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Liang, Xinyun; Cohrssen, Caroline – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
With Australia's overwhelming 'Yes' vote on marriage equality in November 2017, the need for early childhood educators to ensure that understandings of 'family' reflected in early childhood education and care settings include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) parents and their children, is further reinforced. Here, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Inclusion, LGBTQ People
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Ayling, Natasha J.; Walsh, Kerryann; Williams, Kate E. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect is a complex yet essential responsibility tasked to many professional groups working with children, including the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce. This paper provides a narrative review synthesising the empirical literature on factors influencing ECEC educators' reporting of child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Disclosure, Child Abuse
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McLean, Karen; Edwards, Susan; Mantilla, Ana – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Community playgroups, which are one type of playgroup and early childhood service, operate on a weekly basis under the leadership of volunteer caregivers (including parents, kinship members, family-day carers and other adults in children's lives). Caregivers and children voluntarily attend and participate in community playgroups. Although…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Skouteris, Helen; Watson, Brittany; Lum, Jarrad – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
To our knowledge, no previous literature review has focused specifically on the effectiveness of transition programs that target collaboration between primary school and pre-school teachers, parents and children. Hence, in this paper we sought to review the literature on this topic. The findings of published studies to date reveal that,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Elementary Schools, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Elspeth; Eivers, Areana; Thorpe, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Evidence concerning the impact of child care on child development suggests that higher-quality environments, particularly those that are more responsive, predict more favourable social and behavioural outcomes. However, the extent of this effect is not as great as might be expected. Impacts on child outcomes are, at best, modest. One recent…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Evidence, Caregivers
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Bohanna, India; Davis, Elise; Corr, Lara; Priest, Naomi; Tan, Huong – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Family Day Care (FDC) is a distinctive form of child care chosen by many Australian families. However, there appears to be little empirical research on FDC conducted in Australia. The aim of this study was to systematically review the recent published literature on FDC research in Australia, assess its quality, and identify pertinent topics for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Well Being, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Hunt, Robyn; Walsh, Kerryann – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This paper presents the results of a systematic review of literature on the topic of parents' views about child sexual abuse prevention education. It describes: i) what parents know about child sexual abuse prevention education; ii) what child sexual abuse prevention messages parents provide to their children and what topics they discuss; iii)…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Prevention, Foreign Countries