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Youmans Sandy, Kirby John R., Freeman John (John G.), December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners' self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy…
Drugli May Britt, Solheim Elisabet, Lydersen Stian, Moe Vibeke, Smith Lars, Berg-Nielsen Turid Suzanne, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
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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.…
Eckhardt Andrea G., Egert Franziska, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
International findings indicate only moderate childcare quality and results revealed significant differences between regions. So far, this difference cannot be explained by structural characteristics. Based on the National Study on Education,…
Meehan Catherine, Meehan Patrick Joseph, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's life chances are enhanced when relationships between home and educational settings are strong. This original piece of research involved second-year trainee teachers who were surveyed about their perceptions about parents and the nature of…
Mohamed Ahmed Hassan Hemdan, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender would moderate the association between teacher-child relationship and children's social skills in a sample of preschool children. Classroom teachers (N = 32) rated the quality of the teacher-…
Azor-Martinez Ernestina, Yui-Hifume Romy, Munoz-Vico Francisco J., Jimenez-Noguera Esperanza, Strizzi Jenna Marie, Martinez-Martinez Irene, Garcia-Fernandez Llenalia, Seijas-Vazquez Maria L., Torres-Alegre Pilar, Fernandez-Campos Maria A., Gimenez-Sanchez Francisco, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Respiratory infections (RIs) are an important cause of morbidity and excessive antibiotic prescriptions in children attending day care centers (DCCs). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of an educational and hand hygiene program in DCCs and homes…
Degotardi Sheila, Sweller Naomi, Fenech Marianne, Beath Alissa, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background This paper investigates Australian parents' child care decision-making, including the motivational and influential factors that they attribute to their choice. Research demonstrates that child care decision making is multifaceted,…
Heikkila Mia, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The focus of this study has been to examine a number of municipalities that work to recruit more men to work in preschools. The aim of the study has been to identify ways of working conducted by municipalities aiming to recruit more men to work in…
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-…
Smith Hayley C., Batten Rachel, McDonald Helen, Taylor Myra, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A broad range of initiatives including early intervention programmes have been implemented in Australia to assist disadvantaged and at-risk Indigenous parents and children. This qualitative exemplar case study details the perspectives of caregivers…
Hayes Nicole, Berthelsen Donna C., Nicholson Jan M., Walker Sue, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the socio-demographic factors associated with trajectories of parental involvement in shared book reading and other home activities for children aged 2-6 years. The study uses data from 3836 families participating in Growing up…
Lau Michelle Marie, Li Hui, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Decades of research in the West cannot determine whether the whole-day or half-day kindergarten program is more beneficial to children's development. In Hong Kong, despite strong public demand for the whole-day program, mixed research findings have…
Nilsson Monica, Ferholt Beth, Lecusay Robert, September, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
In this article, the authors problematize the dichotomization of play and learning that often shapes the agenda of early childhood education research and practice. This dichotomization is driven in part by the tendency to define learning in terms of…
Bergnehr Disa, Cekaite Asta, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examines adult-child touch and its functions in a Swedish preschool (for 1 to 5-year-old children). The data are naturalistic observations and video-recorded data of everyday preschool activities. The study describes the frequently…
Colliver Yeshe, Arguel Amael, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel…