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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents seeking a sound education for their children are looking beyond the narrow boundaries of test scores into the realm of character education. This article explores how parenting approaches can help children live fulfilling lives in the present and also prepare them for future adult roles in personal, social, and professional spheres.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Child Development, Values Education
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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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Liu, Karen – Childhood Education, 2008
Everybody knows that children's exposure to learning opportunities prior to age 5 has a profound and lasting effect on their success in school and beyond. Each fall, millions of children enter kindergarten; some of those 5-year-old children have a preschool education experience and some of those children do not. To ensure a child's learning…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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Moyer, Joan; And Others – Childhood Education, 1987
Position paper argues in favor of developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs. Paper examines program goals and content, and provides suggestions about learning environment, curriculum, and staff. Includes statements concerning purpose of kindergarten, importance of play in learning, and need for program support. (PCB)
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Holistic Approach, Kindergarten
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Meador, Karen – Childhood Education, 1996
Discusses the importance of using developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms, especially in teaching gifted students. Describes characteristics of young gifted children, emphasizing their advanced abilities in specific domains. Concludes that educators need to understand each child as a unique individual and should strive…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creativity, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Leung, Wai Man – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the enthusiastic support of parents and early childhood educators for including computer activities in programs for young children in Hong Kong. Describes the current status of computer environments in Hong Kong kindergartens, noting the lack of curriculum guidelines for integrating computers into classrooms, the lack of resources to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Cassidy, Deborah J.; Mims, Sharon; Rucker, Lia; Boone, Sheresa – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the curriculum activities in one child-centered, developmentally appropriate child care facility preschool classroom. Explains how activities are selected according to children's needs, interest, and ability, and how activities address the kindergarten core competencies mandated by the North Carolina public school system. Asserts that…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Environment, Kindergarten, Play
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Maxim, George W. – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes a kindergarten/first-grade and a second-grade program for teaching map reading skills. Suggests that map- reading instruction is required to improve children's geography knowledge. Provides ideas on how to observe the environment, use photos, encourage block play, use books, share maps, construct a model of the classroom, read cardinal…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Moyer, Joan – Childhood Education, 2001
Defines the position of the Association for Childhood Education International on the role of kindergarten in a child's development. Provides specific information on the purpose of kindergarten, program goals, program content, program implementation, role of play, appropriate physical environment, textbook and material selection, kindergarten…
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten