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Reported Research Funding in Four Early Childhood Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Funding for research in the area of early childhood is an ongoing challenge. The present research objective was to identify the frequency of acknowledgment of federal funding in articles published by four leading early childhood journals from 1999 to 2008. We conducted a content analysis of 1,338 publications found in "Early Child Development and…

Walsh, Bridget A.; Sanchez, Claudia

2010-01-01

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Funding Early Childhood Mental Health Services & Supports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is the first of a two-part series on financing early childhood mental health services. It discusses the need for a systemic approach to financing early childhood mental health services and supports and presents a matrix to assist states and communities in the design of comprehensive financing systems. The vertical axis of the matrix…

Wishmann, Amy; Kates, Donald; Kaufmann, Roxane

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Investing in Early Childhood: Increasing Funding for Smart Start Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004, Voices for America's Children member Kansas Action for Children, partnered with state and local organizations to increase funding for Smart Start Kansas, a successful early care and education program. Kansas Children's Campaign, an initiative of Kansas Action for Children, collaborated with a key state organization, legislators,…

Voices for America's Children, 2005

2005-01-01

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Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book summarizes theory and discusses major issues pertaining to child development in the early childhood years. Chapter I provides an introduction to the conceptual framework and major theories of child development. Chapter II deals with motor, sensory, and perceptual development. Chapter III focuses on the cognitive-developmental theory of…

Peters, Donald L.; Willis, Sherry L.

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Social Harmony and Macroregulation of the Funding System of Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's steadily progressing economic transformation, and against the background of setting up a harmonious society and striving for a balanced educational development, a reform of the financing system for China's early childhood education is inevitable. However, this reform must be conducted within the framework of social and educational…

Yingqi, Cai

2008-01-01

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Early Childhood Education Report  

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Early Childhood Education Report 2014 #12;Early Childhood Education Report 2014 is published by in Education holds the copyright to the Early Childhood Education Report 2014. It encourages digital or hard: Akbari, E., McCuaig, K. (2014) Early Childhood Education Report 2014. Toronto: Ontario Institute

Toronto, University of

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Furman University's Early Childhood  

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Furman University's Early Childhood Education Graduate Studies in Education .furman.edu/gradstudies> Early Childhood Education Designed to add endorsement in early childhood to a teaching certificate abilities. Faculty Lorraine DeJong, Ph.D. Early Childhood Education coordinator and main professor Judy

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Missed Opportunities for Children?:An exploration of the impact of new funding mechanisms for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation begins with a review of the overall funding structure for early childhood education and care in Ireland. It moves on to look in detail at the impact of the changes to the social inclusion funding measures. It concludes with a review of the reaction of various Irish stakeholders to these changes that have resulted in a 'missed opportunities

Bernie ODonoghue Hynes; Noirin Hayes; Siobhan Bradley

2008-01-01

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Reframing Early Childhood Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rapid changes in Australian education have intensified the role of early childhood leaders and led to unprecedented challenges. The Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2011), mandated Australian "National Quality Framework" (NQF) for Early Childhood Education & Care (DEEWR, 2010b) and the "National Early Years Learning Framework" (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009)…

Stamopoulos, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

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Early Childhood. Bachelor of Teaching  

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Early Childhood. 2014 Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Early Childhood) College of Education qualification for those starting out in Early Childhood teacher education. As well as gaining a teaching degree;3 Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood

Hickman, Mark

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77 FR 27781 - Non-Competitive One-Year Extension With Funds for State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems...  

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...Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Grant Program ensures the healthy physical, social, and emotional development of children (birth to five years of age) by supporting statewide collaborations of early childhood service providers to create a seamless...

2012-05-11

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Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In five sections, this paper explores dimensions of early childhood education: schooling generally construed as nonparental instruction in knowledge, values, and skills. Section 1 looks at some of the factors which have contributed to the rapid growth of early childhood education in modern times. Section 2 briefly highlights the contributions of…

Elkind, David

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Expressive Education in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a concise overview of early childhood music education in Japan. Japanese early childhood education stresses the natural development of childhood, as well as cultivation of expressive activities. Discusses teaching methods, creative activities, and educational guidelines (MJP)

Mori, Kimie

1996-01-01

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Early Childhood Distance Partnership Program  

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the needs of Tribal Head Start/Early Childhood educators to complete a Bachelor Degree · Respond to national and Early Childhood Educators from six tribal communities to complete bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education Enables ECEDP students to live and teach in their home communities Connects Native early childhood

Lawrence, Rick L.

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Early Childhood. Bachelor of Teaching  

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Early Childhood. 2015 Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Early Childhood) College of Education Education #12;Contents 3 Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) 4 Entry Requirements starting out in Early Childhood teacher education. As well as gaining a teaching degree which qualifies

Hickman, Mark

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Early Childhood Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses early childhood education programs: their goals; effectiveness; optimal timing, targeting, and content; and costs and benefits. Early intervention has significant short- and medium-term benefits: most notably it reduces grade repetition and special education costs, and provides quality child care. The effects are greatest for more disadvantaged children. Some model programs have produced exciting improvements in educational attainment

Janet Currie

2001-01-01

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Perceptions of Early Childhood Assessment among Early Childhood Educators  

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This study was conducted to evaluate perceptions held by early childhood educators about the assessment process in their schools and to identify current assessment practices in early childhood settings in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In February 2009, 230 early childhood educators completed surveys on the topic of assessment at an annual early

Hanes, Barbara Mongelli

2010-01-01

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Building Community Systems for Young Children: Early Childhood Education. Building State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Series, Number 11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the importance and funding sources of early child care and education (ECE), and the ways in which the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) Initiative improves early childhood outcomes. Section I presents what is known about the importance of ECE, quality and access. Section II describes the current funding

Bassok, Daphna; Stipek, Deborah; Inkelas, Moira; Kuo, Alice

2005-01-01

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Early Childhood Military Education?  

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Does the country's national security rely on top-quality early childhood education? Yes, say the military leaders of Mission: Readiness, an organization led by retired military commanders that promotes investment in education, child health, and parenting support. Actually, the generals are right, but for all the wrong reasons. The generals' aim is…

Pelo, Ann

2011-01-01

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Readings: Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collected in this textbook are approximately 30 brief articles and related materials concerning the traits, development, nurturing, and education of children from infancy through early childhood. While varied, material in each of the six sections generally centers on (1) characteristics, traits, and developmental issues in infancy, preschool and…

Sorosky, Jeri, Ed.

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Early Childhood Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focused on early childhood development, this "UNICEF Intercom" asserts that developmental programs should aim to give children a fair chance at growth beyond survival. First presented are moral, scientific, social equity, economic, population, and programatic arguments for looking beyond the fundamental objective of saving young lives.…

Koh, Edgar, Ed.

1989-01-01

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Music in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that music activities in early childhood education foster a variety of developmental skills. Analyzes Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, contending that music intelligence is a separate intelligence. Provides ways to identify and promote musical intelligence. Suggests methods for encouraging musical development. Using songs…

Feierabend, John

1990-01-01

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Ethnographic Knowledge for Early Childhood  

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The policy brief "Ethnographic Knowledge for Early Childhood" details the contributions of current ethnographic research in the area of early childhood education. The brief's main purpose is to demonstrate how ethnography (as a methodology) helps us better understand the context of early childhood programs, the types of settings and resources…

Adair, Jennifer Keys

2010-01-01

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Federal Agencies Keep Early Childhood in Focus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal agencies and offices have important and exciting early childhood efforts underway. Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and within it, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)--which manages both the Child Care and Development Fund and the Head Start program, among other initiatives--and the U.S.…

Karolak, Eric

2010-01-01

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation  

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Florida Final Summary of Survey, with the Program Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF). Background Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is an effective prevention and early

McQuade, D. Tyler

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Early Childhood Update, Fall 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter provides a periodic update on the activities of the Early Childhood Research Working Group (ECRWG), organized in early 1995 by the U.S. Department of Education and other federal government departments and agencies to promote interagency cooperation and public-private partnerships in early childhood research. This edition contains…

Kimmerly, Lynn, Ed.

1995-01-01

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Education: Early Childhood Studies (ECS) Page 111Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES  

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of Children 3-4 PSY 418 Psychology of the Family 3-4 PSY 431 Introduction to Art Therapy 3-4 PSY 448 Cognitive a major in Early Childhood Studies, a minor in Early Childhood Studies and a Master of Arts in education-funded preschool and after-school programs. Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies The Bachelor of Arts Degree

Ravikumar, B.

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Early Childhood Development Reference Guide  

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Early Childhood Development Reference Guide provided by Public Relations and Communications #12;2 #12;Early Childhood Development Reference Guide provided by Public Relations and Communications Sandia National Laboratories This guide provides activities and web resources to assist parents and families

Fuerschbach, Phillip

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Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because children entering kindergarten come with a variety of preschool and home experiences, and accordingly, with varying levels of school readiness, the Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards have been developed to provide a more consistent definition of school readiness. The goal for the Standards is to provide early childhood educators…

Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.

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Quality matters: early childhood education policy in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically analyses how the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region has tackled the issue of preschool quality over the past 30 years. Although early childhood education is not part of the publicly funded education system, there is almost universal preschool attendance among three to six year olds. The government regulates, monitors and evaluates early childhood services,

Nirmala Rao; Hui Li

2009-01-01

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Financing Early Childhood Education Programs: State, Federal, and Local Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The landscape of financing early childhood education in the U.S. is complex. Programs run the gamut from tuition-supported private centers to public programs supported by federal, state, or local funds. Different funding streams are poorly coordinated. The federal government funds several major targeted programs that are available only to specific…

Hustedt, Jason T.; Barnett, W. Steven

2011-01-01

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Early Childhood Education in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The two kinds of educational facilities for early childhood in Japan are the kindergarten, established in accordance with the School Education Law, and the day nursery, based upon the Children's Welfare Law. (Author/MB)

Yamashita, T.

1972-01-01

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PEREFCTIONISM  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine childhood perfectionism in anorexia nervosa (AN) restricting (RAN), purging (PAN), and binge eating with or without purging (BAN) subtypes. Method The EATATE, a retrospective assessment of childhood perfectionism, and the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2) were administered to 728 AN participants. Results EATATE responses revealed General Childhood Perfectionism, 22.3% of 333 with RAN, 29.2% of 220 with PAN, and 24.8% of 116 with BAN; School Work Perfectionism, 31.2% with RAN, 30.4% with PAN, and 24.8% with BAN; Childhood Order and Symmetry, 18.7% with RAN, 21.7% with PAN, and 17.8% with BAN; and Global Childhood Rigidity, 42.6% with RAN, 48.3% with PAN and 48.1% with BAN. Perfectionism preceded the onset of AN in all subtypes. Significant associations between EDI-2 Drive for Thinness and Body Dissatisfaction were present with four EATATE subscales. Discussion Global Childhood Rigidity was the predominate feature that preceded all AN subtypes. This may be a risk factor for AN. PMID:22488115

Halmi, Katherine A.; Bellace, Dara; Berthod, Samantha; Ghosh, Samiran; Berrettini, Wade; Brandt, Harry A.; Bulik, Cynthia M.; Crawford, Steve; Fichter, Manfred M.; Johnson, Craig L.; Kaplan, Allan; Kaye, Walter H.; Thornton, Laura; Treasure, Janet; Woodside, D. Blake; Strober, Michael

2012-01-01

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Early Childhood Education and School Readiness: Conceptual  

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Early Childhood Education and School Readiness: Conceptual Models, Constructs, and Measures and Evaluation. #12;Early Childhood Education and School Readiness Workshop, June 17-18, 2002 TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................................13 Language and Early Literacy

Rau, Don C.

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Early childhood education in New Zealand: Current issues and policy developments  

Microsoft Academic Search

In December 1988, the New Zealand government published its policy document for early childhood education: Before Five. During 1990 all New Zealand early childhood education centres will experience the impact of the new policies for early childhood education. Some of the issues that led up to these policies relate to equity of access and equity of funding, the provision of

Carmen Dalli

1990-01-01

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Invest in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The history of American early education is one of changing roles and goals. As federal engagement in early childhood has shifted in response to social, political, and economic needs, few policy efforts have focused on long-term planning or coordination. The authors identify the appropriate roles of federal, state, and local governments and make 13…

Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Reid, Jeanne L.

2009-01-01

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Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children who learn math fundamentals in preschool and kindergarten have the best chance of later achievement in school--but too often, children don't get the effective early math instruction that makes all the difference. Now there's a core early childhood textbook that helps current and future educators teach the most critical math concepts to…

Moomaw, Sally

2011-01-01

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Regional Early Childhood Policy Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UNESCO-UNICEF joint regional policy review project was launched in September 2006 with the aim to support the countries of Asia-Pacific region in meeting the first goal of Education For All (EFA) on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) by identifying, documenting and sharing good practices as well as constraints and challenges in early

Evans, Judith

2008-01-01

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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (non-certification) 2013-14  

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Curriculum Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (non-certification) 2013-14 Name ______________ ______________ __________________ Early Childhood Special Education Programs EDS 562 ______________ ______________ __________________ Current Trends in Early Childhood Education EDU 550

Acosta, Charles A.

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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten) 2013-14  

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Curriculum Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten) 2013-14 Name ______________ ______________ __________________ Early Childhood Special Education Programs EDS 562 ______________ ______________ __________________ Current Trends in Early Childhood Education EDU 550

Acosta, Charles A.

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Montana State University 1 Early Childhood Education  

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Montana State University 1 Early Childhood Education and Child Services Major The early work and field experience focuses on early childhood education, child development, developmentally program to Montana Tribal Colleges and respective HeadStart Programs through the Early Childhood Education

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Intersections: Feminisms/Early Childhoods. Rethinking Childhood, Volume 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through personal narrative and scholarly reflection, this book examines the foundations of early childhood education, contemporary curricular and pedagogical practice in early childhood education, and critical issues affecting the multiple worlds of childhood. Essays by individual contributors are linked by contributors' conversations. An…

Hauser, Mary E., Ed.; Jipson, Janice A., Ed.

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Boys' Bodies in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is based on qualitative research data from a project investigating early childhood boys' constructions of masculinities in relation to sport, health and the body. The focus group data, with 33 boys, has been collected in each of the boys' first three years at school. It is part of the data that will be collected over eight years with…

Drummond, Murray

2012-01-01

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Early Childhood Education. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter includes five articles on early childhood education and young children, with particular reference to poor and minority children. "Scientific Literacy Is Child's Play" (Hilaria Bauer) discusses the natural development of scientific literacy in young children through their construction of knowledge and play. "Children of America,…

IDRA Newsletter, 1996

1996-01-01

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Early Childhood Education Facilities Planner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication, a supplement to the "North Carolina Public School Facilities Guidelines," is intended as a resource to assist design professionals in planning facilities that meet the evolving needs of public schools in North Carolina. The publication specifically describes early childhood education programs and the facilities that support them.…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Support.

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Early Childhood: Child, Teacher, Parent  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of early childhood holds promising keys to unlocking many of the mysteries in learning. Educators in the field, given the right tools, have the potential to have a profound impact on the long-term success of their students. The design of this curriculum comes directly out of the incredible possibilities set in motion while exploring…

Baroody, Christie

2006-01-01

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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence-based and highly effective, "coaching" helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting--home, school, or community.…

Rush, Dathan D.; Shelden, M'Lisa L.

2011-01-01

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Physical Education in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the incidence and quality of physical activity instruction during early childhood. Although the positive effect of physical activity on the cognitive, social, and physical development of young children is generally acknowledged, there is little emphasis nationally on ensuring appropriate physical educational experiences…

Stork, Steve; Sanders, Stephen W.

2008-01-01

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Early Childhood Education: A Workbook for Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business management theory and principles as applied to the administration of early childhood programs are presented in this workbook. Following a brief survey of the historical background of early childhood education and current early childhood programs, information and guidance to help plan, operate, and evaluate program facilities are provided.…

Hewes, Dorothy; Hartman, Barbara

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Dispersing Waves: Innovation in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education Centres of Innovation (COI) were established in 2002 as part of the 10-year plan for early childhood education, "Pathways to the Future/Nga Huarahi Arataki." In COI projects, innovative early childhood teaching teams reflect on and investigate their practices through action research, and share their findings with the…

Meade, Anne, Ed.

2010-01-01

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Early Childhood Education: The Case of Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is now widely recognized that early childhood education has paramount significance for the well-being of societies. In this study, the current situation of early childhood education in Turkey is discussed mainly in terms of its perception by the government, the school enrollment rate and the quality of early childhood education programs. The…

Usakli, Hakan

2010-01-01

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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education" is a comprehensive textbook for all students studying literacy and language subjects in early childhood education and primary degrees. Covering an age range from 0 to 8 years the book encompasses the four main early childhood contexts of: the family and community; childcare; the pre-school years,…

Fellowes, Janet; Oakley, Grace

2011-01-01

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Early Childhood Studies  

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of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences or the emphasis in early childhood licensure with pre1 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Early Childhood Studies Policies and Program Information: A Handbook for Success Revised by the Early Childhood Steering Committee 10/12 #12;2 Welcome to the Interdisciplinary

Karonis, Nicholas T.

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Importance of Early Neglect for Childhood Aggression  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE. The goal was to examine,the association between,early childhood,neglect (birth to age 2 years) and later childhood aggression at ages 4, 6, and 8 years, compared,with aggression’s associations with early childhood,abuse and later abuse and neglect. METHODS. A prospective cohort of 1318 predominantly at-risk children, recruited from 4

Jonathan B. Kotch; Terri Lewis; Jon M. Hussey; Diana English; Richard Thompson; Alan J. Litrownik; Desmond K. Runyan; Shrikant I. Bangdiwala; Benyamin Margolis; Howard Dubowitz

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Early Childhood--Love  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If children are to love themselves and others, they must experience love early. And they need to be taught the value of love, since it tends to fall victim to other lesser emotions. Provides suggestions for helping young children to grow in love. (Author/RK)

Jackson, Sylvia

1976-01-01

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Early childhood caries – risk factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

DesignThis was an Australian case–control study.Case–control selectionCases were recruited from children referred for dental treatment under general anaesthesia at free public hospitals in eight health service districts in the state of Queensland, Australia [early childhood caries (ECC) public cases], and three private specialist paediatric dental clinics (ECC private cases). Controls were selected from a full list of all childcare facilities

Sergio Uribe

2009-01-01

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Early Childhood Education in Portugal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet provides an overview of the policy and status of early childhood education in Portugal and includes the text of Law 5/97, the Framework Law for Pre-School Education, as well as the Curriculum Guidelines for Pre-School Education adopted by Portugal's government. Two of Law 5/97's nine main goals are: (1) to promote the child's personal…

Vasconcelos, Teresa

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CHANGING IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD - RECONCEPTUALISING EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICE  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the early years of life, children experience a number of transitions as they grow and develop, and move from home to care and education. To support young children during these times, early childhood practitioners may need to make transitions of their own; in the way they view children and childhood, and in the practices they undertake based on their

Reesa Sorin

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Early Childhood CARES Excited for 2013-2014 School Year  

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://earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education to all childrenEarly Childhood CARES Excited for 2013-2014 School Year Early Childhood CARES returned from its summer break with its motors tuned and ready to roll for the 2013-2014 school year! Early Childhood CARES

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Project ASCENT: Mainstreaming Gifted and Talented in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual describes Project ASCENT, a North Carolina project to provide support services to help early childhood teachers provide a differentiated curriculum for identified gifted children in the regular class. The chapter on program implementation considers such aspects as project goals, staff, funding, schools involved, the duties of the…

Ritchie, Shirley, Ed.

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Working on the Impossible: Early Childhood Policies in Namibia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the complexities of aid-giving using the example of early childhood policies in Namibia. It supports a critical view of aid processes and of World Bank endeavours in particular. Using an analysis of the World Bank funded education sector-wide improvement plan (ETSIP) in Namibia and three Namibian local case studies, it shows…

Penn, Helen

2008-01-01

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International Handbook of Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first of two introductory essays in this handbook presents a historical perspective on international early childhood education; the second provides a cross-national analysis of themes in late 20th century child care and early education. The bulk of the document consists of essays that review early childhood, preschool, primary, or elementary…

Woodill, Gary A., Ed.; And Others

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Early Childhood Development Policy Advances in Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Knowledge of the history and development of early childhood development in Uganda is paramount if we are to know how far we have come and where we are going. This article explores the introduction of early childhood development in Ugandan policy and government interventions from 1960 to 2011. Data was obtained from a review of available early

Ejuu, Godfrey

2012-01-01

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Narrative Identity and Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intensification of interest in early childhood by government, parents, and employers, focuses primarily on the provision of private early childhood education services outside of the home. With a focus on New Zealand, the paper argues that the form of early education now promoted is a particular form of care and education that moves children…

Farquhar, Sandy

2012-01-01

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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this book is to provide a core introductory text for the many undergraduate students who are now studying early childhood. Four key themes are emphasised throughout this book: The first is the social construction of childhood. This is the idea that childhood is not a naturally given phenomenon, but the result of social…

Maynard, Trlsha, Ed.; Thomas, Nigel, Ed.

2004-01-01

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Exploring the Quality of Early Childhood Education in China: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following article introduces an exploratory study that was designed to measure the quality of early childhood education within its ever changing sociocultural context utilizing the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) in 40 classrooms in Beijing, China. Implications for early childhood teacher education, including the education of children with exceptional needs are addressed along with recommendations for future

Bi Ying Hu; Judit Szente

2009-01-01

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To receive the Early Childhood Minor and the Early Childhood Endorsement one Must  

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contacts, TED 5790 at the College of Education Early Childhood Center at University Towers and TED 5780 Dittenber or Mr. John Radke; for appointments call (313)577-0915 Elementary Education / Early Childhood) Elementary Education Early Childhood Education This program is designed for individuals with a bachelor

Berdichevsky, Victor

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Exploring the Quality of Early Childhood Education in China: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following article introduces an exploratory study that was designed to measure the quality of early childhood education within its ever changing sociocultural context utilizing the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) in 40 classrooms in Beijing, China. Implications for early childhood teacher education,…

Hu, Bi Ying; Szente, Judit

2009-01-01

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PROGRAM GUIDE BA IN EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  

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PROGRAM GUIDE BA IN EDUCATION ­ SPECIALIZATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I. Benchmark Point 1 Communities II: Early Childhood (TLCII), and Educational Technology. G. Ratings of "Meets Expectations: Early Childhood, Educational Technology, Growth and Learning: Birth ­ 5 years, Language Development

Rusu, Adrian

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UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program  

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UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program Procedures, Early Childhood Education Department of Education UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 #12;UMBC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PERSONNEL PREPARATION PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION Present Date

Adali, Tulay

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College of Education IEC Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education  

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College of Education IEC Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education KEY: # = new course * = course TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. (3) Anintroductiontothehistoryofearlychildhoodeducationandanoverviewofcurrentlawsandbestpractices.Discussionswillinclude issues impacting families and current research in early childhood education

MacAdam, Keith

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Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education  

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Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education to the major program, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Social Studies Education (which in the Department of Teacher Education (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Social Studies

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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Accessible Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family involvement in early childhood classrooms benefits children, school staff, and families. The development of a strong relationship between early childhood programs and families is a critical component of developmentally appropriate practices. What strategies enable families to be full and active participants in their young children's…

Morrison, Johnetta W.; Storey, Pamela; Zhang, Chenyi

2011-01-01

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Pretend Play in the Early Childhood Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents and summarizes recent resources related to pretend play in the early childhood classroom. These include "Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education" by Olivia N. Sarachoe and Bernard Spodek; "Dramatic Play: Bring It Back" by Tammy Benson; and "The Importance of Being Playful" by Elena Bodrova and Deborah…

McEntire, Nancy

2009-01-01

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Moving beyond Colorblindness in Early Childhood Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Countering the position that colorblindness is desirable for teachers and children, this article encourages early childhood education teachers to engage in conversations about race and racism with young children. We discuss why the early childhood years are important for interrupting racism and make suggestions for helping children develop tools…

Boutte, Gloria Swindler; Lopez-Robertson, Julia; Powers-Costello, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines critical issues in early childhood education across a broad range of contexts. The issues explored are not only critical in terms of being fundamental to early childhood education but they are also critical in that they present ideas and utilize frameworks which are not traditional to the field. The topics under review include…

Yelland, Nicola, Ed.

