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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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Aldridge, Jerry; Kohler, Maxie – Childhood Education, 2009
Issues concerning the health and safety of children and youth occur at multiple levels. Bronfenbrenner (1995) proposed an ecological systems approach in which multiple systems interact to enhance or diminish children's development. The same systems are at work in health promotion. The authors present and review articles that reflect the multiple…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Child Health, Systems Approach, Child Safety
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Berson, Minnie P. – Childhood Education, 1973
Pays tribute to educator Louis E. Raths by reviewing highlights of his life, philosophy, and works. (DS)
Descriptors: Authors, Child Development, Conflict, Early Childhood Education
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Reviews findings of studies that address the dynamics among parental efficacy, parental involvement, and children's functioning; suggests their possible applications to early childhood education; and explores viable options for broadening research and study. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Literature Reviews
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Lindsey, Gail – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses findings providing evidence for the significance of early childhood for brain development, highlighting pivotal discoveries that should guide care and education of the young. Includes information on stages of brain wiring, critical periods, and the role of environment in brain development. Makes recommendations for broad policy changes…
Descriptors: Brain, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Child Rearing
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Blue, Gladys F. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews literature focusing on six aspects of pet-person relationships that are most relevant to the growing child. Areas include love, attachment, and comfort; sensorimotor and nonverbal learning; responsibility, nurturance, and competence; learning about the life cycle; therapeutic benefits; and nurturing humaness, ecological awareness, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Responsibility, Children, Early Childhood Education