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Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
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This paper reports the findings of an integrative review of the literature conducted to gain insight into the relationship between process quality, curriculum and pedagogy. Process quality attends to those aspect of early childhood education and…

Jackson Jacklyn Kay, Jones Jannah, Nguyen Hanh, Davies Isabella, Lum Melanie, Grady Alice, Yoong Sze Lin, 19 January, 2021
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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…

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…
Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
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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…
Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
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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…

Nicholson Julie Marie, Kuhl Katie, Maniates Helen, Lin Betty, Bonetti Sara, January, 2020
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With the increasing acknowledgement of the benefits of early childhood education, there is a need to ask critical questions about whether ample leadership exists for guiding ambitious systemic change in the field. This review of leadership in early…
Jones Rachel A., Sousa-Sa Eduarda, Peden Michele, Okely Anthony D., 02 December, 2019
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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings have a pivotal role in the promotion of physical activity for young children, and thus, the number of ECEC-based physical activity interventions has exponentially increased in the last two decades.…
Mertala Pekka, December, 2019
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There is a body of evidence suggesting that instead of concentrating only on teaching and learning (the education task), teachers believe that their tasks are to care for their students social, emotional, and physical needs (the caring task), and to…
Reid Jeanne L., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Scott-Little Catherine, June, 2019
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Theoretical and empirical research is challenging long-held assumptions about how culture shapes children's thinking, emotions, and actions. No longer is 'culture' thought to be a family-based characteristic that operates upon children's development…
Starke Karla Romero, Kofahl Marlen, Freiberg Alice, Schubert Melanie, Gross Mascha Luisa, Schmauder Stefanie, Hegewald Janice, Kampf Daniel, Stranzinger Johanna, Nienhaus Albert, Seidler Andreas, 17 April, 2019
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Objective: In this systematic review, we aimed to summarize the evidence on the association between being a daycare educator working with children and the possible increased risk of parvovirus B19 infection compared to the general population.…
Blewitt Claire, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz Matthew, Nolan Andrea, Bergmeier Heidi, Vicary David, Huang Terry TK, McCabe Paul C., McKay Tracey, Skouteris Helen, 07 December, 2018
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IMPORTANCE Social-emotional competence in early childhood influences long-term mental health and well-being. Interest in the potential to improve child health and educational outcomes through social and emotional learning (SEL) programs in early…
Linder Sandra M., Simpson Amber, September, 2018
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This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the…
Barnes Tia Navelene, Wang Feihong, O'Brien Kristen Merrill, September/October 2018
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Early intervention is valuable in preventing negative behavioural outcomes and promoting positive social competence in young children with externalizing behaviours. Interventions that teach social problem solving (SPS) are a promising solution,…

Matwiejczyk Louisa, Mehta Kaye, Scott Jane, Tonkin Emma, Coveney John, March, 2018
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Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings have a pivotal role in shaping children's dietary food habits by providing the contextual environment within which they develop these behaviours. This study examines systematic reviews for (1)…

Peleman Brecht, Lazzari Arianna, Budginaite Irma, Siarova Hanna, Hauari Hanan, Peeters Jan, Cameron Claire, March, 2018
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This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI…