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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…

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…
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…
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 (…
Shirvanian Natalia, Michael Tony, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Because numerous studies show that early child-adult attachment significantly affects a child's socio-emotional and cognitive development, we propose that establishing attachment-based child care can contribute to a healthy and happy childhood. This…
Perlman Michal, Falenchuk Olesya, Fletcher Brooke A., McMullen Evelyn, Beyene Joseph, Shah Prakesh S., 30 December, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The quality of staff/child interactions as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs is thought to be important for children's outcomes. The CLASS is made of three domains…

Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Literature Review
The literature review report for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Mortensen Jennifer A., Barnett Melissa A., May, 2016
Literature Review
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Infants and toddlers who experience physical abuse and/or neglect are at a severe risk for disruptions to emotion regulation. Recent prevention and treatment efforts have highlighted center-based child care as an important setting for providing…
Mortensen Jennifer A., Barnett Melissa A., February, 2015
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The teacher-child relationships that develop in infant/toddler child care provide a critical caregiving context for young children's socioemotional development. However, gaps remain in researchers' understanding of the individual-level processes…
Crawford Sara K., Stafford Karen N., Phillips Sarah M., Scott Kathleen J., Tucker Patricia, November, 2014
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The purpose of this integrative review was to examine strategies that facilitate inclusion in play among children with physical disabilities in childcare centers. Nine databases were systematically searched for peer reviewed empirical studies…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Buysse Virginia, Fuligni Allison Sidle, Burchinal Margaret, Espinosa Linda M., Halle Tamara, Castro Dina Carmela, Q4 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
As the number of young dual language learners (DLLs) in early care and education (ECE) programs is increasing, it is critical to examine how well measures of the quality of practices in these settings reflect the needs of the diverse groups of…
Trivette Carol M., Dunst Carl J., Hamby Deborah W., Meter Diana, 2012
Literature Review
A synthesis of 29 research studies on the relationship of early childhood practitioner beliefs about innovative and recommended early childhood practices to either the intention to implement or the actual adoption of the practices
Halle Tamara, Anderson Rachel, Blasberg Amy, Chrisler Alison, Simkin Shana, August, 2011
Literature Review
A review of research to identify measures of adult-child interactions in infancy and toddlerhood and measures of child care setting quality and interactions related to infants and toddlers
Ahnert Lieselotte, Pinquart Martin, Lamb Michael E., 2006
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A literature review examining previous research on the security of children's attachments with their child care givers when their attachments were assessed using either the Strange Situation or the Attachment Q-Set