ERIC Number: ED445141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Learning: Programs for a New Age. Recommendations from a National Invitational Conference (Washington, DC, November 29-December 1, 1999).
CEIC Review, v9 n3 Jun 2000
This issue contains a summary of the recommendations that emerged from discussions at a conference on early childhood learning. Several key areas emerged from the conference work groups, including universal access to daycare, improving the quality of professional development, and increasing parental involvement in early childhood education. The following papers are summarized: (1) "Child Care Quality and Children's Success at School" (Deborah Lowe Vandell and Kim M. Pierce); (2) "The Federal Commitment to Preschool Education: Lessons from and for Head Start" (Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco); (3) "Understanding Efficacy of Early Childhood Programs: Critical Design, Practice, and Policy Issues" (Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig T. Ramey); (4) "The Three Types of Early Childhood Programs in the United States" (Lawrence J. Schweinhart); (5) "Lessons from Europe: European Preschools Revisited in a Global Age" (Sarane Spence Boocock); (6) "The Science and Policies of Early Childhood Education and Family Services" (Robert B. McCall, Lana Larsen, and Angela Ingram); (7) "Kindergarten Programs: Readiness, Transitions, and Delay of Kindergarten Entry" (Elizabeth Graue); (8) "The Added Value of Continuing Early Intervention into the Primary Grades" (Arthur J. Reynolds); and (9) "Grade Retention, Social Promotion, and 'Third Way' Alternatives" (Karl L. Alexander, Doris R. Entwisle, and Nader Kabbani). (SLD)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Faculty Development, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Introduction written by Margaret C. Wang and Arthur J. Reynolds.