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Somerindyke, Jennifer – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Presents information on the legislative struggle surrounding the educational rights of children and their families who are homeless. Discusses the educational needs of homeless children. Maintains that educators can take a proactive stance to aid these children and their families, and to raise social awareness among all children and families in…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation
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Sloane, Marie W. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Presents rationale for using learning centers in early childhood classrooms. Describes teaching strategies to support active learning, including providing open-ended materials, organizing for independence, introducing centers, brainstorming ideas, and extending children's learning. (KB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education
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Mogharreban, Catherine; Branscum, Shelba – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes the goals and service components of Educare, a collaborative community project in southeast Missouri since 1995, to enhance school readiness of children from birth to 3 years from low-income families. Discusses working with families, community agencies and local services, and early childhood professionals. Also explores…
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Alexander, Nancy P. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes the block play of two preschoolers as they recreate their visit to their state capital. Presents the teacher's observations of the skills displayed in their play and the letter to parents explaining what children learn from block play. (KB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Letters (Correspondence), Observation, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Quick, Donna S.; Botkin, Darla; Quick, Sam – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Urges teachers to be aware of the types of family violence, their prevalence, and the common effects of family violence on young children. Explores indicators of abuse and neglect, factors that protect against family violence, suggestions for creating a nurturing classroom climate, and the role of early childhood professionals in cases of abuse.…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Classroom Environment
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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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Stork, Steve; Engel, Susan – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Drawing on the idea that a constructivist classroom is very different from a traditional setting, this article presents a rubric based on current understanding of constructivist theory and education. The rubric is designed as a formative assessment of teachers to stimulate thinking and improve methods related to constructivist teaching. (SD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education
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