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Di Santo, Aurelia; Scott, Katie-Jay – Childhood Education, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerable refugee populations of the world need more support than ever before. As refugees (both children and adults) struggle to make sense of this pandemic with very few to no resources, iACT, an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Refugees, At Risk Persons, Child Health
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Dev, Dipti A.; Burton, Anna; McBride, Brent A.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Garcia, Aileen S. – Childhood Education, 2019
The Reggio Emilia approach is an international example of high-quality early care and education programs and this article offers innovative, practical strategies in which Reggio Emilia-inspired educators can link this approach while implementing the research-based EAT [Ecological Approach to] Family Style Dining program to foster a positive…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Child Health
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Kreider, Carri – Childhood Education, 2019
While we are seeking new ways to ensure students' academic success, we must ensure that we are not neglecting their need for physical activity. As we innovate to improve academic success, we can also seek ways to overcome the challenges of space, time, and behavior management to reap the benefits of movement, which include increased student…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Movement Education, Elementary School Teachers, Class Activities
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Sawhney, Arjun – Childhood Education, 2019
The first six years of a child's life are the most critical years for development, and appropriate health care, nutrition, stimulation, affection, and education are critical for healthy development. These early years also present a window of opportunity to mitigate any developmental concerns. With the right intervention, the child's health,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Physicians
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2017
The first issue of "Childhood Education," published in 1924, included an article by the eminent physician, Arnold Gesell. In the article, "The Significance of the Nursery School" he advocated for early childhood education, indicating its importance for both promoting the development of young children and supporting and…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; Chitiyo, Argnue; Chitiyo, Morgan – Childhood Education, 2016
Healthy psychosocial development during childhood is a key determinant to the future well-being of all individuals. In many areas of Africa, demand for psychosocial support continues to grow in response to the increasing number of children left orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. These orphans face various challenges and yet, in most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Individual Development
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
In this era of increasing accountability and high-stakes testing in schools, a serious paradox has surfaced. Children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate, and mounting evidence points to a relationship between obesity and poor school performance. Ironically, pressure to improve children's academic achievement has led many schools to adopt…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition
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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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Todres, Jonathan – Childhood Education, 2009
This article focuses on the links between health and education in children's development, worldwide. While connections flow in both directions, the primary aim of this article is to highlight specifically the impact of health on education prospects. The dramatic consequences of health status on children's educational opportunities suggest that…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Health Conditions, Child Health, Global Approach
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
Childhood obesity is epidemic in the United States and other industrialized countries across the globe. This trend is alarming, because childhood obesity is associated with the early onset of serious health problems, including Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, orthopedic problems, behavioral disorders, and asthma. Mounting evidence also…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Parenting Styles
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Fulmore, Jason S.; Geiger, Brian F.; Werner, Karen A.; Talbott, Laura L.; Jones, Dina C. – Childhood Education, 2009
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. In the event of further depletion of the ozone, these cases will increase dramatically (WHO, 2004). Within the United States, cancers of the skin are the most frequent type of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Prevention, National Standards, Cancer
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Lim, JungHa; Wood, Beatrice L.; Cheah, PoAnn – Childhood Education, 2009
Asthma is one of the most common illnesses of childhood; in the United States, nearly 9% of children have the condition (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2006). Among children with chronic illnesses, asthma is the most common cause for school absence and hospitalization (Akinbami, 2006). Asthma is a chronic disorder of the…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Diseases, Child Health
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Childhood Education, 2006
The recent rise in terrorism around the world has caused families, educators, and indeed everyone to consider again how to help young children grow up tolerant, accepting, and, above all, non-violent. Policies that support a tolerant, inclusive curriculum are essential if children are to survive in the years ahead. Curriculum policies must be…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Young Children, Child Health
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Hamm, Ellen M. – Childhood Education, 2004
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting nearly 5 million children under the age of 18. Children with asthma account for 3 million hospital visits and 200,000 hospitalizations yearly. This adds up to an estimated $2 billion annually in health care costs (American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999). A child with asthma has three…
Descriptors: Diseases, Teacher Role, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences
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Lynn-Garbe, Cynthia; Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 2004
This article focuses on overweight children and the role that educators (and schools) might play in supporting and reinforcing this unhealthful lifestyle. Included are strategies for promoting more healthful eating and activity habits. The article concludes with a list of resources offering additional help in addressing this growing threat.
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Obesity, Children, Child Health
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