2005-01-01

77

Online Early Childhood Professional Development: Selected Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood professional development opportunities are expanding rapidly throughout the country. With nearly 12 million children under the age of 5 in some kind of early childhood setting, there is an effort to increase the quality of care and education. In fact, 97% of states require child care professionals to commit to ongoing professional…

Olsen, Heather

2010-01-01

78

Navigating the State Early Childhood Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are four main avenues by which state policy decisions are made: legislation, executive order, administrative rules, and agency budgets. Each process offers many access points for early childhood practitioners and researchers to influence important decisions in the state. The authors provide seven tips for early childhood professionals to…

Lovejoy, Anna; Clothier, Steffanie

2006-01-01

79

Early Childhood Practice and Refrains of Complexity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood practice has often been described as complex in both policy documents and research literature; however, less attention has been given to exploring the nature and consequences of complexity in early childhood practice. At a time of intense policy attention in many national contexts, there is the potential for closing down, as well…

Cumming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer; Wong, Sandie

2015-01-01

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Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What constitutes quality in early childhood settings, and how can it best be measured with today's widely used tools and promising new approaches? Find authoritative answers in this book, a must-have for high-level administrators and policymakers as more and more states adopt early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. The most…

Zaslow, Martha, Ed.; Martinez-Beck, Ivelisse, Ed.; Tout, Kathryn, Ed.; Halle, Tamara, Ed.

2011-01-01

81

Early Childhood Education: Training for the Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

*Paper presented at the Early Childhood Education Conference at the University of British Columbia.This presentation focuses on future needs for training Early Childhood Educators. In addition to current emphasis on cognitive preparation for success in schools, increased emphasis must be given to create nurturing teachers who, in cooperation with families, will assist the youngest citizens to set a firm foundation

Alice Sterling Honig

1996-01-01

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Governing Early Childhood Education through Play  

Microsoft Academic Search

Play serves as a significant nodal point in the discursive relations of early childhood education. The aim of this article is to ask how play has come to appear so necessary to early childhood educational settings and how this perceived necessity governs the behaviour of both adults and young children. To do this the author make use of concepts provided

JO AILWOOD

2003-01-01

83

"Reality Shock": New Early Childhood Education Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning teaching is challenging; this article examines the realities of practice for beginning early childhood teachers. Fourteen participants in their first year of teaching were interviewed; they worked in private and public early childhood education settings. Findings reveal that the reality of moving from the role of the student to teacher…

Mahmood, Sehba

2013-01-01

84

Learning Partnerships in Rural Early Childhood Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined six aspects of learning communities in early childhood settings in rural New South Wales (Australia). These aspects are reflection, individual development, diversity, conversation, caring, and shared responsibility. Surveys of 15 directors of early childhood programs indicated that the reflective component of the learning…

Coombe, Kennece; Lubawy, Joy

85

The Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education can level the academic playing field for Latino children entering school by supporting what parents are doing at home to teach their children the skills necessary to succeed. Yet, only 20% of Latino children under the age of 5 are enrolled in preschool. Many Latinos don't understand why early childhood education is…

Rivera, Miquela

2008-01-01

86

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective teaching leads to positive student outcomes, and professional development for early childhood teachers is key to improving both. But what exactly is meant by "professional development"? What effect does it have on school readiness? Which models and approaches really work? This is the book the early childhood field needs to take the…

Zaslow, Martha, Ed.; Martinez-Beck, Ivelisse, Ed.

2005-01-01

87

Views: An Early Childhood Special Education Newsletter.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four issues (1980/81) of Views, an early childhood special education newsletter published by Project Sunrise Outreach in Montana, are collected in the document. Each issue contains one or two feature articles, and sections on early childhood programs, news from the states (Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho), comments from colleagues, research summaries,…

Walker, Kay, Ed.; And Others

1981-01-01

88

Ethical Behavior in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains two essays on ethics for early childhood educators. The first essay discusses the meaning of a code of ethics, the importance of a code of ethics for working with preschool children, ethical conflicts in day care and preschool work, and steps which may be taken to help early childhood workers resolve these conflicts. Ethical…

Katz, Lilian G.; Ward, Evangeline H.

89

Incomes and Outcomes in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of family economic resources on developmental outcomes in early childhood is examined. Relative income effect sizes were found to have practical significance, both within the sample and compared to participation in Early Head Start.

Taylor, Beck A.; Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen

2004-01-01

90

The Economics of Early Childhood Policy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What, pray tell, might the so-called "dismal science" of economics have to say about public investment in early childhood programs? Quite a bit, as it turns out. This report from the RAND Corporation takes an economic perspective on such investments, and its intent is to provide policymakers with a primer about "how economic analysis can help set agendas for early childhood policy and identify the economics benefits of targeting certain groups for help." Released in May 2008, the 48-page report draws on concepts including human capital theory and monetary "payoffs" from investments in early childhood programs. The report is divided into four chapters, including "Human Capital Theory" and "Implications for Early Childhood Policy". It's quite a compelling read, and it will be of interest to a broad range of persons working in fields such as early childhood development, economics, and public policy.

2008-01-01

91

Early Childhood Matters: The Bulletin of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the three 2000 issues of The Bernard van Leer Foundation's "Early Childhood Matters." This periodical, addressed to practitioners in the field of early childhood education, evolved from an in-house publication directed to projects funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Articles in the February 2000 edition include:…

Smale, Jim, Ed.

2000-01-01

92

Early Childhood Matters: The Bulletin of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the three 1999 issues of The Bernard van Leer Foundation's "Early Childhood Matters." This periodical, addressed to practitioners in the field of early childhood education, evolved from an in-house publication directed to projects funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Articles in the February 1999 edition include:…

Smale, Jim, Ed.

1999-01-01

93

Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System (EC-TIIS): Phase 3. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System 3 (EC-TIIS 3), housed in the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood (the Center) within the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University (WIU), was funded in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as a…

Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Daytner, Gary; Johanson, Joyce; Hutinger, Patricia

2009-01-01

94

Early Childhood Educators and the FIS Grant Program: An Interview with Naomi Karp.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Naomi Karp is the Director of the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education (ECI) in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the U.S. Department of Education. This interview concerns funding for early childhood education research through OERI's Field-Initiated Studies (FIS) Grant Program. Questions…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.

95

Early Childhood Matters: The Bulletin of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the three 1998 issues of The Bernard van Leer Foundations'"Early Childhood Matters." This periodical, addressed to practitioners in the field of early childhood development, evolved from an in-house publication directed to projects funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Articles in the February 1998 edition include:…

Smale, Jim, Ed.

1998-01-01

96

Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood ELL Education Job # 10837  

E-print Network

Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood ELL Education Job # 10837 At Arizona State of research and scholarship in the field of early childhood/early childhood special education/BLE/ESL, and will have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in early childhood education/early

Shumway, John

97

Managing Asthma in the Early Childhood Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asthma, one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood, affects more than seven million children in the United States, and is the third leading cause of hospitalization for children. Statistics like these make planning and preparing for asthma in the early childhood setting a high priority. With the high rates of asthma in the U.S. today,…

Graville, Iris

2011-01-01

98

The World Bank's View of Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores World Bank's view of early childhood as an example of the globalization of childhood, arguing that the Bank's policies exacerbate the gap between rich and poor nations and between rich and poor within countries, and affect children's lives adversely. Explores inherent contradictions of policies that draw on traditional Anglo-American…

Penn, Helen

2002-01-01

99

The Dawn of a New Era: Investing in Early Childhood Helps America Recover and Grow  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood funding is expected through various federal programs including Early Head Start, Head Start, Child Care and Development Funds, Title I, IDEA, and other education, health, and housing resources. This article presents three concrete recommendations for states and communities to consider. These include: (1) develop stronger…

Lombardi, Joan

2009-01-01

100

Eco-Early Childhood Education: A New Paradigm of Early Childhood Education in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the early 1990s, university faculty members, early childhood educators, and preschool teachers in South Korea created a new paradigm for education. Eco-early childhood education uses an ecological point of view to reform existing child-centered education. This perspective proposes moving from child- to life-centered, individual- to…

Kim, Eunju; Lim, Jaetack

2007-01-01

101

Business Case for Early Childhood Investments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

America's Promise's ReadyNation initiative has released this brief, which "makes the case" to business leaders on why investing in early childhood should be important to them. The brief includes "how-to" tips, helpful statistics and more.

America's Promise Alliance (NJ1), 2011

2011-01-01

102

Teen Parents in Early Childhood Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews five large national studies that include significant findings about the effects of early care and intervention on the children of teens. Five large-scale, national early childhood intervention research trials have included teen parents: Early Head Start, Nurse Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Healthy Start/Healthy…

Korfmacher, Jon

2005-01-01

103

Integrating Computer Technology in Early Childhood Education Environments: Issues Raised by Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the educators' perspectives on the introduction of computer technology in the early childhood education environment. Fifty early childhood educators completed a survey and participated in focus groups. Parallels existed between the individually completed survey data and the focus group discussions. The…

Wood, Eileen; Specht, Jacqueline; Willoughby, Teena; Mueller, Julie

2008-01-01

104

Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Curriculum. Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the curriculum in early childhood education is dramatically different from that at other levels of education, this volume seeks to clarify some of the issues related to early childhood curriculum development and its bases in both personal knowledge and knowledge from the different disciplines to achieve a "balanced curriculum."…

Saracho, Olivia N. Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.

105

Hawai`i's Early Childhood Comprehensive System Early Childhood Comprehensive System  

E-print Network

`i's families and prevent abuse and neglect. · In collaboration with the Department of Health's Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant, the conduct- ing of an Early Childhood Mental Health Leadership Sum- mit that brought together leaders from the early childhood and mental health communities. · The partnering

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The Early Childhood Program: A Place To Learn and Grow. An Early Childhood Video Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that early childhood education is recognized as critical to a child's educational career, this 7-part videotape series focuses on developmentally appropriate practices in the components of quality early childhood programs, providing an opportunity for acquiring working knowledge, observing classroom models, and reflecting on one's own…

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.

107

The Early Childhood Curriculum: Current Findings in Theory and Practice. Third Edition. Early Childhood Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing pressures on all of education to fully prepare children for the role of citizen intensifies the need for early childhood educators to respond to the questions of what is taught and what content young children are learning. Designed as a resource for early childhood educators, this book offers an overview of various theories, research…

Seefeldt, Carol, Ed.

108

When Early Childhood and School Meet: Exploring Potential within Early Childhood-School Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent policy shifts have re-positioned early childhood within educational processes aimed at fostering coherence for children across the different phrases of education. In turn, this has placed a necessary demand on the early childhood-school relationship, drawing attention to existing tensions within the relationships. This paper explores…

Henderson, Linda

2014-01-01

109

Early Childhood in Ethiopia: Initiatives in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article informs readers about early childhood in one of the poorest nations in the world--Ethiopia. Within the context of ecological systems theory, it emphasizes the characteristics of early education programs such as pre-school and basic (primary) education, and creates connections with families' views about education. The article concludes…

Szente, Judit; Hoot, James; Tadesse, Selamawit

2007-01-01

110

Early Childhood Programs for a New Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investments in children during the early years of life are regarded as one of the most effective ways to promote children's learning. This book synthesizes the research base and state of practice of early childhood learning and answers such questions as: What programs are most effective, and who benefits most from them? What are the key components…

Reynolds, Arthur J., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.

111

Physical Science in Constructivist Early Childhood Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers at the Freeburg Early Childhood Program know that experimentation with physical science is of great interest to young children, and can begin as early as the age of 3. The constructivist teachers at this experimental school at the University of Northern Iowa worked for six years to develop a center-based approach to physical science with…

Kato, Tsuguhiko; Van Meeteren, Beth Dykstra

2008-01-01

112

The Importance of Early Childhood Poverty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most poor children achieve less, exhibit more problem behaviors and are less healthy than children reared in more affluent\\u000a families. We look beyond correlations such as these to a recent set of studies that attempt to assess the causal impact of\\u000a childhood poverty on adult well-being. We pay particular attention to the potentially harmful effects of poverty early in\\u000a childhood

Greg J. Duncan; Katherine Magnuson; Ariel Kalil; Kathleen Ziol-Guest

2012-01-01

113

Assessing policy effects on enrollment in early childhood education and care.  

PubMed

Although the number of children enrolled in early childhood education and care has risen dramatically over past decades, low-income children are less likely than their more affluent counterparts to participate. Public funding for early education can play an important role in increasing enrollment levels among low-income children. This study utilizes National Household Education Survey data for a 14-year period to examine the effects of public funding on the enrollment of low-income children in early childhood education and care. It also considers the effects of funding on the type of care they use. Results suggest that public funding, particularly child-care subsidies and prekindergarten funding, increases the likelihood that low-income children, even those under 3 years of age, will attend nonparental care, including center-based care. These findings indicate that public funding can help close the gap in enrollment between low- and higher-income children. PMID:20873022

Greenberg, Joy Pastan

2010-01-01

114

An Early Childhood Program Matrix: Pulling the Pieces Together for Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The early childhood program matrix in this article delineates the various requirements of nine publicly funded programs in Illinois that provide services to young children and families. The first section of the matrix addresses the design of each program and logistics, such as funding, payment, eligibility, and amount of services. The second…

Beneke, Sallee; Ruther, Gina; Fowler, Susan

2009-01-01

115

Early Childhood Development: Laying the Foundations of Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood development is increasingly viewed as an affirmation of children's rights. This report describes the concept of early childhood development and presents several viewpoints regarding early childhood care and development, parenting, and approaches to early education. The report also presents 10 case studies of programs to enhance the…

Faccini, Benedict; Combes, Bernard

116

"Doing" Social Justice in Early Childhood: The Potential of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education has long been connected with objectives related to social justice. Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) has its roots in philanthropic and educational reform movements prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century. More recently, with the introduction of the National Early Childhood Reform Agenda, early

Hard, Louise; Press, Frances; Gibson, Megan

2013-01-01

117

Making Sustainability Visible: Two Early Childhood Education Centers  

E-print Network

Making Sustainability Visible: Two Early Childhood Education Centers Jenny Young, Anna Liu evaluation compares two early childhood education centers built in 2007 in two very different parts of rural-occupancy, sustainability, children INTRODUCTION: COMPARING TWO CENTERS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Redwood Early

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Teach Early Childhood in China! The Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL (CELT) at the  

E-print Network

Teach Early Childhood in China! The Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL (CELT! Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Fullerton (e.fullerton@unf.edu) -Early Childhood Ed.(904) 620-4359 Dr. Shari Little (slittle@unf.edu) - TESOL (904) 620-1794 Dr. Ronghua Ouyang (ronghua.ouyang@unf.edu) ­ Chair of Childhood

Asaithambi, Asai

119

Indicators of Access to Early Childhood Services in the Mississippi Delta. Rural Early Childhood Report No. 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Early Childhood Atlas facilitates spatial analysis in early childhood services research for the promotion of greater quality and accessibility of early care and education. The Atlas team collects and geocodes federal, state and nongovernmental datasets about early childhood services, integrating selected data elements into its online mapmaking…

Shores, Elizabeth F.; Barbaro, Erin; Barbaro, Michael C.; Flenner, Michelle; Bell, Lynn

2007-01-01

120

45 CFR 1304.21 - Education and early childhood development.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Education and early childhood development. 1304.21 Section 1304.21 ...Welfare (Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...DELEGATE AGENCIES Early Childhood Development and Health Services § 1304.21...

2010-10-01

121

Researching early childhood student teachers: Life histories and course experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changing expectations of students in early childhood teacher education, diversity of their life histories, extramural commitments,\\u000a and the socio-cultural contest of the early childhood sector have raised a range of concerns about the course experience of\\u000a students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early childhood) in the School of Early Childhood, at the Queensland University\\u000a of Technology. This paper reports

M. Ann Farrell; Sue Walker; Anna Bower; Deborah Gahan

2000-01-01

122

Early onset (childhood) monogenic neuropathies.  

PubMed

Hereditary neuropathies (HN) with onset in childhood are categorized according to clinical presentation, pathogenic mechanism based on electrophysiology, genetic transmission and, in selected cases, pathological findings. Especially relevant to pediatrics are the items "secondary" versus "primary" neuropathy, "syndromic versus nonsyndromic," and "period of life." Different combinations of these parameters frequently point toward specific monogenic disorders. Ruling out a neuropathy secondary to a generalized metabolic disorder remains the first concern in pediatrics. As a rule, metabolic diseases include additional, orienting symptoms or signs, and their biochemical diagnosis is based on logical algorithms. Primary, motor sensory are the most frequent HN and are dominated by demyelinating autosomal dominant (AD) forms (CMT1). Other forms include demyelinating autosomal recessive (AR) forms, axonal AD/AR forms, and forms with "intermediate" electrophysiological phenotype. Peripheral motor neuron disorders are dominated by AR SMN-linked spinal muscular atrophies. (Distal) hereditary motor neuropathies represent <10% of HN but exhibit large clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Sensory/dysautonomic HN involves five classic subtypes, each one related to specific genes. However, genetic heterogeneity is larger than initially suspected. Syndromic HN distinguish "purely neurological syndromes", which are multisystemic, such as spinocerebellar atrophies +, spastic paraplegias +, etc. Peripheral neuropathy is possibly the presenting feature, including in childhood. Autosomal recessive forms, on average, start more frequently in childhood. "Multiorgan syndromes", on the other hand, are more specific to Pediatrics. AR forms, which are clearly degenerative, prompt the investigation of a large set of pleiotropic genes. Other syndromes expressed in the perinatal period are mainly developmental disorders, and can sometimes be related to specific transcription factors. Systematic malformative workup and ethical considerations are necessary. Altogether, >40 genes with various biological functions have been found to be responsible for primary HN. Many are responsible for various phenotypes, including some without the polyneuropathic trait, and some for various types of transmission. PMID:23931819

Landrieu, Pierre; Baets, Jonathan

2013-01-01

123

Trajectories of Autism Severity in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relatively little is known about trajectories of autism severity using calibrated severity scores (CSS) from the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, but characterizing these trajectories has important theoretical and clinical implications. This study examined CSS trajectories during early childhood. Participants were 129 children with autism…

Venker, Courtney E.; Ray-Subramanian, Corey E.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Weismer, Susan Ellis

2014-01-01

124

Agentive and Communitarian Play in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Play has long been recognised as a vehicle by which significant developmental advances occur during early childhood. Children use play to explore their relationships, their psychosocial skills, and their environment, and through their experiences, they begin to adopt specific capacities and values that have an impact on future socio-emotional and…

Dmytro, Dana; Kubiliene, Neringa; Cameron, Catherine Ann

2014-01-01

125

Early Childhood in the New China: Suzhou  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suzhou is one hour to the West of Shanghai, and one of China's most interesting cities, famous for its silks, canals, and scholar gardens. According to a popular legend, Marco Polo is reputed to have said, "In heaven there is paradise, and on earth, Hangzhou and Suzhou." As the city rapidly expands, the issue of early childhood education is a…

Kalinowski, Michael

2010-01-01

126

Competency-Based Early Childhood Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the competency-based early childhood preservice program at Iowa's Mount Mercy College, which is for people working with children from birth through age 8, including children with special needs. Program content encompasses five competency areas: child growth and development; developmentally appropriate learning; health, safety,…

Rosberg, Merilee

127

Art Books for Early Childhood Classroom Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to explore the relationships among art, language, and communication through the use of children's art books in early childhood teaching. By children's art books, meaning books for children that serve as contexts for reproductions of artworks, are stunning works of art themselves, engage the curiosity and thinking of…

Pitri, Eliza

2007-01-01

128

Physical Fitness and the Early Childhood Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of children's fitness is the responsibility of all who are involved with children. As early childhood professionals, they have a duty to educate the whole (thinking, feeling, "moving") child. Moreover, teachers of preschoolers can be more realistic than parents in their assessment of children's physical inactivity levels, and preschool…

Pica, Rae

2006-01-01

129

Early Childhood Development: Trends and Likely Scenarios.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following trends have been in motion in the field of early childhood development (ECD) for some time: (1) the concept of ECD is increasingly taking on additional connotations; (2) in Europe children are becoming a minority group and other age groups, such as the elderly, see them as competitors for the same limited resources; (3) the downward…

van Oudenhoven, Nico; Wazir, Rekha

130

The Imagination of Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines historical features from antiquity through present times that are important to early childhood scholars. Chapter 1 presents the history of education, including discussions of educational practices from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States, recent efforts to merge preschool and…

Morgan, Harry

131

The Wellsprings of Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines three philosophical traditions and their implications for early childhood education. Links Montessori to the empirical tradition. Considers the influence of the nativistic tradition of Plato and Rousseau on Froebel, the originator of the kindergarten, and Steiner, the founder of the Waldorf Schools. Discusses Piaget's ties to…

Elkind, David

1988-01-01

132

Early Childhood Technology Education: A Sociocultural Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We are living in a fast-changing, technology-driven world, where technology affects the daily lives of every person, directly or indirectly. While the importance of providing young children with technological knowledge and experience has been well-recognized, how the curriculum should be developed deserves greater study. Using early childhood

Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung

2005-01-01

133

Challenges Facing Early Childhood Programs Worldwide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author presents the challenges faced by early childhood education in 29 countries, according to the World Forum National Representatives and Global Leaders for Young Children. The countries represented in these responses include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan,…

Neugebauer, Roger

2008-01-01

134

Interculturalism: Addressing Diversity in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood educators work with children and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. As society becomes increasingly multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural, so too grows the need for educators' abilities to support children's development by instilling in them the tools they need to live together respectfully and stand up to…

Ponciano, Leslie; Shabazian, Ani

2012-01-01

135

Early Childhood Teachers Coping with Educational Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study of early childhood teachers' (educators of children aged four - eight years in school settings) perceptions of key factors which impact on their ability to cope with the implementation of mandated educational change in the workplace. Using qualitative methodology including surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews,…

Kilgallon, Pam; Maloney, Carmel; Lock, Graeme

2008-01-01

136

Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Home Visiting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review provides an overview of an important aspect of early childhood home visiting research: understanding how parents are involved in program services and activities. Involvement is defined as the process of the parent connecting with and using the services of a program to the best of the client's and the program's ability. The term…

Korfmacher, Jon; Green, Beth; Staerkel, Fredi; Peterson, Carla; Cook, Gina; Roggman, Lori; Faldowski, Richard A.; Schiffman, Rachel

2008-01-01

137

Infant Attention and Early Childhood Executive Function  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Individual differences in infant attention are theorized to reflect the speed of information processing and are related to later cognitive abilities (i.e., memory, language, and intelligence). This study provides the first systematic longitudinal analysis of infant attention and early childhood executive function (EF; e.g., working memory,…

Cuevas, Kimberly; Bell, Martha Ann

2014-01-01

138

Embedding Augmentative Communication within Early Childhood Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article first describes various augmentative communication systems including sign language, picture symbols, and voice output communication devices. It then explains ways to embed augmentative communication within four types of early childhood classroom activities: (1) special or planned activities, (2) meal time, (3) circle time, and (4)…

DiCarlo, Cynthia; Banajee, Meher; Stricklin, Sarintha Buras

2000-01-01

139

Assessing Vocabulary Learning in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is widespread agreement with in the field of early childhood education that vocabulary is important to literacy achievement and that reading aloud can support vocabulary growth. However, there are unexplored and significant problems with the ways we assess young children's vocabulary learning from read-alouds. This paper critically…

Hoffman, Jessica L.; Teale, William H.; Paciga, Kathleen A.

