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ERIC Number: EJ1125737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Common Themes Impacting Quality of Early Care and Education Environments for Toddlers
Alley-Melchior, Kari; Guss, Shannon S.; Horm, Diane M.
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n3 p21-27 Jan 2014
This article presents strategies to enhance quality through intentional teaching in classrooms serving toddlers. The authors illustrate how the recently published "Classroom Assessment Scoring System-Toddler Version" (CLASS Toddler) can be used as a tool to support toddler development in early care and education settings. Strategies include language development throughout the day, alternatives to whole-group time, follow-through with behavior guidance, scaffolding all areas of development, using encouragement in multiple and appropriate ways, and integrating various sources of data to inform practice. The article highlights the importance of quality by connecting child development research findings, measurement of quality, and policy applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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