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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Bauer, Karen; Conrad, Natalie K.; Cardy, Terri – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Examines issues related to a national system of public prekindergarten, including challenges confronting educators. Recommends broadening eligibility, encouraging collaboration among early childhood programs, strengthening family support and participation, implementing appropriate curricula and evaluation, and identifying teacher qualifications.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Interprofessional Relationship, National Curriculum, National Programs
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Cellitti, Anarella – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Examines how young children's everyday group experiences contain important opportunities for adults to model and teach skills and understandings that can lead to a more peaceful world. Presents specific ideas for creating a peaceful atmosphere in the classroom and embedding peace concepts into the early-childhood curriculum, including the use of a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Learning Centers (Classroom), Peace
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Warash, Bobbie Gibson; Saab, Joy Faini – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Describes a project designed to enhance the development of preschool children's aesthetic awareness. Explores how the project presented strategies and materials that can be readily incorporated into the curriculum for any group of young children. Strategies included focusing children's observations; making art happen; and expanding artistic…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation
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Keen-Payne, Rhonda; Cagle, Carolyn Spence – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Describes the development and implementation of a health promotion curriculum for four- and five-year-old children in a preschool class. The curriculum emphasized the use of the visual arts, drama, and music as learning strategies for health promotion. (BB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Health Education, Health Promotion