2014-01-01

140

Early Childhood Inclusion: Focus on Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood inclusion is a field characterized by a philosophy and practice that encourages full participation of children with disabilities and their families in everyday activities with their typically developing peers. Noting that success in inclusion endeavors requires substantial changes in the way our society thinks, feels, and acts,…

Guralnick, Michael J., Ed.

141

Constructing Relational Space in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines early childhood education (ECE) by applying and developing relational-spatial perspectives on everyday life in educational institutions for young children. The aim is to investigate the dynamic process of construction of space and to illustrate with selected empirical episodes how this process occurs in ECE. Drawing on authors…

Vuorisalo, Mari; Rutanen, Niina; Raittila, Raija

2015-01-01

142

Challenging partnerships in Australian early childhood education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Partnerships that form to advance early childhood education are influenced by history and purpose. They are enacted in diverse social, cultural, economic, geographic and educational contexts. Using the theme of ‘strong and equal partnership’ between family and school, and taking a theoretical standpoint that values social cohesion and the agency of the child, this paper investigates ways in which partnership

Collette Tayler

2006-01-01

143

Understanding Early Childhood: Issues and Controversies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on research evidence from across the world, this book offers a wide-ranging perspective on the ways in which we understand and study young children. The book summarizes current debates in child development, and looks at different ways of understanding early childhood and the various methods used to gain understanding, featuring: (1)…

Penn, Helen

2004-01-01

144

Early Childhood Nutrition Increases Adult Wages  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study in Guatemala presents the first direct evidence of the effects of early childhood nutrition programs on adult economic productivity and incomes. The research shows that feeding young children a caloric, micronutrient-enriched nutritional supplement leads to significant increases in wage rates for men as adults. Boys who received the supplement in the first two years of life earned on

John Hoddinott

2009-01-01

145

Early childhood nutrition and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood nutrition is thought to be an important input into subsequent academic achievement. This paper investigates the nutrition-learning nexus using a unique longitudinal data set, which follows a large sample of Philippine children from birth until the end of their primary education. We find that malnourished children perform more poorly in school, even after correcting for the effects of

Paul Glewwe; Hanan Jocoby; Elizabeth M. King

1999-01-01

146

The Growing Boundaries of Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The demand for knowledge of the educational issues related to services to the young child is increasing. Attempts to identify and describe four areas in which knowledge is available to the early childhood educator and lists some sources of further information on the subject. (Author/RK)

Therrien, Susan

1977-01-01

147

HIV/AIDS and Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development is increasingly concerned with the lack of attention to children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This theme issue of "Coordinators' Notebook" examines issues related to ensuring that orphans and vulnerable children under 5 years receive attention in the international, national, and…

Hanssen, Elizabeth, Ed.; Zimanyi, Louise, Ed.

2002-01-01

148

CSU Early Childhood Center 2013 Annual Report  

E-print Network

families with a year-round schedule. We have continued meaningful partnerships to enhance our impact was an exciting and productive year for the Early Childhood Center at Colorado State University. We relocated support and participation in the life of our school. Together, we are well able to ful ll our three

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The Visual Arts and Early Childhood Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This anthology focuses on the earliest art expressions, experiences and encounters of young children in the educational setting. The 21 chapters include: (1) "The Visual Arts and Early Childhood Learning: Changing Contexts and Concepts" (Christine Marme Thompson); (2) "The Narrative Quality of Young Children's Art" (Marilyn Zurmuehlen; Larry…

Thompson, Christine Marme, Ed.

150

Early Childhood Trends around the World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares the views of the members of the World Forum community regarding early childhood education trends around the world. It summarizes trends from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Nepal, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt,…

Neugebauer, Roger

2007-01-01

151

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys some of the research in music education that validates the inclusion of music for its own sake in models for early childhood learning. Focuses on topics that include, but are not limited to, child and vocal development, the importance of movement for children, and adult involvement in music education. (CMK)

Levinowitz, Lili M.

1998-01-01

152

Early Childhood Education: A Study of Twenty-Seven States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Descriptions of 27 state early childhood education programs are presented in this survey conducted to provide information on which to base program development decisions related to early childhood education in West Virginia. The study surveyed the following areas in each state: definition of early childhood education; administrating agency; laws,…

Benish, Jean, Comp.

153

Repositioning early childhood leadership as action and activism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Robust leadership is increasingly recognised as a critical element of healthy professions, yet some research suggests that early childhood practitioners do not readily identify with the concept of leadership. This article explores some dimensions of leadership in early childhood and how it is understood and practised in Australian early childhood contexts. The analysis suggests that the dominant images of leadership

Christine Woodrow; Gillian Busch

2008-01-01

154

Aboriginal Early Childhood Education in Canada: Issues of Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Herein we provide a literature synthesis pertaining to the state of Aboriginal early childhood education in Canada. We identify key features of quality Aboriginal early childhood programs. The background and significance of early childhood education for Aboriginal peoples is explicated. Cultural compatibility theory is employed as the…

Preston, Jane P.; Cottrell, Michael; Pelletier, Terrance R.; Pearce, Joseph V.

2012-01-01

155

Professionalism and the preparation of early childhood education practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

The call for reform in early childhood education has resulted in proposals for improving the level of professionalism among early childhood practitioners and the establishment of credentialling systems. A further result has been the modification of state early childhood teacher certification. This paper argues that the integration of new knowledge emerging from studies of practice and child development can help

Olivia N. Saracho; Bernard Spodek

1993-01-01

156

Contemporary trends and developments in early childhood education in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood education in China has gone through a century?long development process and has made great progress in the past two decades. Contemporary early childhood education is becoming diverse in its forms and educational approaches, and is aligning itself with the increasingly open and diversified society. It is clear that early childhood education in China is strongly influenced by sociocultural

Jiaxiong Zhu; Jie Zhang

2008-01-01

157

MAJOR: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES (HDFS) EMPHASIS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDCUATION  

E-print Network

, SU FCS 2400 Family Relations Across the Life Course (BF) 3 3. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CORE (42 with their advisor on a regular basis. Updated 05/15/2013 The Early Childhood Education (ECE) emphasis providesMAJOR: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES (HDFS) EMPHASIS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDCUATION Minimum HDFS

Tipple, Brett

158

Child Care Provider Training Helping Early Childhood Educators  

E-print Network

Child Care Provider Training Helping Early Childhood Educators Provide Quality Care for Today that were not conducted by Extension. In addition to the face-to-face conferences, early childhood educators at these conferences on a variety of topics related to child care. Online Training. Extension's Early Childhood

159

Contemporary Trends and Developments in Early Childhood Education in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education in China has gone through a century-long development process and has made great progress in the past two decades. Contemporary early childhood education is becoming diverse in its forms and educational approaches, and is aligning itself with the increasingly open and diversified society. It is clear that early childhood

Zhu, Jiaxiong; Zhang, Jie

2008-01-01

160

Breaking bread: spirituality, food and early childhood education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spiritual aspect of early childhood education is supported by the early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Wh?riki. Research in three different early childhood settings presents new perspectives on the everyday experiences of children in terms of spirituality. Each setting formed a case study that included the voices of children, parents and teachers. Focusing on the practices that

Jane Bone

2005-01-01

161

Leadership in Early Childhood: The Pathway to Professionalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The product of nearly 20 years experience in the early childhood field, this book gives current and intending practitioners a better understanding of the nature of leadership in the early childhood profession and its effect on the professionalization of the field. It explores who is or can become a leader and why early childhood leaders are in a…

Rodd, Jillian

162

At the Starting Line: Early Childhood Education Programs in the 50 States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advocating an early childhood education structure that is state-supported, accountable for high standards, sufficiently funded to include all children who need it and whose parents want it, and comparable to the systems of other high-achieving industrialized nations, this report provides baseline information about U.S. states' provision of early

Griffin, Darion; Lundy-Ponce, Giselle

163

"Learning Stories"--Crossing Borders: Introducing Qualitative Early Childhood Observation Techniques to Early Childhood Practitioners in Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education has become a focus of government policy across the world. Part of the present increased interest in early childhood education has been a focus on curriculum frameworks and socio/cultural methods of assessment. Currently, New Zealand has emerged as a world leader in early childhood education, and observation and assessment…

Nyland, Berenice; Alfayez, Shatha

2012-01-01

164

The Politics of Technology in Early Childhood in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Fitting Early Childhood Educators in the ICT Grid  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article identifies contemporary issues for educators regarding the integration of new technologies in the early childhood education centre, through critical analysis of discourse associated with the integration of new technologies in early childhood services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. A culture of critique is revealed as an early childhood

Gibbons, Andrew Neil

2006-01-01

165

Resistance, Reproduction, Both, or Neither: Exploring the Influence of Early Childhood Professional Development Specialists on the Field of Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article details the findings from a qualitative study that explored the ways individuals who work with early childhood education (ECE) practitioners in professional development settings influenced those practitioners' understandings of early childhood policy and early childhood systems. Defined as individuals who work in the professional…

Gomez, Rebecca E.

2012-01-01

166

Making "Place" for Ecological Sustainability in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Culturally, childhood is often understood as a time of innocence which can mean that issues such as ecological sustainability are considered too problematic for early childhood practice. By drawing on findings from a research project that focused on issues of ecological sustainability in early childhood centres in New Zealand from Western and…

Duhn, Iris

2012-01-01

167

Handbook of Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional…

Pianta, Robert C., Ed.

2012-01-01

168

Early Childhood Service Delivery for Families Living with Childhood Disability: Disabling Families through Problematic Implicit Ideology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to unpack the implicit ideology underpinning early childhood service delivery for families living with childhood disability. The family as the unit of care is central to the philosophy and practice of early childhood services. However, the practice of family-centred care can be problematic; it is based upon neo-liberal…

Breen, Lauren J.

2009-01-01

169

Infant Attention and Early Childhood Executive Function  

PubMed Central

Individual differences in infant attention are theorized to reflect the speed of information processing and are related to later cognitive abilities (i.e., memory, language, intelligence). This study provides the first systematic longitudinal analysis of infant attention and early childhood executive function (EF; e.g., working memory, inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility). A group of 5-month-olds (n = 201) were classified as short or long lookers. At 24, 36, and 48 months of age, children completed age-appropriate EF tasks. Infant short lookers (i.e., more efficient information processors) exhibited higher EF throughout early childhood as compared to infant long lookers, even after controlling for verbal ability (a potential indicator of intelligence). These findings are discussed in relation to the emergence of executive attention. PMID:23711103

Cuevas, Kimberly; Bell, Martha Ann

2013-01-01

170

Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A significant amount of intellectual hand wringing has gone on as of late regarding the nature and importance of early childhood intervention programs. Some have claimed that such programs (including Head Start) are inherently a waste of money, while others tout their apparent ability to increase future educational and life opportunities, particularly for the under-privileged. This intriguing research report from the RAND Corporation, authored by Rebecca Kilburn and Jill Cannon, provides compelling evidence suggesting that well-designed programs for disadvantaged children age four and younger can produce economic benefits that are quite significant. The report contends that high quality early childhood programs can "keep children out of expensive special education programs; increase high school graduation rates; reduce juvenile crime, and increase the number of students who go on to college." Stimulating in its approach and its scholarly rigor, this report will be quite useful and helpful to persons interested in such policy issues.

Cannon, Jill S.

2005-01-01

171

Training early childhood educators in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Policy on Education #op1986#cp has given a great deal of importance to early childhood care and education #opECCE#cp. It views ECCE as an important input in the strategy of human resource development, as a feeder and support programme for primary education and as a support service for working women of the disadvantaged sections of society. It has also

Mira Choudhry

1992-01-01

172

Overview of Play: Its Uses and Importance in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Play is a natural activity of early childhood, which has great relevance to the fields of early intervention, early childhood special education, and early childhood education. Within these fields, ongoing tensions persist in how play is described and used. These tensions compromise activities of assessment, intervention, and curriculum development…

Lifter, Karin; Foster-Sanda, Suzanne; Arzamarski, Caley; Briesch, Jacquelyn; McClure, Ellen

2011-01-01

173

Quality and equity in early childhood care in Peru  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present study examines educational policy documents and programs on early childhood development and education in Peru. The author provides an evaluation of early childhood learning programs and their outcomes in different education centers in Peru. Health, nutrition, development, and participation are identified as key areas of concern. The study concludes with a reference to the importance of monitoring quality and equity in early childhood care.

Izu, Regina Moromizato

2007-01-01

174

At the Starting Line: Early Childhood Education Programs in the 50 States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Federation of Teachers completed a 50-state study of key elements of state policies designed to ensure that all children, especially those most at risk, have full access to early childhood education. Overall, nearly every state provides funds for some type of preschool program, although the breadth of the programs remains limited. A…

Griffin, Darion; Lundy-Ponce, Giselle

2003-01-01

175

Assessment and Program Accountability in Early Childhood Education: Lessons Learned in Ohio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ensuring that children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, start school ready to learn is an important goal. This paper presents lessons learned from the state of Ohio's multi-year program to develop a standards-based assessment system for programs delivering state-funded early childhood education (ECE) through programs receiving…

Boat, Mary; Zorn, Debbie; Austin, James T.

2005-01-01

176

Sacramento Early Childhood Bilingual Education. Content Analysis Schedule for Bilingual Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This content analysis schedule for the Early Childhood Bilingual Education Program of Sacramento, California, presents information on the history, funding, and scope of the project in its second year. Included are sociolinguistic process variables such as the native and dominant languages of students and their interaction. Information is provided…

Davis, G. A.; Charas, Sheila

177

Strategies for Enrolling Traditionally Underserved Families in Early Childhood Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six agencies in Illinois received 18 months of funding from the governor's office to develop effective and innovative strategies to recruit young children from traditionally underserved families into early childhood education (ECE) programs. The five agencies that provided families with immediate follow-up and some services shortly after…

Fowler, Susan A.; Thomas, Dawn V.; Tompkins, Jill; Hartle, Luminita; Corr, Catherine

2013-01-01

178

The Impact of Policy Tool Selection on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper looks at the range of policy tools selected by the Irish State to fund and develop Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). The choice is influenced by cultural norms and ideological predisposition with Ireland demonstrating a pro-market bias and relying on a range of interdependencies and third parties for delivery of services. The tools selected by the Irish

Bernie ODonoghue Hynes; Noirin Hayes

2009-01-01

179

The Washington State Early Childhood Education Career Development Ladder. Policy Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief discusses the Early Childhood Education Career Development Ladder being implemented in Washington State. The initiative institutionalizes a career ladder with wage increments based on experience, job responsibility, and relevant education with a unique mix of public and private funding. The brief builds a case for the career…

Burbank, John R.; Wiefek, Nancy

180

Evaluating the Adequacy of Social-Emotional Measures in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to programming, intervention, accountability, and funding, it is imperative that practitioners and decision makers select appropriate and quality measures…

Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Georgis, Rebecca; Tremblay, Melissa; Krishnan, Vijaya; Vandenberghe, Christine; Lee, Clara

2014-01-01

181

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development reviewed an extensive, multi-disciplinary, and complex body of research covering the period from before birth to entry into Kindergarten to generate an integrated science of early childhood development and the role of early experiences. The result of the committee's review,…

Shonkoff, Jack P., Ed.; Phillips, Deborah A., Ed.

182

Transitions for Young Children: Creating Connections across Early Childhood Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over--but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework…

Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed.; Tarrant, Kate, Ed.

2010-01-01

183

School of Continuing Education Center for Early Childhood  

E-print Network

School of Continuing Education Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership www.sce-earlychildhood.uwm.edu Program Support Aide The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership at the School service and organizational skills. This Center serves professionals in the early care and education field

Saldin, Dilano

184

Preschool Is School, Sometimes: Making Early Childhood Education Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, providsion of early learning experiences to children has found a place on political agendas nationwide. Increasingly, early childhood education is viewed as a point of leverage for addressing low levels of, and gaps in, K-12 achievement. This article discusses what people know about the quality of existing early-childhood

Pianta, Robert C.

2007-01-01

185

Investigating Reported Data Practices in Early Childhood: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of collecting and using data for educational decision making is clear. However, little information has been gathered about the systematic collection and use of data in early childhood. The purpose of this study was to explore teacher perceptions of data collection practices in early childhood. Participants included 137 early

Brawley, Susan; Stormont, Melissa A.

2014-01-01

186

Test Review: C. K. Conners. Conners Early Childhood Manual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the Conners Early Childhood (Conners EC; Conners, 2009), a behavior and development rating scale intended to assess children in early childhood, specifically defined as ages 2 to 6 years. Using multiple informants across multiple settings, the Conners EC is administered for the purpose of early identification of disorders or…

Wiley, Colby P.; Wedeking, Travis; Galindo, Addy M.

2013-01-01

187

Early Childhood Presentation of Czech Dysplasia  

PubMed Central

Czech dysplasia, metatarsal type is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder that is characterized by early-onset, progressive arthritis, brachydactyly of the 3rd and 4th toes, and characteristic radiographic findings in patients of normal stature. Patients with Czech dysplasia typically present in late childhood or later. In the present report, whole exome sequencing identified a mutation in COL2A1 (c.823C>T, p.R275C) known to be associated with Czech dysplasia in a 3.5 year old female who had a family history of early-onset arthritis and who was asymptomatic except for prominent knees. The use of whole exome sequencing facilitated diagnosis of this rare disease (less than 15 families in the literature) in the presymptomatic period and thus enabled us to provide early anticipatory guidance and genetic counseling for the family. PMID:23448908

Burrage, Lindsay C.; Lu, James T.; Liu, David S.; Moss, Timothy J.; Gibbs, Richard; Schlesinger, Alan E.; Bacino, Carlos A.; Campeau, Philippe M.; Lee, Brendan H.

2013-01-01

188

Early Childhood, Major Challenges: Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Policies in OECD Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the most recent results of a comparative review of early childhood education and care carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Founded in 1961 and based in Paris, OECD is one of the world's most important sources of statistical, economic, and social data. Based on reviews in the…

Bennett, John; Neuman, Michelle J.

2004-01-01

189

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education. Yearbook in Early Childhood Education, Volume 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As classrooms have become more culturally and linguistically diversified, the theories and methods of teaching reading to young children have changed. Early childhood educators must explore new methods of instruction in order to involve and expand the language abilities of young children and must provide engaging activities that will create more…

Spodek, Bernard, Ed.; Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.

190

Studying Teachers in Early Childhood Settings. Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These papers reflect the impact that early childhood teachers have on their students when they "stand in front of the classroom" and the effect their performance and characteristics have on children. After "Introduction: Factors that Impact Teacher Quality" (Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek), 11 papers include: (1) "The Preparation of Teachers…

Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.

191

Cooperative Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book, the methodology of cooperative learning, defined as the teaching strategy that involves children's participation in small group learning activities that promote positive interaction, is applied to early childhood education. The book contains the following chapters: (1) A Rationale for Cooperative Learning with Young Children, which…

Foyle, Harvey C.; And Others

192

Early Childhood Policy Focus: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Early Childhood Highlights. Volume 2, Issue 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of good nutrition and exercise is well known, and parents have long worried about their children's diets and envied their high energy levels. Like so many life style habits, patterns of nutrition and exercise behaviors are typically established in early childhood. Poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to obesity, which has been…

Murphey, David; Mackintosh, Bonnie; McCoy-Roth, Marci

2011-01-01

193

Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Activity Guide for Early Childhood Educators. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This early childhood curriculum (ages 3-6) uses games, music, art, drama, and storytelling to teach young children effective, nonviolent ways to resolve conflicts and provides caregivers with tools for helping young children develop key conflict resolution skills. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 provides guidance in assessing the…

Kreidler, William J.; Whittall, Sandy Tsubokawa

194

Early Childhood Trends Worldwide--First Annual World Early Childhood Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information on trends in early childhood education in various countries, focusing on educational policy and the role of government. Summarizes trends from Armenia, Canada, Finland, Iceland, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uruguay. (KB)

Neugebauer, Roger

2001-01-01

195

Department of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies Revised 10/15/13  

E-print Network

Department of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies Revised 10/15/13 Program Development Master of Arts, Early Childhood Studies in Early Childhood Studies Course Number and Title Credit Hours Semester Offered

Barrash, Warren

196

76 FR 50201 - National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center; Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA No...National Early Childhood Technical Assistance...Department of Education. ACTION...the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance...approach to early childhood special education technical...

2011-08-12

197

Department of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies Revised 10/15/13  

E-print Network

Department of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies Revised 10/15/13 Program Development Master of Education, Early Childhood Studies of Education in Early Childhood Studies Course Number and Title Credit Hours Semester

Barrash, Warren

198

Transfer Guide for Major AAS in Early Childhood Education at Clackamas Community College  

E-print Network

Table A Transfer Guide for Major AAS in Early Childhood Education at Clackamas Community College #12;Early Childhood Education Specialization: Required for CFS major: Completed in AAS* Left Transfer Guide - AAS Early Childhood Education Edit: 12-08-09 #12;

Caughman, John

199

The Early Childhood Roots of Violence and Non-Violence: What We Can Do.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews research concerning the origins of violent behavior in the early childhood years. Discusses the importance of early childhood intervention, and offers recommendations for the coordination of intervention efforts by behavior specialists and early childhood educators. (Author/EV)

Marcus, Robert F.

