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Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
Allen, Wendy Bickford – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Early care and education (ECE) services are necessary for a society because of a variety of ethical, economic, and developmental reasons. A well-developed field of practice is needed to ensure young children have access to high quality care and education settings. To promote a thriving profession, many are calling for the field of early care and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development
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Sylva, Kathy; Pugh, Gillian – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
The goal of this paper is to explore the design and implementation of early years educational policy in England in the period 1997-2004. First to be described are the innovations in policy (i.e. the promise), followed by the 'evidence base' for new policy (i.e. the research), the delivery of new services (i.e. the achievement), and finally the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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O'Keefe, Joan; Tait, Karen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
Through a three-stage thematic model this research has examined the evolution of the Senior Practitioner, a term introduced by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Surestart Unit, which advocates the promotion and recognition of the importance of staff with advanced and specialist skills, knowledge and experience. This status is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Critical Thinking, Teaching Experience
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC. – 1976
This booklet is a guide for those wishing to route Title XX money into the community programs for children. Part I discusses ways for child advocates to participate in four key stages of the Title XX planning process in their state: planning proposals, raising the 25% non-federal share of the funds required by Title XX, and publishing proposed and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Programs, Day Care
Hayes, Cheryl D., Ed.; And Others – 1990
A report by the Panel on Child Care Policy, an interdisciplinary panel established in 1987 to review and assess knowledge about the costs, effects, and feasibility of alternative child care policies and programs as a basis for future decision making 13 presented in this document. An executive summary and introductory first chapter are followed in…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
Harbin, Gloria; And Others – 1993
This study attempted to describe and explain the different approaches taken by policymakers in a diverse group of states, as they seek to implement Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides federal mandates and aid to assist states in planning and developing comprehensive multidisciplinary, interagency, coordinated…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia). – 1983
Supplemented with 20 tables of data, this discussion focuses on the changing environment of Australian families and society. Specifically offered are descriptions of child care arrangements, a rationale for children's services, and policy suggestions. With respect to child care arrangements, it is noted that the family environment has been altered…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education