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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
US Department of Education, 2010
President Obama has a cradle-to-career plan to reform the nation's schools. He also is calling on parents to take responsibility for their child's success. His vision includes the belief that all children can and will succeed, and that parents are the bridge to this success. Parents, guardians and caregivers can help children by connecting with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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Reese, Elaine; Sparks, Alison; Leyva, Diana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
It is well known that children's language development lays the foundation for their literacy development, though it is difficult for preschool teachers alone to consistently engage in the individual interactions necessary to boost children's language skills. Given that parents are their children's first teachers, it is imperative to consider how…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their children's first and foremost important teachers. This paper presents some ways parents can help their children "get ready to read" during the ages of 2, 3, 4 and 5. This paper also offers several checklists for parents of kindergartners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy
Moomaw, Sally; Hieronymus, Brenda; Pearson, Yvonne – Redleaf Press, 2006
Teachers can help parents foster emerging literacy skills in their preschool children in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fun: by collaborating to develop their child's lifelong love of reading and writing. Incorporating selected teacher-tested activities from the popular book "More Than Letters," this accessible guide…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Parents, Literacy Education, Preschool Children
Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with their children, parents can do many things--and do them without lecturing or applying pressure--to help them learn science. This booklet makes available to parents information that they can use to help their children learn science. It includes: (1) Some basic information about science; (2) Activities for parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Science Activities, Preschool Children
Carnine, Douglas; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2005
In everyday interactions with children, there are many things that parents can do--and do without lecturing or applying pressure--to help children learn to solve problems, to communicate mathematically and to demonstrate reasoning abilities. These skills are fundamental to learning mathematics. The major portion of this booklet is made up of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children
Reed, Elaine; Lehr, Fran – US Department of Education, 2004
U.S. educators recognize that the study of history is a vital part of a child's overall education and that parents are in the best position to encourage their children's natural interest in history. This booklet is designed as a tool for parents to use in stimulating their children's interest in and knowledge about history. The booklet includes:…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, History Instruction, Parent Role
Partnership for Reading, 2001
Preschool and kindergarten teachers set the stage for a child to learn to read with some critical early skills. First, second, and third grade teachers then take up the task of building the skills that children will use every day for the rest of their lives. Parents can help by understanding what teachers are teaching and by asking questions about…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Programs, Kindergarten, Grade 3
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
The kindergarten propaganda work that has been conducted by the Bureau of Education and the National Kindergarten Association in cooperation during the past six years has brought about a more widespread interest in the subject of the educational value of the early years of childhood. This has been manifested not only by an increase in the number…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mothers, Educational Policy, Kindergarten