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Moser Thomas, Martinsen Marianne T., December 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An inquiry into the characteristics of outdoor environments in kindergarten programs, based on information gathered through questionnaires of institutional heads and pedagogical leaders from 117 kindergartens in Norway
Waters Jane, Maynard Trisha, December 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation into characteristics of outdoor environments that engage preschoolers, based on an analysis of accounts of teacher-supervised outdoor play at a large, inner city primary school in South Wales
Kernan Margaret, Devine Dympna, September, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the outdoor experiences of children in early childhood education and care settings in Ireland in the context of competing discourses of autonomy versus safety, based on in-depth observations, interviews with children, parent…
Gortz Mette, Andersson Elvira, June, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of work pressure, as measured by child-to-teacher ratio, in child care centers in Denmark to short- and long-term teacher absence due to illness, based on an analysis of administrative data
Andersson Elvira, Gortz Mette, June, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of work pressure, as measured by child-to-teacher ratio, in child care centers in Denmark to teacher turnover within and exit from the child care sector, based on an analysis of administrative data
Gortz Mette, June, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of teacher health status and work pressure, as measured by child-to-teacher ratio, to teachers' decision to enter early retirement, based on an analysis of administrative data from child care centers in Denmark
Joshi Arti, April 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of teacher and parent opinions about the relationship between structural quality (specifically class size and teacher training, experience, and satisfaction) and the quality of teacher-child interactions, based on the survey responses of…
Center for Law and Social Policy, March, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
State policy recommendations for ensuring small child-adult ratios and group sizes for infants and toddlers in child care centers and family child care homes
Afterschool Alliance, January 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the benefits of outdoor after school programs on children's health and development, and a profile of programs and initiatives incorporating out of school time programming with the outdoors
Friendly Martha, Ferns Carolyn, Prabhu Nina, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of child-staff ratio regulations in Canadian center-based child care and kindergarten classrooms and of the relationship of child-staff ratios to global and process quality and to child outcomes
Child Care Circuit, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Overviews of child care supply and quality in Region 3 of Massachusetts, and the professional development and child care referral services provided by the Child Care Circuit
Essa Eva L., Bennett Patrick R., Burnham Melissa M., Martin Sally S., Bingham Ann, Allred Keith, November 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the association between the inclusion of children with disabilities and seven structural quality measures of child care environments and staff, based on data from a statewide census of directors and teachers at child care centers and…
Schumacher Rachel, Hoffmann Elizabeth, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to family child care quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in family…
Schumacher Rachel, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to child care center quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in child…
Gault Barbara, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Williams Erica, May, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study estimating the per-child-hour costs of providing prekindgarten at varying levels of quality for children from 3 to 5 years old