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Early Childhood Research Quarterly (ECRQ) publishes research on early childhood education and development from birth through 8 years of age. ECRQ publishes predominantly empirical research (quantitative or qualitative methods) on issues of interest to early childhood development, theory, and …


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3rd Quarter 2024
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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Well-being

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The well-being of the early care and education (ECE) workforce is a multifaceted concept that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of professionals working in the ECE field. It is highly related to their working conditions …

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