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Linberg, Anja; Kluczniok, Katharina; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as reliable indicators for childcare quality. The present study used the ITERS and FCCERS to examine…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires
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Cassidy, Deborah J.; King, Elizabeth K.; Wang, Yudan C.; Lower, Joanna K.; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The current study examines the professional well-being of teachers, the classroom emotional support, and the emotional experiences of toddlers in their care. Professional well-being of teachers is conceptualized to include teacher feelings about their work, autonomy in decision-making, actual wages, and perceptions of fairness of wages within the…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Well Being, Emotional Response, Toddlers
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King, Elizabeth K.; Pierro, Rebekah C.; Li, Jiayao; Porterfield, Mary Lee; Rucker, Lia – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined differences in classroom quality, assessed by the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R), in 287 infant and 479 toddler classrooms. Classroom quality was compared across classroom age group (infant compared to toddler classrooms) as well as across programme type (for-profit compared to not-for-profit…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Education, Educational Environment
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The physical environment of the preschool programmes has been proven to affect both children's overall development and the quality of the programme. However, both nationally and internationally the contribution of the physical environment in the effectiveness of a programme and in the achievement of educational goals is often overlooked. The aim…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Preschool Education, Child Development, Educational Quality
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Based on arguments according to which the concept of quality is multifaceted, difficult to be defined and defined differently by various stakeholders, it has been suggested that the quality of care and education be evaluated from different perspectives if one aims to create a global picture of the early childhood education and care programmes. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Early childhood education and care is a multifaceted institution. Based on children's age, a number of different settings operate, which have usually two distinct aims. Kindergartens provide mainly education whereas day care centres provide care. Yet, in recent years, the need to establish programmes which provide both education and care to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preferences, Child Care Centers
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Lim, Cynthia; Lim, Sirene May-Yin – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
While there has been extensive research exploring the quality of caregiver-child interactions in programmes for preschool children, comparatively less international research has explored the nature of caregiver-child interactions in centre-based infant-care programmes. Nine caregivers in six Singapore infant-care settings were observed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Infants, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Rudd, Loretta C.; Cain, David W.; Saxon, Terrill F. – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This study examined effects of professional development for child-care staff on language acquisition of children ages 14-36 months. Child-care staff from 44 child-care centres agreed to participate in the study. Child-care staff from one-half of the child-care centres were randomly assigned to a one-time, four-hour workshop followed by three…
Descriptors: Attention, Professional Development, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers
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Cain, David W.; Rudd, Loretta C.; Saxon, Terrill F. – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
This study carries forward the exploration of joint attention engagement in children from 18 to 24 months of age enrolled in "low-quality" childcare centers. Childcare providers and children were videotaped to capture social interactions in the classroom including duration and bids for joint attention. One-half of 48 childcare providers…
Descriptors: Attention, Interpersonal Competence, Toddlers, Child Care Centers
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Davis, Nancy; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Examined associations among infant caregivers' training and the quality of care they provide. Found through observation and rating of 50 Caucasian female caregivers that as infant caregiver training levels increased, so did mean scores on some dimensions of quality, such as personal care routines and learning activities. (EV)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers