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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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Phillips, Eva C.; Sturm, Brian W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This study examines the illustrations and the texts of thirteen picture books for young children on the topic of preparing for and starting kindergarten to assess whether, and to what extent, they depict forty-nine criteria for developmentally appropriate kindergarten practice. Results show that the books vary in quality and coverage, but they are…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Illustrations