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De Henau, Jerome – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
This paper simulates the likely fiscal and employment effects of a vast public annual investment programme of free universal high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the UK. It examines the extent to which it would pay for itself fiscally for different scenarios of pay increases. Investing in high-quality universal ECEC…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Employment
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Fynn, Wendy Irene; Runacres, Jessica – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
Canine-assisted activities in schools can benefit students' educational, emotional, and social needs. Furthermore, they could be an effective form of non-clinical mental health treatment for children and adolescents. In the United Kingdom, school dogs are growing in popularity, however, little is known about how parents perceive canine-assisted…
Descriptors: Animals, Parent Attitudes, Learning Activities, Anxiety
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Lee, Yujin; Douglass, Anne; Zeng, Songtian; Wiehe Lopes, Amanda; Reyes, Arazeliz – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
The present study examined the impact of a leadership development program, "Leading for Change" (LfC) that focused on building the capacity of early educators to lead change as frontline leaders and change agents. Bringing together a relational-entrepreneurial leadership theory lens, the LfC was designed to foster early educators'…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training
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Rilveria, John Robert C. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
This study utilized a sequential explanatory mixed-methods design in understanding the secondary system of therapeutic alliance from the perspectives of parents and caregivers of children with autism. In the quantitative phase, data from the accomplished questionnaires of 124 parent-caregiver dyads were collected and analyzed. Four factors…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Arda Tuncdemir, Tugce B.; Burroughs, Michael D.; Moore, Ginger – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
Although social-emotional learning (SEL) and ethics education are important, it remains a challenging issue to effectively implement these practices. In this study, a Philosophical Ethics in Early Childhood approach is proposed for developing children's social-emotional competence and Theory of Mind. To evaluate the effectiveness of this expanded…
Descriptors: Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Theory of Mind
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Akaba, Sanae; Peters, Lacey E.; Liang, Eva; Graves, Sherryl B. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
This study examines how policy directives and recommendations implemented during a massive universal Pre-Kindergarten expansion in New York City has impacted teachers' professional identity. We adapted the critical ecologies of the early childhood profession by Dalli et al. (Early childhood grows up: Towards a critical ecology of the profession.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Preschool Education, Access to Education, Preschool Teachers
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Venter, Lieschen – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
South Africa's basic education system is dysfunctional. It scores last or close to last in a myriad of metrics and delivers learners with some of the worst literacy and numeracy competencies worldwide. A bimodal distribution in the results exists when learners from the richest socioeconomic quintile are performing adequately well, while learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Systems Approach, Simulation
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Malhotra, Ragini Saira – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2022
Scholarship remains divided about whether emotional labor is 'skilled'. Interrogating gendered skill constructs that render emotions in work invisible, I examine two organizational contexts in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector: family and center-based care. I draw from 43 interviews, primarily with Latina and White women…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Care, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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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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Owojori, Moyinoluwa Grace; Gbenga-Akanmu, Taiwo Oladunni – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
This study assessed government commitment in fulfilling its obligations in ensuring quality early childhood education (ECE) as outlined in the National Policy on Education; examined the teaching strategies that teachers employed to ensure appropriate teaching and learning process; and assessed the challenges associated to teaching strategies used…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Pekkurnaz, Didem; Aran, Meltem A.; Aktakke, Nazli – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Child care prices are expected to reflect the quality of provision. However, in contexts where there are high information asymmetries between the users of the services and providers, we may expect this link between quality and prices to be weaker. Turkey is selected for the study as it has a highly regulated child care sector where the costs of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Rao, Nirmala; Ranganathan, Namita; Kaur, Ravneet; Mukhopadhayay, Rashi – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
This paper focuses on the provision of center-based preschool education for children ranging in age from 3 to 6 years in India. It estimates access rates to various services and highlights issues related to equitable access to preschool services and the quality of preschool education. While India has made great strides in improving access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Vostanis, Panos; Eruyar, Seyda; Haffejee, Sadiyya; O'Reilly, Michelle – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
The objective was to establish how stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) conceptualize child mental health impact. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 stakeholders from disadvantaged urban communities in Kenya, South Africa, Turkey and Brazil. Participants represented education, welfare and health care agencies; as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Mental Health Programs, Training
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Disassa, Getachew Abeshu; Lamessa, Dabala – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
This study was conducted to assess the psychosocial and material services provision of Wolisso Kalehiwot Church project/center. Qualitative research design employing phenomenological approach was conducted as to reach on identifying the strengths and challenges practiced in the center. Purposive sampling techniques was used to draw ten respondents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Child Welfare, Residential Institutions
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