1999-01-01

200

Quick and Easy Adaptations and Accommodations for Early Childhood Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research-based information is used to support the idea of the use of adaptations and accommodations for early childhood students who have varying disabilities. Multiple adaptations and accommodations are outlined. A step-by-step plan is provided on how to make specific adaptations and accommodations to fit the specific needs of early childhood

Breitfelder, Leisa M.

2008-01-01

201

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book aims to provide a series of starting points which will help readers to understand more about many key topics in early childhood education and care. In the rapidly changing field of early childhood education and care, it is becoming increasingly important for students and practitioners to have an awareness of the many topics that relate…

Nutbrown, Cathy

2005-01-01

202

Building an Early Childhood Professional Development System. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The knowledge, skills, and practices of early childhood care providers and teachers are critical factors in their delivery of high-quality developmental and educational experiences to young children. However, studies have found that the majority of professionals that make up the current early childhood workforce are not adequately prepared. Recent…

NGA Center for Best Practices, 2010

2010-01-01

203

Writing Research Articles for Publication in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Published research results in early childhood education contribute to the field's knowledge, theory, and practice. They also guide future early childhood education research studies. The publication of research articles is an essential requirement for academics. For some researchers, however, writing may be a difficult activity, particularly the…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2013-01-01

204

Early Childhood Education in Eritrea, Proceeding as We Would Finish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the success of early childhood education programs in Eritrea which are based on the principle "we should proceed in the way we wish to finish." Identifies the social, cultural, and developmental factors an educator must consider. Notes how multilingualism and multiculturalism are of special importance in Eritrean early childhood

Andreoni, Helen

1997-01-01

205

Early Childhood Teachers' Attitudes toward Gender Roles and toward Discipline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study was to investigate early childhood teachers' attitudes toward gender roles and toward discipline. The findings demonstrated that early childhood teachers had a tendency to hold egalitarian attitudes toward gender roles and discipline. In other words, these attitudes were found to be highly correlated. (Contains 4…

Erden, Feyza

2004-01-01

206

Family Strategies to Support and Develop Resilience in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood is an important time for the development of resilience. A recently completed study has followed three cohorts of resilient children and young people living in disadvantaged areas in Victoria, Australia, through different transitions in their educational careers. This paper focuses on the early childhood cohort, where we have…

Taket, A. R.; Nolan, A.; Stagnitti, K.

2014-01-01

207

Early Childhood Teacher Institutions Listed. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 22.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the NCEDL Spotlights series announces the availability of a national directory of institutions offering programs for early childhood teachers, "The National Directory of Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Institutions," published by NCEDL and the Council for Professional Recognition. The directory contains listings for nearly 1,400…

National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.

208

Rural Ojibwe Mothers' Experiences with Early Childhood Special Education Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two rural Ojibwe mothers whose young children received early childhood at-risk services were interviewed about their life circumstances and experiences with service delivery. Major interview themes that emerged included positive experiences and successes with early childhood special education services, and rural and cultural obstacles to the…

Aakhus, Belle P.; Hoover, John H.

209

Early Childhood and Pre-School Education in Denmark.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet examines present and future trends in early childhood and preschool education in Denmark. Section one, "Principles and Trends: Joint Responsibility," examines the demographics of Danish families, the government's role in early childhood education and day care, and recent political initiatives. Section two, "The Present Situation with…

Engberg, Agnete

210

Accompanying Early Childhood Professional Reflection in Quebec: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the views of professionals from the Centre for Assistance and Support to Initiatives, Organisations, and Professionals in Early Childhood (CASIOPE) and its member organizations on how reflective practice in early childhood professional learning is understood, put into practice, and evaluated. Findings from this case study…

Lehrer, Joanne S.

2013-01-01

211

A Nordic Perspective on Early Childhood Education and Care Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The national policies and historical roots of early childhood education (ECE) vary from society to society. In the Nordic countries, early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies have been built in the context of the welfare state. As such, they are closely connected to other welfare policy areas such as social policy, family policy and…

Karila, Kirsti

2012-01-01

212

Effects of Critical Thinking Intervention for Early Childhood Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based on an intervention designed to enhance early childhood teacher candidates' critical thinking abilities. The concept, elements, standards, and traits of critical thinking were integrated into the main course contents, and the effects of the intervention were examined. The results indicated that early childhood teacher…

Han, Heejeong Sophia; Brown, E. Todd

2013-01-01

213

Researching Early Childhood Policy and Practice. A Critical Ecology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the renewed interest in early childhood education and care in European politics, and the implications for research in changing policy contexts. Based on the policy analysis, it argues for a radical reconceptualisation of how, with and for whom, and to what end we design, conduct and interpret research in early childhood in…

Urban, Mathias

2012-01-01

214

Today and Yesterday in Early Childhood Education in Korea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education has always been considered important in Korea, with the education of the child valued highly, regardless of the parent's educational background or socioeconomic status. The main social facility for early childhood education outside home in Korea is called "Yoo Chee Won," which means kindergarten. This paper describes the…

Lee, Guang-Lea

215

Early Childhood Special Education in the Year 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to examine factors that may influence the direction of Early Childhood Special Education by the year 2000. The authors Identified factors that are internal to early childhood special education and special education in general, as well as factors external to the field. On the basis of their analysis, they offer predictions about least restrictive

Samuel L. Odom; Steven F. Warren

1988-01-01

216

Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya  

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The training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) teachers in Kenya remains a priority in recognition of the vital role well-trained professionals play in the quality of early childhood experiences for children ages 0+ to 5+. This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of ECDE professionals,…

Mbugua, Tata

2009-01-01

217

Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

The training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) teachers in Kenya remains a priority in recognition of the vital role well-trained professionals play in the quality of early childhood experiences for children ages 0+ to 5+. This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of ECDE professionals, including pedagogical strategies and curricular guidelines. Specific attention

Tata Mbugua

2009-01-01

218

Learning with Technology for Pre-Service Early Childhood Teachers  

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This paper describes an innovative pilot project at the University of Canberra aimed at providing pre-service early childhood teachers with the skills, confidence and ideological change required to include technology-enhanced learning as part of the early childhood curriculum. The impact of the project was evaluated through participant…

Campbell, Anne; Scotellaro, Grazia

2009-01-01

219

Early Childhood Teacher Education in Ethiopia: Progress and Emerging Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article extends concerns of our National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) membership beyond the borders of the United States to the continent of Africa. Specifically, it explores the current status of early childhood teacher education in one of the poorest nations of the world—Ethiopia. It includes an analysis of recent policy developments as well as continuing challenges

James Hoot; Judit Szente; Selamawit Tadesse

2006-01-01

220

Investing in Michigan's Future: Meeting the Early Childhood Challenge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents results from research into the effects of early childhood programs on their participants, particularly low-income and at-risk children. The studies described offer evidence on the long-term effects of high quality early childhood programs. Such programs can have long-lasting positive effects on children and their families,…

Schweinhart, Lawrence J.; Fulcher-Dawson, Rachel

2006-01-01

221

Parallel Goals of the Early Childhood Music Program.  

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Early childhood music programs should be based on two interacting goals: (1) to teach those skills most appropriate to a particular level and (2) to nurture musical creativity and self-expression. Early childhood is seen as the optimum time for acquiring certain musical skills, of which the ability to sing in tune is considered primary. The vocal…

Cohen, Veronica Wolf

222

First Steps: Stories on Inclusion in Early Childhood Education.  

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This publication presents papers from 13 nations that describe the integration of children with disabilities into early childhood education programs. The compilation of case studies will serve as a reference document for the International Consultation on Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs, organized by UNESCO in collaboration…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

223

Classroom Effects of an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We evaluated an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development (ECEPD) project that provided high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development designed to support developmentally appropriate instruction for preschool-age children based on the best available research on early childhood pedagogy, child development, and preschool…

Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Algozzine, Kate; Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Spano, Sedra; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

224

The Museum and Me: An Early Childhood Art Education Model.  

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This paper describes The Toledo Museum of Art Early Childhood Program, a program that promotes knowledge and appreciation of art by young children and their families. The program supports the interactionist philosophy of early childhood education, which focuses on developmentally appropriate instruction. In interactionism, the major emphasis is on…

Schaefer, Claire; Cole, Elizabeth

225

Building Classroom Community: The Early Childhood Teacher's Role.  

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Based on the view that fostering positive values and a sense of community in children is the heart of the early childhood teacher's role, this booklet offers suggestions for instilling respect, responsibility, and compassion in young children in early childhood settings. The booklet presents a philosophy and a set of practices by which preschool…

Stone, Jeannette G.

226

Childcare as Healthcare: Parents’ Perceptions of Enriched Early Childhood Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Regina is a Registered Nurse and a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Her research project largely concerned social determinants of health, and more specifically, early childhood development. She has spent the past year exploring local parents’ perceptions and opinions about the importance of enriched early childhood experiences. The focus of this research was to describe

Regina DeLottinville

2012-01-01

227

Workforce Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. Research Overview  

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The early childhood education and care industry in Australia is undergoing a shift in philosophy. Changes in policy are driving the industry towards a combined early childhood education and care focus, away from one on child care only. This move has implications for the skilling of the child care workforce. This research overview describes the…

Bretherton, Tanya

2010-01-01

228

Making the Case for Early Childhood Investments: Three Arguments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, vice president of The World Bank, introduces a World Bank report, "Investing in Young Children: An Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation". This report, which is a must for inclusion in every advocate's make the case for investing in early childhood services. It defines three arguments…

Neugebauer, Roger

2011-01-01

229

Developmental Assessment of Competence from Early Childhood to Middle Adolescence  

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This study represents a developmentally informed, empirically validated examination of competence across multiple domains (Social, Cognitive, Emotional well-being), gender and age (early childhood, middle childhood, early adolescence, middle adolescence). Competence indicators were created and the structure of these domains was tested using…

Obradovic, Jelena; van Dulmen, Manfred H. M.; Yates, Tuppett M.; Carlson, Eilzabeth A.; Egeland, Byron

2006-01-01

230

Surprising Destinations: A Guide to Essential Learning in Early Childhood.  

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Based on the experience of two early childhood teachers in a research-based collaborative effort to join a preschool class with a first-second grade class for various learning projects, this book offers a model for an approach to early childhood curriculum. The curriculum integrates art, science, gardening, celebrations, intergenerational program…

Glover, Mary Kenner; Giacalone, Beth

231

Directory of Selected Early Childhood Programs, 1988-1989.  

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This directory lists selected early childhood projects sponsored by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). An introduction provides an overview of OSERS' early childhood programs, their purposes and activities, and a brief discussion of the implications of Public Law 99-457. The "Directory of Projects" provides a…

Decker, Marcia J., Ed.

232

Setting the Stage for Lifetime Physical Activity in Early Childhood  

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The purpose of this article is to provide a rationale and suggestions for emphasizing health-related physical education in preschool settings. In order to accomplish this, it will examine what is currently known about early childhood physical activity, as well as the existing professional preparation and accreditation standards for early childhood

Schneider, Holly; Lounsbery, Monica

2008-01-01

233

Shared-Reading Volume in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms  

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This study describes book reading practices occurring in early childhood special education (ECSE) classrooms in comparison to early childhood education (ECE) classrooms. Reading logs submitted by 19 ECSE teachers and 13 ECE teachers over one academic year included all books read in whole class settings; these logs were analyzed to assess the…

Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Justice, Laura M.

2015-01-01

234

Regional Forums on Early Childhood Development in Texas. Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a compilation of several regional forums held in Texas (Longview, McAllen, El Paso, Dallas, Lubbock, Houston, and Austin) by the Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD) concerning the needs and problems of young children. The report is divided into five sections: an introduction to the early childhood development planning…

Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin. Office of Early Childhood Development.

235

When Fewer Is More: Small Groups in Early Childhood Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Small group instruction is important yet it is one of the most underused strategies in early childhood classrooms. This paper presents guidelines based on research-based best practices for using small groups in early childhood. In addition, the benefits of small group instruction for both children and teachers are described. Specific suggestions…

Wasik, Barbara

2008-01-01

236

Australian Early Childhood Educators: From Government Policy to University Practice  

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This article provides an overview of the Australian Federal Government initiatives in the area of early childhood with regard to the provision of early childhood education and care. These changes have influenced a Western Australian university to develop an innovative birth to 8 years preservice educator education curriculum. Using an ecological…

Davies, Sharon; Trinidad, Sue

2013-01-01

237

Renovating Early Childhood Education Pedagogy: A Case Study in Vietnam  

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Since 2003, the Vietnamese government has prioritised curriculum reform efforts and commitment to improving the quality of the national curriculum. The Vietnamese early childhood education renovation has encountered considerable changes and challenges, particularly in the area of pedagogical approaches. Many early childhood teachers continue to…

Thao, Dang Phuong; Boyd, Wendy Anne

2014-01-01

238

Preparing Early Childhood Special Educators for Inclusive Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe experienced practitioners' beliefs about inclusion and their perceptions of what early childhood special education (ECSE) preservice teachers need to know and be able to do to effectively support early childhood inclusion. This study used a sequential explanatory mixed methods approach to describe the…

Hooper, Belinda Bourne

2011-01-01

239

Stress in Early Childhood: Helping Children and Their Carers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers practical and effective strategies for stress management for both early childhood staff and the children in their care. Here, the author uncovers valuable insights into the causes of stress and outlines a range of activities to counteract it. Early childhood practitioners know that theirs is both a stressful and rewarding…

Thomas, Patrice

2006-01-01

240

Early Childhood Teacher Education in Pakistan: Time for Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a critical account of early childhood education (ECE) in Pakistan. It moves from a general review of the benefits of ECE to focus on the issues and challenges connected to the professional development of early childhood teachers. It highlights problems encountered in developing practitioners who are highly skilled in the…

Zada, Khan

2014-01-01

241

Taiwanese Model of Teacher Preparation for Early Childhood Education  

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The purpose of this paper is intended to present the current model of teacher preparation for early childhood education in Taiwan. Documentary analysis was employed in the study to collect and analyze the obtained data. The main features of teacher preparation policies for early childhood education in Taiwan could be summarized as: (1) The…

Ho, Hua-Kuo

2012-01-01

242

Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. From birth to age eight, when children become integrated into society through their education at school and at home, "Early Childhood Education" examines the education of this age…

Morgan, Harry

2010-01-01

243

Teachers as Designers: Integrating Robotics in Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a constructionist approach to introducing technology, in particular robotics, in the early childhood classroom. The authors demonstrate how this approach is well suited, since the four basic tenets of constructionism have a long-standing tradition in early childhood education: (a) learning by designing meaningful projects to share in the community, (b) using concrete objects to build and explore

Marina U. Bers; Iris Ponte; Catherine Juelich; Alison Viera; Jonathan Schenker

2002-01-01

244

Retention of Staff in the Early Childhood Education Workforce  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What incentives can the administrators of early childhood education facilities offer their staff in order to retain them? In light of research identifying low staff turnover as a key component of high quality early childhood education, the answer to this question has ramifications beyond human-resources management. This paper presents the results…

Holochwost, Steven J.; DeMott, Kerri; Buell, Martha; Yannetta, Kelly; Amsden, Deborah

2009-01-01

245

Negotiating Otherness : A male early childhood educator's gender positioning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite increasing male participation in recent years in many traditional “female” professions, early childhood education continues to be widely regarded as women's work. Male early childhood educators, therefore, are highly conspicuous and subject to considerable suspicion (Murray, S.B. (1996) 'We all love Charles': men in child care and the social construction of gender. Gender & Educational Studies, 45, pp. 276-292;

Jennifer Sumsion

2000-01-01

246

Quality and Equity in Early Childhood Care in Peru  

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The present study examines educational policy documents and programs on early childhood development and education in Peru. The author provides an evaluation of early childhood learning programs and their outcomes in different education centers in Peru. Health, nutrition, development, and participation are identified as key areas of concern. The…

Izu, Regina Moromizato

2006-01-01

247

Parental Conceptions of Quality in Greek Early Childhood Education  

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The aim of the current study was to examine the assessments of parents of the quality of early childhood education (ECE) in Greece. Five hundred and fifty three preschoolers' parents participated in this study providing quality and importance ratings based on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Parent Questionnaire (ECERSPQ) for the…

Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki

2014-01-01

248

Response to Intervention: Implications for Early Childhood Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of building strong early childhood communities of interdisciplinary practice in the application of a comprehensive curriculum framework. A curriculum framework is proposed as a means of applying and extending the principles of response to intervention (RtI) to early childhood

Jackson, Sarah; Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie; Harjusola-Webb, Sanna; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Romani, Jeanne M.

2009-01-01

249

Unsettling Representational Practices: Inhabiting Relational Becomings in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article seeks to unsettle representational practices enacted through dominant multicultural pedagogical approaches in the early childhood classroom. Drawing from a research study in early childhood centers that investigated practitioners' and children's negotiations of racial difference, I explore how multicultural pedagogical approaches in…

Nxumalo, Fikile

2012-01-01

250

Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings of a European research project jointly conducted by the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Ghent (UGent). The "study on competence requirements in early childhood education and care" (CoRe) explored conceptualisations of "competence" and professionalism in early childhood practice, and…

Urban, Mathias; Vandenbroeck, Michel; Lazzari, Arianna; Van Laere, Katrien; Peeters, Jan

2012-01-01

251

Motivation, Work Satisfaction, and Teacher Change among Early Childhood Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tests the explanatory power of Deci and Ryan's (1985) self-determination theory as a framework for describing how interactions between early childhood teachers and the systems within which their work is embedded influence motivation for professional growth and change in teaching practice. Fifty-four early childhood teachers and teacher…

Wagner, Brigid Daly; French, Lucia

2010-01-01

252

Current Topics in Early Childhood Education. Volume I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is a collection of informative integrative reviews of primary research and development reports relevant to workers and students in early childhood education. The articles are: (1) "Psychological Perspectives and Early Childhood Education: Some Relations between Theory and Practice"; (2) "Children's Friendships in School Settings"; (3)…

Katz, Lilian G., Ed.; And Others

253

Early Childhood Teacher Education in Ethiopia: Progress and Emerging Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article extends concerns of our National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) membership beyond the borders of the United States to the continent of Africa. Specifically, it explores the current status of early childhood teacher education in one of the poorest nations of the world--Ethiopia. It includes an analysis of…

Hoot, James; Szente, Judit; Tadesse, Selamawit

2006-01-01

254

Classroom Effects of an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluated an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development (ECEPD) project that provided high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development designed to support developmentally appropriate instruction for preschool-age children based on the best available research on early childhood pedagogy, child development, and preschool learning. Participating teachers in ECEPD classrooms received extensive, intensive, and continuous professional development and coaching on critical features of

Bob Algozzine; Julie Babb; Kate Algozzine; Maryann Mraz; Brian Kissel; Sedra Spano; Kimberly Foxworth

2011-01-01

255

Ottawa Should Help Build a National Early Childhood Development System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This commentary focuses on the role of the Canadian federal government in early childhood development policy. The commentary begins by exploring the twin pillars of Canada's family policy, income support and services, then asserts that policy must move beyond these traditional provisions to offer early childhood development initiatives that will…

Battle, Ken; Torjman, Sherri

256

Early Childhood Music Education in Taiwan: An Ecological Systems Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author examines early childhood music education in Taiwan through Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory. Factors in the microsystem level that influenced the musical development of children included adult perception of children, child-adult interactions, Taiwanese family structure, and the existing early childhood education system. The…

Leu, Jennifer Chau-Ying

2008-01-01

257

Research Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This talk will describe opportunities for early career faculty members in the physical sciences to obtain funding for scientific research and educational projects. I will discuss programs offered by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a private nonprofit foundation, which include opportunities for scientists at primarily undergraduate institutions and at research universities. I will emphasize strategies for successful grant writing. The target audience is early career academic scientists in Astronomy, Physics, and related fields, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers considering careers in these academic disciplines.

Wiener, Richard

2009-10-01

258

76 FR 32967 - Proposed Extensions and Waivers: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA No. 84...Waivers: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance...Office of Special Education Programs, Office...coordinated approach to early childhood special education technical...

2011-06-07

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Connecting Emergent Curriculum and Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strengthening Content and Teaching Practice. Early Childhood Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The most pressing challenge in early childhood education today is to find a way to meet the standards within a developmentally appropriate approach. In this book, two active early childhood educators provide teachers with resources to bring content alive and document it in every-day, action-based pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. The book…

Schwartz, Sydney L.; Copeland, Sherry M.

2010-01-01

260

Early Childhood Programs and National Service: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Early Childhood Planning. Preliminary Version.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This preliminary guide is designed to help AmeriCorps and other national service programs plan and deliver effective early childhood services. The guide can also be used in community-based planning to incorporate national service organizations in early childhood program initiatives. Following an overview of the roles that AmeriCorps and other…

Collins, Ray; And Others

261

Tennessee's Statewide Early Childhood Training System (TECTA): Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Services through Coordinated Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A critical issue facing the nation today stems from the fact that many classroom teachers in Early Childhood Education lack adequate training. This deficit in the professional education of teachers impacts outcomes for children every day. This article discusses the establishment of a training system that has impacted Early Childhood education in…

Mietlicki, Connie

2010-01-01

262

Frequency of Six Early Childhood Education Approaches: A 10-Year Content Analysis of Early Childhood Education Journal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The frequency of early childhood education approaches spanning 10 years of publications was investigated. A content analysis of publications (N = 492) from "Early Childhood Education Journal" was conducted. From a previous content analysis six approaches or search words were identified: Bank Street, Head Start, High/Scope, Montessori, Reggio…

Walsh, Bridget A.; Petty, Karen

2007-01-01

263

Trajectories of autism severity in early childhood.  

