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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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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