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Ring, Emer; Daly, Patricia; Wall, Eugene – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
"Autism from the Inside Out" is the first book to focus on providing Irish parents, early childhood, primary, post-primary and special school teachers with effective strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum difference at home and in educational settings. Presenting contributions from a range of national and international…
Descriptors: Autism, Guides, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Education Law Center, 2018
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
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Fish, Leigh Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The array of choices for early education can be overwhelming. Learning about the more prevalent approaches and their unique philosophies can help parents select a program that works for their precocious children. Some of these approaches include childcare/daycare, early entrance, Head Start, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. The National…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Choice, Academically Gifted, Educational Methods
Duffield, Barbara; Julianelle, Patricia; Santos, Michael – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2016
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Childrens Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Children have a natural interest in math, and the "Teaching Math to Young Children" practice guide (ED544376) aims to help teachers capitalize on that interest to make children's preschool and school experience more engaging and beneficial. In this practice guide summary, readers will find: (1) An overview of the guide's five…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Guides
Children Now, 2014
The birth of a child can be a simultaneously joyous and challenging time for families. Virtually all parents will struggle with the enormous physical and emotional demands of parenting a very young child, but for too many California families those challenges are additionally compounded by poverty, housing instability, lack of social support, or…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Poverty, Housing, Child Rearing
Illinois State Board of Education, 2014
Many parents wonder what they can do to ensure that their preschoolers will be successful when they enter school, especially now with so much emphasis on state testing and learning standards. Through play and everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping, young children acquire the information and skills needed to learn more…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Preschool Children, State Standards, Preschool Education
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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
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Ziv, Margalit; Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2013
Recent research has shown that parents, through conversations during shared book reading, play a pivotal role in promoting children's social cognition, particularly their theory of mind (ToM). This study compared mothers' mental-state discourse during two kinds of interactions with their children--storybook reading and wordless storybook telling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Theory of Mind, Preschool Children
Montague-Smith, Ann; Price, Alison – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This third edition of the best-selling "Mathematics in Nursery Education" provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics learning--number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling--it summarises the research findings and underlying key concepts…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Mathematics Instruction
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Guides
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Important facts about asthma and the environment include: (1) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting about 25 million people of all ages and races, including about 7 million children; (2) Nearly one in 10 school-aged children has asthma, and the percentage of children with asthma is rising more rapidly in…
Descriptors: Pollution, Chronic Illness, Parent Materials, School Health Services
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Morris, Vivian Gunn; Meredith, Cathy D.; Hicks, Claire – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2012
Young children enjoy moving around when they hear music. Children take pleasure in physical activities that contribute to their healthy development. Physical activities are vital to retain healthy bodies, and inactivity is one cause of obesity in young children (Dow, 2010; Izumi-Taylor & Morris, 2007). This article describes how teachers and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Music, Curriculum, Young Children
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