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Pinchover Shulamit, 19 December, 2017
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Young children spend considerable time in educational settings, in which traditionally, their primary occupation is play. A playful preschool environment has been related to better cognitive, social and emotional development. Although it is assumed…
Matarma Tanja, Tammelin Tuija, Kulmala Janne, Koski Pasi, Hurme Saija, Lagstrom Hanna, December, 2017
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Background: The factors associated with preschool-aged children's physical activity (PA) remains unclear. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how different factors were associated with preschool-aged children's objectively measured…
Leung Chi-Hung, Hue Ming-Tak, December, 2017
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Preschool teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally and multiculturally appropriate early childhood programmes. 7.5% of the total 160,000 children enrolled in Hong Kong kindergartens are ethnic-minority students and they are…
Fleer Marilyn, Veresov Nikolai, Harrison Linda, Walker Sue, December, 2017
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Evidence for the predictive effect of Executive Functions (EF) on school readiness and later school achievement has been noted. However, some studies show that EF activities are not sustained beyond the study period due to limited engagement by…
Lam Lawrence T., Wong Emmy M. Y., December, 2017
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This study aimed to evaluate an intervention programme for the enhancement of social-emotional well-being of young children through improving the social-emotional competence of kindergarten teachers and a specifically designed curriculum, in an…

Kim Eunseol, Moon Seong Hyeok, Lee Jeong Rim, Choi Yoon Kyung, Do Namhee, Lee Dongha, December, 2017
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In Korea, recent upward trends in age of marriage and downward trends in fertility rates have motivated the Korean government to provide childbirth grants and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) subsidies. Through such provisions, the…

Stone Kelly, Burgess Cheryl, Daniel Brigid, Smith Joanna, Stephen Christine, December, 2017
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This article draws on the findings from a small qualitative study which focused on gathering perspectives and accounts of experiences from nursery practitioners, health and third sector professionals and parents. It explored the ways in which…
Brussoni Mariana, Ishikawa Takuro, Brunelle Sara, Herrington Susan, December, 2017
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The outdoor space at childcare centres can be many preschoolers' primary experience of outdoor play. Trends prioritizing risk reduction have diminished access to nature and risky play. We examined the effects of an intervention to increase…
Si Lin-Bo, Qiao Hua-Yun, Li Xue-Wei, December, 2017
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In this paper, taking the education quality of rural preschool education institutions in Cang County of Hebei Province as the research object, and 20 kindergartens of different educational levels and certification standards in Cang County of Hebei…
Degotardi Sheila, December, 2017
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This article examines how joint attention episodes constitute a core feature of relational pedagogy for infants and toddlers. It draws on social interactionist approaches to language and cognitive development to propose that joint attention may…
Redder Bridgette, White E. Jayne, December, 2017
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While academic attention is now being paid to infant-peer relationships in early childhood education and care settings and the role of teachers in these interactions, research is inclined to emphasise the importance of shared understanding as a…
Cooper Maria, December, 2017
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Implementing relationships-based pedagogies in infant and toddler settings might assume that teachers' experiences of emotional labour will be acknowledged. This assumption may be complicated by assessment practices that both rely on and detract…
Stirrup Julie, Evans John, Davies Brian, December, 2017
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Drawing on the theoretical work of the British sociologist Basil Bernstein, this paper documents how learning is structured and organised through play in three Early Years Education (EYE) settings catering for children aged three to five in England…
Helmerhorst Katrien O.W., Fukkink Ruben G., Riksen-Walraven J. Marianne, Deynoot-Schaub Mirjam J.J.M. Gevers, Tavecchio Louis W.C., December, 2017
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This study examined the effects of a newly developed on-site consultancy programme to improve global quality of the child care environment in non-parental child care centres for 0- to 4-year-old children as measured with the ITERS-R/ECERS-R. Using a…
Fedina Nina Vladimirovna, Burmykina Irina Viktorovna, Zvezda Lyudmila Mikhailovna, Pikalova Oksana Serafimovna, Skudnev Dmitry Mikhailovich, Voronin Ilya Vasilievich, December, 2017
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The urgency of this research is determined by the need to study the readiness of school community in preschool educational establishments of Russia to apply distance learning technologies. The purpose of the research is to study motivation and value…