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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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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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Ljunggren, Åsa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article summarizes the work and the main findings of an action research project that was conducted in an early childhood education and care setting in the city of Malmö, Sweden in the autumn of 2013 and spring 2014. Rönnerman's model (Aktionsforskning i praktiken: förskola och skola på vetenskaplig grund [Action research in practice:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Child Care
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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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Swaminathan, Sindhia; Byrd, Stephanie W.; Humphrey, Christine M.; Heinsch, MaryFran; Mitchell, Monica J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The current project examined school readiness outcomes of children participating in a preschool professional development initiative, "Winning Beginnings Learning Circles," which focused on school readiness and teacher professional development. Children were assessed on knowledge and understanding of school readiness concepts in the fall…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Pilot Projects, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation
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Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Every preschool age child in Finland has the right to child care. Well-educated staff consists of all-round experts who work in versatile contexts with various children in a multi-professional collaboration. This staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish child care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the expertise of those early…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Teaching Methods, Child Care, Kindergarten
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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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Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper reports on a cross-cultural research study of children's preferences for group musical activities in child care centres. A total of 228 young children aged 4-5 years in seven child care centres in Hong Kong and in the Adelaide City of South Australia participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected via a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Music Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries