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Cameron David L. (David Lansing), Tveit Anne Dorthe, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to identify features of successful collaboration among professionals and parents involved in supporting children with disabilities in early childhood education and care. The study employed a multiple-case study design…
Drugli May Britt, Solheim Elisabet, Lydersen Stian, Moe Vibeke, Smith Lars, Berg-Nielsen Turid Suzanne, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Meta-analytic evidence suggests that children have higher cortisol levels in childcare than at home. In the present study change of morning to mid-afternoon levels of cortisol was explored at home and in childcare in a Norwegian sample of toddlers.…
Kleppe Rasmus, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite increased interest in children's risk-taking in play, little is known of this aspect considering children under three years. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the concept of scaffolding to potentially describe patterns in staff-…
Lokken Ingrid M., Bjornestad Elisabeth, Broekhuizen Martine L., Moser Thomas, 16 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Dearing Eric, Zachrisson Henrik Daae, Mykletun Arnstein, Toppelberg Claudio O., January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While most early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs taken to scale in the United States have served socially disadvantaged 3- to 5-years-olds, Norway scaled up universal ECEC from age 1. We investigated the consequences of Norway's…
Ulset Vidar, Vitaro Frank, Brendgen Mara, Bekkhus Mona, Borge Anne I. H., October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the concurrent and long-term relations between the amount of time children attending daycare spend outdoors and their cognitive and behavioral development during preschool and first grade. We applied a multi-informant design…
Backer-Grondahl Agathe, Naerde Ane, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Differences in children's self-regulation are assumed to be explained by genetic factors, socialization experiences, and sociodemographic risk. As for socialization, little research has addressed the influence of having siblings or attending early…
Drange Nina, Telle Kjetil, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We study whether free preschool affects the subsequent school performance of children from immigrant families. Our difference-in-differences approach takes advantage of a policy intervention implemented in two districts in Oslo, leaving other…
Hardoy Ines, Schone Pal, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We ask whether cheaper child care can spur labor supply of mothers in an economy with high female labor supply. We exploit exogenous variation in child care prices induced by a public reform. A triple difference approach is put forward. The results…
Skalicka Vera, Belsky Jay, Stenseng Frode, Wichstrom Lars, September/October 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this Norwegian study, bidirectional relations between children's behavior problems and child-teacher conflict and closeness were examined, and the possibility of moderation of these associations by child-care group size was tested. Eight hundred…
Havnes Tarjei, Mogstad Magne, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We assess the case for universal child care programs in the context of a Norwegian reform which led to a large scale expansion of subsidized child care. We use non-linear difference-in-differences methods to estimate the quantile treatment effects…
Drange Nina, Telle Kjetil, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Proficiency in the language spoken by the majority population may be crucial for the cognitive development of children from immigrant families. High-quality child care is believed to promote such language skills, and it is thus of concern that…
Skalicka Vera, Belsky Jay, Stenseng Frode, Wichstrom Lars, May/June 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The hypothesis was tested that the new open-group Norwegian day-care centers would more than traditionally organized centers negatively affect (a) current and (b) future teacher-child relationships, and (c) the developmental legacy of preschool…
Vangsnes Vigdis, Okland Nils Tore Gram, 15 March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In computer gaming situations in kindergartens, the pre-school teacher's function can be viewed in a continuum. At one extreme is the teacher who takes an intervening role and at the other extreme is the teacher who chooses to restrict herself/…
Drange Nina, Havnes Tarjei, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Young children are thought to be vulnerable to separation from the primary caregiver/s. This raises concern about whether early child care enrollment may harm children's development. We use child care assignment lotteries to estimate the effect of…