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Schilder Diane, Curenton Stephanie M., Kimura Stephanie, Young Jessica Mercer, Anastasopoulos Louisa, Ehrlich Stacy B., Miller Candy, December, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study in New York and Ohio that examines aspects of the relationship between state-funded prekindergarten expansion and child care quality and supply, including: the policy context in each state, based on 31 key stakeholder interviews; the…
Schilder Diane, Curenton Stephanie M., Kimura Stephanie, Young Jessica Mercer, Anastasopoulos Louisa, Ehrlich Stacy B., Miller Candy, December, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of a study in New York and Ohio that examines aspects of the relationship between state-funded prekindergarten expansion and child care quality and supply, including: the policy context in each state, based on 31 key stakeholder interviews…
Wen Xiaoli, Elicker James, McMullen Mary Benson, November, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between early childhood teachers' curriculum beliefs and their actual interactions with children in classrooms, and of the influence of teacher education, professional training and support, work experience, and teacher-…
Bauchmuller Robert, Gortz Mette, Rasmussen Astrid Wurtz, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A longitudinal study of the relationship of preschool quality, as measured by five indicators generated from an administrative data set, to children's performance on school exams at age 16 in Denmark
Rentzou Konstantina, Sakellariou Maria, January 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between the teacher-child interactions and structural quality in center based care, based on observations of 40 early childhood educators' interactions with children in 27 infant/toddler and preschool classrooms in Greece
Willer Barbara A., Lutton Alison, Ginsberg Mark R., 2011
Other
An overview of standard early educator competencies promoted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and an identification of the research studies and trends on which the competencies are based
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