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Foster Tiffany, Burchinal Margaret, Yazejian Noreen, Nov/Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Grouping children of different ages in the same preschool classroom (i.e., mixed age) is widespread, but the evidence supporting this practice is mixed. A factor that may play a role in the relation between classroom age composition and child…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Executive Summary
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Bakken Linda, Brown Nola, Downing Barry, April-June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to substantiate the positive, long-term outcomes demonstrated by children from economically disadvantaged homes who received a high-quality, early education. Children who attended The Opportunity Project (TOP) Early Learning…
Bredin Siobhan, Testa Mary Beth Salomone, Adams Michele, 05 October, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses family child care providers' opportunities and challenges in serving school-age/mixed age children. It also explores the needs of and provides strategies for States, Territories, and Tribes in supporting providers.
Bredin Siobhan, Testa Mary Beth Salomone, Adams Michele, 05 October, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses family child care providers' opportunities and challenges in serving school-age/mixed age children. It also explores the needs of and provides strategies for States, Territories, and…
Rouse Liz, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children attending centre-based early childhood care and education programmes across Australia are most likely to be grouped according to age and development. While multi- or mixed-age grouping has been seen to have positive benefits on young…
Dockett Sue, Perry Bob, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2012, the government of South Australia responded to Federal agreements aimed at universal access to preschool education for children in the year before starting formal schooling by introducing a trial designed to 'integrate' preschool children…
Humphrey Kirsty, Olivier Alessandra, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Teens and Toddlers is the only youth development programme in the UK designed to raise the aspirations of young people by pairing them as a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery who is in need of extra support. This transformative work…
University of Toronto. Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 12 February, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This BRIEFing NOTE is about multi-age grouping (also called mixed-age or family groupings) in early childhood programs. It is written to inform the dialogue about a proposal by the Ontario government to introduce regulations for multi-age grouping…
Wright Arlene, 2005
Other
A summary of the Training for Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards program for educators, child care providers and families who want to continue to improve the quality of early education and care for children ages three through the completion of…
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, Sure Start (Programme), January, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study on an early stage of a project designed to reduce child poverty by providing child care so that the parents could return to the workforce in England
Henry Gary T., Rickman Dana K., Ponder Bentley D., Henderson Laura W., Mashburn Andrew J., Gordon Craig S., 2005
Reports & Papers
A study evaluating the social, language, physical, and cognitive development of the state's children from preschool to first grade in Georgia between 2001 and 2004
Henry Gary T., Rickman Dana K., Ponder Bentley D., Henderson Laura W., Mashburn Andrew J., Gordon Craig S., 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of a study evaluating the social, language, physical, and cognitive development of the state's children from preschool to first grade in Georgia between 2001 and 2004
Kowalski Helen S., Wyver Shirley R., Masselos Grace, De Lacey Philip, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the influences of environmental factors in mixed-age day care on emergent pretend play in 48 Australian toddlers