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Warren, Claudia; Hamlin, Kay – Childhood Education, 2005
In an attempt to meet the growing professional development needs of early childhood practitioners in North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is reaching out to the rural areas of North Carolina by offering programs that will certify North Carolina teachers in birth through kindergarten education (BKE). In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Rural Areas, Children, Professional Development
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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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Cunningham, Myron; And Others – Childhood Education, 1974
In Gainesville, Florida, Project CIRCLE (Cooperatively Involved Resources for Children in Low Income Environments), a model preschool center, developed an inservice training program for early childhood teachers in the school system, and involved parents and community consultants in the education of preschoolers. (CS)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship
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Lancy, David F.; Nattiv, Amalya – Childhood Education, 1992
Discusses the development, implementation and implications of the Parent Assisted Reading Program at the Sunrise School in northern Utah which serves half-day kindergarten children. This program was designed to increase volunteer participation by parents in early (storybook) reading activities in the schools. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Reading, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Kindergarten, Listening Skills
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Gothard, Heather M.; Russell, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 1990
Presents two kindergarten teachers' accounts of the use of the whole language approach to children's learning in class. Describes the reading of a children's book to a public kindergarten class and the subsequent literacy-related activities. (BB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Holistic Approach
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Garrett, Judith N.; Kelley, Michael F. – Childhood Education, 2000
Discusses the need for universities to better meet the needs of the early intervention and special education community. Describes the Concentration in Infants and Young Children within the M.Ed. in Special Education program at Arizona State University West. Features include an Individualized Student Learning Plan to guide student progress,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions
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Canedo, Marion; Woodard, Carol – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes the Learner Centered Sites Project in Buffalo, New York, a program designed to establish a model child-centered classroom at each early childhood center or site. Discusses how the program evolved in response to teachers' needs, concerns, and goals. Presents guidelines learned from 3 years of program operation and future plans. (KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education
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Brindley, Roger; Fleege, Pam; Graves, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes an early childhood mentorship model used at the University of South Florida to provide support to early childhood educators. Discusses the importance of mentoring for teacher retention. Presents findings from a professional needs survey of 84 graduates, of which a core group of 30 were identified as potential master cooperating teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors
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Starnes, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes the Early Learning Childhood Center in Azerbaijan's capital city. Focuses on the goals of the program; its initial development; staff ratios, compensation, and teacher training; curriculum; cultural challenges and compromise; and relationships with parents. Asserts that developing a culturally sensitive program is extremely difficult,…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Gunsberg, Andrew – Childhood Education, 1991
Describes Improvised Musical Play (IMP), a teaching strategy that uses simple rhythms, chanting, and singing to make participation in social play with nondelayed peers easier for developmentally delayed children. (BB)
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Mainstreaming, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Cole, Elizabeth S. – Childhood Education, 1990
Describes the activities of a classroom teacher and her students at Addison Gardens British Nursery School in London, England, which was influenced by, and incorporated the tenets of, Friedrich Froebel's educational philosophy of children's learning. Discusses the application of Froebel's principles to art education. (BB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Vukelich, Carol – Childhood Education, 1990
Describes ways in which the inclusion of literacy materials in kindergarten classroom dramatic play centers encourages young children to incorporate literacy activities into their play. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Kindergarten Children, Language Role
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Bakst, Kathy; Essa, Eva L. – Childhood Education, 1990
Discusses activities of emergent preschool writers and editors involved in the Writing Table Project at the Child and Family Center of the University of Nevada at Reno. (BB)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Developmental Stages, Editing, Emergent Literacy
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Hatch, J. Amos – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the assumptions and principles of emergent literacy and establishes the need to reconceptualize kindergarten practice in the area of literacy education. Conclusions drawn from a series of studies of current kindergarten practice in a large midwestern state are considered. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Emergent Literacy
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Post, Jackie; Lubeck, Sally – Childhood Education, 2000
Details a partnership between the University of Michigan and a rural Head Start grantee to facilitate teacher dialogue and shared activities. Examines characteristics of effective school-university partnerships. Describes how a group of Head Start teachers became a community of learners through teacher visits, consultations, and presentations…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Colleges, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education