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Neumann, Michelle M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children's development of early literacy and language skills are strong predictors of future reading and writing ability. These skills in turn predict future health, well-being, and success. It is important that young children are provided with positive experiences that foster these skills. In the 21st century, such early learning can occur…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Language Acquisition, Young Children
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Riojas-Cortez, Mari; Montemayor, Allegra; Leveridge, Tinney – Childhood Education, 2019
As early childhood educators employ technology in their classrooms, it is important to have a process to ensure that learning needs are being met.
Descriptors: Media Selection, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Anderson, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2016
As the internet and internet-enabled devices have become more accessible, people around the world now have life-changing information at their fingertips, available at a speed and ease unfathomable just a generation ago. While the information age certainly has its pitfalls, the possibilities for economic and social progress are seemingly limitless.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Narration, Guidelines
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett – Childhood Education, 2013
Recent research on parental involvement has explored connections between parental involvement in school and children's academic achievement. While many schools have active parent organizations and a base of parents who offer additional support, others struggle to make connections with their parents or community members. Even in places with active…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Family School Relationship, Disproportionate Representation
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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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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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Liu, Karen – Childhood Education, 2007
Although the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) has a long history, beginning with its inception in 1892 as the International Kindergarten Union, members have more recently made a commitment to value the international perspectives in their goals and actions. Since then, ACEI has adopted as its mission to "promote and support…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Guidelines, Early Childhood Education, Benchmarking
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Emfinger, Kay – Childhood Education, 2007
Teachers often are shocked and in disbelief when someone points out that they are not embracing all children and families. For many teachers, digesting the words of "Everything Possible" or encountering their first nontraditional family in the classroom is an "aha" moment, when they realize that they need classroom resources to support these…
Descriptors: National Standards, Sexual Orientation, Teacher Certification, Homosexuality
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Bales, Diane; Wallinga, Charlotte; Coleman, Mick – Childhood Education, 2006
Early childhood teachers have a variety of health and safety resources to draw upon, including information about and educational programs dealing with such issues as fire safety, obesity, and dental hygiene. However, teachers may face a number of challenges when attempting to incorporate health and safety resources into the curriculum. In some…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Young Children
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2005
Technology affects education at all levels. Children are naturals at using technology. They use technology in all aspects of their lives; for that reason, it is imperative that teachers not only keep up with the latest technology, but also find ways to integrate technology, including the media, into classroom instruction. Media literacy is a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Technology Education, Technology Integration, Educational Strategies
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Barbour, Ann; Boyer, Wanda; Hardin, Belinda; Wortham, Sue – Childhood Education, 2004
Antarctica gathered in Ruschlikon, Switzerland, at the International Symposium on Early Childhood Education and Care for the 21st Century. The symposium's mission was to craft guidelines for programs that serve children under the age of formal schooling in countries throughout the world. After extensive discussions about what constitutes universal…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Bailey, Lora Battle – Childhood Education, 2004
Most teachers send work home with their students, expecting it to be done the next day. Parents, or other adults in the household, often dread this activity because they may hot understand the goal, directions, or how to help the student. No one--whether family member, teacher, or student--will benefit from such a situation. Homework can turn into…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Homework, Instructional Design, Guidelines
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Bondy, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses metacognition as an important component of a set of essential survival skills for the future. Indicates ways to promote general awareness of metacognitive activity, facilitate conscious monitoring of comprehension, and encourage a deliberate and systematic approach to learning and problem solving. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Learning Activities
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Vernon, Libby – Childhood Education, 1984
Suggests ways parents can support quality education at school and at home and can help young students become more competent and self-reliant. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Elementary Education, Guidelines
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Gray, Dianne Elaine; Gray, Robert A. – Childhood Education, 1982
The meaning, characteristics, and applicability of visual literacy for early childhood teaching are examined, and concrete suggestions for introducing photography to the young child are offered along with specific camera-related activities. (MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Photography
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