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Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
Literature Review

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…

Jalongo Mary Renck, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by…

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…

Holm Stephanie M., Leonard Victoria, Durrani Timur, Miller Mark D., January, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Background: Children in child care settings have a high infectious burden. They are frequently exposed to sanitizing and disinfecting agents, whose toxicities have not been studied in these settings. Current guidance on the preferred disinfection…
Francis Lucine, Shodeinde Lara, Black Maureen M., Allen Jerilyn, 10 June, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the US. More than a third of young children 2-5 years old are placed in nonrelative child care for the majority of the day, making the child care setting an important venue to spearhead…

McDaniel Marla, Woods Tyler, Pratt Eleanor, Simms Margaret C., November, 2017
Literature Review

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) contracted the Urban Institute (Urban) to develop a better understanding of racial and ethnic…

Larson Nicole, Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, Nanney Marilyn S., Story Mary, October, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Child-care settings and the combination of policies and regulations under which they operate may reduce or perpetuate disparities in weight-related health, depending on the environmental supports they provide for healthy eating and activity. The…
Chan Joyce HY, Law CK, Hamblion Esther, Fung H., Rudge James, April, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Hand, foot, and mouth disease continues to cause seasonal epidemics in the Asia-Pacific Region. Since the current Enterovirus 71 vaccines do not provide cross-protection for all Enterovirus species that cause hand, foot, and mouth disease, there is…
O'Conner Rosemarie, De Feyter Jessica Johnson, Carr Alyssa, Luo Jia Lisa, Romm Helen, February, 2017
Literature Review
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the second in a series of four related reports about…
O'Conner Rosemarie, De Feyter Jessica Johnson, Carr Alyssa, Luo Jia Lisa, Romm Helen, February, 2017
Literature Review
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This is the third in a series of four related reports about…
Wolfenden Luke, Jones Jannah, Williams Christopher Michael, Finch Meghan, Wyse Rebecca, Kingsland Melanie, Tzelepis Flora, Wiggers John, Williams Amanda, Seward Kirsty, Small Tameka, Welch Vivian, Booth Debbie, Yoong Sze Lin, October, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

This review aimed to look at the effects of strategies to improve the implementation (or correct undertaking) of policies, practices or programmes by childcare services that promote children's healthy eating, physical activity and/or obesity…

Bergstrom Helena, Eidevald Christian, Westberg-Brostrom Anna, September, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The objective of this research review is to synthesize research published between 2000 and 2015 regarding child sexual abuse, preschool and preschool teachers. The review identifies themes relevant for the preschool teacher profession: child sexual…
Drummond Kathryn, Holod Aleksandra, Perrot Marie, Wang Antonia, Munoz-Miller Michele, Ncube Mackson, Turner Herb, August, 2016
Literature Review
This literature review provides a review of policies, programs, and practices that have the potential to help students sustain the positive effects of preschool as they progress from kindergarten through grade 3 (K-3). The U.S. Department of…
Corr Catherine, Santos Rosa Milagros, Fowler Susan A., May, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act mandates that very young children with disabilities be served through Part C services. Families of young children with disabilities who are also living in poverty are often the primary recipients of…
Ward Stephanie, Belanger Mathieu, Donovan Denise, Carrier Natalie, December, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The role of childcare educators is important given that 81% of preschoolers living in developed countries receive childcare outside their home. Since children learn by observing and imitating others, childcare educators may play a role in promoting…