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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Discusses benefits of sidewalk or on-the-run conferences when teachers can talk to reticent parents, helping them feel welcome at school. Explains how to approach a sidewalk crowd, possible results of conferences, and what professionals can learn from off-the-record conferences. Suggests alternative ways to meet informally with parents to inform…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Offers suggestions to early childhood educators for encouraging fathers' participation in their children's early education and care. Reviews the history of fathers' participation in care and their role in children's development throughout Erikson's first five stages of growth. Considers reasons for involving fathers in children's growth, including…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Fathers, Parent Influence
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Establishing effective lines of communication holds benefits for both parents and professionals. Benefits include providing opportunities for reinforcement of classroom lessons in the home and increasing parental sense of involvement. Communication can be facilitated by early and ongoing parent-professional contact, the development of classroom…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Family School Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Caregiver Relationship
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth; Pollman, Mary Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Compares the whole-child approach to early childhood education and Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences. Provides activities and ideas to address each of the seven intelligences, and lists specific suggestions for parent/child experiences, field trip experiences, and constructivist experiences. Stresses individual child potential.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Constructivism (Learning)
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Promotion of literacy is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways to form collaboration among parents, teachers, and community. This article offers ideas from teachers, professional organizations, and the U.S. Department of Education on how to develop parent participation in the promotion of literacy at children's various levels of development.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Readiness to learn is a constant state. Two critical aspects of early childhood provide parents sufficient understanding of their child's development: attachment and brain development. Children develop attachments to caregivers but need consistent parental care and love. Human brains continue to quickly grow during the first two years of life.…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Brain, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Provides a rationale for parent involvement in children's schooling. Considers the nation's education goals, and why parent involvement is so important to achieving those goals. (ET)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives