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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
Grimmer, Tamsin – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This guide to understanding school readiness in young children is essential reading for early years practitioners. It explores the concept of school readiness by unpicking what the term means for children and how we can define it in the context of the characteristics of effective learning. This includes ideas for promoting playing and exploring,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Sutherland, Helen, Ed.; Mukadam, Yasmin, Ed. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Offering an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play development and learning of toddlers, this book provides useful materials, strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners supporting toddlers at this significant age. The book explores the context and concepts of wellbeing and is ideal for early years practitioners,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Well Being, Child Development, Play
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
Lesaux, Nonie K.; Jones, Stephanie M.; Connors, Annie; Kane, Robin – Guilford Press, 2018
Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Teaching Skills
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2017
A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy establishes intensive reading intervention for K-3 students to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The policy then requires third grade students to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. Retention provides struggling readers the additional time and intensive…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Grade 3
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Dombek, Jennifer L.; Foorman, Barbara R.; Garcia, Mishel; Smith, Kevin G. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
While literacy interventions can be implemented in any grade, focusing on prevention and intervention in kindergarten through grade 2 is optimal because reading difficulties become expensive and challenging to remediate as students become older. The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 allows districts to do just this, with 15┬ápercent of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Guides, Kindergarten
Phillips, Beth M.; Mazzeo, Debbie; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
This Self-Study Guide has been developed to support Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Providers (VPK) who are required to complete an improvement plan process (i.e., low-performing providers). The guide has sections that can be used during both the process of selecting target areas for an improvement plan and the process of implementing new or…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Preschool Education, Voluntary Agencies, Educational Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
With this Strategic Plan, the Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services recommits to "Moving Maryland Forward"--introduced in 2013. With the shifting in the national, State, and local education landscape, Maryland has revisited the initial Plan to sharpen the steadfast focus to narrow the gaps for children with…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Early Intervention, Special Education, Educational Planning
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Gadzikowski, Ann – Redleaf Press, 2015
When children play, they often create a mess, but what a beautiful mess it is! "Creating a Beautiful Mess" describes the ten most important play experiences all children enjoy and how these experiences support learning, creativity, and social connections. These broad categories of play include building with blocks, pretending and make…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Toys, Imagination
Murphy, John J. – American Counseling Association, 2015
The third edition of this text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts and bolts of using solution focused counseling to help preschool-12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy's practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors in training, psychologists, social workers,…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Problem Solving, Preschool Education
Matthews, Hannah; Schulman, Karen; Vogtman, Julie; Johnson-Staub, Christine; Blank, Helen – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2015
In November 2014, with broad bipartisan support, Congress reauthorized CCDBG [Child Care and Development Block Grant] (the major federal child care program) for the first time since 1996. The new law strengthens CCDBG's dual role as a major early childhood education program and a work support for low-income families. This implementation guide is…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Programs, Program Implementation, Child Care
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
PACER Center, 2013
Parents of young children who are in early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) programs want to be sure these services are helping their children develop and learn. These services are designed to make the most of each child's potential as well as to strengthen the family's ability to help their child. This report asks how…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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