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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…

Aikens Nikki, Nguyen Tutrang, Harding Jessica F., February, 2021
Literature Review
This brief focuses on what we know about how the Pre-K CLASS relates to children’s outcomes in general, and whether its relationships with outcomes differs for key subgroups of children. By summarizing findings of the most recent studies published…
Aguiar Ana Lucia, Aguiar Cecilia, August, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
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…
Banghart Patti, Halle Tamara, Bamdad Tiffany, Cook Maya, Redd Zakia, Cox Alexandra, Carlson Julianna, May, 2020
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to review the research on supporting access to quality infant and toddler care and the effectiveness of approaches to improve access to and the quality of infant and toddler ECE. The review focuses on…
Blewitt Claire, O'Connor Amanda, Morris Heather, Mousa Aya, Bergmeier Heidi, Nolan Andrea, Jackson Kylie, Barrett Helen, Skouteris Helen, 07 February, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
There is growing awareness of the benefits of curriculum-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs in Early Childhood Education and Care settings for children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. While many SEL programs aim to…
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…

Pontier Ryan W., Boruchowski Ivian Destro, Olivo Lergia I., 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The population of students learning and using more than one language in the United States has more than doubled in the past 30 years. This is especially true in early childhood, which makes it crucial that educators of young emergent bilingual…
Anderson Sara, Mikesell Megan, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Millions of children in the United States live in rural areas and often start school with fewer school readiness skills than counterparts in urban areas. Access to high-quality child care could be a mechanism to improve school readiness; however, it…
Peleman Brecht, Lazzari Arianna, Budginaite Irma, Siarova Hanna, Hauari Hanan, Peeters Jan, Cameron Claire, March, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
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…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), February, 2018
Literature Review
This intervention report presents findings from a systematic review of MyTeachingPartner(TM) Pre-K conducted using the WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook (version 3.0) and the Teacher Training, Evaluation, and Compensation review protocol (…
Garcy Anthony M., Berliner David C., February, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Robust evidence suggesting a strong association between greater educational attainment, better health and lower mortality, has led to speculation that the quality of schooling can also have effects on health. This review critically summarises…
Slot Pauline L., 2018
Literature Review
This literature review investigated relations between structural characteristics and process quality in centre and family daycare provisions for children from birth to age 5. Structural characteristics were examined at system, organisational,…
Daily Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Douglass Anne L., Miranda Brenda, Halle Tamara, Agosti Jenifer, Partika Anne, Doyle Stephanie, January, 2018
Literature Review
This literature review will summarize the empirical foundations for the BSC, and the outputs and outcomes of the BSC process documented in the literature. This paper first provides a grounding in improvement science literature, which can be used to…
Brunsek Ashley, Perlman Michal, Falenchuk Olesya, McMullen Evelyn, Fletcher Brooke A., Shah Prakesh S., 06 June, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and its revised version (ECERS-R) were designed as global measures of quality that assess structural and process aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs. Despite frequent…

Perlman Michal, Fletcher Brooke A., Falenchuk Olesya, Brunsek Ashley, McMullen Evelyn, Shah Prakesh S., 19 January, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Child-staff ratios are a key quality indicator in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs. Better ratios are believed to improve child outcomes by increasing opportunities for individual interactions and educational instruction from…