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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Gerlach, Alison; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to developmental and health benefits for children in the early years. Currently, in Western contexts, children's opportunities for risky play is decreasing. Social factors such as practitioner and parental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Risk, Young Children
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by discussing the implications of a world health pandemic for education and the challenges of conducting a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Otero-Mayer, Andrea; González-Benito, Ana; Gutiérrez-de-Rozas, Belén; Vélaz-de-Medrano, Consuelo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Given the closure of schools due to the global confinement resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, family-school cooperation has become a priority in most educational stages, but especially in Early Childhood Education and Care. This research analysed how parents dealt with this new situation, as well as the way in which family-school cooperation was…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Egan, Suzanne M.; Pope, Jennifer; Moloney, Mary; Hoyne, Clara; Beatty, Chloé – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Worldwide, millions of children have missed out on early childhood education and care (ECEC) due to the closure of their settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about the socio-emotional impact of these closures on young children. This paper draws upon a study of 506 parents of children aged 1-10 years in Ireland who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Emotional Learning
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Archambault, Judith; Côté, Dominique; Raynault, Marie-France – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can have substantial beneficial effects on overall child development and educational success for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Unfortunately, it is well documented that they are underrepresented in quality ECEC programs. In order to improve access to quality ECEC, it is important to understand…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Hayslip, Loretta A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As it is common for infants and toddlers with disabilities to receive their early intervention (EI) services in child care programs, this mixed method study examined the experiences of child care and EI providers (e.g., occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists) in collaborating to support infants and toddlers with…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Professional Personnel
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Dorfman, Aviva B.; Kenney, Christine K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source in April, 2014, and, to reduce costs, anti-corrosion agents were omitted from water treatment. Consequently, lead leached into pipes, contaminating the water supply and exposing Flint's children to lead well beyond safety standards. The event became known as the Water Crisis, and now dominates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Urban Areas, Water Quality
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Hooper, Alison – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although home-based child care is a widely-used form of non-parental child care, relatively little is known about the home-based provider workforce and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. This study validates a previously identified typology of listed home-based child care providers (Hooper and Hallam, Early Child Res Q…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Beliefs, Child Care
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Timmer, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children with disabilities take part in child care programs across the country every day. However, existing research is lacking on how infants and toddlers with disabilities are supported in these inclusion efforts, particularly from the perspectives of child care and early intervention (EI) providers. In this article, we describe the results of a…
Descriptors: Infants, Disabilities, Child Care, Toddlers
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Edwards, Nicole Megan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although early childhood programs are encouraged to facilitate meaningful home-school collaboration, use of family feedback to inform programmatic decisions may be underutilized in practice. In a birth-five childcare program in the Northeastern United States, families rated level of satisfaction with and shared open-ended comments on eight aspects…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Focus Groups, Content Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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Dealey, Rhonda Peterson; Stone, Mark H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play researchers and theorists have cautioned that children's early play is changing in a manner that is detrimental to their development. Meanwhile U.S. governmental pressures and increasingly higher standards for education are changing the landscape of kindergarten and early learning. This study investigates the relationship between children's…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, School Readiness, Correlation
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Cumming, Tamara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Researchers are increasingly recognising the connections between early childhood educators' well-being and their capacity for providing high quality education and care. The past five years have seen an intensification of research concerning early childhood educators' well-being. However, fragmentation along conceptual, contextual and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Ang, Lynn; Brooker, Elizabeth; Stephen, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite growing interest in childminding at the policy level and some international research on understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Graybill, Emily; Self-Brown, Shannon; Lai, Betty; Vinoski, Erin; McGill, Tia; Crimmins, Daniel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Early intervention is critical for improved prognosis and quality of life for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. Yet, disparities persist among underserved families with young children. These disparities include knowledge of child development, use of medical providers as referral sources, and later diagnosis. The current…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mixed Methods Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Child Development
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La Paro, Karen M.; Gloeckler, Lissy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
An experience expectable environment in child care classrooms is one in which teachers consistently provide positive and nurturing interactions within daily routines and activities to enhance children's learning. Growing numbers of children are being enrolled in child care at earlier ages and staying for longer periods of time each day which is…
Descriptors: Child Care, Toddlers, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
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