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Gaspar, Catherine Rogers – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2023
Parenting a child with a disability can be stressful, and research has shown that burdens related to that care may overload parents and have negative effects on their quality of life. Thus, it is important to support families beginning early in their parenting experience and provide them with a strong foundation of tools and information. This…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Young Children, Disabilities, Preschool Education
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Lema, José; Summers, Stacie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2022
In today's fast paced early childhood classrooms, mathematics play activities in prekindergarten settings are not consistently supported. Administrators and educators have discussed with great intensity and passion about incorporating mathematics play in prekindergarten classrooms. Both groups discussed the benefits and reservations of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Play
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Harte, Helene Arbouet; Gilbert, Jaesook L.; Griebling, Susan – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2022
Play allows children to experience joy in the moment of learning. Parrott and Cohen (2020) highlight the benefit of unstructured play to children's overall learning in their case study. Outdoor play typically has no restrictions or end goal in mind. The possibilities of outdoor learning experiences are endless for children as they experiment with…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Preschool Education, Learner Engagement
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Cutler, Carrie; Johnson, Adrienne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2022
The psychological and cognitive impacts of COVID-19 on children are still unfolding; however, several researchers have noted negative effects of quarantine on youth (Orgilés et al., 2020) and parents (Fontanesi et al., 2020). The abrupt departure from preschool due to social distancing and potential family disharmony associated with financial and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Educational Practices, Self Control
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Herndon, Martha; Waggoner, Cathy – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2021
The development of young children can be disrupted by repeated stress because stress triggers a response which changes the chemistry of their bodies (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC), 2014). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is used to describe stressful or traumatic experiences which threaten children's development.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Stress Variables, Biochemistry, Trauma
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Sturdivant, Toni Denese – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2020
There is a prevailing myth that young children do not notice race (Doucet & Adair, 2013; Hirschfeld, 2012). While, in fact, infants as early as three months old notice race (Bar-Haim et al., 2006; Kelly et al., 2005). If numerous early childhood educators find discussing race and ethnicity inappropriate for young children, children could be…
Descriptors: Child Development, Play, Toys, Racial Differences
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Cheyney-Collante, Kristi; Gonsalves, Vivian; Duggins, Shaunté; Bader, Julie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2020
Writing is an important part of learning across all content areas of school (Graham & Harris, 2011). Even very young children experience the symbols of written language all around them. Soon they begin to notice that written symbols stand for people, ideas, things, or events, and attempt their own marks (Aram & Levin, 2011). However,…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Preschool Education
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Bell, Douglas D., Jr. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
Observation is a useful tool, even in infant and toddler classrooms. Applied correctly, observation and assessment can help lay a foundation for a successful education throughout life. As appropriate practices are researched and policies change, teachers and caregivers of the youngest children (referred to as careteachers for this article) find…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Observation
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Vera, Debbie; Castilleja Trejo, Michelle – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
With the increased accountability of early childhood programs and the need to carefully document each assessment, teachers need to explore videotaping to enhance observational assessments. Observing children continues to be an effective method for understanding the uniqueness of each child's development. In this article, the authors present a case…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Observation, Student Evaluation, Early Childhood Education
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Griebling, Susan; Jacobs, Jennifer; Kochanowski, Leslie; Vaughn, Lisa M. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
While conducting a needs assessment for a large Midwestern social service organization, the authors asked 252 preschool children from six Head Start programs what they like best about school. They wanted to reveal how children perceived their school and what they liked best about school--more specifically, what were their favorite areas and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Student Attitudes
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Cellitti, Anarella; Hastings, Rascheel – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Many new teachers are concerned with how to respond appropriately when preschoolers make statements that can be considered rude, hurtful, or socially inappropriate. This is particularly true for comments related to children with disabilities. New teachers are often afraid that negative and unkind comments will be made by young children in their…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Inclusion
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DeMeulenaere, Michelle – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
In this article, Michelle DeMeulenaere discusses social/emotional learning (SEL), with a focus on helping preschool children gain knowledge about feelings and getting along with others. SEL is the process in which children are able to acknowledge and recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, make good decisions, establish friendships, and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Social Development, Preschool Children
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Kinard, Tim; Gainer, Jesse – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
What is realia and theory-building? Tim Kinard and Jesse Gainer explain that when students explore using "realia," they are not just being exposed to abstract concepts or text on a page, they are using "real-life" objects to build understandings of the natural world while they builds vocabulary about it. Handling and discussing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, English (Second Language), Preschool Children, Hands on Science
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Ward, Robin – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Despite convincing research and strong public support, education budget cuts have forced schools and districts to limit or even eliminate arts instruction. Author Robin Ward argues that educators need to address the critical need to preserve and, in those cases, re-integrate the arts back into the school curriculum--mostly because the arts are…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Artists, Art Products
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Lentz, C. Lorelle; Seo, Kay Kyeong-Ju; Gruner, Bridget – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
The conversation about young children and their use of technology has dramatically changed over the past ten years in the early childhood education community and in the general public. It appears the debate has moved forward from the question posed by Vail (2001) in her article titled, "How Young Is Too Young? When It Comes to Computer Use,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy
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