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Pyle Angela, Alaca Betul, August, 2018
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Practitioners in play-based learning contexts face the challenge of developing developmentally appropriate practices while meeting rigorous academic curriculum standards. To date, play and academic learning have been predominantly conceptualized…
Kottelenberg Michael J., Lehrer Steven F. (Steven Fredrick), May, 2018
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Although an increasing body of research promotes the development of universal early education and care programs, little is known about the extent to which these programs affect gender gaps in academic achievement and other developmental outcomes.…
Pyle Angela, Poliszczuk Daniel, Danniels Erica, April-June 2018
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Kindergarten teachers face the challenge of balancing traditional developmental programming and contemporary academic standards. In classrooms following a play-based learning framework, academic content such as literacy is to be taught within…
Stitou Mariam, Bourgeault Ivy-Lynn, Kohen Dafna E., February, 2018
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Contrary to a large and growing literature on center-based childcare workers, we know little about the work and health experiences of those providing childcare services in their homes. This study examines the job content, context, and requirements…
Pyle Angela, Prioletta Jessica, Poliszczuk Daniel, January, 2018
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The increasing accountability framework in Kindergarten education has put pressure on teachers to ensure that students reach certain literacy milestones before proceeding to the subsequent grade. One result of this shift is a tension between an…
Bigras Nathalie, Lemay Lise, Bouchard Caroline, Eryasa Joell, December, 2017
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This paper aims to describe the quality of play as offered by early childhood educators working with four-year-olds within an educational childcare service. It also aims to identify the correlation between the quality of play support and a child's…
Adamson Elizabeth, Brennan Deborah, December, 2017
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Research on early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy focuses overwhelmingly on formal, centre-based provision and, to a lesser extent, on family day care (or childminding) provided in the homes of registered carers. Comparatively little…
Alaca Betul, Rocca Claudia, Maggi Stefania, July, 2017
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The present study, guided by a child rights framework, aimed to gain insight into young children's perspectives of their communities and to explore the effectiveness of PhotoVoice methodology during this process. Thirty-two children aged three to…
Kottelenberg Michael J., Lehrer Steven F. (Steven Fredrick), July, 2017
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We provide evidence on the distributional effects of Quebec's universal child care policy. Our analysis uncovers substantial policy relevant heterogeneity in the estimated effect of access to subsidized child care across two developmental score…
Evans Mary Ann, Nowak Sarah, Burek Brittany, Willoughby David, Q3 2017
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Preschoolers' behavior was examined over repeated sessions when interacting with one of two types of alphabet books -- traditional alphabet books in paper format or interactive alphabet books in an eBook format -- to determine the extent to which…
MacNevin Maggie, Berman Rachel, May/June 2017
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This article explores how multicultural policy approaches, which mandate the inclusion of culturally and ethnically 'diverse' play materials in early childhood classrooms influence the pedagogical practice of educators and, in turn, children's play…
Lynch Jacqueline, April-June 2017
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An intervention study was conducted with preschool teachers to address their beliefs and practice in the area of language and literacy. A total of 27 preschool teachers, each from different early childcare centers, participated in three 1-day…
Kottelenberg Michael J., Lehrer Steven F. (Steven Fredrick), March, 2017
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Although an increasing body of research promotes the development of universal early education and care programs, little is known about the extent to which these programs affect gender gaps in academic achievement and other developmental outcomes.…
Milburn Trelani F., Hipfner-Boucher Kathy, Weitzman Elaine, Greenberg Janice, Pelletier Janette, Girolametto Luigi, March, 2017
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Preschool children begin to represent spoken language in print long before receiving formal instruction in spelling and writing. The current study sought to identify the component skills that contribute to preschool children's ability to begin to…
Langford Rachel, Prentice Susan, Richardson Brooke, Albanese Patrizia, December, 2016
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In 2005, after many years of inaction, the Canadian government seemed poised to make real changes to national childcare policy--a marker of social movement success for the grassroots Childcare Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC). In this paper…