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Foster Tiffany, Burchinal Margaret, Yazejian Noreen, Nov/Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Grouping children of different ages in the same preschool classroom (i.e., mixed age) is widespread, but the evidence supporting this practice is mixed. A factor that may play a role in the relation between classroom age composition and child…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Executive Summary
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…
Farewell Charlotte V., Puma Jini E., Mason Mondi A., Peirce Paula, Shimomura Michele, Harms Megan, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions. Early child care providers have a unique opportunity to instill healthy eating and active living behaviors in children that can foster lifelong health. Academic-community partnerships that involve…
Wasenius Niko S., Grattan Kimberly P., Harvey Alysha L. J., Naylor Patti-Jean, Goldfield Gary S., Adamo Kristi B., July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: To assess the effect of a physical activity intervention delivered in the childcare centres (CC), with or without a parent-driven home physical activity component, on children's fundamental motor skills (FMS). Design: Six-month 3-arm…
Bakken Linda, Brown Nola, Downing Barry, April-June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to substantiate the positive, long-term outcomes demonstrated by children from economically disadvantaged homes who received a high-quality, early education. Children who attended The Opportunity Project (TOP) Early Learning…
Bredin Siobhan, Testa Mary Beth Salomone, Adams Michele, 05 October, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses family child care providers' opportunities and challenges in serving school-age/mixed age children. It also explores the needs of and provides strategies for States, Territories, and Tribes in supporting providers.
Bredin Siobhan, Testa Mary Beth Salomone, Adams Michele, 05 October, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses family child care providers' opportunities and challenges in serving school-age/mixed age children. It also explores the needs of and provides strategies for States, Territories, and…
Hastie Peter A., Rudisill Mary E., Boyd Korey, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Previous studies of mastery motivational climates within physical education have reported that providing students with opportunities to become self-directed leads to a number of positive outcomes, including skill attainment and increased…
Rouse Liz, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children attending centre-based early childhood care and education programmes across Australia are most likely to be grouped according to age and development. While multi- or mixed-age grouping has been seen to have positive benefits on young…
Dockett Sue, Perry Bob, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2012, the government of South Australia responded to Federal agreements aimed at universal access to preschool education for children in the year before starting formal schooling by introducing a trial designed to 'integrate' preschool children…
Humphrey Kirsty, Olivier Alessandra, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Teens and Toddlers is the only youth development programme in the UK designed to raise the aspirations of young people by pairing them as a mentor and role model to a child in a nursery who is in need of extra support. This transformative work…
University of Toronto. Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 12 February, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This BRIEFing NOTE is about multi-age grouping (also called mixed-age or family groupings) in early childhood programs. It is written to inform the dialogue about a proposal by the Ontario government to introduce regulations for multi-age grouping…
Rogers Victoria W., Hart Patricia H., Motyka Elizabeth G., Rines Emily N., Vine Jackie, Deatrick Deborah A., October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Document the impact of Let's Go!, a multisetting community-based childhood obesity prevention program on participants in 12 communities in Maine. Methods: The study used repeated random telephone surveys with 800 parents of children to…
Korenman Sanders, Abner Kristin, Kaestner Robert, Gordon Rachel A., Q2 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of food intake, weight, and food security in children attending child care centers that do and do not participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), with additional analyses of outcomes among low income and Head Start…