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Brouette, Scott – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2008
When the children at Western Illinois University Preschool Center embarked on a study of human bodies, they decided to build a life-size model of a body, organ by organ from the inside out, to represent some of the things they were learning. This article describes the building of "Bob," the human body model, highlighting the children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Student Projects, Human Body, Models
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Niles, Michael D.; Reynolds, Arthur J.; Nagasawa, Mark – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2006
The current study explored the association between a large-scale federally funded preschool intervention and the social and emotional development of participants. Data were drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) and included 1,378 primarily African American youth who participated in the CLS and had scores for two or more identifiable…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, African American Children, Early Childhood Education