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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Hansen, Joakim Evensen; Alvestad, Marit – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on educational language practices as described by preschool teachers in Norwegian kindergartens in groups consisting of one- to three-year-old children. Research indicates a relationship between high-quality childcare and language development, yet there is a need for more research on educational practices in high-quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Eliassen, Erik; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Melhuish, Edward – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
In countries with universal access to early childhood education and care (ECEC), child participation is high across a range of socioeconomic groups. However, ECEC quality is often varying, and many children spend much time in ECEC settings that are not necessarily high quality. In this observational study, we therefore examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Foreign Countries
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Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Os, Ellen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the quality of toddler childcare in Norway using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R; [Harms, Thelma, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford. 2006. "Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales Revised Edition." New York: Teachers College Press.]), drawing on a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Child Care, Toddlers
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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