PubMed

Relatively little is known about trajectories of autism severity using calibrated severity scores (CSS) from the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, but characterizing these trajectories has important theoretical and clinical implications. This study examined CSS trajectories during early childhood. Participants were 129 children with autism spectrum disorder evaluated annually from ages 2½ to 5½. The four severity trajectory classes that emerged--Persistent High (n = 47), Persistent Moderate (n = 54), Worsening (n = 10), and Improving (n = 18)-were strikingly similar to those identified by Gotham et al. (Pediatrics 130(5):e1278-e1284, 2012). Children in the Persistent High trajectory class had the most severe functional skill deficits in baseline nonverbal cognition and daily living skills and in receptive and expressive language growth. PMID:23907710

Venker, Courtney E; Ray-Subramanian, Corey E; Bolt, Daniel M; Ellis Weismer, Susan

2014-03-01

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Trajectories of Autism Severity in Early Childhood  

PubMed Central

Relatively little is known about trajectories of autism severity using calibrated severity scores (CSS) from the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, but characterizing these trajectories has important theoretical and clinical implications. This study examined CSS trajectories during early childhood. Participants were 129 children with autism spectrum disorder evaluated annually from ages 2½ to 5½. The four severity trajectory classes that emerged—Persistent High (n = 47), Persistent Moderate (n = 54), Worsening (n = 10), and Improving (n = 18)—were strikingly similar to those identified by Gotham, Pickles, & Lord (2012). Children in the Persistent High trajectory class had the most severe functional skill deficits in baseline nonverbal cognition and daily living skills and in receptive and expressive language growth. PMID:23907710

Venker, Courtney E.; Ray-Subramanian, Corey E.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Weismer, Susan Ellis

2013-01-01

265

Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project. Evaluation Report: Quality and Impact of Transition Training and Technical Assistance Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project (KECTP) was funded in 1992 by the Kentucky Department of Education and later expanded with support from the Kentucky Early Intervention System, to provide training and technical assistance to local communities in the state of Kentucky on effective transitions. KECTP was an outgrowth of Project STEPS,…

Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, 2002

2002-01-01

266

Predictors of shorter sleep in early childhood  

PubMed Central

Objective The aim of this study was to identify socio-demographic and home environmental predictors of shorter sleep in early childhood, and to examine whether effects were mediated by the timing of bedtime or wake time. Methods Participants were from Gemini, a British birth cohort of twins, and included 1702 children; one randomly selected from each twin pair. Parents reported night-time sleep duration at an average age of 15.8 months (range 14–27 months) using a modified version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression models were used to identify predictors of shorter sleep for this study. Results Using a cut-off of <11 h a night, shorter sleep was reported in 14.1% of children. Lower maternal education, non-white ethnic background, being male, low birth weight, living in a home with >1 older child and watching >1 h of TV in the evening were independently associated with shorter sleep. Mediation analyses showed that associations between education, ethnicity, evening TV viewing and sleep were driven predominantly by later bedtimes, while sex differences were driven predominantly by earlier wake times in boys. Conclusion In this sample, multiple environmental factors were associated with shorter sleep in young children, with several operating predominantly through later bedtime. An emphasis on the importance of an early and consistent bedtime could help promote healthy sleep and reduce inequalities in child health. PMID:24726571

McDonald, Laura; Wardle, Jane; Llewellyn, Clare H.; van Jaarsveld, Cornelia H.M.; Fisher, Abigail

2014-01-01

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Sleep and energy intake in early childhood  

PubMed Central

Background And Objectives: Shorter sleep is associated with higher weight in children, but little is known about the mechanisms. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that shorter sleep was associated with higher energy intake in early childhood. Methods: Participants were 1303 families from the Gemini twin birth cohort. Sleep duration was measured using the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire when the children were 16 months old. Total energy intake (kcal per day) and grams per day of fat, carbohydrate and protein were derived from 3-day diet diaries completed by parents when children were 21 months old. Results: Shorter nighttime sleep was associated with higher total energy intake (P for linear trend=0.005). Children sleeping <10?h consumed around 50?kcal per day more than those sleeping 11–<12?h a night (the optimal sleep duration for children of this age). Differences in energy intake were maintained after adjustment for confounders. As a percentage of total energy intake, there were no significant differences in macronutrient intake by sleep duration. The association between sleep and weight was not significant at this age (P=0.13). Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence that shorter nighttime sleep duration has a linear association with higher energy intake early in life. That the effect is observed before emergence of associations between sleep and weight indicates that differences in energy intake may be a mechanism through which sleep influences weight gain. PMID:24667887

Fisher, A; McDonald, L; van Jaarsveld, C H M; Llewellyn, C; Fildes, A; Schrempft, S; Wardle, J

2014-01-01

268

Electrophysiological Investigation of Source Memory in Early Childhood  

PubMed Central

Recollection is well-characterized in adults and school-aged children, yet little is known about how this ability develops in early childhood. This study utilized a behavioral source memory paradigm and event-related potentials (ERPs) to examine recollection in early childhood. ERPs were compared between items whose context was remembered and forgotten as well as new items. Activity late in the electrophysiological response showed a “recollection” effect, which differentiated items with correct source judgments from all others. This study is unique in that it is the first to provide information regarding the spatiotemporal dynamics of the neural networks underlying recollection during early childhood. PMID:23573796

Riggins, Tracy; Rollins, Leslie; Graham, Meghan

2014-01-01

269

Early Childhood Psychosis: Infantile Autism, Childhood Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. An Annotated Bibliography 1964 to 1969.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The annotated bibliography on early childhood psychosis (infantile autism, childhood schizophrenia, and related disorders) contains 424 entries (books, journal articles, conference and research reports) dating from 1964 through the first 6 months of 1970, which pertain to theory, research, and treatment. Number of entries for each subject is noted…

Bryson, Carolyn Q.; Hingtgen, Joseph N.

270

Bilingual Early Childhood Program, San Antonio, Texas; Childhood Education. Model Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, 1 of 34 in a series on childhood education prepared by the American Institutes for Research for the 1970 White House Conference on Children, describes the Bilingual Early Childhood Program being carried out in the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, where more than half of the population of 670,000 is of…

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.

271

Are Minority Children Disproportionately Represented in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated whether and to what extent children who are racial-ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented in early intervention and/or early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). We did so by analyzing a large sample of 48-month-olds (N = 7,950) participating in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), a…

Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Maczuga, Steve

2012-01-01

272

eArly childhood educAtion College of Rural and Community Development  

E-print Network

eArly childhood educAtion College of Rural and Community Development Bristol Bay Campus 907 programs, early childhood education programs, child wel- fare service agencies, scouting services, staff as an Early Childhood Education Associate II. The certification program in early childhood is for students

Hartman, Chris

273

Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education. Proceedings from the Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education Workshop (Washington, DC, April 6-7, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workshop on Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education brought together leading experts on preschool education and early learning in other countries. The workshop was intended to stimulate the exchange of ideas on early childhood education by providing an opportunity for early childhood educators, researchers, and policy experts from…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

274

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma  

MedlinePLUS

... in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring ... 2015) Friday, March 6, 2015 Related MedlinePlus Pages Asthma in Children Lung Diseases Pneumonia FRIDAY, March 6, ...

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Factors influencing digital technology use in early childhood education  

E-print Network

mediator of technology's impact on student learning (Neiderhauser & Stoddart, 2001), but there is a lackFactors influencing digital technology use in early childhood education Courtney K. Blackwell*, Alexis R. Lauricella, Ellen Wartella Northwestern University, Department of Communication Studies, School

Shahriar, Selim

276

Postgraduate Degrees for Early Childhood Professionals. Buying Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews nine masters and doctoral degree programs in early childhood education and related fields. Names of contact persons, a description of program format, and a school statement are given for each program. (LB)

Morris, Susan

1992-01-01

277

Early childhood education and care regulation: a comparative perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although all industrialized countries regulate early childhood education and care establishaments, regulatory regimes differ substantially. Early childhood education and care regulation is provider-focused in France and Germany, child-focused in Sweden, and facility-focused in the United States. Regulatory enforcement also varies sharply, with France, Germany, and Sweden stressing technical assistance, while the United States stresses compliance. A review of controversies reveals

William T. Gormley

2000-01-01

278

The Emotionally Intelligent Early Childhood Educator: Self-Reflective Journaling  

Microsoft Academic Search

A current interest in education is the growing awareness that the development of social and emotional skills in children is\\u000a critical for the foundation of academic knowledge in the classroom. The early childhood educator is in a position to be a\\u000a powerful nurturer of the social emotional development in young children. It is important, therefore, to challenge early childhood\\u000a teachers,

Janet Pickard Kremenitzer

2005-01-01

279

Hypoplasia-associated Severe Early Childhood Caries – A Proposed Definition  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a new classification of severe early childhood caries (S-ECC): hypoplasia-associated severe early childhood caries (HAS-ECC). This form of caries affects mostly young children living at or below poverty, characterized by structurally damaged primary teeth that are particularly vulnerable to dental caries. These predisposing developmental dental defects are mainly permutations of enamel hypoplasia (EHP). Anthropologists and dental researchers consider

P. W. Caufield; Y. Li; T. G. Bromage

2012-01-01

280

The European roots of early childhood education in North America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Early childhood education in North America is currently in a state of flux. While Piagetian approaches to early childhood\\u000a education curricula seem to predominate in North America today, some of the influences of the other paradigms discussed below\\u000a are still in evidence. The idea of nurturing children as well as educating them has endured, even with the new cognitive focus.

Gary Woodill

1986-01-01

281

In-Service and Pre-Service Early Childhood Teachers' Views and Intentions about ICT Use in Early Childhood Settings: A Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper regards a comparative study which investigates in-service and pre-service Greek early childhood teachers' views and intentions about integrating and using computers in early childhood settings. Views and intentions were investigated via a questionnaire administered to 240 in-service and 428 pre-service early childhood teachers.…

Gialamas, Vasilis; Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra

2010-01-01

282

Courses: Education: Curriculum and Teaching (EDCT), Education: Early Childhood Education(EDEC) Page 299Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Education: Early Childhood Education (EDEC)  

E-print Network

Courses: Education: Curriculum and Teaching (EDCT), Education: Early Childhood Education(EDEC) Page 299Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Education: Early Childhood Education (EDEC) edeC 201 and play, influential theorists, historical and contemporary models of early childhood education

Ravikumar, B.

283

Remembering Childhood: Do Our Memories and Experiences Influence Our Understanding of Early Childhood and Our Practice with Young Children?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students on the Early Childhood Studies degree programme at the University of East London were asked to reflect on their childhood memories and how these have shaped their understandings of early childhood and practices with young children. Students' rich and varied accounts reflect the diversity of largely non-traditional students from…

Horsley, Karen; Penn, Helen

2014-01-01

284

Synthesis of IES Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education. NCSER 2013-3001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A primary purpose of early childhood education and interventions is to promote children's acquisition of knowledge and skills linked to later social competence and academic success. In this report, special attention is given to summarizing what has been learned about early childhood classrooms as contexts for development and learning, the kinds of…

Diamond, Karen E.; Justice, Laura M.; Siegler, Robert S.; Snyder, Patricia A.

2013-01-01

285

Equity and Quality? Challenges for Early Childhood and Primary Education in Ethiopia, India and Peru. Working Papers in Early Childhood Development, No. 55. Studies in Early Childhood Transitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of the "Studies in Early Transitions" series, this Working Paper draws on interviews and observations carried out as part of "Young Lives", a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam based at the University of Oxford's Department of International Development. This paper focuses on the challenges of…

Woodhead, Martin; Ames, Patricia; Vennam, Uma; Abebe, Workneh; Streuli, Natalia

2009-01-01

286

Training Professionals in Early Childhood Special Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ECSE/TESOL).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes the objectives, activities and outcomes of a federally funded project that was designed to provide a high quality, interdisciplinary graduate degree program in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ECSE/TESOL) at the University of Miami, Florida. A portion…

Rothlein, Liz; Vaughn, Sharon

287

KINDERET: developing training for early childhood educators in information and communications technology (ICT) in Bulgaria, England, Portugal, Spain and Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the European context the continuing training of early childhood educators in terms of information and communications technology (ICT) remains limited and is in need of development. The KINDERET project has been funded through the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme aimed to identify and understand the theoretical and practical needs of practitioners and is developing course materials to support

S. Saúde; V. Carioca; S. Sheridan; K. Genov; R. Nuez

2005-01-01

288

Kinderet: Developing Training for Early Childhood Educators in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) In Bulgaria, England, Portugal, Spain and Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the European context the continuing training of early childhood educators in terms of information and communications technology (ICT) remains limited and is in need of development. The KINDERET project has been funded through the European Commission's "Leonardo da Vinci" programme aimed to identify and understand the theoretical and practical…

Saude, S.; Carioca, V.; Siraj-Blatchford, J.; Sheridan, S.; Genov, K.; Nuez, R.

2005-01-01

289

A Bridge between Early Childhood Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers, center directors, principals, and policy makers constantly make decisions about early childhood education. Early educators are increasingly expected to draw connections between what they do in the classroom and what research shows. Researchers are encouraged to investigate matters critical to educators' day-to-day work with children and…

Snow, Kyle

2011-01-01

290

Report of CCI Early Childhood Think Tank on Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Child Care, Inc. (CCI) invited a group of early childhood experts to help reflect on what CCI had learned from other states about governance and to apply that knowledge to New York City. The goal was to foster more systemic thinking about how to move toward a more coherent early care and education system in New York City that would better meet the…

Child Care, Inc., 2008

2008-01-01

291

Periodic Early Childhood Hearing Screening: The EHDI Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that examined 12 areas within state EHDI programs. Concerning periodic early childhood hearing screening, 47 coordinators listed 241 items and themes were identified within each SWOT…

Hoffman, Jeff; Houston, K. Todd; Munoz, Karen F.; Bradham, Tamala S.

2011-01-01

292

Handwriting in Early Childhood Education: Current Research and Future Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early fine motor writing skills are quickly becoming recognized as an important school readiness skill associated with later academic success (Dinehart and Manfra, 2013; Grissmer et al., 2010; Son and Meisels, 2006). Yet, little is known about the development of handwriting, the extent to which it is of value in the early childhood classroom and…

Dinehart, Laura H.

2015-01-01

293

Access to Early Childhood Development: Strategies for Enhancing Social Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Access to early childhood education and social exclusion are issues currently of importance for policy and program development in Europe. This paper explores links between early education access and social exclusion in regard to profound and rapid changes in Europe that are forcing families to find new ways to remain integrated within their…

Wazir, Rekha; van Oudenhoven, Nico

294

Online Professional Development: Choices for Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood educators are responsible for providing young children with the best possible early care and education. Research on child care workers' education has shown that professional preparation makes a significant impact on children's cognitive and emotional development (National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC],…

Olsen, Heather; Donaldson, Ana J.; Hudson, Susan D.

2010-01-01

295

Continuing Evolution: The Rhode Island Early Childhood Summer Institute  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This narrative chronicles the continued evolution and development of the Rhode Island Early Childhood Summer Institute, an intensive 5-day inservice professional development program designed for educational leaders from various sectors of the early care and education field. The goal is to review the continued use of successful practices…

Horm, Diane M.; O'Keefe, Beverly; Diffendale, Charlotte; Cohen, Amy; Schennum, Ruth; Pucciarelli, Larry; Collins, Cheryl; Merrifield, Margaret; Nardone, Virginia; Martin, Marilyn; Bryan, Linda; DeRobbio, Gail

2004-01-01

296

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrating infant mental health services into early education programs leads to better child outcomes and stronger parent-child relationships--the big question is how to do it appropriately and effectively. Clear answers are in this accessible textbook, created to prepare early childhood professionals and programs to weave best practices in…

Summers, Susan Janko, Ed.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel, Ed.

2012-01-01

297

Five-Star Schools: Defining Quality in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early

Hertzog, Nancy B.

2012-01-01

298

Profile of the National Association of Early Childhood Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This profile describes various facets of Saint Lucia's National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECE), whose mission is "to stand up for the rights of children." The profile first presents the association's 5-year action plan, which includes goals for: (1) technical assistance, for example scholarships for the poor to attend early

Renard, Rosamunde

299

The Role of Curriculum Models in Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to the introduction of experimental preschool inter- vention programs in the late 1950s, systematic variation of early childhood programs was minimal. This situation changed with the advent of early intervention programs for preschool-aged children, including the launch of Head Start in 1965 and its continuation into the primary grades in 1967 via Project Follow Through. These two federal programs

Stacie G. Goffin; ERIC DIGEST

300

Democratic and Participatory Approaches: Exemplars from Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The argument presented in this paper is that understanding and appreciating participatory approaches in early childhood education may serve as a basis for further development of such practices within the early years sector, and also provide examples and challenges for the leadership and management of schools and other educational institutions.…

Luff, Paulette; Webster, Rebecca

2014-01-01

301

Towards a global paradigm for research into early childhood education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early years education is now a global activity, as school systems expand and diverse programmes become established in countries throughout the world. We inherit a rich legacy of theories, methodologies and evidence, from the vision of early childhood pioneers to the latest empirical research. I want to step back from particular initiatives and research evaluations to consider the underlying images

Martin Woodhead

1999-01-01

302

Early Childhood Care and Education: A Child Perspective Paradigm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From research we know that there is no specific early childhood education programme that is superior to other approaches (National Research Council. 2001). At the same time, historically it looks like people think there is a specific programme that will solve all problems and guarantee a high quality in early years education, since different…

Sommer, Dion; Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid; Hundeide, Karsten

2013-01-01

303

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides ready access to a wide array of information resources in the areas of child development, the education and care of children from birth through early adolescence, the teaching of young children, and parenting and family life.

304

Understanding Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A Capability Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the application of current discourse in inclusive education, particularly the capability approach and its utility in early childhood education. The article highlights the tensions between a rights-based discourse that informs inclusive education practice and the right for children to have early intervention. Structural…

Underwood, Kathryn; Valeo, Angela; Wood, Rebecca

2012-01-01

305

Storytelling Sagas: An Effective Medium for Teaching Early Childhood Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a unique supplementary program that teaches early childhood mathematics (Pre-K to Grade 2), through a series of six problem-solving adventure stories. The mathematics concepts are taught to the children through the medium of oral storytelling sagas in an integrated approach that addresses language arts as well as early

Casey, Beth; Kersh, Joanne, E.; Young, Jessica Mercer

2004-01-01

306

Harmony between Turkish Early Childhood and Primary Mathematics Education Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to explore the spiral relation and the congruency between mathematics standards listed in the Early Childhood and First Grade curricula in Turkey. A descriptive content analysis was conducted on Early Child Education Curriculum (OOEP) for 36-72 months old children and Math Curriculum for the Grades 1-5 (IMOP), both…

Caliskan Dedeoglu, Nuray; Alat, Zeynep

2012-01-01

307

Early Childhood Teacher Education: The Case of Geometry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For early childhood, the domain of geometry and spatial reasoning is an important area of mathematics learning. Unfortunately, geometry and spatial thinking are often ignored or minimized in early education. We build a case for the importance of geometry and spatial thinking, review research on professional development for these teachers, and…

Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie

2011-01-01

308

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths toward Excellence and Equity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's…

Cross, Christopher T., Ed.; Woods, Taniesha A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi, Ed.

2009-01-01

309

Investments for Future: Early Childhood Development and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investments relevant to the first years of life are directly connected to the future of societies. It can be argued that investments for early childhood development and education are one of the best ways of decreasing social inequality caused by adverse environments which hinder development in early ages and tackling poverty by reducing the rate…

Kartal, Hulya

2007-01-01

310

Planning in Middle Childhood: Early Predictors and Later Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from 1,364 children and families who participated in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development were analyzed to track the early correlates and later academic outcomes of planning during middle childhood. Maternal education, through its effect on parenting quality when…

Friedman, Sarah L.; Scholnick, Ellin K.; Bender, Randall H.; Vandergrift, Nathan; Spieker, Susan; Pasek, Kathy Hirsh; Keating, Daniel P.; Park, Yoonjung

2014-01-01

311

The Importance of Early Childhood Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most poor children achieve less, exhibit more problem behaviors and are less healthy than children reared in more affluent families. We look beyond correlations such as these to a recent set of studies that attempt to assess the causal impact of childhood poverty on adult well-being. We pay particular attention to the potentially harmful effects…

Duncan, Greg J.; Magnuson, Katherine; Kalil, Ariel; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen

2012-01-01

312

Perinatal and Early Childhood Environmental Factors Influencing Allergic Asthma Immunopathogenesis  

PubMed Central

Background The prevalence of asthma has increased dramatically over the past several decades. While hereditary factors are highly important, the rapid rise outstrips the pace of genomic variation. Great emphasis has been placed on potential modifiable early life exposures leading to childhood asthma. Methods We reviewed the recent medical literature for important studies discussing the role of the perinatal and early childhood exposures and the inception of childhood asthma. Results and Discussion Early life exposure to allergens (House dust mite (HDM), furred pets, cockroach, rodent and mold)air pollution (nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and particulate matter (PM)) and viral respiratory tract infections (Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human rhinovirus (hRV)) have been implicated in the development of asthma in high risk children. Conversely, exposure to microbial diversity in the perinatal period may diminish the development of atopy and asthma symptoms. PMID:24952205

Gaffin, Jonathan M.; Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot; Phipatanakul, Wanda

2014-01-01

313

Connecticut's new comprehensive and universal early childhood health assessment form.  

PubMed

Health assessments are required for entrance into child care, Head Start, and preschool programs. However, state and federal screening and documentation mandates vary, and programs create their own forms for keeping required data on file. Inconsistent recording formats present challenges for primary care providers who must document each child's health status and for program administrators who wish to collect data across groups of children. This article describes how the passage of new legislation in Connecticut establishing a statewide prekindergarten program presented the opportunity to develop a comprehensive early childhood health form for all early childhood programs, which promotes children's access to health services and coordination of care among health care professionals, early childhood providers, and families. PMID:16179077

Crowley, Angela A; Whitney, Grace-Ann C

2005-10-01

314

Early menarche and childhood adversities in a nationally representative sample  

PubMed Central

Background Epidemiological evidence suggests that early menarche, defined as onset of menses at age 11 or earlier, has increased in prevalence in recent birth cohorts and is associated with multiple poor medical and mental health outcomes in adulthood. There is evidence that childhood adversities occurring prior to menarche contribute to early menarche. Methods Data collected in face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of women age 18 and over (N?=?3288), as part of the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication, were analyzed. Associations between pre-menarchal childhood adversities and menarche at age 11 or earlier were estimated in discrete time survival models with statistical adjustment for age at interview, ethnicity, and body mass index. Adversities investigated included physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, biological father absence from the home, other parent loss, parent mental illness, parent substance abuse, parent criminality, inter-parental violence, serious physical illness in childhood, and family economic adversity. Results Mean age at menarche varied across decadal birth cohorts (?2????=?21.41, p?Childhood adversities were also more common in younger than older cohorts. Of the 11 childhood adversities, 5 were associated with menarche at age 11 or earlier, with OR of 1.3 or greater. Each of these five adversities is associated with a 26% increase in the odds of early menarche (OR?=?1.26, 95% CI 1.14-1.39). The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and early menarche was sustained after adjustment for co-occurring adversities. (OR?=?1.77, 95% CI 1.21-2.6). Conclusions Evidence from this study is consistent with hypothesized physiological effects of early childhood family environment on endocrine development. Childhood sexual abuse is the adversity most strongly associated with early menarche. However, because of the complex way that childhood adversities cluster within families, the more generalized influence of highly dysfunctional family environments cannot be ruled out. PMID:25089128

2014-01-01

315

Breastfeeding knowledge and education needs of early childhood centre staff.  

PubMed

This survey investigated the breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes beliefs and education needs of supervisors and staff at 32 early childhood centres in New Zealand. This study explored numbers of mothers who breastfed at or supplied expressed breastmilk to the centres, and how breastfeeding education might enhance an increase in breastfeeding rates and child nutrition. Statistical analysis and open-ended questions revealed a positive attitude towards breastfeeding among staff. All centres recognised a need for breastfeeding education sessions and greater support for breastfeeding mothers. With increasing numbers of children attending early childhood centres, understanding the importance of and implementing support for mothers to continue to breastfeed is crucial. PMID:23029775

Manhire, Kathleen Mary; Horrocks, Glenn; Tangiora, Angeline

2012-09-01

316

Evaluation of a Professional Development Workshop on Integration of Robotics into Early Childhood Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to the previous research, the lack of knowledge about technology and developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches to bring it to the classrooms, in addition to the low level of sense of self-efficacy, and positive attitude towards teaching with technology, are among the major impediments to the successful integration of new technologies into early childhood classrooms. The focus of this research as part of a three year long NSF funded project, "Ready for Robotics", is to seek strategies to be used towards resolving the problem stated above. The current thesis reports a study in which 32 early childhood educators participated in a professional development workshop on the integration of robotics as an educational intervention into their traditional classrooms. Results show a statistically significant increase in the level of knowledge in all the three areas of technology in general, pedagogy, and robotics content, along with non-numerical positive effects of the workshop.

