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The Effect of the Child Care Environment on Child Care Efficacy of Child Care Teachers (어린이집 보육환경이 보육교사의 보육효능감에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Jeong Wha;Kim, Kab Soon
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.137-152
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    • 2018
  • Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of the childcare environment on childcare efficacy of childcare teachers. Methods: The participants in the study were 274 childcare teachers working at childcare centers. The childcare environment was divided into physical environment and the work support environment. Results: The results of this study are as follows. First, there was a significant difference in childcare efficacy depending on the age and career of the childcare teacher. Second, the childcare environment of the childcare center showed a static correlation with the childcare efficacy of the childcare teacher in both the physical environment and the work support environment. Third, the physical environment of the day care center had an affect on child care efficacy. Among the subfactors, furniture for routine care, play and learning had a significant impact. Fourth, the work support environment of the childcare center had an affect on childcare efficacy of the childcare teacher. Among the subfactors, staff interaction and cooperation, and opportunities for professional growth had a significant impact. Conclusion/Implications: In order to enhance childcare efficacy of childcare teachers, a high quality childcare environment should be established.

Perceptions and Needs for the Open-Childcare Center: Focused on Director, Teacher, and Parent (열린어린이집에 대한 인식과 요구도: 어린이집 원장, 교사 및 부모를 중심으로)

  • Choi, Hye Yeong
    • Family and Environment Research
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    • v.55 no.1
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    • pp.93-103
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    • 2017
  • This study investigated the difference of perception and needs among director, teacher, and parent for an open-childcare center focused on parent participation. The subjects of this study consisted of 56 directors, 231 teachers, and 299 parents in childcare centers in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, Chungcheong, and Gyeongsang province. They completed a questionnaire about the perception and needs of an open-childcare center, which was later analyzed by SPSS ver. 23.0. The findings were as follows. First, five areas of open-childcare center were 'participating activities as various roles,' 'willingness of parent participation,' 'reflection of parent needs,' 'concern about CCTV,' and 'sharing outdoor spaces.' Second, the perception of directors concerning open-childcare centers were higher than the ones for teachers or parents; however, there were differences in perception depending on their perspective position. The biggest perception of directors was 'participating activities as various roles,' and parents' one was 'concerned about CCTV.' However, the perceptions of teachers were a lower level than the other two groups'. Third, the directors showed a higher level of needs to promote an open-childcare center (except for one concerned about CCTV). Parents also showed their needs 'increasing awareness of open-childcare program,' 'promoting to parent's participation,' 'communication with on-line,' and 'concerning CCTV.' The implication of these results were discussed as action plans to promote an open-childcare center.

A Survey on Recognition about Oriental Childcare and Oriental Medicine in Parents Attending in Oriental Childcare Class in Health Center (보건소 한방육아교실 참여 부모들의 육아 및 한방에 대한 인식 조사)

  • Min, Sang-Yeon;Kim, Jang-Hyun
    • The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.35-45
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    • 2011
  • Objectives: The purpose of this survey is to investigate the recognition of parents' attending oriental childcare class, as a part of an oriental health promotion programs in a health center. Methods: During 2010, 74 parents participated in the pre-survey and 61 parents participated in the post-survey at the Kimpo, Kyeongju and Ganghwa health center. Results: 1. 77% of the participants didn't recognize the existence of Oriental childcare center. 49% of participants were informed by health center. 2. In terms of preferences on oriental versus western medicine, 76% of participants preferred western medicine as compared to the oriental medicine but, some wanted to use both medical treatments 3. Recognition levels in importance of childcare education on post-survey were significantly elevated to the pre-survey(p<0.05), and the childcare education helped parents to breed children better. Participants want to recommend neighbors to participate in childcare class. 4. Levels of common senses about childcare on post-survey were significantly elevated compared to pre-survey(p<0.05), but levels of common senses about oriental childcare were not elevated. 5. 77% of the participants satisfied with the childcare class. Conclusions: The oriental childcare class sessions in health center have helped parents to recognize the importance of childcare education and common senses about childcare.

