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Hannikainen Maritta, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study was to review the national steering documents on early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with the focus on children up to the age of three, posing the question: What do these…
Sumsion Jennifer, Harrison Linda, Bradley Ben S., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article discusses the proliferation of early learning, pedagogical and curriculum frameworks and guidelines encompassing infants and toddlers in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, and argues for the need to build a cumulative…
Davis Belinda, Torr Jane, Degotardi Sheila, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Australia's first national early childhood curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework (Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009), aims 'to extend and enrich children's learning from birth to five years and…

Kharod Deepti, Arreguin-Anderson Maria G., Winter 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
This paper describes an environmental education initiative called Starting out Wild (SoW) designed for toddlers and their caretakers. The program, developed by staff and volunteers of a city parks department, engages children ages 1-3 and their…
Ebbeck Marjory, Phoon Dora Mei Yong, Tan-Chong Elizabeth Chai Kim, Tan Marilyn Ai Bee, Goh Mandy, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Knoche Lisa, Sheridan Susan M., Raikes Helen, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will implement and evaluate the Getting Ready 0-3 (GR03) intervention in collaboration with rural Early Head Start (EHS) partner agencies. GR03 is an inventive, evidence-based intervention that strengthens the relationships children…
Johnson Ursula, Van Horne Bethanie, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of the project is to adapt two research-based parent and teacher interventions, Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) and Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH), to examine the benefit to low income infants' and toddlers'…
Rutanen Niina, Amorim Katia de Souza, Colus Katia Miguel, Piattoeva Nelli, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policies and practices are local, historically and socially context-specific constructions. In addition to local ideals and policies, discursive practices concerning ECEC are influenced by universal ideals…
Colvard Jamie, June, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes the plans of Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont to develop and integrate Early Learning Guidelines for infants and toddlers into their curricula using funding from Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge…
Appl Dolores J., Leavitt Jessica E., Ryan Melissa A., May, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
A team of facilitators describe the process and content of portfolios they create for families attending weekly playgroup sessions based on the philosophy and practices of the Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) model. The parent-child…
Conner Julie, Kelly-Vance Lisa, Ryalls Brigette Oliver, Friehe Mary, April-June 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to develop an intervention for 2-year-old children to enhance play and language skills. The intervention was implemented over a 4-week period and included components of reading, modeling, and positive reinforcement of…
McGuinness Carol, Eakin Angela, Connolly Paul, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Eager and Able to Learn (EAL) is a new pilot programme designed by Early Years--the organisation for young children in Northern Ireland, and targeted at 2-3 year-old children in early years settings. It aims to improve young children's eagerness and…
McGuinness Carol, Eakin Angela, Connolly Paul, November, 2012
Executive Summary
Eager and Able to Learn (EAL) is a new pilot programme designed by Early Years--the organisation for young children in Northern Ireland, and targeted at 2-3 year-old children in early years settings. It aims to improve young children's eagerness and…
Geraghty Teresa, Molyneaux Frances, Dunne Cheryl, October, 2012
Reports & Papers
The EAL programme is a service designed by Early Years and targeted at two-year-old children. It aims to improve young children's eagerness and ability to learn through enhancing their physical, social, emotional and linguistic development. The…
Horm Diane M., Goble Carla B., Branscomb Kathryn R., 2012
Other
The purpose of this chapter is to review three major infant toddler curricula, identifying key or unique features, discussing strengths and limitations, and reflecting on similarities and differences. The commonly used definition of curriculum in…