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Little, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of…
Descriptors: Risk, Early Childhood Education, Play, Preschool Teachers
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Di Rezze, Briano; Rosenbaum, Peter; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Service providers and researchers in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are challenged to categorize clinical variation in function. Classification systems for children with cerebral palsy have enabled clinicians and families to describe levels of function. A web-based survey engaged international ASD stakeholders to advise on considerations of…
Descriptors: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Preschool Children, Classification
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Weiser, Dana A.; Bales, Diane W.; Moyses, Kendra J. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these professionals. When designing online materials and Web sites, however, it is important to first…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Preferences, Needs Assessment
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
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Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Masiello, Tracy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
The influences of child participation in interest-based learning activities on the development of 17 preschoolers with autism was the focus of this brief report. The children's mothers identified their children's interests and the everyday family and community activities that provided opportunities for interest-based learning. Parents then…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Childhood Interests, Motor Development
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Barton, Debra – Primary Science, 2010
With the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in September 2008 in England (for 3-5-year-olds), some early years practitioners have had to include a formal early years curriculum into their practice. Training is being offered by local authorities to assist in the delivery of a quality early years curriculum in line with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Children
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education