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Nilsen, Tone Rove – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
This qualitative study investigated teachers' beliefs about the availability of play materials in the physical indoor environment of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The empirical data were gathered from fieldwork in eight child groups in ECEC institutions across Norway and comprised 13 semistructured interviews with teachers. The…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Care
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van der Werf, W. M.; Slot, P. L.; Kenis, P. N.; Leseman, P. P. M. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
The present study examined how in the context of the hybrid, privatized and marketized Dutch early education and care system (ECEC), childcare organizations respond to the public task of supporting inclusion and equity in an increasingly diverse society. Applying cluster analysis on the organizational characteristics of a nationally representative…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
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Vu, Thao Thi – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Vietnam has an age-old history of education, and Vietnamese people have high respect for learning. However, early childhood education (ECE) in Vietnam has been the main concern only since 1945. This paper describes the process of establishment and development of ECE in Vietnam. Before and during the French colonial period in Vietnam, early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development
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Rahiem, Maila D. H. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Digital storytelling blends the ancient art of storytelling with a range of contemporary tools to weave stories together with the author's narrative voice, including digital images, graphics, music and sound. Digital storytelling, as both a teaching method and a learning resource, has been applied in many innovative ways at all levels of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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Banko-Bal, Cagla; Guler-Yildiz, Tulin – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
This study investigates the attitudes, behaviors, and views about the rights of the child of early childhood education (ECE) teachers in Turkey. A mixed-method sequential transformative design was used, and 205 ECE teachers' attitudes towards children's rights were analyzed using a quantitative questionnaire. Ten of these ECE teachers were then…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Childrens Rights
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Mondi, Christina F.; Giovanelli, Alison; Reynolds, Arthur J. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Educators and researchers are increasingly interested in evaluating and promoting socio-emotional learning (SEL) beginning in early childhood (Newman & Dusunbury in 2015; Zigler & Trickett in American Psychologist 33(9):789-798 https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.33.9.789, 1978). Decades of research have linked participation in high-quality…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Social Emotional Learning, Preschool Education
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Ekholuenetale, Michael; Wegbom, Anthony Ike; Tudeme, Godson; Onikan, Adeyinka – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Child mortality has become a prominent public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The mortality rates can in part be translated to how communities meet the health needs of children and address key household and environmental risk factors. Though discussions on the trends and magnitude of child mortality continue as to strategize for a…
Descriptors: Death, Mortality Rate, Child Health, Childhood Needs
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Megalonidou, Christina – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
High-quality early education and care experiences are critical for children's growth and development, families' ability to work, and the future health of society. In Greece, with regard to research for children under 3 years of age in early childhood education and care services, the issue of quality has been only marginally researched. The lack of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Zuckerman, Sarah J.; Garrett, Amanda L.; Sarver, Susan; Huddleston-Casas, Catherine – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The quality and quantity of early childhood care and education services have risen as a key reform area for influencing educational and economic outcomes. However, changes in this policy arena are stymied by the fragmentation of this policy arena. Collaborative approaches have been proposed to create systems-level change. Collective impact is one…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ndijuye, Laurent Gabriel – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The current study explored beliefs and practices on the main types and common causes of conflicts among naturalized refugee pre-primary children in rural Tanzania. A region with highest number of naturalized refugees in Tanzania was purposively selected. A total of 12 children were involved in the focus group discussion; nine classroom teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Refugees, Conflict
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Ghosh, Saikat; Dey, Subhasish – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Nowadays children aged between 3 and 6 years are mostly attending one of the two major forms of preschool viz. public and private preschools in India. Even though public preschools are free of any financial cost to the parents, their preference is more towards private preschools. Based on a primary sample of 1369 children from 1369 households,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Farewell, Charlotte V.; Powers, Jamie N.; Maiurro, Emily; Scarbro, Sharon; Quinlan, Jennie; Puma, Jini – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Background: Changing "Policy, System, and Environmental" features focused on physical activity and healthy eating behaviors can play a key role in obesity prevention strategies in early childhood education settings because of their broad reach and because they can be sustained over time. The primary aims of this study were to examine the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Wellness, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Danbolt, Anne Marit Vesteraas – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The Incredible Years is a parenting programme that has been implemented in several countries, and in later years also used in groups consisting of newly arrived immigrant families. The aim of this paper is to explore how refugee parents perceive the cultural responsiveness in the Incredible Years programme offered to a group of newly arrived…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Child Rearing, Program Effectiveness, Parent Attitudes
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Preskitt, J.; Johnson, H.; Becker, D.; Ernest, J.; Fifolt, M.; Adams, J.; Strichik, T.; Ross, J.; Sen, B. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Preschool programs provide opportunities to improve early childhood educational outcomes as well as long-term outcomes, such as improved educational attainment, improved socioeconomic status, and improved health in adulthood. However, recent studies of long-term impacts have shown equivocal results, with some educational gains occurring…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Outcomes of Education
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Heidinger, Loanna; Findlay, Leanne C.; Guèvremont, Anne – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The Canadian government implemented the child care expense deduction in 1972, a policy initiative intended to offset the financial cost of child care for eligible families. Although the deduction has now been in place for almost 50 years, and almost half of all families with a child aged 0--14 years use child care (Sinha, 2014), little research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Costs, Taxes
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