Seddighin, Safoura

317

78 FR 70565 - Renewal of the Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation...on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation...program evaluation and research, education, and early childhood development. Members...

2013-11-26

318

An Ecological Risk Model for Early Childhood Anxiety: The Importance of Early Child Symptoms and Temperament  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Childhood anxiety is impairing and associated with later emotional disorders. Studying risk factors for child anxiety may allow earlier identification of at-risk children for prevention efforts. This study applied an ecological risk model to address how early childhood anxiety symptoms, child temperament, maternal anxiety and depression symptoms,…

Mian, Nicholas D.; Wainwright, Laurel; Briggs-Gowan, Margaret J.; Carter, Alice S.

2011-01-01

319

Brain Development & Early Childhood: An Arkansas Kids Count Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using recent economic data on state spending and information about childhood brain development, this Kids Count mini-report offers a snapshot of where Arkansas stands on early education and spending on such programs. The report examines the next steps, challenging conventional wisdom in order to explore the best path for improving child outcomes…

Rule, J. Chris

320

Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 06/07  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 27th edition of "Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education" provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for…

Paciorek, Karen Menke, Ed.

2006-01-01

321

Music Experience in Early Childhood: Potential for Emotion Knowledge?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most cultures carry an idea of music being connected to emotion. New research suggests that we may also acquire emotion knowledge from our music experiences. This article investigates music experience as a mediating tool for emotion knowledge in early childhood, as revealed through qualitative interviews of adults. The interviewees describe music…

Vist, Torill

2011-01-01

322

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education  

E-print Network

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education Program of Study (33 credits) Effective May 2008 This program is intended for practicing teachers who have met SC Dept of Education requirements for certification in elementary education. Core (12 credits of required study) EDFD 602: Learning

323

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education  

E-print Network

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Early Childhood Education Program of Study (33 credits) Effective August 2012 This program is intended for practicing teachers who have met SC Dept of Education requirements for certification in elementary education. Core (12 credits of required study) EDFD 602: Learning

324

Understanding the Early Childhood Practicum Course in California Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The early childhood practicum course is the venue through which college students synthesize prior learning about developmentally appropriate teaching practices and apply it in supervised fieldwork settings. Prior research identifies that while this course has a central place in the preparation of teachers, there are acknowledged gaps of…

Millovich, June M.

2010-01-01

325

Convergent Validity of the Early Childhood Behavior Problem Screening Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the convergent validity of the parent and teacher versions of the Early Childhood Behavior Problem Screening Scale (ECBPSS) with the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form (C-TRF), respectively. Data were collected on a sample of preschool and kindergarten students (n = 149) from two medium-sized…

Griffith, Annette K.; Nelson, J. Ron; Epstein, Michael H.; Pederson, Bjorn

2008-01-01

326

Kansas Early Childhood Research Institute on Transitions: Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This executive summary reviews activities over the past 5 years of the Kansas Early Childhood Research Institute (KECRI). The Institute has addressed transition issues faced by infants and young children (and their families) who have a disability or are at risk for developmental delay. KECRI goals are stated and the importance and impact of the…

Rice, Mabel L.; O'Brien, Marion

327

Early Parental Adjustment and Bereavement after Childhood Cancer Death  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study comprehensively explored parental bereavement and adjustment at 6 months post-loss due to childhood cancer. Interviews were conducted with 18 mothers and 13 fathers. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed based on qualitative methodology. A model describing early parental bereavement and adaptation emerged with 3 domains:…

Barrera, Maru; O'connor, Kathleen; D'Agostino, Norma Mammone; Spencer, Lynlee; Nicholas, David; Jovcevska, Vesna; Tallet, Susan; Schneiderman, Gerald

2009-01-01

328

Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous works on educators who built the field of early childhood education do not provide the researcher with primary and secondary sources or information on multicultural educators, nor do they discuss some of the more current leading educators. This reference book provides biographies and bibliographies of selected pre-modern and modern men…

Peltzman, Barbara Ruth

329

Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood programs, if designed correctly, pay big economic dividends down the road because they increase the skills of their participants. And since many of those participants will remain in the same state or local area as adults, the local economy benefits: more persons with better skills attract business, which provides more and better…

Bartik, Timothy J.

2011-01-01

330

Understanding Emotional Development: Helping Early Childhood Providers Better Support Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is intended to provide early childhood providers with a concise overview of emerging emotional development in young children (birth-5), the important role of primary caregivers, and the link between parenting, emotional development, and behavior. Specific suggestions that have been shared with urban Head Start mothers are offered,…

Edwards, Nicole Megan

2012-01-01

331

Parental Engagement in Early Childhood Education at Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy to identify relationships between parents' demographic/socioeconomic backgrounds and their self-reported frequencies of engaging in early childhood education activities. It also examines race/ethnicity-related disparities in the frequency of reading to children and using…

Chen, Jing; Pisani, Lauren; White, Sheida; Soroui, Jaleh

2012-01-01

332

Early Childhood Special Educators and the Hospital Ethics Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper discusses issues of concern to early childhood special educators serving on hospital ethics committees to assist families with seriously ill and handicapped infants in neonatal intensive care units. Issues include infant euthanasia and the right to life, child abuse legislation, and possible effects on families. (Author/JDD)

Lowenthal, Barbara

1989-01-01

333

Early Childhood Leadership through the Lens of Distributed Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to investigate distribution of responsibilities for leadership in early childhood education (ECE) context. It focuses on the enactments of leadership by investigating how ECE stakeholders, e.g. teachers, ECE centre directors and administrative ECE leaders in municipalities perceive the leadership responsibilities. Using focus…

Heikka, Johanna; Hujala, Eeva

2013-01-01

334

Sex Differences in Help-Seeking Appear in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested the hypothesis that sex differences in help-seeking, which have been obtained consistently with adults and adolescents, would appear in early childhood. To this end, 32 girls and 32 boys aged 3 and 6 years from lower and upper-middle socio-economic class schools were asked to perform four tasks (drawing an animal, building a…

Benenson, Joyce F.; Koulnazarian, Manouchak

2008-01-01

335

Conservation Seeds Activities Book. An Early Childhood Conservation Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This activities book is used with an early childhood conservation education program. The activities are presented in four color-coded sections, each section representing one of the four seasons. Each activity includes a statement of purpose, list of materials needed, instructional strategies, and a list of supplementary activities. In addition to…

Griffin, Sherri

336

Early Childhood Dental Caries. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a series of reports designed to support the implementation of Proposition 10: The California Children and Families Act and to provide comprehensive and authoritative information on critical issues concerning young children and families in California, this report describes the scope and severity of early childhood caries (ECC), a…

Platt, Laurence J.; Cabezas, Maritza C.

337

Teachers' and Students' Cognitive Styles in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cognitive style identifies the ways individuals react to different situations. Cognitive styles include stable attitudes, preferences, or habitual strategies that distinguish the individual styles of perceiving, remembering, thinking, and solving problems. Intended for researchers, psychologists, child development specialists, and early childhood

Saracho, Olivia Natividad

338

Identification of the Social Development in Early Childhood in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to identify the social development in early childhood years. It was delimited to eight private schools of Lahore City from the area of Faisal Town and Shadman. Forty students (male and female) were randomly selected as the sample. Five students from Nursery, Prep and grade one were selected from each school. A checklist…

Malik, Asif; Sarwar, Muhammad; Khan, Naeemullah

2010-01-01

339

Early Childhood Education. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a series of reports designed to support the implementation of Proposition 10: The California Children and Families Act and to provide comprehensive and authoritative information on critical issues concerning young children and families in California, this report summarizes research on the effects of early childhood education and…

Stipek, Deborah; Ogawa, Terry

340

Writing in Early Childhood Classrooms: Guidance for Best Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing is a critical emergent literacy skill that lays the foundation for children's later literacy skills and reading achievement. Recent work indicates that many early childhood programs offer children materials and tools for engaging in writing activities but teachers rarely are seen modeling writing for children or scaffolding children's…

Gerde, Hope K.; Bingham, Gary E.; Wasik, Barbara A.

2012-01-01

341

Dialogue on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators, scholars, and researchers in the United States convened at the Forum on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education to discuss how, when, and even if science, mathematics, and technology should be taught to pre-kindergarten children. The product of that forum, this book summarizes some of the latest thinking about…

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

342

Diagnostic Transitions from Childhood to Adolescence to Early Adulthood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Quantifying diagnostic transitions across development is needed to estimate the long-term burden of mental illness. This study estimated patterns of diagnostic transitions from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to early adulthood. Methods: Patterns of diagnostic transitions were estimated using data from three prospective,…

Copeland, William E.; Adair, Carol E.; Smetanin, Paul; Stiff, David; Briante, Carla; Colman, Ian; Fergusson, David; Horwood, John; Poulton, Richie; Costello, E. Jane; Angold, Adrian

2013-01-01

343

The Use of Personal Data Assistants in Early Childhood Assessment  

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Four early childhood education teachers, two veteran and two newer teachers, were asked to pilot the use of handheld Personal Data Assistants loaded with Childchart assessment software. The participants were observed in their use of the electronic devices for monitoring student performance and interviewed regarding the use of the devices and their…

Ledoux, Michael W.; Yoder, Noreen N.; Hanes, Barbara

2010-01-01

344

Trends in Early Childhood Education in the United Kingdom.  

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An overview is provided in this discussion of major developments in preschool education in the United Kingdom from 1973 to 1983. The first section offers general observations and covers major trends: rapid social change, the low priority accorded to preschooling, diversity as a key feature of early childhood education, children with special needs,…

Shinman, Sheila M.

345

TELEVISION IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD—USES & EFFECTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of television and other media—such as video, computer programs, and CD material—in infancy and early childhood can have both positive and negative influences on the intellectual and social development of young viewers. Viewing carefully designed programs for preschool age children, such as Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, can have positive effects on social skills and academic preparation

John P. Murray; Ann D. Murray

346

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Finland  

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has become a policy priority in many countries. A growing body of research recognises that it provides a wide range of benefits, including social and economic benefits, better child well-being and learning outcomes as a foundation for lifelong learning, more equitable outcomes and reduction of poverty, and…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2012-01-01

347

"Cry and You Cry Alone": Timeout in Early Childhood Settings  

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This article explores isolation in early childhood education settings in the context of historical and current theories of punishment. The authors conclude that although isolation was reinterpreted in the 20th century in relation to changing theories of learning, teaching and child development, its earlier meanings have endured. (Contains 2 notes.)

Prochner, Larry; Hwang, Yeonwook

2008-01-01

348

A Finnish Viewpoint on Professionalism in Early Childhood Education  

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This article discusses professionalism in early childhood education through the analytical tool of a research-based multi-level perspective that sees this as a cultural, communal, organisational, and individual phenomenon. Starting from an understanding of professionalism derived from a model of professional expertise, the article discusses the…

Karila, Kirsti

2008-01-01

349

Common Worlds: Reconceptualising Inclusion in Early Childhood Communities  

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"Common worlds" is a conceptual framework developed to reconceptualise inclusion in early childhood communities. Common worlds take account of children's relations with all the others in their worlds--including the more-than-human others. The ethics and politics of living together in these common worlds is the central concern of this article. The…

Taylor, Affrica; Giugni, Miriam

2012-01-01

350

Intellectual Integrity: Examining Common Rituals in Early Childhood Curriculum  

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This article examines two constructs--ritual and intellectual integrity--as they might unfold in early childhood settings. The authors use the popular practices of closed-ended crafts, calendar exercises, and worksheets to highlight the difference between learning experiences that have become formulaic habits and those that reflect rich and potent…

Freeman, Ramona; Swim, Terri Jo

2009-01-01

351

Sustained Attention and Age Predict Inhibitory Control during Early Childhood  

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Executive functioning skills develop rapidly during early childhood. Recent research has focused on specifying this development, particularly predictors of executive functioning skills. Here we focus on sustained attention as a predictor of inhibitory control, one key executive functioning component. Although sustained attention and inhibitory…

Reck, Sarah G.; Hund, Alycia M.

2011-01-01

352

Male Teachers in Early Childhood Education: Self & Social Perceptions.  

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Noting that men make up only a small percentage of early childhood and day care educators, a study was conducted to assess male teachers' points of view and attitudes. The self- and social-perceptions of 5 male preschool teachers between the ages of 22 and 50 were determined through ethnographic interviews. It was found that, as a group, the male…

Shaham, Dan

353

Technology User Groups and Early Childhood Education: A Preliminary Study  

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This article presents a preliminary examination of the potential of Technology User Groups as a professional development venue for early childhood education professionals in developing operational and functional competence in using hardware and software components of a Technology toolkit. Technology user groups are composed of varying numbers of…

Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Blum, Craig; Watts, Emily H.; Stoner, Julia B.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Chrismore, Shannon B.

2013-01-01

354

Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use and Early Childhood Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood teacher education methods classes often emphasize the application of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). In today's digital age, it is important for teacher educators and their students to think about how to extend DAP to technology use. In this article, two contrasting classroom scenarios are provided to illustrate developmentally appropriate technology use (DATU), a new educational term coined by

Dina B. Rosen; Candace Jaruszewicz

2009-01-01

355

Interactive Music Technologies in Early Childhood Music Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a review of music technology in education, Webster (2002) concludes that there is a scarcity of research on using music technology with young children. The reasons for this may lie in certain resistances to the idea of using technologies with young children embedded in the ideolo- gies and established traditions of early childhood music education practice. From birth children

Susan Young

2006-01-01

356

Investigating the Potential of Touchscreen Technology in Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a research project which investigated children's use of touchscreens in early childhood and junior primary settings by i ntroducing touchscreens in five classrooms in Melbourne. Several methods to obtain information about how children interacted with the touchscreens were used including observation, journals and field notes, and interviews. The research identified five key themes, relating to developmental

Geoff Romeo; Suzy Edwards; Sue McNamara; Ian Walker; Christopher Ziguras

2001-01-01

357

Supporting High-quality Early Childhood Education Services throught ICTs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays early childhood schools are places where kids are not only taken care of but also where carefully planned educational activities (based on pedagogical frameworks) are carried out. In such centers, practitioners observe, analyze and assess children's progress on a daily basis. Using this data, they plan new stimulating activities for the kids taken into account their personal traits and

Ruben Míguez Pérez; Juan M. Santos; Luis E. Anido-Rifón

2010-01-01

358

Developmental needs and early childhood education: evolutionary, my dear Watson  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examining the processes of natural selection, described by Darwin in The Origin of Species, casts light on our own species’ fundamental needs and on the far greater role that early childhood educators can play in their fulfillment. The second section of this paper analyzes how our fundamental needs emerge in a sequence underpinned by the processes of natural selection (goodness?of?fit,

Margaret Henry

2004-01-01

359

Digital Natives Come to Preschool: Implications for Early Childhood Practice  

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This article explores the implications of young learners' dispositions towards the use of digital technologies in contemporary early childhood settings. It is proposed that young learners have grown up in very different social conditions from previous generations, mainly through the saturation of digital technologies, in particular computers. This…

Zevenbergen, Robyn

2007-01-01

360

Inclusion of Technology Resources in Early Childhood Music Education  

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The article discusses the inclusion of technology resources in early childhood music education. Successful technology inclusion in music for young children depends on the physical, mental, and social readiness of each individual child. Learning providers involved with young children should constantly review the child's capabilities and …

Kersten, Fred

2006-01-01

361

The Advocacy of Educators: Perspectives from Early Childhood  

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This article investigates early childhood educators' perceptions of advocacy in raising the professional status with multiple stakeholders in diverse contexts. The article reports on findings from a phenomenological study investigating the perceptions of 12 educators working full time in long-day-care settings across Sydney, New South Wales (NSW),…

Mevawalla, Zinnia; Hadley, Fay

2012-01-01

362

Narrative Skills Following Early Confirmation of Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment  

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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare spoken language production in children with permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) whose PCHI was confirmed either early or late. Method: Audio-taped spoken narrative was assessed for syntax, phonology, morphology, and narrative in transcripts from a population-based sample of 89 children (49 males,…

Worsfold, Sarah; Mahon, Merle; Yuen, Ho Ming; Kennedy, Colin

2010-01-01

363

Roadmap: Early Childhood Education Technology Associate of Applied Science  

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Roadmap: Early Childhood Education Technology ­ Associate of Applied Science [RE-AAS-ECET] Regional Credit Hours] ECED 20163 Understanding Young Children: Typical and Atypical 3 C ECET 21010 Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Services 3 C EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C ITEC 19525 Educational Technology 3 C

Sheridan, Scott

364

Continuing Professional Development in Early Childhood Education in New Zealand  

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This article explores the influences on and nature of continuing professional development in the New Zealand early childhood education sector. In addition to discussing the nature of professional development and providing an explanation of the policy context that informs the delivery of professional development, the paper draws on evaluations of…

Cherrington, Sue; Thornton, Kate

2013-01-01

365

Early Childhood Mentoring Programs: A Survey of Community Initiatives.  

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Mentoring programs offer experienced caregivers and directors new encouragement to remain in the field by helping them learn to share their skills with others and grow in the profession. This report is the result of an information-gathering process among mentoring programs for early childhood educators in the United States. Following an…

Breunig, Gretchen Stahr; Bellm, Dan

366

Early Childhood Education as a Resilience Intervention for Maltreated Children  

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The profound injuries caused by child maltreatment are well documented in the neurological, attachment, cognitive, and developmental literature. In this review paper, we explore the potential of early childhood education (ECE) as a community-based resilience intervention for mitigating the impacts of child abuse and neglect and supporting families…

Ellenbogen, Stephen; Klein, Benjamin; Wekerle, Christine

2014-01-01

367

Environmental Education in 2002 and 2006 Early Childhood Curriculum  

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The aim of the study is to analyze comparatively 2002 (previous) and 2006 (current) Early Childhood Curricula with regard to concepts and attainments associated with environmental education (EE). 2002 and 2006 preschool curricula were firstly retrieved from the web-site of Board of Education and then subjected to content analysis across 41…

Erdogan, Mehmet; Bahar, Mehmet; Ozel, Ruhan; Erdas, Eda; Usak, Muhammet

2012-01-01

368

The Social and Political Construction of Early Childhood Education  

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We analyse two foundational social problems regarding early childhood education. The first, in the late nineteenth century, is infant mortality, a social problem that constituted the historical legitimation for the first creches. The second, the prevention of school failure, is very topical today. By analysing these examples in their historicity,…

Vandenbroeck, Michel; Coussee, Filip; Bradt, Lieve

2010-01-01

369

Supporting Early Childhood Practitioners through Relationship-Based, Reflective Supervision  

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Reflective supervision is a relationship-based practice that supports the professional development of early childhood practitioners. Reflective supervision helps practitioners cope with the intense feelings and stress that are generated when working with at-risk children and families. It allows them to focus on the purpose and goals of the program…

Bernstein, Victor J.; Edwards, Renee C.

2012-01-01

370

Directors of Early Childhood Services: Experience, Preparedness and Selection.  

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The role of the early childhood director has been a neglected area of research in Australia. This study set out to address the gap in understanding of directors and the administration/management function in child care and preschool settings. Through a survey of practicing directors and a series of follow-up interviews with selected respondents,…

Hayden, Jacqueline

1997-01-01

371

Fall Activities for the Early Childhood and Special Education Classroom.  

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Designed for teachers of early childhood or special education students, this guide contains instructions and illustrations for classroom activities for the months of September, October, and November. Most of the activities involve art projects and many incorporate teaching in other subject areas such as mathematics, language arts, science, and…

Denton, Penny

372

Early Childhood Professionals' Experience of Time to Facilitate Children's Thinking  

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This paper reports on the second phase of the Froebel Research Fellowship project "Ownership and Autonomy in Early Childhood" (2003-5). Based on the first phase of the project (Robson and Hargreaves, 2005), a questionnaire survey of 80 professionals working in the Foundation Stage (age 3-5) in England was conducted to obtain an overview of their…

Fumoto, Hiroko; Robson, Sue

2006-01-01

373

Being Maori: Culturally Relevant Assessment in Early Childhood Education  

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Concern has been raised about the under-achievement of Maori children in education. The problem has tended to be located with Maori children rather than with assessments. Clearly if one takes a sociocultural perspective achievement is situated. Although studies in early childhood education have examined and developed assessment tools and…

Rameka, Lesley Kay

2011-01-01

374

Playing the Assessment Game: An English Early Childhood Education Perspective  

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Assessment and the documentation of learning is an international issue in early childhood education (ECE) and has increasingly become a way for governments to exercise direct control over the practitioners working with young children. This paper details recent statutory guidance about assessment and documentation for English ECE settings and…

Basford, Jo; Bath, Caroline

2014-01-01

375

Creating a Unified, Comprehensive System of Early Childhood Education.  

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The Early Childhood Education Network was created as a result of a year-long collaborative project between the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the Policymaker Partnership to help states create an infrastructure to support the delivery of quality services to children and their families. The boards of education in six…

National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.

376

Social Experiences in Infancy and Early Childhood Co-Sleeping  

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Infancy and early childhood sleep-wake behaviours from current and retrospective parental reports were used to explore the relationship between sleeping arrangements and parent-child nighttime interactions at both time points. Children (N = 45) from educated, middle-class families, mostly breastfed in infancy, composed a convenience sample that…

Hayes, Marie J.; Fukumizu, Michio; Troese, Marcia; Sallinen, Bethany A.; Gilles, Allyson A.

2007-01-01

377

International Early Childhood Resources from Educational Research Abstracts (ERA) Online  

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This annotated bibliography provides abstracts for 17 resources relating to early childhood around the world. Each annotation contains: title; author name(s); source (name of journal in which the resource was published); ISSN of the journal in which the resource was published; and issue (journal citation information for the resource within the…

International Journal of Early Years Education, 2011

2011-01-01

378

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Slovak Republic  

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a topic of increased policy interest in the Slovak Republic where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector: 1) quality goals and regulations; 2) curriculum and guidelines; 3)…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2012-01-01

379

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-Examined, Rediscovered, Renewed  

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This book provides a critical examination of the sources, aims, and features of early childhood curricula. Providing a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning, this book will provoke discussion and analysis among all readers. How has theory been used to understand, develop, and critique curriculum? Whose…

File, Nancy, Ed.; Mueller, Jennifer J., Ed.; Wisneski, Debora Basler, Ed.

2011-01-01

380

Public School Early Childhood Music Education: Challenges and Solutions  

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With the increase of preK programs in public schools, music educators are increasingly more involved in teaching 3- and 4-year-old students. Many music educators find this difficult, as teaching young children requires different--and often unfamiliar--training and experience in child development and appropriate early childhood methodologies. This…

May, Brittany Nixon

2013-01-01

381

Promoting Meaningful Learning: Innovations in Educating Early Childhood Professionals.  

