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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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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