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Towery, Pamela C.; Nix, Elizabeth S.; Norman, Bilinda – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Childhood overweight and obesity are major problems in the United States, with important consequences for our nation's health and economy. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, yet children, adolescents, and adults skip breakfast on a routine basis. This habit of breakfast skipping is related to weight gain, higher body mass…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Child Health, Eating Habits, Health Promotion
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Rous, Beth; Grove, Jaime; Townley, Kim – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Public school systems have recently become major players in providing services for children in their early years. In addition, a number of other services are available to young children including child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. The link between program quality and professional development of early care and education…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Early Childhood Education, Articulation (Education), Scholarships
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Zwahr, Melissa D.; Davis, Caroline F.; Aviles, Jill; Buss, Kristen H.; Stine, Helen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Increasingly, infants and toddlers in the United States are being cared for outside of the home and/or by extended family (Capizzano & Adams, 2000). This social and demographic change has placed an unprecedented level of responsibility on people other than family--caregivers--to provide a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment that will…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training, Infants