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This article describes an ongoing collaborative action research study, and presents initial observations of the outcomes of teachers’ interventions in early childhood education centres in a major Brazilian city. Designed as a professional development initiative, the action research is based on a view of a quality program being one that offers both play-based learning and linguistically enriching experiences for children and opportunities for professional learning of its professionals to support those same programs in a personal, self-confident, and collective manner. It presents initial observations of the outcomes of teachers’ interventions in four non-governmental early childhood education centres, and some implications the results can suggest for the NOW Play Project.
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