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ERIC Number: EJ781329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Military Child Education Coalition[TM]: Supporting Military Families during Deployment
Surles, Stephanie
Exceptional Parent, v37 n12 p59 Dec 2007
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC[TM]) has recently released a new support for military families facing deployment, with the addition of another kit to its "Growing, Learning, and Understanding: Making Meaning through Early Literacy"[TM] (GLU[TM]) initiative. The GLU initiative focuses on developing early literacy skills in children from birth through second grade. It consists of theme-based sets of resources, including activities and information sheets centered around a book or other resource, that are packaged together in engaging kits. While the themes of the GLU kits cover various aspects of literacy--including language acquisition, reading, art, and mathematical skills--all of the kits are also designed to meet the needs of young military children. This article describes the most recent GLU kit, "While You Are Away," which focuses on the specific needs of children whose parents are or will be deployed. The kit's contents cover pre-deployment, deployment, and reunion, so families are assisted throughout the entire deployment cycle. Suggestions for adapting to changing schedules and responsibilities; ideas for ways to stay connected, even when geographically separated; and nurturing the love between parent and child throughout the deployment cycle are among some of the additional issues covered.
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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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