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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Caring is the core value that empowers families and early childhood professionals. This article articulates the meaning and power of caring in the lives of children and families. It also explores family, professional, and community strategies for creating caring and nurturing children and families. In particular, insights that show that caring is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Child Development
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This article presents key information on the substance of developing family-educator partnerships to promote caring in children and families during the early childhood years. Specific strategies are presented and discussed with special emphasis on honoring parents and families in their journey to promote caring and peaceable children.
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Young Children, Child Rearing, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Swick, Kevin James; Williams, Reginald D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Today's families face many stressors during the early childhood years. Particular stressors like homelessness, violence, and chemical dependence, play havoc with the family system. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological perspective offers an insightful lens for understanding and supporting families under stress. This article presents the key…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Stress Variables, Homeless People, Violence