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Kahuroa, Raella; Mitchell, Linda; Ng, Olivia; Johns, Terina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
As the COVID-19 virus has spread worldwide, much attention has been paid to its impact on the health and wellbeing of adults, with less attention to how the virus has impacted on young children. This article draws on documentation and video data from a kindergarten in Aotearoa New Zealand. It discusses the working theories of 4 year-old children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Children
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Barnett, W. Steven; Grafwallner, Rolf; Weisenfeld, Georgenne G. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic tremendously disrupted ECE in the U.S., closing many private programs and nearly all public preschool and primary classrooms. To understand this impact, we used multiple strategies, including a nationwide survey of parents; a review of state policies, guidance and resource documents; and scans of media coverage to obtain…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Young Children, Preschool Education
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O'Keeffe, Christina; McNally, Sinead – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the education of 91% of students worldwide. As a critical process in supporting young children's resilience, play is increasingly recognised as a valuable pedagogical strategy within a shifting educational landscape during the pandemic. This study reports on findings from a survey on play…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Play, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Malta Campos, Maria; Vieira, Lívia Fraga – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article describes and analyses the corona virus pandemic consequences on Brazilian early childhood education, on small children families' life conditions and on teacher's work, since March 2020, when preventive measures, such as social distancing and schools closure, were adopted by states and municipal authorities in the country. The text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education
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Mantovani, S.; Bove, C.; Ferri, P.; Manzoni, P.; Cesa Bianchi, A.; Picca, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The article presents preliminary findings from a family survey about children's experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown, which was administered through the pediatric network SICuPP (Italian Society of Primary Care Pediatricians -- Lombardy) in Northern Italy. The study involved 3443 parents with children aged from 1 to 5 years and from 6 to 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Mochida, Seiko; Sanada, Mieko; Shao, Qinfeng; Lee, Jiwon; Takaoka, Junko; Ando, Satoko; Sakakihara, Yoichi – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
We explored the factors associated with the stress signs among children during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Although children showed increased stress signs, they also showed increased development of good behavioral traits during this period. Parenting styles were significantly correlated with the psychological and physical stresses experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Stress Variables
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Atiles, Julia T.; Almodóvar, Mayra; Chavarría Vargas, Aleida; Dias, Maria J. A.; Zúñiga León, Irma M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a world crisis of an unprecedented nature. In March 2020, due to closing of non-essential private and public educational institutions, early childhood professionals had to quickly adapt and respond to the demands for social distancing, hygiene, new protocols and transition to online education. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Barriers, School Closing
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May, Helen; Coulston, Amanda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article is an early commentary on a kindergarten story from Aotearoa -- New Zealand during the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in 2020; detailing community outreach and new ways of providing a kindergarten experience for children at home. A backdrop to this commentary is the political context of a popular Labour-led government managing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Pascal, Chris; Bertram, Tony – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic poses multiple challenges for young children in the modern world. Listening to, and capturing, the experiences and perspectives of young children on the pandemic are congruent with our sense of an inclusive, democratic society which values solidarity and the right to be heard, yet too often the voices of young children are…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Young Children, Play
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Formosinho, João – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article analyses the impact on Early Years Education policy of the crisis provoked by COVID 19 pandemia and raises some questions about the future. For a better understanding of this impact COVID 19, I present the construction of this educational level since the nineteenth century contrasting two essential models -- the educational assistance…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Kampichler, Martina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article focuses on different rationalities of governing children in the context of different ECEC facilities, how the rationalities potentially influence the ways children are cared for and educated, and how this is related to the reproduction of social inequalities. Inspired by Foucault's work on "government," it focuses on the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Governance, Early Childhood Education
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Yates, Ellen; Szenasi, Judith – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article describes a ceramic arts research project that provided children with opportunities for meaning making using bone china clay, a medium with strong cultural and historical links to the city where the research took place. The children were positioned as artists and their work was curated and presented for exhibition by an international…
Descriptors: Ceramics, Art Activities, Exhibits, Relevance (Education)
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Tympa, Eleni; Karavida, Vasiliki; Charissi, Athina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Pretend play in early years is considered key to the development of both children's and pre-service teachers' skills. Teachers' involvement in pretend play might be an effective tool for supporting children's play skills and self-confidence, communication, cooperation and decision-making. Drawing on qualitative interviews with pre-service and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Vandenbroeck, Michel; Slot, Pauline; Hulpia, Hester – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Child care quality in general, and caregiver-child interactions in particular, are salient predictors of children's outcomes. While the importance of process quality is well known, the complex relations between structural quality and process quality are far less researched in family child care, compared to centre based child care. Flanders shows…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Classroom Environment
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Harkoma, Sivi M.; Sajaniemi, N. K.; Suhonen, E.; Saha, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of pedagogical intervention on early childhood education professionals' emotional availability to children with different temperament characteristics. Participants were 136 children (intervention group = 87; control group = 49) aged 1-6 years from 16 early childhood and care centres in Finland.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Teachers
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