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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Smith, Keri; Root, Amy – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Young children's capabilities continue to be revealed through brain and other scientific research. These advances in knowledge have led to the implementation of more progressive learning experiences in preschool programs. More in-depth explorations accommodate young children's intellect and they help children develop life skills as competent…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Teaching Methods, Student Educational Objectives, Executive Function
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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
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Beal, Cynthia C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Discusses West Virginia's Mentoring Apprentices Project (MAP) as a supplement to the Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program involving mentors, proteges, and program directors. Describes the five stages of MAP: (1) recruitment of participants; (2) orientation and MAP preparation; (3) classroom visits and conferencing; (4)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Mentors, Peer Relationship