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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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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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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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Sahin Asi, Derya – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effects of a relationship-based intervention called Banking Time (BT) on child-teacher relationships in preschool period. Five- and six-year-old children (N = 93) attending full-time private preschool and their teachers (N = 8) were included in the participant group. It was pretest-intervention-posttest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschools, Preschool Children
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Varmuza, Petr; Perlman, Michal; White, Linda A. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This study examined early childhood education and care (ECEC) utilization in Canada, focusing on use of unlicensed home child care (HCC) from an equity perspective. Data from the 2011 cycle of the General Social Survey (GSS) were used. Across Canada, parent responses reveal that 16.6% of children between the age of 12 months and entry to school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Douglass, Anne L.; Maroney, Meredith R.; Coonan, Mary; Friedman, Donna Haig; Carter, Alice – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This study examined an urban school readiness initiative that developed parent leadership as a key strategy for increasing the likelihood that all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Parent Leaders were primarily immigrant mothers who conducted outreach activities and child developmental screenings with low income, under-served, urban…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Urban Schools, Parent Role, Leadership Training
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Shumetie, Arega; Mamo, Kassahun – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
The study examined the relationship between child labour participation and household wealth (in terms of livestock and cropland) considering representative sample smallholders from four (Kurfa Chelie, Kersa, Fedis, and Melka Bello) districts in eastern Hararghe Zone of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. The descriptive statics showed that average…
Descriptors: Agronomy, Ownership, Child Labor, Animals
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Escayg, Kerry-Ann – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Ample research data indicate that young children recognize racial characteristics and subsequently exhibit both positive and negative racial attitudes toward their own and other racial groups. In the early childhood field, educators commonly adopt an anti-bias/multicultural curriculum to address such issues with young children and--with rare…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias
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Wilkinson, J. Eric; Kao, Chia-Pin – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This paper explores the attitudes and practices of kindergarten teachers in Taiwan related to socio-emotional learning in children aged 3-6. Unlike in Western countries where socio-emotional learning is an important aspect of life in pre-schools, such learning has been given little attention in Taiwan until recently with the publication of new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Preschools
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Porterfield, Mary L.; Scott-Little, Catherine – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate ways in which early childhood systems that rate and license child care programs, known as Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs), might incorporate requirements related to cultural competence into the system, including incentives, supports, and rewards for programs that foster cultural competence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality
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Alverson, Ryan; Ginn, Laken; Gilbert, Jaesook – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Our study examined whole-child preschool programming from a policy perspective. We suggest that whole-child wellness must include sustainable approaches that are systematic and holistic approaches for educating children. The Preschool Partnership Grant was a means of funding preschool districts, who successfully applied for the grant across our…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Holistic Approach, Wellness, Grants
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Alghamdi, Ahlam A.; Ernest, James M. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Since the first release of NAEYC's guidelines, DAP has received a lot of attention from childhood professionals in the United States. Internationally, many countries have also shown a growing interest regarding DAP, yet interest in DAP is new to the Saudi educators. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore preschool teachers' subjective…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Syslová, Zora – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Many developed countries have been concentrating lately on the quality of preschool education. Generally, what is considered one of the most important aspects of quality preschool education is quality teaching performance, which has been focused on in many research studies. Research also investigates the level of reflection in preschool teachers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Badri, Masood; Al Nuaimi, Al; Guang, Yang; Al Sheryani, Yousef; Al Rashedi, Asma – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
This study analyzed the structural relationships between the important constructs of school, home and family, and the happiness of Abu Dhabi school children. Survey data were collected from students in schools in the three regions of Abu Dhabi. The final dataset from 14,837 students was analyzed. Structural equation modeling (SEM) and MANOVA were…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Gender Differences, School Location, Institutional Characteristics
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