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Oke, Ayooluwa; Butler, Judith E.; O'Neill, Cian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
There is considerable evidence that highlights the importance of family involvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) on children's development and how when combined with professional involvement has a very positive impact on children's holistic development and therefore, quality ECEC. However, in practice, communicating with families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries
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Fonsén, Elina; Soukainen, Ulla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
According to previous research, the leadership in early childhood education (ECE) needs to be strengthened and improved by building sustainable structures. The aim of the current research was to investigate how ECE professionals evaluate its leadership. The context of the study was a development project called Sustainable leadership in ECE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela; Goh, Mandy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The paper discusses some research findings in Singapore that investigated if a relationships-based curriculum extended the active involvement of the infants, toddlers, and young children (up to the age of three) in their learning. Using a relationships-based curriculum, a study conducted over a year involved the use of a well-tested, traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
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Brodin, Jane; Renblad, Karin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
There is today an increasing global interest in early childhood education, especially with regard to curriculum and quality work. The aim of this article is to study preschool teachers' and child care workers' views on the revised national curriculum for preschool in Sweden (Lpfö 98, rev. 2010), and if the educators perceive that they can conduct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Doherty, Gillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A substantial proportion of American, Canadian and English preschoolers regularly participate in family child care making its quality of vital importance for the children concerned, their parents, the school system and the society in which they live. This article discusses the seven key caregiver behaviors and physical space characteristics…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Child Development, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Taleb, Tagreed Fathi Abu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Jordan's education system is currently undergoing rigorous and comprehensive reform processes that focus on improving the status of educational policies and experiences for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kindergarten education in Jordan has been dominated until recently, by the private-sector. For the past decade, the Ministry of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Guidelines, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Because young children with special needs frequently experience unequal access to quality education worldwide, understanding characteristics of services currently provided to them is critical to identifying practices that work as well as gaps in services and the reasons behind these trends. Two studies were conducted using the ACEI Global…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Quality
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Though quality in early childhood education and care has attracted last decades enormous research interest there is still not a unanimous agreement about its definition. Yet, almost all definitions attempted include interaction, group size, adult:child ratio and early childhood educators' level of education, as important indices of quality.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Caregivers, Young Children
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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