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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…

Slutsky Ruslan, Kragh-Muller Grethe, Rentzou Konstantina, Tuul Maire, Gol-Guven Mine, Foerch Daniela Fenu, Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Technology plays a large role in the daily experiences of young children. Presently, technology is used both to support and enhance ‘educational’ activities and in the context of children’s play. The aim of the present study is to understand how…

Coelho Vera, Astrom Frida, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Sjoman Madeleine, Farran Dale Clark, Bjorck-Akesson Eva, Christopher Caroline Heaton, Granlund Mats, Almqvist Anna-Lena, Grande Catarina, Pinto Ana Isabel, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Across countries, there are important differences related to the goals, organization, and educational philosophies of care provided to young children prior to formal schooling. Those differences are likely reflected in the classroom practices and…
Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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…
Singer Elly, Wong Sandie, March, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
We discuss oral history interviews with academics who laid the foundation of research and pedagogies in daycare for under three-year-olds in Europe and North and South America since the 1970s. Their work is clearly embedded in the social-political…
Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming.…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

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

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…

Takagi Yumiko, Batten Paul, Rattenborg Karen, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
International collaborative research has great value in helping each of the participant’s view their respective situations from novel and various perspectives. When people involved in the same work tackle problems from different perspectives, new…
Dias Maria J. A., Almodovar Mayra, Reguero de Atiles Julia, Vargas Aleida Chavarria, Leon Irma M. Zuniga, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The authors interviewed 26 teachers of 3- to 6-year-old children in public and private educational institutions regarding their teaching and learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teachers worked in various countries of Latin and…
Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Gordon Rachel A., Sheridan Kathleen M., Bates Julia, de Souza Samantha, Pradzinski Anne, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Gender disparities in academic achievement are of longstanding scholarly and societal concern. In the extensive literature on this topic, however, relatively few studies have considered the non-parental child care contexts where children spend…

Sultan Zuraimi M., Pantelic Jovan, Tham Kwok Wai, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Singapore is a tropical country with a high density of day-care facilities whose indoor environments may be adversely affected by outdoor fine particle (PM2.5) air pollution. To reduce this problem requires effective, evidence-based exposure-…
Eckhardt Andrea G., Egert Franziska, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In early childhood, both prior to school entry and after the school day ends, many children are enrolled in family child care settings. In several countries, the quality of family child care (FCC) is rated with Environmental Rating Scales such as…
Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, Wagner Judith T., Odegaard Elin Eriksen, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has moved rapidly across the world in 2020. This article reports on the recent consequences of the pandemic for early childhood education in Sweden, Norway, and the United States. The authors illustrate…