The Effects of Childcare Center Based Play Therapy on Infant's Problem Behaviors, Self-Concept, Social Interaction and Infant's Response Changes during Play Therapy (보육기관에서의 놀이치료가 유아의 문제 행동, 자아지각, 사회적 상호작용 및 놀이치료 과정에서 유아의 반응 변화에 미치는 영향)

  • Yang, Sun Young;Han, You Jin
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.35 no.1
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    • pp.95-117
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    • 2014
  • The study was performed at a childcare center based play therapy to help ameliorate the problems of infants in the borderline, self-concept, social interaction, infant's response changes observed during play therapy. The subjects of this study consisted of twenty eight infants between the ages of 4 to 5 years who exhibited behavior problems. All subjects were located in the Seoul. The play therapists were sent to the child care center, and conducted 16 sessions of play therapy to infants exhibiting problem behaviors. In summary, the results indicated the following. First, childcare center based play therapy was effective in improving infants' behavior problems in the borderline areas outlined above. Second, childcare center based play therapy had a positive effect on the self-concept of infants. Third, childcare center based play therapy had a positive effect on the social interaction among the infants. Finally, there was significant difference in the responses of infants during childcare center based play therapy.

Analysis of the Current Condition of Student Childcare Training in Korea: Student Childcare Training Centers, Guidance Teachers, Student Teachers and Student Childcare Training Fees (우리나라 보육실습의 현황분석: 보육실습 기관 및 지도교사, 보육실습생, 보육실습 지도비를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Eui-Hyang;Suh, Moon-Hee;Sung, Mi-Young;Min, Mi-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.48 no.6
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    • pp.57-70
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    • 2010
  • This study aimed to investigate the current condition of student childcare training in Korea. Participants were 221 university professors, 467 childcare center directors, and 1,260 guidance teachers in Korea. They completed questionnaires the current condition of student childcare training centers, guidance teachers, student teachers, and student childcare training fees. The results showed 64.4% of these centers charged a student childcare training fee, and 35.6% of them did not charge a fee. The average student childcare training fee was 41,000 won. This study aims to offer a realistic understanding and effective information on student childcare training in Korea and to suggest practical standards for student childcare training.

The Effect of Childcare Center President's Transformative Leadership on Childcare Teacher's Satisfaction: Focusing on the Effect of Organization Culture and Organization Committment (어린이집 원장의 변혁적 리더십이 보육교사의 직무만족도에 미치는 영향 : 조직문화와 조직몰입의 매개효과)

  • Oh, Gyo Seon;Kong, In Sook
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.187-202
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between childcare center president's transformative leadership, organization culture, organization commitmen, organization culture, organization commitmen of the mediating effect in the effect of the childcare center president's transformative leadership and job satisfaction of childcare teachters. Three hundred twenty three childcare teachers located in S City in Jeollanam-do were selected as subjects of this study and subsequently surveyed. The results of this study were as follows: First, a positive correlation was observed between childcare center president's transformative leadership and organization culture, job satisfaction and organization commitment of childcare teachers. Second, childcare center president's transformative leadership had an influence on job satisfaction through the medium of organization culture and organization commitment. This study examined the effect that childcare center president's transformative leadership would have on job satisfaction of childcare teachers through the medium of organization culture and organization commitment. The results of this study may provide basic data for efficient operations of childcare centers, and such results are remarkable elements in job satisfaction of childcare teachers, implying the importance of childcare center president's transformative leadership, organization culture and organization commitment.

The Recognition of 'I-Sarang Card Business' for both Childcare Center Directors and Parents and the Improvement Business Strategies (아이사랑카드제도에 대한 어린이집 원장 및 부모의 인식과 개선방안)

  • Lim, Yang-Mi;Kim, Hye-Gum
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.33 no.1
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    • pp.147-164
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to firstly, analyze how childcare center directors and parents experienced the 'I-Sarang Card Business' and secondly, to evaluate the effects of the business, and thus to suggest the ways to improve business strategies. The subjects consisted of 104 childcare center directors and 304 parents using the 'i-sarang card' in Gyeonggi province. The surveys were administered to the subjects, and the data were analyzed by means of the SPSS 12.0 program. The major results of this study were as follows : After the introduction of the 'I-Sarang Card Business', parents found the payment of childcare fee to be more convenient than previously and evaluated the effects of 'I-Sarang Card Business' to be more positive than the childcare center directors. On the other hand, childcare center directors had difficulties in taking care of 'I-Sarang Card Business' related administration and their evaluations were therefore more negative. Based on these results, several ways to improve the business were suggested.

