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Green, Katherine; Towson, Jacqueline; Jacovetti, Brenna – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2023
Early childhood educators teach children with a variety of ability levels. Children ages birth to five who exhibit characteristics of a developmental delay, disability, or a health condition that may affect typical development and learning may receive early intervention (EI) services as detailed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, At Risk Students, Partnerships in Education, Agency Cooperation
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Carmen Sherry Brown – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2023
Young children learn best through hands-on, authentic experiences that motivates, stimulates and supports their growth in all areas of development. This includes the skills necessary to enhance their literacy and language acquisition, physical and cognitive development in addition to their social-emotional development and approaches to learning.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Hall, Anna; Gao, Qianyi – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2021
When teachers take on the sole responsibility for teaching children to write, it is a hefty load to bear. Fortunately, families can serve alongside teachers as powerful writing role models and help welcome children into the world of written language. Involving families as team members in a teacher's writing instruction is not always easy. It takes…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Writing Instruction, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Calo, Kristine – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2020
For early childhood educators, social studies help young children learn what it means to be contributing, productive members of their family, as well as of their classroom, school, neighborhood, community, and the world. In PreK-grade 3 classrooms, children learn about rules--at home, in school, and in the community. While the need for social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Minish, Siobian J.; McCorkle, Laura S. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2020
Educators are encouraged to form a collaborative partnership with the family as a way to learn about who the child is, work together to provide positive outcomes for the child, and to promote the capacity of the family to make decisions that work best for their child and the entire family. Though home visits are not explicitly stated as an avenue…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Family Involvement, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Sánchez, Claudia; Walsh, Bridget – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
The field of early childhood education supports the notions that early childhood programs need the active support of families and that the school and the home are the most critical environments impacting children's development (Mart, Dusenbury, & Weissberg, 2011). The vast majority of state standards do not align with family involvement…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Guidelines
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Hall, Anna H.; Axelrod, Ysaaca – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Although it is evident that advocacy for strong school and family relationships exists, many teachers and schools struggle to find ways to engage families in their classrooms. At the same time, research on families from diverse cultural and linguistic groups points to differences in perceptions of what it means to be involved, support children's…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Family School Relationship, Literacy Education, Writing Skills
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Henderson, C. Miki; Lasley, Elizabeth – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Art, drama, music, dance and literature activities are part of the basic components of an early childhood curriculum. They do not rely heavily on oral language or English proficiency, and this makes them accessible to all children regardless of language differences or language abilities. Teachers can use creative expression and art to practice…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classroom Environment, Play, Art Activities
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Alanis, Iliana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early education programs in the United States are experiencing an increase in the number of English learners and, consequently, an increase in dual-language programs that best serve the needs of these children. Dual-language programs enable children to communicate orally and in written forms in both their native languages and in English. This…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Language Skills
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Sanchez, Claudia; Walsh, Bridget A.; Rose, Katherine Kensinger – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early childhood educators are always looking for accessible, easy-to-use strategies to enhance communication with families. Technology innovations have the potential to enhance and create more meaningful school and home communication that involves families and encourages them to support their children's learning at home. Effective technological…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Morrison, Johnetta W.; Storey, Pamela; Zhang, Chenyi – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Family involvement in early childhood classrooms benefits children, school staff, and families. The development of a strong relationship between early childhood programs and families is a critical component of developmentally appropriate practices. What strategies enable families to be full and active participants in their young children's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Young Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Park, Boyoung – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
What are the characteristics of programs that have the greatest likelihood of success in promoting the development of very young children at risk? This brief review of research offers insights for policy makers and early childhood educators alike. The United States is fortunate to have well-designed early educational intervention programs that may…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, At Risk Persons, Early Intervention
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Whaley, Carrie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood teachers face a daunting task when trying to incorporate so many important ideas into curriculum planning. Fortunately, standards are not prescriptive in how they are to be implemented. Teachers who are well versed in standards and developmentally appropriate practices "can" provide meaningful experiences for children. How can…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Academic Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Kokoski, Teresa M.; Patton, Mary Martin – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Describes classroom-developed science and mathematics backpacks, self-contained educational packets developed around a theme or concept and designed to be completed at home. Presents generalized contents, a sample backpack on colors, and the backpack's advantages, including promotion of active learning, family involvement, curriculum integration,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Homework
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Presler, Betty; Routt, Mary Lou – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Provides guidelines to prepare for and monitor successful inclusion programs for children who require individualized health-related intervention to enable participation in early childhood programs. The framework includes establishing standards for care that are comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered, culturally relevant, community-based, and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Chronic Illness, Day Care Centers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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