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Ang, Lynn; Brooker, Elizabeth; Stephen, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite growing interest in childminding at the policy level and some international research on understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Phoon, Dora Mei Yong; Tan-Chong, Elizabeth Chai Kim; Tan, Marilyn Ai Bee; Goh, Mandy Lian Mui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A child's positive sense of well-being is central to their overall growth and development. With an increasing number of mothers in the workforce, many infants and toddlers spend much time in child care services. Hence it is crucial that caregivers provide a secure base for the child to develop secure attachment with educarers. Given multiple…
Descriptors: Well Being, Security (Psychology), Attachment Behavior, Teamwork
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Doherty, Gillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
A substantial proportion of American, Canadian and English preschoolers regularly participate in family child care making its quality of vital importance for the children concerned, their parents, the school system and the society in which they live. This article discusses the seven key caregiver behaviors and physical space characteristics…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Child Development, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Though quality in early childhood education and care has attracted last decades enormous research interest there is still not a unanimous agreement about its definition. Yet, almost all definitions attempted include interaction, group size, adult:child ratio and early childhood educators' level of education, as important indices of quality.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Caregivers, Young Children
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de Groot Kim, Sonja – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This study traces patterns of attendance, times of arrival and departure, and policies and practices surrounding enrollment and moving children from classroom to classroom in a child care center. It appears that children's efforts to acquire competence in developing friendships with their peers not only depends on their own capacities, but is also…
Descriptors: Play, Attendance Patterns, Young Children, Friendship
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Luckey, Alicia J.; Fabes, Richard A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Nonsocial play continues to be perceived as a behavior that is detrimental young children's development. The research evidence in this area is mixed but lends itself to a more positive view of nonsocial play. Despite the substantial amount of literature available, the terminology used fails to be consistent and may prove to be distracting and…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Child Development, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Cooney, Margaret; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Discusses the importance of supporting young children's socialization process from the perspective of a teacher educator/researcher, a parent, and a caregiver. Describes four stages of socialization (using physical aggression, asking for help, using words, and problem solving) and offers recommendations for corresponding spacial needs, play…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Child Development, Developmental Stages
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Notes that caregivers need to create an atmosphere that reflects their experiences with children and knowledge of child development. A productive partnership with families improves the quality of care through shared commitment and positive outcomes. Suggests ways caregivers can develop a productive partnership with families, including newsletters,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Family Involvement
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Korn, Carol – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Discusses the effect early-childhood educators have on children's identity development--their stories of themselves. Examines children's abilities to produce narratives, and considers the role of nonverbal expression in the making of children's identities. Notes the social context of these stories. (JPB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Nonverbal Communication
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Readiness to learn is a constant state. Two critical aspects of early childhood provide parents sufficient understanding of their child's development: attachment and brain development. Children develop attachments to caregivers but need consistent parental care and love. Human brains continue to quickly grow during the first two years of life.…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Brain, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development
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Oren, Thomas A.; Ruhl, Kathy L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Investigated the reliability and item appropriateness, as discerned by adults affiliated with an infant center, of the Caregiver-Environment Scale (CES). Found the CES to be an easy to use, reliable instrument for evaluation. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care