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Spotlight on family day care: A window into home-based pedagogy

Lyn Wright

Centre-based models of early childhood care and education provision dominate the early childhood landscape, and “taken-for-granted” practices tend to reflect centre-based discourse. Home-based early childhood care and education settings challenge many of these common practices. This research documented the lived experiences of children in two exemplary home-based settings in urban New Zealand over 5 days. This article describes and discusses four unique features of home-based settings as they contrast with common centre-based practices.

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