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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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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 – 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