level-3 childcare courses. We focus on the concept of emotional labour in relation to learning to care for and educate young children and the ways in which the students'…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Class, Child Care Occupations, Child Care
Bernoteit, Stephanie A., Ed.; Darragh Ernst, Johnna C., Ed.; Latham, Nancy I., Ed. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2016
"Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation" is jointly published by the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) and the Illinois Board of Education (IBHE), and highlights the accomplished work of many of the state's two- and four-year faculty to redesign early childhood educator…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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Davenport, Helen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
Using stories from two employees in the UK Sure Start initiative, this paper offers insight into the complexity of developing a professional identity within a newly established, nebulous role of "outreach worker". Such a role is highly diverse in terms of its duties and the people with whom it engages. As such, it poses challenges for…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Professional Identity, Womens Studies, Interviews
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Weinstock, Phyllis; Bos, Johannes; Tseng, Fannie; Rosenthal, Emily; Ortiz, Lorena; Dowsett, Chantelle; Huston, Aletha; Bentley, Alison – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
Little research has been conducted on the effectiveness of training strategies for child care providers. The current study used an experimental intent-to-treat design to measure the impact of an established intervention, the on-site caregiver training component of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), on child development and child care…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Caregiver Training, On the Job Training, Intervention
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