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Matthews, Elizabeth; Lippman, Peter C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The impacts of high-quality early childhood education on children's health and development are legion and far-reaching. Historically, efforts to improve quality have targeted the social and curricular aspects of early childhood programs. The physical setting of schools has received less attention, despite the vast body of research over the past…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Child Development, Learning, Early Childhood Education
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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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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Fennimore, Beatrice S.; Pattnaik, Jyotsna; Laverick, DeAnna M.; Brewster, Jeffrey; Mutuku, Moses – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? A group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Educational Environment
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Hamilton, Muriel E.; Roach, Mary A.; Riley, David A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Presents historical background on family participation in early care/education programs. Highlights the vision and activities of four Wisconsin Early Childhood Centers for Excellence offering family-centered services with services to young children. Illustrates various strategies used to empower parents and strengthen bonds between parents and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational History