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Jalongo Mary Renck, 2021
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by…

Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
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Purpose: Although school personnel are in a good position to identify cases of abuse and neglect, they may fail to report these cases. This failure may leave victims to suffer the negative effects of abuse and neglect and deprives them of possible…
Ciesielski Emily J. M., Creaghead Nancy A. (Nancy Acra), April-June 2020
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There is considerable concern regarding our nation's literacy skills. Research has repeatedly shown that the literacy trajectory is well established very early in the school career. Early childhood educators (ECEs) have the ability to influence a…
Blewitt Claire, O'Connor Amanda, Morris Heather, Mousa Aya, Bergmeier Heidi, Nolan Andrea, Jackson Kylie, Barrett Helen, Skouteris Helen, 07 February, 2020
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There is growing awareness of the benefits of curriculum-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs in Early Childhood Education and Care settings for children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. While many SEL programs aim to…
Lessard Laura, Wilkins Kati, Rose-Malm Jessica, Mazzocchi M. (Mary) Chaplin, January 8 2020
Literature Review

Background: More than two million early care and education (ECE) providers care for young children in the USA each day. These providers tend to earn low wages and many are enrolled in public assistance programs. Nearly all ECE providers are…

Nicholson Julie Marie, Kuhl Katie, Maniates Helen, Lin Betty, Bonetti Sara, January, 2020
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With the increasing acknowledgement of the benefits of early childhood education, there is a need to ask critical questions about whether ample leadership exists for guiding ambitious systemic change in the field. This review of leadership in early…
Mertala Pekka, December, 2019
Literature Review
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There is a body of evidence suggesting that instead of concentrating only on teaching and learning (the education task), teachers believe that their tasks are to care for their students social, emotional, and physical needs (the caring task), and to…
Caronongan Pia, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Niland Katherine, Kharsa Miranda, October, 2019
Literature Review

In 2017, the Office of Planning Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funded Mathematica Policy Research to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The…

Starke Karla Romero, Kofahl Marlen, Freiberg Alice, Schubert Melanie, Gross Mascha Luisa, Schmauder Stefanie, Hegewald Janice, Kampf Daniel, Stranzinger Johanna, Nienhaus Albert, Seidler Andreas, 17 April, 2019
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Objective: In this systematic review, we aimed to summarize the evidence on the association between being a daycare educator working with children and the possible increased risk of parvovirus B19 infection compared to the general population.…
Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

Linder Sandra M., Simpson Amber, September, 2018
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This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the…
Peleman Brecht, Lazzari Arianna, Budginaite Irma, Siarova Hanna, Hauari Hanan, Peeters Jan, Cameron Claire, March, 2018
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This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), February, 2018
Literature Review
This intervention report presents findings from a systematic review of MyTeachingPartner(TM) Pre-K conducted using the WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook (version 3.0) and the Teacher Training, Evaluation, and Compensation review protocol (…
Cumming Tamara, September, 2017
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Researchers are increasingly recognising the connections between early childhood educators' well-being and their capacity for providing high quality education and care. The past five years have seen an intensification of research concerning early…
Falenchuk Olesya, Perlman Michal, McMullen Evelyn, Fletcher Brooke A., Shah Prakesh S., 30 August, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Staff education is considered key to quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs. However, findings about associations between staff education and children's outcomes have been inconsistent. We conducted a systematic review and…