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Gortz Mette, Andersson Elvira, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The literature on occupational health points to work pressure as a trigger of sickness absence. However, reliable, objective measures of work pressure are in short supply. This paper uses Danish day care teachers as an ideal case for analysing…
Taylor Chris, Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, 11 November, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Foundation Phase (introduced in 2008) provides a developmentally appropriate experiential curriculum for children aged 3-7 in Wales. The Welsh Government commissioned independent evaluation (led by WISERD) aims to evaluate how well it is being…
Sheridan Sonja, Williams Pia, Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is a limited amount of research about group size in preschool, and how it impacts on teachers' working conditions and their ability to support children's learning and knowledge development in line with curriculum intentions. Purpose: From a…
Bauchmuller Robert, Gortz Mette, Rasmussen Astrid Wurtz, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper investigates the role of preschool quality for children's school performance at the end of primary school. We construct five structural quality indicators based on unique Danish administrative register data. 30,444 children finishing…
Public Policy and Management Institute, September, 2014
Other
This report presents data on group size and practitioner to child ratios in early childhood education and care systems in 34 European countries related to the main project, "Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in…
Goelman Hillel, Zdaniuk Bozena, Boyce W. Thomas, Armstrong Jeffrey M., Essex Marilyn J., July/August 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Moderating effects of non-parental preschool child care quality on the impact of maternal mental health risks on children's behavioral and mental health outcomes were examined. The paper presents data both on the concurrent buffering effects on…
Venninen Tuulikki, Leinonen Jonna, Lipponen Lasse, Ojala Mikko, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's participation in the early childhood education context is a multidimensional issue and educators have a significant role in enhancing participation. In this paper, we focus on the existing challenges to children's participation and the…
Schober Pia S., Spiess C. Katharina, 2014
Reports & Papers
By investigating how locally available early childhood education and care quality relates to maternal employment choices, this study extended the literature which has mostly focused on the importance of day-care availability or costs. We provided…
Linting Marielle, Groeneveld Marleen G., Vermeer Harriet J., Ijzendoorn Marinus H. van, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study focuses on the association of noise levels and noise variability with children's wellbeing in home-based childcare. The sample contained 103 toddlers with their caregivers. Wellbeing was observed by independent researchers during three 8-…
Neuman Susan B., Kaefer Tanya, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to experimentally examine how supplemental vocabulary instruction provided in either whole-group or small-group settings influences low-income preschoolers' word knowledge and conceptual development. Using a within-subject…
Howes Carollee, Fuligni Allison Sidle, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Huang Yiching, Lara-Cinisomo Sandraluz, April, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between both instructional context and strategies and the quality of child-teacher relationships, based on data from 118 low income, predominantly Latino children and their teachers in early care and education settings…
Berkhout Louise, Bakkers Hadewych, Hoekman J. (Joop), Goorhuis-Brouwer Sieneke, January, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study was to investigate the play behaviour of 877 children aged four to six in 47 classes of different sizes in the Netherlands. Video recordings were captured during choice (free play) time once in each class. The video recordings…
Gortz Mette, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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
Guo Ying, Justice Laura M., Kaderavek Joan N., McGinty Anita, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the associations between the physical and psychological literacy environment of preschool classrooms, the extent to which physical and psychological literacy environments of preschool classrooms are associated with children's…
Hustyi Kristin M., Normand Matthew P., Larson Tracy A., Morley Allison J., Summer 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An assessment of the relationship between outdoor activity context--outdoor toys, fixed equipment, open space, and a control condition of a table and activities, and the level of physical activity in children, based on data from 4 4-year-old…