A study on the infant daycare center teacher practicing infant's rights respect in care giving daycare center's daily work (어린이집의 하루일과에서 영아반 보육교사가 실행하는 영아권리존중보육에 관한 연구)

  • Youn, Jin-Ju
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.407-417
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    • 2017
  • This study examined the extent to which childcare methods of infant classroom childcare teachers who respect infant rights in the everyday teaching curriculum at day-care centers occurs. To achieve these objectives, a questionnaire survey was conducted on 210 infant classroom childcare teachers who were in charge of the day-care center classrooms located in [G] city of [J] province. The results of the research confirmed that first there were no statistically significant differences when verifying the extent to which childcare methods of infant classroom childcare teachers who respect infant rights in the everyday teaching curriculum at day-care centers according to the final education level, professional experience, age, and education major of the infant classroom childcare teacher. On the other hand, the results confirmed that when analyzing for arrival time for infant classroom childcare instruction at the day-care center and for the time spent taking the infant to and from the bathroom, the infant classroom childcare teachers who had graduated from 2 year colleges showed more respect for infant rights compared to that of infant classroom childcare teachers who had graduated from 4 year universities, and for the arrival time for infant classroom childcare instruction at the day-care center and nap times, the infant classroom childcare teachers who were above 50 years of age showed more respect for infant rights compared to that of infant classroom childcare teachers who were in their 30s and 40s. The results of the research confirmed that there were statistically significant differences for both the age and education major of the infant classroom childcare teachers. When examining each of the sub-factor, the age of the infant classroom childcare teachers, respect for the infant's opinion, respect for individuality, and for information provision, infant classroom childcare teachers older than 50 years of age were shown to exercise a higher level of respect for the infant according to the rule of prioritizing the infant compared to infant classroom childcare teachers in their 30s and 40s, and infant classroom childcare teachers who majored in infant education-related majors exercised a higher level of respect for the infant for respecting freedom and autonomy compared to that of infant classroom childcare teachers who majored in welfare and childcare-related fields. The results of the research confirmed a statistically significant static correlation between the two related variables. Therefore, this suggests that the more childcare methods of infant classroom childcare teachers who respect infant rights in the everyday teaching curriculum at day-care centers, the more childcare methods of infant classroom childcare teachers who respect infant rights occurred according to the rule of prioritizing the infant. These results can be used to establish both quantitatively and qualitatively an excellent and balanced respect for infant rights.

A Study on the Recognition and Qualities of Early Childhood Coding Education in Childcare Center Teachers (어린이집 교사의 유아코딩교육에 대한 인식과 자질에 대한 연구)

  • Chun, Hui Young
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.227-248
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    • 2018
  • Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the recognition and qualities of early childhood coding education in childcare center teachers. Methods: 158 childcare center teachers responded to 56 questions on a questionnaire extracted and revised from previous research. Frequency analysis and one-way ANOVA were applied for the data analysis. Results: Many teachers agreed that the software education policy was timely appropriate. Most of them needed the education in order to improve children's creativity and problem solving ability, and answered that it is appropriate to start the education at age 5. Most of them recognized that small group and free choice activities, play activities linked with daily life topics and coding programs by the childcare center teachers were desirable as educational methods. Provision of educational HW/SW environment was a relatively important element for effective implementation of the education. The coding educational qualities perceived by the teachers were not high, and were related to the age of the children they were in charge of and their computer literacy. Conclusion/Implications: The recognition of childcare center teachers was relatively positive, but it is necessary to educate the teachers to improve their recognition and qualities of the education in consideration of teachers' variables.

Management Condition on Indoor Environment and Hygiene of Childcare Center -Focusing on Cheongju- (어린이집 보육공간의 실내환경 및 공간위생 관리실태 - 청주시를 중심으로 -)

  • Choi Yoon-Jung
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.5-20
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    • 2006
  • This study was a preliminary investigation into improving the environmental and healthy quality of childcare centers. The purpose of this study was to determine the management condition on indoor environment and hygiene of childcare centers in Cheongju. Questionnaire survey was carried out from 11st to 26th of August 2004 by mail. Respondents were consisting of 55 teachers, an executive of each childcare center in Cheongju. From the survey results, there were some problems in 'empty period after remodeling work for preventing sick house syndrome', 'humidity controling', 'glare controling', 'indoor or outdoor noise controling', 'cleaning frequency of each room', 'washing method of toys', 'laundry frequency of rag doll and bedclothes'. So, we need to establish the regulations or give some educations and informations about indoor environment and hygiene to administrators of childcare centers.

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