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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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Aran, Meltem A.; Munoz-Boudet, Ana Maria; Aktakke, Nazli – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Public financing of privately provided child care can allow for access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. However, the mechanisms of subsidy delivery will affect who benefits, and the overall cost-effectiveness of such subsidies. This paper sets out an ex-ante simulation model for estimating the benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulation, Computation, Child Care
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Hao, Jun; Hsueh, Yeh – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Unintentional injury has been a leading threat to Chinese children. Children's risk-taking is influenced by their evaluation of risky behavior and related safety knowledge, which also vary considerably by child and family characteristics. In light of the Health Belief Model, the current study (1) proposes and tests a tripartite relation among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Behavior, Risk
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Løkken, Ingrid Midteide; Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Broekhuizen, Martine L.; Moser, Thomas – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus flexible groups) and staff-child ratio, in relation to interaction quality in toddler groups in Norwegian early childhood education and care (ECEC). Data were collected from 206 kindergarten groups in the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interaction, Toddlers, Kindergarten
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Keilty, Bonnie; Smith, JaneDiane – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Early intervention (EI) for families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities is federally guided to begin at birth or older. With technological advances in prenatal testing, pregnant families are increasingly learning of diagnoses that result in EI eligibility once the child is born. For these families,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers, At Risk Persons
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Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Hamby, Deborah W. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
The purpose of the analyses described in this report was to evaluate both the effects of two contrasting approaches to parent-provided child learning opportunities and the direct and indirect effects on both proximal and distal parent social-affective behavior and verbal appraisals. The participants were 71 children with significant developmental…
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Young Children, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Earle, Alison; Milovantseva, Natalia; Heymann, Jody – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
While global enrollment in primary education has increased significantly particularly since it became a target of the United Nations "Education for All" initiative and one of the Millennium Development Goals, primary completion rates have remained virtually unchanged since 1999. Evidence from studies of individual programs in a range of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Access to Education, Graduation
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McGuire, Julianne; Gallegos, Danielle; Irvine, Susan – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Early infant feeding practices are a critical part of education and care programs within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings. With an increasing number of children attending ECEC services from a young age, adherence to best practice infant feeding will improve long-term health outcomes. This paper uses inductive and deductive…
Descriptors: Infants, Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Public Policy
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Bibbs, Tonya D. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Though family engagement has become a priority in early childhood education and care, there are problems in our understanding of the phenomenon. First, there is uncertainty about the target of outcomes--namely, should it be children or families? Second, the early childhood field lacks ethical guidance to address the complexity of this…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Caring