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Grounded in active learning, inquiry, and problem solving embedded in a social and cultural context, this book presents a collection of ideas illustrating innovative practices for educating early childhood professionals in university and other contexts. The book is presented in three parts. Part 1, "Listening to Student Voices," is concerned with…

Yelland, Nicola J., Ed.

382

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education: Lessons from My Travels.  

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Working with early childhood colleagues in other countries can be enlightening and enriching. This paper offers seven insights gained from the international experience: (1) "What It Feels Like To Be a Teacher" discusses observations of student and teacher behavior and attitudes in classrooms in China, a Caribbean island, and India; (2)…

Katz, Lilian G.

1999-01-01

383

Australian Research in Early Childhood Education. Volume 1, 1996.  

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This journal consists of selected refereed papers from the third Annual Conference of the Australian Research in Early Childhood Education (1995). Contained in the publication are the following articles: (1) "Longitudinal Studies--Are They Worth It?" (Judith Cowley); (2) "Scripts for Learning: Reflecting Dynamics of Classroom Life" (Joy Cullen,…

Fleer, Marilyn, Ed.

1996-01-01

384

Understanding Families: Applying Family Systems Theory to Early Childhood Practice  

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Working with families is one of the most important aspects of being an early childhood professional, yet it is an area in which many educators have received little preparation (Nieto 2004). Teachers spend hours learning about child development, developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety, playgrounds, and play. At times it seems that…

Christian, Linda Garris

2006-01-01

385

Integrating Concrete and Virtual Manipulatives in Early Childhood Mathematics  

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Early childhood teachers around the country and the world guide children's mathematical learning through the use of manipulatives--pattern blocks, base blocks, geoboards, Unifx cubes, Cuisenaire rods, coins, clocks, and so on. Manipulatives allow concrete, hands-on exploration and representation of mathematical concepts. In the past few years,…

Rosen, Dina; Hoffman, Jo

2009-01-01

386

Workplace Violence in Early Childhood Settings: A Counter Narrative.  

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Noting that portrayals of early childhood settings as communities of care distinguish them from other education contexts, this paper presents a counter-narrative that focuses on workplace tensions experienced by an Australian preschool teacher. The counter-narrative was informed by informal interviews held 4 times yearly over a period of 7 years…

Sumsion, Jennifer

387

Impacts of Family Support in Early Childhood Intervention Research  

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The purpose of this paper is to review intervention research to determine the types of family support that are reported and evaluated in early childhood. This review includes 26 articles evaluating (a) parent training programs; (b) general family-centered practice models which offer comprehensive supports; (c) peer support; (d) two-generation…

Friend, Anna C.; Summers, Jean Ann; Turnbull, Ann P.

2009-01-01

388

Child Care and Cortisol across Early Childhood: Context Matters  

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A considerable body of literature suggests that children's child-care experiences may impact adrenocortical functioning in early childhood. Yet emerging findings also suggest that the magnitude and sometimes the direction of child-care effects on development may be markedly different for children from higher risk contexts. Using data from a…

Berry, Daniel; Blair, Clancy; Ursache, Alexandra; Wiloughy, Michael; Garrett-Peters, Patricia; Veron-Feagans, Lynne; Bratsch-Hines, Mary; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger; Granger, Douglas A.

2014-01-01

389

The Minnesota Experience with Family-Centered Early Childhood Programs.  

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The author describes Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education program for all children from birth to kindergarten and their parents. Topics include the types of activities each local program undertakes, administration and planning, and financing. A list of important program attributes is included. (CH)

Engstrom, Lois

1988-01-01

390

Early Childhood Discipline: A Review of the Literature  

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In this literature review concerning early childhood discipline we particularly highlight American children's discipline with respect to historical perspectives, generational theories, gender issues, parental styles, methods of discipline, and corporal punishment. We also address corporal punishment's history, the debate among experts, beliefs and…

Firmin, Michael W.; Castle, Sally L.

2008-01-01

391

Single Mothers' Religious Participation and Early Childhood Behavior  

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Using data on 1,134 single mothers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study examined trajectories of religious participation among single mothers and whether these trajectories were associated with early childhood behavior. The results suggested that single mothers experienced diverse patterns of religious participation…

Petts, Richard J.

2012-01-01

392

Teaching Children with ADHD: Icelandic Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Medication for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has increased tremendously in Iceland during the last decade and the country has now the highest prescription rates for methylphenidate in the world. This study examines Icelandic early childhood teachers' experiences and perspectives of children with behavioural…

Einarsdottir, Johanna

2008-01-01

393

Early Childhood Education: Policy Issues for the 1990s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting the separation of child-related policy makers from practitioners who know best what is good and appropriate for children, this anthology is designed as a guide for child-related policy development. The book's chapters are as follows: (1) "Early Childhood Policy" (Dolores A. Stegelin), providing an historical context and identifying eight…

Stegelin, Dolores A., Ed.

394

Early childhood education teachers: Do they practice what they preach?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study explored relationships, for 60 preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teachers, among teachers' beliefs about how children learn, their views on the goals of early childhood education, their positions on policies related to school entry, testing, and retention, their satisfaction with current practices and pressures for change, and their actual practices. Results revealed, for preschool and kindergarten teachers, significant

Deborah J. Stipek; Patricia Byler

1997-01-01

395

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Norway 2013  

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits--for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on "quality". Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society. This series of country…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2013-01-01

396

Constructions of Early Childhood Education and Care Provision: Negotiating Discourses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drives to increase the number of early childhood education and care places in England have relied on a mixed economy of providers. Yet this is not a free market as policy makers have sought to create a discursive truth of an entrepreneurial provider in order to secure their initial pump priming investment. However, there remain sustainability…

Campbell-Barr, Verity

2014-01-01

397

Acting with the Clock: Clocking Practices in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author addresses intra-actions that take place among humans and non-human others--the physical world, the materials--in early childhood education's everyday practices. Her object of study is the clock. Specifically, she provides an example of what it might mean to account for the intra-activity of the material-discursive…

Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica

2012-01-01

398

Progression and Continuity in Early Childhood Education: Tensions and contradictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the current policy context in early childhood education in England and Wales. The provision of high quality preschool education is regarded internationally as a significant factor in raising educational standards. Such aspirations are dependent on achieving effective patterns of continuity and progression from preschool to school. Despite the centrality of these terms in policy rhetoric progression

Elizabeth Wood; Neville Bennett

1999-01-01

399

Male teachers in early childhood education: issues and case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the debate about the desirability or otherwise, of attempting to address the gender imbalance in the early childhood teaching profession has been limited by a reliance on rhetoric rather than empirical evidence. The purpose of this article is to assist in shifting this debate to a more empirical basis by reporting findings from an exploratory empirical investigation of

Jennifer Sumsion

2005-01-01

400

LEARNING THROUGH PROJECTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research suggests that project learn- ing has great potential to foster a comprehensive knowledge base for teachers. This paper describes the ra- tionale for weaving project learning into early childhood teacher education programs and describes how teacher educators can effectively implement the strategy in their curriculum. In- cluded is a discussion of how projects support brain-based learning research and how

Lorraine Dejong

1999-01-01

401

Training of early childhood education and care staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter examines the training of early childhood education and care workers, taking six countries (Denmark, France, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United States) as cases to explore variations and issues. It is argued that country approaches to staff training need to be understood in relation to the structure, purposes, and underlying values of services in that society, and

Peter Moss

2000-01-01

402

Master's Comprehensive Exam For Special Education and Early Childhood Education  

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Master's Comprehensive Exam For Special Education and Early Childhood Education Student Application of Educational and Clinical Studies University of Nevada Las Vegas Please read directions thoroughly of Concentration: Prefix & Number Course Title Office Use Only ex. ESP 701 Introduction to Special Education BOTH

Hemmers, Oliver

403

Identifying Online Preferences and Needs of Early Childhood Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these professionals. When designing online materials and Web sites, however, it is important to first…

Weigel, Daniel J.; Weiser, Dana A.; Bales, Diane W.; Moyses, Kendra J.

2012-01-01

404

Illinois Early Childhood Training/Technical Assistance Matrix.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This matrix provides information on early childhood training and technical assistance services in Illinois. Parts of the document are presented in grid form so that information can be compared across programs. First, information is provided on the following training and technical assistance providers: Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R/Illinois…

Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office.

405

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes the research process in order to facilitate understanding of the process and its products, especially as they pertain to early childhood education. It examines both quantitative and qualitative research methods, emphasizing ways in which they can be used together to fully study a given phenomenon or topic. Chapter 1 examines…

Goodwin, William L.; Goodwin, Laura D.

406

The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book on an anti-bias approach to early childhood education addresses aspects of diversity such as gender, race, and language within Australian society and provides strategies for working with families and staff to challenge existing attitudes and practices. Key features of the book include case studies showing anti-bias principles in action,…

Creaser, Barbara; Dau, Elizabeth

407

Building Foundations for Friendship and Collaboration in Early Childhood  

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by classroom teachers to build friendship and collaboration: Literature Heartwood Institute: Building Character Kit: Pre-K/K ! The series identifies seven character building attributes: Courage, Loyalty, JusticeBuilding Foundations for Friendship and Collaboration in Early Childhood IALS Annual Conference

408

Talking Early Childhood Education: Fictional Enquiry with Historical Figures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of fictional writing, and in particular fictional dialogue, has gained increasing credibility and popularity within the field of qualitative social science research (Clough, 2002; Denzin, 1997; Tierney, 1998) but research in early childhood education has yet to exploit such methodologies. This article asks: what is meant by the term…

Selbie, Philip; Clough, Peter

2005-01-01

409

Early Childhood Nutrition, Education and Fertility Milestones in Guatemala1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data on fertility milestones were collected in 1994 and linked to information collected in a trial conducted in eastern Guatemala between 1969 and 1977, to examine whether early childhood nutrition was associated with the timing of fertility milestones. In the original trial, two pairs of villages were randomly allocated to receive either a high energy, high protein supplement (Atole) or

U. Ramakrishnan; H. Barnhart; D. G. Schroeder; A. D. Stein; R. Martorell

410

Early childhood nutrition and academic achievement: a longitudinal analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many policymakers propose early childhood nutrition programs as a way to increase students’ academic achievement. This paper investigates the nutrition–learning nexus using a unique longitudinal data set that follows a large sample of Filipino children from birth until the end of their primary education. We find that better nourished children perform significantly better in school, partly because they enter school

Paul Glewwe; Hanan G. Jacoby; Elizabeth M. King

2001-01-01

411

Early Childhood Curriculum and the Definition of Knowledge.  

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This paper delineates conceptions of early childhood programs from the 18th through the 20th centuries, and reveals how the programs changed as the concept of what constitutes knowledge changed. Discussion begins with reading instruction and hornbooks in Colonial America, and national language learning in the knitting school of Jean Frederick…

Spodek, Bernard

412

Child Development, Early Childhood Education and Family Life: A Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliographical listing of approximately 2500 books on child development, early childhood education and family life was compiled as a resource for parents and students. Books are listed alphabetically by author and are grouped according to the following categories: child development; observation of children; adolescence; language…

Reardon, Beverly, Comp.

413

Building Leadership Capacity in Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building leadership capacity has emerged as a key concern within the early childhood profession in Australia as the sector responds to recent national reforms focusing on raising standards and improving quality provision of services. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the discussion around these reforms and to make a case for changes…

Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Stamopoulos, Elizabeth; Maloney, Carmel

2014-01-01

414

The Importance of Music Centers in the Early Childhood Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the importance of music centers in the early childhood class to the development of music abilities of children. Significance of understanding of the fundamental concepts in music including pitch and duration to the musical skills of primary and elementary students; Impact of environment on the learning abilities of children; Role of…

Kenney, Susan

2004-01-01

415

Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Practices and Challenges in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural early childhood education is necessary in a culturally diverse country like Malaysia. Preschool teachers play an important role in implementing multicultural education in the classroom. This paper reports the findings of a self-report questionnaire involving 854 preschool teachers in Malaysia. The preschool teachers disclosed their…

Phoon, Hooi San; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Abdullah, Anna Christina

2013-01-01

416

A Guide to Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Itinerant special educators can be much more than "tutors" for young children with special needs. They can transform whole classrooms and help inclusion flourish--if they have the clear guidelines and best practices they need to make the most of their critical roles. This is the book that every itinerant early childhood special educator has been…

Dinnebeil, Laurie A.; McInerney, William F.

2011-01-01

417

Early Childhood Educational Software: Specific Features and Issues of Localization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computer has now become a recognized tool in the education of young children and when used appropriately can reinforce their learning experiences. This paper reviews specific features (relating to pedagogic design, software content and user-interface design) of early childhood educational software and discusses issues in favor of its…

Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra

2007-01-01

418

Quality of Chilean Early Childhood Education from an International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessed the quality of different types of early childhood care and education programs in Chile according to international standards. Recorded structural and process characteristics observed in the classrooms. Found that Chilean preschool programs showed a minimum level of quality, with a high proportion of centers in the inadequate range.…

Villalon, Malva; Suzuki, Emy; Herrera, Maria Olivia; Mathiesen, Maria Elena

2002-01-01

419

Mathematical and Scientific Development in Early Childhood: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council (NRC), through the Center for Education (CFE), wishes to build on the work in early childhood it has already done. In particular, the NRC wishes to focus on research on young children and their learning of mathematical and scientific ideas. The workshop that is the subject of this report, one in a series of workshops…

Beatty, Alix

2005-01-01

420

Directory of Selected Early Childhood Programs, 1991-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory of selected early childhood programs sponsored by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) includes project grants in the following program categories administered by the Office of Special Education Programs: the Division of Innovation and Development (DID), the Division of Personnel Preparation (DPP), and…

Decker, Marcia J., Ed.

421

Singaporean Early Childhood Teachers' Responses to Myths about Child Abuse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior to attending seminars on child abuse and domestic violence, 86 kindergarten and 64 special education (early childhood) teachers completed a questionnaire seeking views relating to the accuracy of statements relating to all forms of child abuse. This was designed to identify the accuracy of teachers' knowledge of child abuse and neglect…

Briggs, Freda; Potter, Gillian K.

2004-01-01

422

The Paradox of Power in Leadership in Early Childhood Education  

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Western frameworks for school improvement, including the stakeholder model and the model of decentralized leadership, have recently been promoted as solutions for school improvement. Using early childhood education in Hong Kong as an illustrative case, this article focuses on the power and authority of leadership in school decision making. The…

Ho, Dora

2012-01-01

423

University-Qualified Indigenous Early Childhood Teachers Voices of Resilience  

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Demonstrating persistence and resilience, increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood teachers are gaining university qualifications. This paper explores factors that support and constrain these students on the path to their degrees. Investigated through a cycle of interviews and focus groups, otherwise perceived as…

Fleet, Alama; Kitson, Ros; Cassady, Bevan; Hughes, Ross

2007-01-01

424

Developmental Needs and Early Childhood Education: Evolutionary, My Dear Watson  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examining the processes of natural selection, described by Darwin in "The Origin of Species", casts light on our own species' fundamental needs and on the far greater role that early childhood educators can play in their fulfillment. The second section of this paper analyzes how our fundamental needs emerge in a sequence underpinned by the…

Henry, Margaret

2004-01-01

425

Relational aggression in sibling and peer relationships during early childhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of siblings (N = 50) in the display of physical and relational aggression among peers during early childhood was explored. Specifically, sibling pairs' rates of physical and relational aggression were assessed in their independent social contexts. Findings indicated low to moderate levels of intercorrelation between physical and relational aggression and moderate levels of stability for both physical and

Jamie M. Ostrov; Nicki R. Crick; Kirstin Stauffacher

2006-01-01

426

The Early Childhood Education of Disadvantaged Children in China  

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Since 2010, the Chinese government has adopted a series of services and policies to provide early childhood education for disadvantaged children. The rapid economic development and urbanisation process since the mid-1980s have led to great changes in social structure and demographics in China. This creates new challenges for the education of…

Song, Zhanmei; Zhu, Jiaxiong; Xia, Zhuyun; Wu, Xin

2014-01-01

427

Early Childhood Professionalism in Serbia: Current Issues and Developments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores early childhood professionalism in the Republic of Serbia. The concept of professionalism in this context is examined in light of current international debates about professionalism. More specifically, how the use of specific nomenclature, the existence of multi-professional teams of practitioners and state-regulated but…

Bankovic, Ivana

2014-01-01

428

Participatory Learning Theories: A Framework for Early Childhood Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper continues scholarly conversations about appropriate theories of development to underpin early childhood pedagogy. It focuses on sociocultural theoretical perspectives and proposes that participatory learning theories (PLTs) underpin pedagogy built on principles specified in three curricular documents. Further, the paper argues that the…

Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy

2012-01-01

429

Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System.  

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The Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System offers comprehensive training opportunities to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's licensed and registered child care providers, including center-based staff, school-age child care staff, and home-based providers. This booklet outlines state-mandated training…

Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg. Office of Children, Youth, and Families.

430

Early Parental Adjustment and Bereavement After Childhood Cancer Death  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study comprehensively explored parental bereavement and adjustment at 6 months post-loss due to childhood cancer. Interviews were conducted with 18 mothers and 13 fathers. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed based on qualitative methodology. A model describing early parental bereavement and adaptation emerged with 3 domains: Perception of the Child, describing bereavement and adjustment prior to and after the

Maru Barrera; Kathleen OConnor; Norma Mammone DAgostino; Lynlee Spencer; David Nicholas; Vesna Jovcevska; Susan Tallet; Gerald Schneiderman

2009-01-01

431

Communicating and Thinking through Drawing Activity in Early Childhood  

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This article considers drawing as a meaning-making activity that takes place in certain sociocultural contexts to find evidence for its communicative potentials as well as the relationship between thought and drawing in early childhood. The researcher challenges traditional views about young children's drawing that focus on the result of the…

Papandreou, Maria

2014-01-01

432

Early Childhood Health--Mental Health Prevention and Treatment Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Maimonides Early Childhood Health-Mental Health Prevention and Treatment Program is described. The program provides a broad range of preventive services to children who are five years of age and younger. Services are organized into Post-Natal and Pre-School Programs. The Post-Natal Program offers group education and counseling, individual…

Rubin, Lawrence S.

433

Early Childhood Rearing Practices in the People's Republic of China.  

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This paper describes and interprets observations of Chinese children made by an American early childhood educator during a 3-week visit to the People's Republic of China in 1975. It was observed that Chinese infants dispalyed no anxiety when approached by strangers. Toddlers evidenced none of the rebelliousness associated with American children of…

Alston, Frances Kemper

434

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Japan 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits--for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on "quality". Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society. This series of country…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2012-01-01

435

Routines and Transitions: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early childhood settings, children spend over 50 percent of their time on handwashing, dressing, napping, and other routines and transitions. "Routines and Transitions" is a guide to help turn these routine daily activities into learning experiences. By using transitions wisely, providers not only help children develop skills, but also run a…

Malenfont, Nicole

2006-01-01

436

The Construction Site Project: Transforming Early Childhood Teacher Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The work of Malaguzzi (in Edwards, Gandini, & Forman, 1998; Fraser, 2006) has made the fundamentals of the preschools of Reggio Emilia familiar to many early childhood educators. The article describes an authentic project that enhanced undergraduate and postgraduate participants' understanding of the impact of collaboration, conversation, and…

McNaughton, Kathryn; Krentz, Caroline

2007-01-01

437

The Development of an Early Childhood Teacher Research Collaborative  

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This article investigates young children's understanding of and relationships to their communities and the natural world. Inspired by the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia (Edwards, Gandini, & Forman, 1998) and guided by the concept of documentation as a cycle of inquiry (Gandini & Goldhaber, 2001), a group of early childhood educators from across the…

Goldhaber, Jeanne

2007-01-01

438

Early Childhood Dental Caries: A Rising Dental Public Health Crisis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this article is to examine the literature and review the risk factors and disparities contributing to early childhood caries (ECC), which is a major health problem among preschoolers in the United States of America. A search was conducted using MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar, and the Cochrane Library databases and the key terms…

Gomez, Grace Felix

2013-01-01

439

The Incoherence of Curriculum: Questions Concerning Early Childhood Teacher Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines curriculum debates, particularly those that influence an understanding of the nature and purpose of curriculum, in providing teacher education and in influencing teaching practice. The work of Martin Heidegger provides a framework for questioning the early childhood teacher education curriculum. Central to this analysis are…

Gibbons, Andrew N.

2011-01-01

440

Flame Retardant Exposures in California Early Childhood Education Environments  

EPA Science Inventory

Infants and young children spend as much as 50 hours per week in child care and preschool centers. Although approximately 13 million children, or 65% of all U.S. children, spend a portion of each day in early childhood education (ECE) facilities, little information is available a...

441

Report on What Works in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This KIDS COUNT pamphlet is part of a 3-year campaign to bring business and child care together to increase the quality and availability of child care for at-risk children in West Virginia. The pamphlet reports on the components of quality child care and on West Virginia's early childhood initiative, Educare. Emphasizing the positive effects of…

West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.

442

Oneida Cockrell: Pioneer in the Field of Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the author profiles Oneida Cockrell, a pioneer in the field of early childhood education. She was the founder and director of the Garden Apartments Nursery School and Kindergarten, located in the prestigious Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments building (commonly known as the Rosenwald Apartments) in Chicago's West Hyde Park…

Simpson, Jean

2012-01-01

443

TANGIBLE BENEFITS OF AN EPORTFOLIO INITIATIVE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Anadolu University College of Open Education has initiated a new ePortfolio system for its Early Childhood Education teacher Preparation Program with over 12,000 distance learners. Although majority of the classes delivered from a distance, students still need to attend some practicum classes. Students attend classes under the supervision of a master teacher, create lesson plans, and conduct activities with

Alper Tolga KUMTEPE

444

New Explorations with Waste Materials in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creativity is innately brought with secret power which can emerge at any time throughout life and be enhanced if fostered. Properly designed art activities serve as a potential for emergence and the enhancement of children's creativities in their early childhood educations. Those children who cannot express their emotions through oral language or…

Uyanik, Ozgun; Inal, Gozde; Calisandemir, Fatma; Can-Yasar, Munevver; Kandir, Adalet

2011-01-01

445

Teaching with Love: A Feminist Approach to Early Childhood Education. Rethinking Childhood: Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building on the feminist notion of an ethic of care and drawing from psychology and women's studies, this book analyzes the experiences of two primary teachers as they create a vision of early childhood education centered around loving relationships. Chapter 1 of the book, "Why Love?" introduces the idea of teaching with love, including a detailed…

Goldstein, Lisa S.

446

Comparative Early Childhood Education Services: International Perspectives. Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This edited international collection re-conceptualizes the place of early childhood education and care services (ECEC) within communities and challenges traditional approaches to family involvement and partnerships in ECEC. Using a range of theoretical positions, the authors present research-based discussions from five countries which challenge…

Duncan, Judith, Ed.; One, Sarah Te, Ed.

