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Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
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This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
University of Toronto. Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 31 May, 2018
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This presents some of the key findings from Early childhood education and care in Canada 2016, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit's 11th cross-Canada data-based report on early childhood education and child care (ECEC). This report, together…
Lawrence Sharmila, April, 2018
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This resource list includes research on the effects of e-books on emergent literacy in early childhood settings from 2010 to the present. The focus of this resource list is on the use of e-books in early childhood settings, some of the literature…
Society for Research in Child Development, February/March 2018
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This brief highlights the scaling of high-quality early childhood development programs, issues to address based on research, and implications for policy and practice.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, February, 2018
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This document discusses how the availability, intensity, and affordability of early childhood education and care services, as well as work-family policies, can affect women's labor force participation across Organisation for Economic Co-operation…
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, May, 2017
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This document discusses the financing of early childhood education and how educational spending and its allocation relate to children's participation in early childhood education across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)…
Jarrett Tim, 22 November, 2016
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This overview looks at the draft Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016. It provides background on the Childcare Act 2016, which expands the free childcare policy for qualifying parents of eligible…
Victoria University (Melbourne, Vic.). Mitchell Institute, October, 2016
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Based on a document that considers universal preschool for 3-year-olds in Australia, this fact sheet highlights the utility of universal programs, the existing foundation that would support a universal program, research on the benefits of two years…
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Social Policy Division, June, 2016
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Drawing on data from the 2014 European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey (EU-SILC) -- an EU-wide survey on household income and living conditions, and a source of comparable information on the use of education and care services…
Fortin Pierre, October, 2015
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This paper summarizes the child care landscape in Quebec, Canada from the point of view of an economist. Figures calculated include number and percentage total of children who use different types of care, the cost of child care spaces, and the role…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2015
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This brief compares perceptions about the roles and capacities of early childhood leaders, based on research conducted in Australia and the United States.
Start Strong, March, 2015
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This brief discusses the benefits of public funding in the form of direct investment in Ireland's pre-school services, focusing on professionalization, quality, wages, and working conditions.

Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Taylor Chris, 04 February, 2015
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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…
Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Taylor Chris, 04 February, 2015
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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…
Baxter Jennifer, 2015
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This 2015 Families Week Facts Sheet presents information about the types of child care used by children in Australia, highlighting how arrangements change as children grow, and how they vary for families of different characteristics. (author…