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Swick, Kevin J. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Discusses how groups that include early childhood educators can create dynamic support services to combat homelessness. Covers causes of homelessness and the needs of homeless families and their young children, and presents several strategies to develop effective services for them. Emphasizes parental involvement, school and community…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Family Needs, Family Programs
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Swick, Kevin J. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Proposes a new model of family involvement in early childhood education that empowers families as lifelong learners. Strategies that empower families include advocating for family-centered communities; developing relevant parent education; promoting developmentally appropriate programs; providing success-oriented learning experiences and…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Empathy, Family Involvement
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Swick, Kevin J.; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Presents a framework for initiating multicultural learning during early childhood through active family involvement. This framework includes the rationale for multicultural education, opportunities for multicultural learning, sensitive issues, specific educational strategies, and resources. Each aspect of the framework is examined in relation to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education