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Barbee, Ellie Ketchem; Correa, Vivian I.; Baughan, Cynthia C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
Early childhood professionals can provide services and effective support to assist military families with healthy coping and functioning before, during, and after deployment. The purpose of this article is to examine what is known about the effects of stressors associated with the military lifestyle and how they impact returning military members,…
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Personnel, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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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…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Family School Relationship, Literacy Education, Writing 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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Cellitti, Anarella – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse, so early childhood educators are often among the first to work with families whose primary languages are other than English. Many parents, guardians, and family members do speak English but not fluently enough to feel comfortable communicating with teachers or administrators. When educators and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Kraft-Sayre, Marcia E.; Pianta, Robert C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2001
Describes the Kindergarten Transition Project at the National Center for Early Development and Learning, a school-based program designed to enhance connections among children, teachers, families and peers during kindergarten transition. Discusses program activities intended to increase familiarity with elementary school, provide consistent…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Student Adjustment
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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
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Dodd, Elizabeth L.; Brock, Dana R. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Presents guidelines and ideas for school-home learning activities that can be used by teachers and administrators who work with at-risk children and their families to build partnerships between the home and school. Recommends that teachers and administrators listen to families, develop home-learning activities, share activities with families, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Home Programs
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Gnatuk, Carole Ann; DeCosta, Sandra Bradford – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Describes insights and skills of a Head Start supervisor in rural Appalachia who mentors for a home-based family-education program. Discusses the three roles of mentor: administrator, teacher, and advocate. Suggests that mentors should provide an orientation to teaching and work to build relationships between family educators and families. (LBT)
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Home Visits, Mentors, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Stamp, Laurie Nicholson; Groves, Melissa M. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Illustrates how early childhood professionals can and do play an important role in providing secure and developmentally appropriate educational environments for young children by facilitating and improving teacher-family interactions. Provides strategies for improving family involvement. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Sexton, David; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the historical role played by families in early intervention programs, and presents a rationale for current thinking about this role. Recommends practices that recognize and encourage family-directed early childhood education, care, and intervention services. Identifies additional resources. (BB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Lindle, Jane Clark – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews Kentucky's efforts to increase family and community involvement in its public school reform. These efforts include a new structure for the traditional elementary school; Family Resource Centers; and school-based decision making. Also shares some parents' perspectives on how these changes are shaping their children's school experiences. (BB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
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Wilson, Stephan M.; Wilson, Jeannette D. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses parents' responses to open-ended questions about changes in early elementary programs initiated by the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Changes include ungraded primary programs and student progress reports to parents. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary School Students
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Sexton, David; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews "DEC Recommended Practices," a publication of the Division for Exceptional Children; "Empowering At-Risk Families during the Early Childhood Years" (Swick and Groves); "Developing Home-School Partnerships" (Swap); "Parent-Teacher Conferencing in Early Childhood Education" (Lawler); and the video…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Book Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Discusses what schools, caregivers/teachers, parents, and communities can do to ensure/enhance children's learning and school readiness in accordance with the theoretical framework and eventual implementation of the 1990 National Education Goal 1. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Services, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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