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Slutsky Ruslan, Kragh-Muller Grethe, Rentzou Konstantina, Tuul Maire, Gol-Guven Mine, Foerch Daniela Fenu, Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, May 2021
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Technology plays a large role in the daily experiences of young children. Presently, technology is used both to support and enhance ‘educational’ activities and in the context of children’s play. The aim of the present study is to understand how…

Coelho Vera, Astrom Frida, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Sjoman Madeleine, Farran Dale Clark, Bjorck-Akesson Eva, Christopher Caroline Heaton, Granlund Mats, Almqvist Anna-Lena, Grande Catarina, Pinto Ana Isabel, Q2 2021
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Across countries, there are important differences related to the goals, organization, and educational philosophies of care provided to young children prior to formal schooling. Those differences are likely reflected in the classroom practices and…
Jackson Jacklyn Kay, Jones Jannah, Nguyen Hanh, Davies Isabella, Lum Melanie, Grady Alice, Yoong Sze Lin, 19 January, 2021
Literature Review
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As a strategy for early childhood obesity prevention, a variety of dietary behavior and physical activity policies and guidelines published by leading health agencies and early childhood education and care (ECEC) licensing and accreditation…

Takagi Yumiko, Batten Paul, Rattenborg Karen, December, 2020
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International collaborative research has great value in helping each of the participant’s view their respective situations from novel and various perspectives. When people involved in the same work tackle problems from different perspectives, new…
Dias Maria J. A., Almodovar Mayra, Reguero de Atiles Julia, Vargas Aleida Chavarria, Leon Irma M. Zuniga, November/December 2020
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The authors interviewed 26 teachers of 3- to 6-year-old children in public and private educational institutions regarding their teaching and learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teachers worked in various countries of Latin and…
Eckhardt Andrea G., Egert Franziska, September, 2020
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In early childhood, both prior to school entry and after the school day ends, many children are enrolled in family child care settings. In several countries, the quality of family child care (FCC) is rated with Environmental Rating Scales such as…
Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, Wagner Judith T., Odegaard Elin Eriksen, August, 2020
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The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has moved rapidly across the world in 2020. This article reports on the recent consequences of the pandemic for early childhood education in Sweden, Norway, and the United States. The authors illustrate…
Aguiar Ana Lucia, Aguiar Cecilia, August, 2020
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High-quality early childhood education appears to be particularly beneficial for disadvantaged children, since it may help reduce an initial achievement gap. Yet, these children are frequently enrolled in disadvantaged classrooms with lower quality…
Yaya-Bryson Dilara, Scott-Little Catherine, Akman Berrin, Cassidy Deborah J., August, 2020
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This study examined the quality of early childhood education programs in two different quality rating and improvement systems, one in Turkey and the other in the state of North Carolina in the USA. The early childhood environment rating scale-…
Verhoeven Ludo, Voeten Marinus, Setten Ellie Richtje Hennie van, Segers Eliane, June, 2020
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A meta-analysis was conducted on the effects of computer-supported early literacy interventions (strict phonological awareness training, combined phonological awareness and letter training, and use of e-books) on phonological-awareness (syllabic…
Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
Literature Review
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Purpose: Although school personnel are in a good position to identify cases of abuse and neglect, they may fail to report these cases. This failure may leave victims to suffer the negative effects of abuse and neglect and deprives them of possible…
Aslan Ozge Metin, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
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The purpose of this research is to examine cultural difference in Turkish and American preschoolers' play, aggression and victimization behaviours. The research has been performed in a nursery school affiliated to a university in one of the big…
Bulut Ayhan, March, 2020
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In this study, pre-school education systems in the five permanent member states of the UN, United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom (UK) and France, were analyzed and compared with the pre-school education system in Turkey in various ways.…
Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

There is increasing awareness that the physical environment plays a critical role in young children's cognitive and social development, by offering opportunities for exploration and interaction. In this article a narrative review is presented of…

Balladares Jaime, Kankaras Milos, 28 January, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of ECEC programmes by analysing the relationship between students' ECEC attendance and their later academic proficiency using PISA 2015 data. PISA results show that across the OECD countries, students…