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2004 census of child care services
Australia. Department of Family and Community Services, 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia, Department of Family and Community Services.

A report of findings from the 2004 Australian Government Census of Child Care Services, which are compared to findings from the 2002 census

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2004 census of child care services: Summary booklet
Australia. Department of Family and Community Services, 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia, Department of Family and Community Services.

A compilation of data from the Australian governmentís 2004 national census of child care services, recording child care participation trends, rates, and costs

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Academisation of early childhood education
Husa, Sari, 2005
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 49(2), 133-151

A content analysis of official documents produced in connection with the appointments of professors to the Chairs of Early Childhood Education departments at Finnish universities, to determine how the appointments of particular applicants might have influenced the development of the field

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Alberta: What are the Federal Provincial Territorial agreements?
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, October 2005
(Child Care Policy: Making the Connections Fact Sheet No. 2 Part A). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.

A summary of federal child care funds made available to the province of Alberta, Canada in 2005/6 through Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) agreements

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Assessment and early instruction of preschool children at risk for reading disability
Hindson, Barbara, 2005
Journal of Educational Psychology, 97(4), 687-704

An evaluation of an intervention to detect developmental delays of emergent literacy skills in preschool students, based on a sample of 169 students in Sydney, Australia

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Barriers and supports to child care accreditation in Alberta
Golberg, Margaret A., 2005
Unpublished master's thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

An interview-based study of child care directors in Alberta Canada to examine their perceptions of barriers and facilitators to state child care accreditation

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Behavioral inhibition as a precursor of peer social competence in early school age: The interplay with attachment and nonparental care
Bohlin, Gunilla, 2005
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 51(1), 1-19

A comparison of statistical models examining links between behavioral inhibition, attachment security, and experiences of nonparental care in the development of social competence, in a sample of 90 school age children in Uppsala, Sweden

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Benefits and costs of high quality child care: Review of the literature
Marvin Shaffer and Associates, September 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: YWCA of Vancouver.

A review of the methodology and findings of research on the costs and benefits of high-quality child care and early education programs

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Benefits and costs of high quality child care: Review of the literature [Executive summary]
Marvin Shaffer and Associates, September 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: YWCA of Vancouver.

A summary of a review of the methodology and findings of research on the costs and benefits of high-quality child care and early education programs

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Bilateral agreement on early learning and care between Ontario and Canada: A fact sheet (June 2005)
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, June 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.

Highlights of a bilateral agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario, providing for access to federal funding for child care programs, and collaboration with other government jurisdictions in Canada to create an overarching child care and early education framework

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Birth to School study: A longitudinal evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) 1998-2005
Sure Start (Programme), August 2005
(Research Report No. SSU/2005/FR/017). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

An overview of a study of an intervention program serving children and families from birth to age five in a disadvantaged area of Oxford

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Birth to School study: A longitudinal evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) 1998-2005
Sure Start (Programme), August, 2005
(Reference No. SSU/2005/SF/017). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A brief summary of a study of an intervention program serving children and families from birth to age five in a disadvantaged area of Oxford

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Birth to School study: A longitudinal evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) 1998-2005 [Executive summary]
Sure Start (Programme), August, 2005
(Research Report No. SSU/2005/FR/017). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

An account of the Birth to School Study, a six year evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership, a literacy intervention with expanded focus on numeracy, self-esteem, and positive dispositions to learn; the programís effect on child development, comparisons with other interventions, and recommendations for research and public policy are related

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Boarding of upper middle class toddlers in China
Brassard, Marla R., 2005
Psychology in the Schools, 42(3), 297-304

A discussion of the recent trend of Chinese, upper middle class families boarding toddlers, based on anecdotal observations of three Chinese boarding schools

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Breast-feeding, day-care attendance and the frequency of antibiotic treatments from 1.5 to 5 years: A population-based longitudinal study in Canada
Dubois, Lise, 2005
Social Science & Medicine, 60(9), 2035-2044

An investigation using a nationally representative sample of Canadian children to examine the impact of breast feeding on children's health and its relation to child care attendance during the child's first five years using antibiotic treatments as the general measure of health

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British Columbia: What are the Federal Provincial Territorial agreements?
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, October 2005
(Child Care Policy: Making the Connections Fact Sheet No. 2 Part A). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.

A summary of federal child care funds made available to the province of British Columbia, Canada in 2005/6 through Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) agreements

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Building an integrated workforce for a long-term vision of universal early education and care
Cameron, Claire, 2005
(Leading the Vision Policy Papers: No. 3). London: Daycare Trust.

A study on the characteristics of early childhood education and child care workers in Britain, successful child care and early education models from other countries that may be applicable in Britain, and suggestions for future improvement

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Building a stable workforce: Recruitment and retention in the child care and early years sector
Rolfe, Heather, 2005
Children & Society, 19(1), 54-65

A discussion of issues related to child care workforce recruitment and retention in the United Kingdom, as part of the National Childcare Strategy of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

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Building strong literacy foundations, birth to three years
Makin, Laurie, 2005
International Journal of Early Childhood, 37(2), 85-93

A demonstration of early literacy outcomes associated with the Support at Home for Early Language and LiteracieS (SHELLS) program for families with children aged birth to three in disadvantaged areas of Australia, based on interviews conducted with 69 participants in 2003

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Build it right!: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care response to the Best Start plan
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.

A presentation of a long term plan proposed by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care to improve Ontario's Best Start plan for early childhood education

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''Catch the future'': Literacy and numeracy pathways for young children: Voices from the field
Kennedy, Anne, 2005
Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 12(1), 43-57

A description of two qualitative methodologies adopted for a research project in Australia examining literacy and numeracy pathways for young childrenís learning in the year before school entry

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The changing availability of grandparents as carers and its implications for childcare policy in the UK
Gray, Anne, 2005
Journal of Social Policy, 34(4), 557-577

An analysis of the role of grandparents as child care providers in the United Kingdom and its impact on the employment decisions of mothers of young children, based on data from the UK Time Use Survey and the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)

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Changing child care: Five decades of child care advocacy and policy in Canada
Prentice, Susan, 2005
Halifax, Canada: Fernwood Publishing.

An anthology examining the history of Canada's child care policies through child care advocates' perspectives

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Changing perceptions of literacy: Local literacies in indigenous and early childhood communities
Power, Kerith, 2005
Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 12(1), 11-21

An exploration of the changes in literacy perceptions of preschool staff members in an Indigenous Australian community after participating in six professional development sessions

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Child care centre physical environments
Beach, Jane, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit.

A summary of Canadian regulations for the physical environments of child care centers, including indoor, outdoor, lighting, and minimum space requirements

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