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Tezuka, Takaharu; Tezuka, Yui – Childhood Education, 2021
Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan, is an innovative school design. The building itself, designed by Tezuka Architects, is a key part of the children's education. In this article, the architects describe how the project developed and their inspirations and goals for this unique education facility that places children at the center. The spaces…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Play, Foreign Countries
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Gesell, Arnold – Childhood Education, 2017
From the standpoint of mental health and perhaps even from the standpoint of human culture, the complete realization of the educational possibilities of the preschool child is of foundational significance. Normative and comparative studies performed at a psychological clinic at Yale examining norms of development in children from one month to five…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Child Development, Personality
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Emfinger, Kay – Childhood Education, 2012
The transition from preschool to elementary school is an important period for all families but can be particularly difficult for children from low-income families (Pianta, Rimm-Kaufman, & Cox, 1999). Transition involves not only the children's "readiness," especially in terms of literacy, but also how families, preschools, and schools interact and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Bradley, Linda; Donovan, Carol – Childhood Education, 2012
Young children, their caregivers, and families should take advantage of opportunities to relish stories together. In this article, the authors describe one child's earliest experiences with story that have informed their work with preschool children and their families. Carol's (the second author's) daughter Sloane is privileged in all the ways…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Literacy, Caregivers, Preschool Children
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Figueroa-Sanchez, Magali – Childhood Education, 2008
Part of social and emotional development is a child's emotional literacy. Numerous strategies exist for the development of children's emotional and social development, and for their emotional readiness for school. Teachers might arrange a classroom environment that is not overly structured or regimented. The environment should reflect who the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Classroom Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Dail, Alanna Rochelle; McGee, Lea M. – Childhood Education, 2008
Making the transition from preschool to kindergarten is a milestone in a young child's life, and it does not always go smoothly. Consequently, the authors developed Shared Summer School, a unique approach to kindergarten transition, in which preschool and kindergarten teachers jointly taught children prior to their kindergarten entry. Shared…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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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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Webster, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1984
Describes the changes in early childhood education from the 1960s to the 1980s, discussing the current early childhood program.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1989
Maintains that preschool and kindergarten curricula should encourage experiential learning, and not just formal academic education. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Kindergarten
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Trepanier-Street, Mary – Childhood Education, 2000
Details a garden project as an example of how Reggio Emilia-inspired, long-term projects can enhance young children's representational thinking. Includes samples of children's conversations and drawings. Discusses the teacher's role in locating information and documenting the progress. Notes that well-planned, continual, active, concrete…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children
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Drummond, Wilhelmina J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Discusses a private preschool/kindergarten program called the Growing-Up Learning Center, located in Baguio City, Philippines. Discusses both the philosophy and program objectives of the staff at the facility. (RWB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Individual Development, Kindergarten