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Giordano, Keri; Interra, Victoria L.; Stillo, Giuliana C.; Mims, Angel T.; Block-Lerner, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam and Shahar 2006). Preschool children have been found to be both suspended and expelled at higher…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Brown, Sally; Allmond, Alexandra – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
An extensive focus on written language in early literacy instruction and assessment for emergent bilinguals places students at a disadvantage since they are learning English as a new language. Typically, classroom instruction has a narrow view of literacy and is dominated by a focus on tested skills, with little emphasis on the diverse backgrounds…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Pedagogical documentation is practised in early childhood centres all over the world as a means to gauge the learning and development of children. From the point of view of teachers, however, documentation must compete with numerous other tasks. This paper explores the strategies teachers employ in order to integrate documentation into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Taylor, Meaghan Elizabeth; Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
With a heavy increase in academic expectations and standards to be learned in the early years, educators are facing the challenge of integrating important academic standards into developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in kindergarten. To meet this challenge, there is a need to become familiar with the role of play in the…
Descriptors: Play, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Social Development
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Matthews, Elizabeth; Lippman, Peter C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The impacts of high-quality early childhood education on children's health and development are legion and far-reaching. Historically, efforts to improve quality have targeted the social and curricular aspects of early childhood programs. The physical setting of schools has received less attention, despite the vast body of research over the past…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Child Development, Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Sheridan, Kathleen M.; Banzer, David; Pradzinski, Anne; Wen, Xiaoli – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Early math success in the PreK classroom is recognized as a strong predictor of later academic success. However, many early childhood teachers report they lack the content knowledge, confidence and beliefs to deliver high quality math experiences in their classrooms. Professional development opportunities to gain and expand these skills are often…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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MacDonald, Amy; Huser, Carmen; Sikder, Shukla; Danaia, Lena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article reports findings from a two-year independent evaluation of the "Little Scientists" program; a program providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development for early childhood educators across Australia. This article reports on the qualitative data gathered with educators to illustrate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Cerezci, Bilge – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Recent evidence demonstrates that mathematics knowledge in the early years is an important contributor to students' learning and later achievement in mathematics. As early mathematics education has assumed heightened importance, the quality of early mathematics teaching and learning experiences has attracted global attention. Several researchers…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Larimore, Rachel A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Reforms in K-12 science education and their implications for PreK teaching, make this a critical time for developing a unified vision for early childhood science education. The goal of this essay is to provide a vision of what it might look like to leverage the best of both early childhood and K-12 science education reform efforts for meaningful…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Educational Change, Preschool Education
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Gerde, Hope K.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Wright, Tanya S.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Writing is a core school readiness skill, yet preschools typically provide children with limited writing opportunities. To consider how curricular materials guide writing instruction, the five most common Head Start curricula were systematically examined in accordance with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Curricula were coded…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although children's physical environments play an important role in their development, there have been few empirical studies on the interior design of early childhood centres. This is partly due to a lack of adequate methods and instruments for the systematic spatial investigation of educational environments. In light of this, the following paper…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Visual Stimuli, Preschool Children
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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Schools and communities typically design and build playgrounds with little knowledge that the selected playground equipment meets the needs of children, caregivers, and teachers. In this article, the various categories of playgrounds are discussed and analyzed. The focus of this discussion includes an overview of the legal requirements and…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Educational Facilities Design, Legal Responsibility, Equipment
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Ilari, Beatriz – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This article examines everyday musical practices and their connections to young children's learning and development, in and through music. It begins with a discussion of music learning in early childhood as a form of participation and levels of intention in learning. Next, conceptions of child that have dominated early childhood music education…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Participation
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Bennett, Susan V.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton; Gayle-Evans, Guda; Barrera, Estanislado S.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Early childhood educators continue to see an increase in their culturally diverse student population. As our country continues to grow as a multicultural nation, it is imperative that our early childhood classrooms embrace this rich diversity and provide experiences that affirm all students, families and communities. We (teacher educators)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Family Involvement
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