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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Schilder, Diane; Smith Leavell, Ashley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
As part of President Obama's Early Education Plan, Congress authorized $500 million in the 2014 Omnibus Act to support states and communities in expanding high-quality early learning through the creation of a new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership initiative. This initiative has placed renewed interest on research regarding the nature and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Child Care, Federal Programs, Educational Quality
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Veraksa, A. N.; Gavrilova, M. N.; Pons, F. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Many studies have been conducted to identify the factors explaining individual differences in children's emotion understanding (capacity to comprehend the nature, causes and consequences of emotions in the self and others). These studies represent a significant advance in our comprehension of the origins of the child's capacity to understand…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Quality, Emotional Development, Knowledge Level
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Montes, Guillermo; Reynolds Weber, Melissa; Infurna, Charles; Van Wagner, Genemarie; Zimmer, Ariana; Hightower, A. Dirk – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The aim of this article was to independently test the factor structure of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, 3rd Edition (ECERS-3). Using a sample of 148 independent observations, Standard and Satorra--Bentler confirmatory factor analysis were used to determine if the ECERS-3 conformed to the structure published in its manual using a…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Rating Scales
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Brinkman, Sally Anne; Hasan, Amer; Jung, Haeil; Kinnell, Angela; Nakajima, Nozomi; Pradhan, Menno – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article examines the relationship between preschool quality and children's early development in a sample of over 7900 children enrolled in 578 preschools in rural Indonesia. Quality was measured by: (1) classroom observations using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R); (2) teacher characteristics; and (3) structural…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Quality, Child Development, Error of Measurement
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Rentzou, Konstantina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Four rating scales for accessing aspects of early childhood education and care programs' quality were employed for the present study. The aim of the study was to examine scales' reliability by using them in one preschool and one infant/toddler classroom during the course of a week. Research results suggest that early childhood education and care…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Child Care Centers, Infants, Preschool Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In recent years, there has been a significant growth of interest in ensuring that child care provision for children is of a high quality. This interest has been stimulated by research evidence according to which good quality child care has a positive influence on children's overall development. The global quality in Greek preschool and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
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Hu, Bi Ying; Vong, Keang-ieng; Chen, Yuewen; Li, Kejian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
This study aims to examine the views of 176 expert practitioners on the relevance and feasibility of applying the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (CECERS), which is developed based on the Chinese version of Harms, Clifford, and Cryer's (2005) world renowned Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-revised (ECERS-R). The CECERS…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Cultural Context, Likert Scales
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Archer, Carol; Siraj, Iram – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
This article explores the links between neuroscience research, movement, and neurological dysfunction in relation to young children's learning and development. While policymakers have recognised the importance of early development the role of movement has been overlooked. A small scale study was undertaken in four early years settings in a London…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Learning Theories, Intervention
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Lera, Maria-Jose; And Others – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1996
Examined the quality of different forms of care for 4-year-olds in England. Studied local authority and private day nurseries; assessed quality with the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale, child-to-adult ratio, and group size. Found that private nurseries had higher scores on ECERS, whereas local authority nurseries fared better on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment