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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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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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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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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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