2012-01-01

447

What's the Bottom Line?: Corporate Involvement in an Early Childhood Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from a qualitative case study of a statewide early childhood initiative, this article critically examines the budding relationship between one state's early childhood initiative and the corporate community. The analysis is situated within assumptions about the benefits of public--private partnerships and early childhood and childcare as…

Patterson, Jean A.

2004-01-01

448

An Experimental Test of Parenting Practices as a Mediator of Early Childhood Physical Aggression  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Parenting practices predict early childhood physical aggression. Preventive interventions that alter parenting practices and aggression during early childhood provide the opportunity to test causal models of early childhood psychopathology. Although there have been several informative preventive intervention studies that test mediation…

Brotman, Laurie Miller; O'Neal, Colleen R.; Huang, Keng-Yen; Gouley, Kathleen Kiely; Rosenfelt, Amanda; Shrout, Patrick E.

2009-01-01

449

51st Annual Early Childhood Conference Dr. Aimee Lee Govett: Center for Math and Science Education,  

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University School #12;Introduction · The History of Organic Gardening 251st Annual Early Childhood Conference Conference #12;K-Kids Organic Garden University School Teacher: Ms. Mary Myron 551st Annual Early Childhood are spectacular! 2251st Annual Early Childhood Conference #12;Second Grade Organic Gardening University School

Karsai, Istvan

450

Examining the Chicago Early Childhood Teacher Pipeline. Policy Research: IERC 2010-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the author and her colleagues examined the higher education pipeline of Early Childhood teachers in Chicago in order to make recommendations for strategies to increase the number of qualified Early Childhood teachers. Key findings of this study include: (1) The Chicago Early Childhood Education (ECE) pipeline for undergraduate…

Klostermann, Brenda K.

2010-01-01

451

An Analysis of New Zealand's Changing History, Policies and Approaches to Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New Zealand has an internationally unique approach to early childhood education, which includes a bicultural early childhood curriculum, a robust infrastructure of organisation and management overseen by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and a growing reputation for innovation in early childhood teaching and learning. This paper examines how…

McLachlan, Claire

2011-01-01

452

Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Perceptions of Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy: A Case Study Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the experiences of three primary teacher education students participating in early childhood-focused community play sessions, as well as their perceptions of early childhood and primary philosophy and pedagogy. The purpose was to explore perceived differences in primary and early childhood pre-service teacher courses, which may…

Lord, Alison; McFarland, Laura

2010-01-01

453

Towards the Emergence of a Critical Ecology of the Early Childhood Profession in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 10-year strategic plan for early childhood education introduced by the New Zealand Ministry of Education in 2002 included policies to create a teacher-led early childhood profession by 2012. This article reviews the provisions of the strategic plan and argues that it emerged from a critical ecology of the early childhood profession with a…

Dalli, Carmen

2010-01-01

454

Quality Design of Focus Groups in Early Childhood Special Education Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest is growing in the contributions of qualitative research to the field of early childhood special education. One qualitative method, focus groups, is examined. This article discusses what types of early childhood special education questions might be addressed in focus groups and suggests guidelines by which to consider the quality of design of focus group use in early childhood special

MARY JANE BROTHERSON; BETH L. GOLDSTEIN

1992-01-01

455

Partial and Incomplete Voices: The Political and Three Early Childhood Teachers' Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The early childhood-school relationship is reported as having points of separation and difference. In particular, early childhood teachers located in a school setting report experiencing a push-down effect. This paper reports on a participatory action research project involving three early childhood teachers working within an independent school.…

Henderson, Linda

2014-01-01

456

On-the-Spot Course: Early Childhood Education in Ethiopia (August 2-30, 1993). Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a course on early childhood education methodology and practice that was held at the Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for 35 Ethiopian early childhood educators and administrators. In addition to presenting developmental profiles of preschool children, the 3-week course addressed philosophies of early childhood

Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa (Israel).

457

Analyzing Process Quality of Early Childhood Education with Many Facet Rash Measurement Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality of early childhood education institutions specifically, dimensions of process quality should be evaluated. Purpose of this study is to analyze process quality of early childhood education by using many-facet Rasch measurement model (MFRM). In this study, data were collected from twelve early childhood education institutions by four…

Basturk, Ramazan; Isikoglu, Nesrin

2008-01-01

458

EARLY CHILDHOOD UNIFIED The field of teaching is one of our  

E-print Network

) and early childhood/special education (birth through grade 3) and comprehensive training in methodsEARLY CHILDHOOD UNIFIED The field of teaching is one of our country's most important social service with an emphasis in elementary/early childhood unified, you'll have gained the credentials for teaching children

459

Roadmap: Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-ECDE  

E-print Network

Roadmap: Early Childhood Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-ECDE] College Friday of the term ECED 10120 Introduction to Early Childhood Services 2 C EPSY 29525 Educational experiential learning requirement #12;Roadmap: Early Childhood Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH

Sheridan, Scott

460

Professional, Applied & Continuing Education ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE  

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Professional, Applied & Continuing Education ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM The Advanced Diploma in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education is a leadership development program that is designed for professionals within the early childhood care and education sector

Martin, Jeff

461

Constructivism does not only happen in the individual: sociocultural theory and early childhood education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines recent movements in the early childhood education literature that have began to relate sociocultural explanations for human development to the early childhood curriculum. The paper reports the findings from an investigation conducted to determine early childhood educators’ conceptions of the curriculum and their understandings of its theoretical informants, including constructivism and developmental theory. This paper reports a

Susan Edwards

2005-01-01

462

Advising Guide for Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Articulation Agreement  

E-print Network

Advising Guide for Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Articulation Agreement Transferring to Portland State University (PSU) with the A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Clackamas Community College According to this articulation agreement, students completing the Early Childhood Education A.A.S. at CCC

463

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Baccalaureate Degree Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-8 certification)  

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University of Wisconsin ­ Milwaukee Baccalaureate Degree Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-8 certification) Wisconsin Technical College System A.A.S. Early Childhood Education Effective Date: For students Description and Rationale: Students completing the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education at one

Saldin, Dilano

464

A unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with early childhood teachers  

E-print Network

, and New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education. Contact: Judith Duncan. Registration Full Name and early childhood education. A range of courses in initial teacher education and postgraduate study are available. Kidsfirst Kindergartens is one of New Zealand's largest early childhood education (ECE) providers

Hickman, Mark

465

Teacher Education in Pakistan: Analysis of Planning Issues in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the status of teacher education and early childhood education in Pakistan. The paper analyzes planning issues in early childhood teacher education by examining education policies and existing practices in early childhood teacher education in Pakistan. Initiatives taken at public and private levels in Pakistan are also…

Hunzai, Zohra Nisar

2009-01-01

466

MAT Early Childhood Plan of Study Revised 9/5/2012 Louisiana Tech University  

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in Teaching (MAT) Early Childhood Education (PK-3) Plan of Study Name CWID# Last First AddressMAT Early Childhood Plan of Study Revised 9/5/2012 Louisiana Tech University Master of Arts Materials & Methods for Early Childhood/Elementary Grades Mathematics 3 EDCI 521 Assessment of Students

Selmic, Sandra

467

Bringing politics into the nursery: early childhood education as a democratic practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the possibility that early childhood institutions can be, first and foremost, places of political practice—and specifically of democratic political practice. The case for the primacy of democratic political practice in early childhood institutions is made more urgent by two developments apparent in many countries today: the growth of policy interest in early childhood education, leading to an

Peter Moss

2007-01-01

468

SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Education  

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SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Early Childhood Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education of the term ECED 10120 Introduction to Early Childhood Services 2 C EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C MATH THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Early Childhood Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH

Sheridan, Scott

469

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE K-3) PROGRAM OF STUDY  

E-print Network

: PEDAGOGY AND CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (18 HRS) EDEE 613 Curriculum and Development in Early Childhood Education (3 hrs) (SP) EDEE 638 Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education (3 hrs) (FA) * Prerequisite concurrently. * Prerequisites: EDEE 510 & 617EDEE 636 Field Experience II in Early Childhood Education (3 hrs

Young, Paul Thomas

470

Roadmap: Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-ECDE  

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Roadmap: Early Childhood Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-ECDE] College Internship Preschool 6 C Fulfills experiential learning requirement #12;Roadmap: Early Childhood Education for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term ECED 10120 Introduction to Early Childhood Services 2 C

Sheridan, Scott

471

Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Doctoral Program (ILAC) Concentration in Early Childhood Education  

E-print Network

) doctoral program with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. As an aid to assist the committee in early childhood education and the applicant's capacity for independent, scholarly work is being you known the applicant and in what capacity? 2) Pertaining to early childhood education, what do you

Oklahoma, University of

472

What can I do with a degree in Early Childhood Teacher Education?  

E-print Network

What can I do with a degree in Early Childhood Teacher Education? Education Planning your career to www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/best_prep.shtml What is Early Childhood Teacher Education? Working in early childhood education will offer you a challenging and rewarding career, enhancing the lives

Hickman, Mark

473

Tangible Programming 1 Running head:TANGIBLE PROGRAMMING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD  

E-print Network

to help solve human problems. Early childhood education hasn't ignored this; it is common to see young in notions of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a perspective within early childhood educationTangible Programming 1 Running head:TANGIBLE PROGRAMMING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Tangible Programming

Bers, Marina Umaschi

474

The Impact of Nutrition during Early Childhood on Education among Guatemalan Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood nutrition is thought to have important effects on education, broadly defined to include various forms of learning. We advance beyond previous literature on the effect of early childhood nutrition on education in developing countries by using unique longitudinal data begun during a nutritional experiment during early childhood with educational outcomes measured in adulthood. Estimating an intent-to-treat model capturing

John A. Maluccio; John Hoddinott; Jere R. Behrman; Reynaldo Martorell; Agnes R. Quisumbing; Aryeh D. Stein

2003-01-01

475

The Impact of Nutrition during Early Childhood on Education among Guatemalan Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood nutrition is thought to have important effects on education, broadly defined to include various forms of learning. We advance beyond previous literature on the effect of early childhood nutrition on education in developing countries by using unique longitudinal data begun during a nutritional experiment during early childhood with educational outcomes measured in adulthood. Estimating an intent-to-treat model capturing

John Maluccio; John Hoddinott; Jere R. Behrman; Reynaldo Martorell; Agnes R. Quisumbing; Aryeh D. Stein

2006-01-01

476

New Teachers for a New Century: The Future of Early Childhood Professional Preparation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the view that a well-prepared teacher is one of the keys to young children's successful learning and development in early childhood settings, this book examines the nature and content of current early childhood professional preparation programs at the preservice level, describes high quality early childhood professional preparation, and…

Horm-Wingerd, Diane, Ed.; Hyson, Marilou, Ed.

477

Team Teaching in an Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Program: A Decade of Lessons Learned  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preparing students in the early childhood field to work with children both with and without disabilities and to collaborate with different professionals is an important endeavor for colleges and universities. The purpose of this paper is to articulate a unique model of program collaboration between early childhood special education and early childhood regular education that demonstrates a cohesive preservice teacher

Linda L. Hestenes; Karen Laparo; Catherine Scott-Little; Swetha Chakravarthi; Joanna K. Lower; Angie Cranor; Deborah J. Cassidy; Judith Niemeyer

2009-01-01

478

"Building Blocks" for Early Childhood Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building Blocks is a National Science Foundation-funded project designed to enable all young children to build a solid foundation for mathematics. To ensure this, we used a design and development model that drew from theory and research in each phase. Our design process is based on the assumption that curriculum and software design can and should…

Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.

2004-01-01

479

Excellent Beginnings: An Early Childhood Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the first 3 years of three Excellent Beginnings projects from 1991 to 1994 funded by the Plan for Social Excellence, a private nonprofit foundation that creates or supports innovative pilot projects in education. Programs that are flexible and responsible to needs of individuals and communities, rather than system-wide…

Walter, Kate

480

Precursors of Adolescent Substance Use from Early Childhood and Early Adolescence: Testing a Developmental Cascade Model  

PubMed Central

This study examined developmentally-salient risk and protective factors of adolescent substance use assessed during early childhood and early adolescence using a sample of 310 low-income boys. Child problem behavior and proximal family risk and protective factors (i.e., parenting, maternal depression) during early childhood, as well as child and family factors and peer deviant behavior during adolescence were explored as potential precursors to later substance use during adolescence using structural equation modeling. Results revealed that early childhood risk and protective factors (i.e., child externalizing problems, mothers’ depressive symptomatology, and nurturant parenting) were indirectly related to substance use at the age of 17 via risk and protective factors during early and middle adolescence (i.e., parental knowledge and externalizing problems). The implications of these findings for early prevention and intervention are discussed. PMID:24029248

Sitnick, Stephanie; Shaw, Daniel S.; Hyde, Luke

2013-01-01

481

Early Childhood Education for the San in Namibia: The Working Group of Indigenous Minorities Early Childhood Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA) has been working to improve conditions for San communities since 1996. San communities in Namibia have an extremely high dropout rate compared to all other populations in the country, and one of WIMSA's most important areas of focus is education. Early Childhood Development…

Haraseb, Victoria

2011-01-01

482

Transforming Universal Design for Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education from College Classroom to Early Childhood Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the application of Universal Design for Learning from theory to practice from the college classroom to the practicum experiences of preservice teacher candidates. It combines description of two research projects that explored and documented how participants understand and use Universal Design for Learning in lesson planning. Universal Design for Learning holds promise in training early childhood

Mary Ellen MCGuire-Schwartz; Janet S. Arndt

2007-01-01

483

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood: Providing Strategies and Solutions for the Early Childhood Workforce  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

T.E.A.C.H., which stands for Teacher Education And Compensation Helps, began in 1990 in North Carolina. What began as a small pilot project, offering scholarships to 21 caregivers, has grown into a national movement. Now in 23 states, T.E.A.C.H. addresses the enduring challenges that plaque the early childhood field--high turnover, low…

Russell, Sue; Rogers, Julie

2005-01-01

484

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education: Integrating Reggio and Other Inspired Approaches. Early Childhood Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In her new book, popular author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her intimate knowledge and experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms,…

Lewin-Benham, Ann

2011-01-01

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The Current State of Early Childhood Education Programs: How Early Childhood Center Directors Manage Their Human Resources  

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Purpose: Research in the field of early childhood education (ECE) demonstrated the association between skilled directors and high quality programs. Still, most state licensing requirements do not delineate the requisite knowledge or experience necessary to be an effective director. Many ECE directors advance to their position directly from the…

Arend, Lauren E.

2010-01-01

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Early Childhood Education: A Projection for 2001.  

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This paper projects an image of the future from the present to early in the next century and provides a scenario of a day spent in a school for young children in 2001. The image of the future is based on a chronicle of events which might conceivably happen. The scenario, set in one particular time and place in the future, describes what early

LeVasseur, Natalie P.

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Investigating pre?service early childhood teachers’ views and intentions about integrating and using computers in early childhood settings: compilation of an instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the compilation of an instrument in order to investigate pre?service early childhood teachers’ views and intentions about integrating and using computers in early childhood settings. For the purpose of this study a questionnaire was compiled and administered to 258 pre?service early childhood teachers (PECTs), in Greece. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted and a one?factor model was

Kleopatra Nikolopoulou; Vasilis Gialamas

2009-01-01

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Early childhood infection and atopic disorder  

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BACKGROUND—Atopy is of complex origins but the recent rise in atopic diseases in westernised communities points to the action of important environmental effects. One candidate mechanism is the changing pattern of microbial exposure in childhood. This epidemiological study investigated the relationship between childhood infections and subsequent atopic disease, taking into account a range of social and medical variables.?METHODS—A total of 1934 subjects representing a retrospective 1975-84 birth group at a family doctor practice in Oxfordshire were studied. Public health and practice records were reviewed; temporal records were made of all diagnoses of infections and their treatments, all immunisations, and diagnoses of asthma, hay fever and eczema; maternal atopy and a number of other variables were documented.?RESULTS—Logistic regression analysis identified three statistically significant predictors of subsequent atopic disease: maternal atopy (1.97, 95% CI 1.46 to 2.66, p<0.0001), immunisation with whole-cell pertussis vaccine (1.76, 95% CI 1.39 to 2.23, p<0.0001), and treatment with oral antibiotics in the first two years of life (2.07, 95% CI 1.64 to 2.60, p<0.0001). There was no significant association found for maternal smoking, bottle feeding, sibship size, or social class.?CONCLUSIONS—The prediction of atopic disease by maternal atopy mainly reflects the effect of acknowledged genetic factors. Interpretation of the prediction of atopic disorders by immunisation with whole-cell pertussis vaccine and treatment with oral antibiotics needs to be very cautious because of the possibilities of confounding effects and reverse causation. However, plausible immune mechanisms are identifiable for the promotion of atopic disorders by both factors and further investigation of these associations is warranted.?? PMID:10193389

Farooqi, I; Hopkin, J.

1998-01-01

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Integrating Vygotsky's theory of relational ontology into early childhood science education  

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In Science Education during Early Childhood: A Cultural- Historical Perspective, Wolff-Michael Roth, Maria Inês Mafra Goulart and Katerina Plakitsi explore the practical application of Vygotsky's relational ontological theory of human development to early childhood science teaching and teacher development. In this review, I interrogate how Roth et al. conceptualize "emergent curriculum" within the Eurocentric cultural-historical traditions of early childhood education that evolved primarily from the works of Vygotsky and Piaget and compare it to the conceptualizations from other prominent early childhood researchers and curriculum developers. I examine the implications of the authors' interpretation of emergence for early childhood science education and teacher preparation.

Kirch, Susan A.

2014-03-01

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Recruitment for Health Disparities Preventive Intervention Trials: The Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers  

PubMed Central

Background Four trials of interventions designed to prevent early childhood caries are using community-engagement strategies to improve recruitment of low-income, racial/ethnic minority participants. The trials are being implemented by 3 centers funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and known as the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers (EC4): the Center for Native Oral Health Research at the University of Colorado, the Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health at the University of California San Francisco, and the Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities at Boston University. Community Context The community contexts for the EC4 trials include urban public housing developments, Hispanic communities near the US–Mexican border, and rural American Indian reservations. These communities have a high prevalence of early childhood caries, suggesting the need for effective, culturally acceptable interventions. Methods Each center’s intervention(s) used community-based participatory research approaches, identified community partners, engaged the community through various means, and developed communication strategies to enhance recruitment. Outcome All 3 centers have completed recruitment. Each center implemented several new strategies and approaches to enhance recruitment efforts, such as introducing new communication techniques, using media such as radio and newspapers to spread awareness about the studies, and hosting community gatherings. Interpretation Using multiple strategies that build trust in the community, are sensitive to cultural norms, and are adaptable to the community environment can enhance recruitment in underserved communities. PMID:25101490

Casciello, Alana; Gansky, Stuart A.; Henshaw, Michelle; Ramos-Gomez, Francisco; Rasmussen, Margaret; Garcia, Raul I.; Albino, Judith; Batliner, Terrence S.

2014-01-01

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When Do Socioeconomic Resources Matter Most in Early Childhood?  

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Research has established the importance of early socioeconomic advantage and disadvantage for understanding later life outcomes, but less is known about change in the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and child development within the period of early childhood. Competing hypotheses drawn from the literature posited: (1) a stable SES-development relationship, (2) a stronger relationship in infancy than at older ages, and (3) a stronger relationship at school entry than at younger ages. Using the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (2001-2007), we followed 8600 children from infancy through kindergarten entry to model change over time in the relationship between socioeconomic status and cognitive and behavioral development. The unexpected main finding was that the relationships between three socioeconomic measures (household income, assets, and maternal educational attainment) strengthened from infancy through age 4 or 4½, then weakened slightly until the start of kindergarten. Indirect evidence suggested preschool education as one possible explanation. We argue for researchers to expand the school transition concept to include the now widespread prekindergarten year, as well as for attention to psychological and physiological developmental factors that may shape the relationship between SES and cognitive and behavioral development throughout early childhood. PMID:25431546

Mollborn, Stefanie; Lawrence, Elizabeth; James-Hawkins, Laurie; Fomby, Paula

2014-06-01

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Revealing the Research "Hole" of Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: A Preliminary Survey of the Literature  

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In 2007, "Environmental Education Research" dedicated a special issue to childhood and environmental education. This paper makes a case for "early childhood" to also be in the discussions. Here, I am referring to early childhood as the before-school years, focusing on educational settings such as childcare centres and kindergartens. This sector is…

Davis, Julie

2009-01-01

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EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2  

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EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2: 1. Academic Literacy Skill Test (ALST) 2. Educating All Students (EAS) 3. CST Multi Subject (Early Childhood - when available) 4. edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) Childhood Education, Grades 1-6: 1. Academic Literacy

Qiu, Weigang

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Blended Perspectives: A Global Vision for High-Quality Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? An group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and goals, (2) high-quality physical environments, (3) developmentally appropriate and effective pedagogy and

Mary Renck Jalongo; Beatrice S. Fennimore; Jyotsna Pattnaik; DeAnna M. Laverick; Jeffrey Brewster; Moses Mutuku

2004-01-01

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Revealing the research ‘hole’ of early childhood education for sustainability: a preliminary survey of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2007, Environmental Education Research dedicated a special issue to childhood and environmental education. This paper makes a case for ‘early childhood’ to also be in the discussions. Here, I am referring to early childhood as the before?school years, focusing on educational settings such as childcare centres and kindergartens. This sector is one of the research ‘holes’ that Reid and

Julie Davis

2009-01-01

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Designing ScratchJr: Support for Early Childhood Learning Through Computer Programming  

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childhood programs [18] and the importance of play in developmental and learning trajectories [9], digitalDesigning ScratchJr: Support for Early Childhood Learning Through Computer Programming Louise P in early childhood education. ScratchJr will pro- vide software for children to create interactive

Bers, Marina Umaschi

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Blended Perspectives: A Global Vision for High-Quality Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? A group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and…

Jalongo, Mary Renck; Fennimore, Beatrice S.; Pattnaik, Jyotsna; Laverick, DeAnna M.; Brewster, Jeffrey; Mutuku, Moses

2004-01-01

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Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education: Issues for Theory and Practice  

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Early childhood professionals are often required to work with children and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. This book goes beyond simplistic definitions of diversity, encouraging a much broader understanding and helping early childhood educators develop a critical disposition towards assumptions about children and childhood in…

Robinson, Kerry; Diaz, Criss Jones

2005-01-01

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Early Childhood Violence Prevention. ERIC Digest.  

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Noting that all Americans are stakeholders in the quest to prevent violence in the critical early years, this Digest focuses on preventing violence in children's lives and suggests ways caregivers, parents, and teachers can reduce the damaging effects of violence. Even before a child is born, violence can have a profound effect upon its life.…

Massey, Marilyn S.

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The Economic Analysis of Early Childhood  

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conviction (misdemeanor or felony conviction) · Any incarceration or jail #12;Key Indicators - Parents of Nebraska ­ Lincoln Dr. Lisa Knoche Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools-Graduation) · Parent Indicators #12;Key Indicators ­ Child (Early) Cognitive Development/ Academic Achievement · Grade

Farritor, Shane