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Tilhou, Rebecca; Eckhoff, Angela; Rose, Brittney – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood collective impact organizations are increasingly being used in communities to support the availability and use of birth to five services for children and families. Collaboration across sectors and services allows for greater ease of access to quality health and education services for families seeking or eligible for such services.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education, Access to Health Care
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Archambault, Judith; Côté, Dominique; Raynault, Marie-France – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can have substantial beneficial effects on overall child development and educational success for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Unfortunately, it is well documented that they are underrepresented in quality ECEC programs. In order to improve access to quality ECEC, it is important to understand…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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Gillis, Afton; Luthin, Katie; Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Development of receptive and expressive language skills is an important foundational skill in early childhood education. Recently, early childhood education professionals have begun using Web-based technology to assist in developing these skills. One Web-based technology that holds potential to support children's learning is "VoiceThread" which…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Language Skills, Skill Development
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Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Although computer assisted learning (CAL) is becoming increasingly popular, people with visual impairment face greater difficulty in accessing computer-assisted learning facilities. This is primarily because most of the current CAL facilities are not visually impaired friendly. People with visual impairment also do not normally have access to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Because young children with special needs frequently experience unequal access to quality education worldwide, understanding characteristics of services currently provided to them is critical to identifying practices that work as well as gaps in services and the reasons behind these trends. Two studies were conducted using the ACEI Global…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Quality
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Hu, Bi Ying; Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Challenged by the national residency registration system in China, migrant children have always faced obstacles in accessing public education. Recent policy changes, however, have brought hope for these children. This article introduces some international concerns regarding migrant children and provides a close view of Chinese perspectives. Issues…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Public Education
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Mereoiu, Mariana; Hung, Hsuan-Fang; Roach-Scott, Marisa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Population changes in the US have created new challenges for service providers responsible for screening, determining eligibility, and providing appropriate educational services to young English Language Learners (ELLs). Six focus groups (two each) with administrators, teachers, and parents were conducted in two different locations to investigate…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Disproportionate Representation, English (Second Language), Special Education
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McPherson, Sarah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper describes a web-based collaborative project called "A Dance with the Butterflies" that applied the brain-based research of the Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Pre-K-4 science curriculum. Learning experiences were designed for students to invoke the Recognition,…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Access to Education
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Appl, Dolores J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Inclusive child care programs are built upon planning and implementation that includes all educators. Currently, there is a gap between early childhood educators and early childhood special educators. This gap can be bridged by concentrating on commonalities in educational practices, instructional strategies, and interventions. (JW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Mayfield, Phyllis K.; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Notes that, increasingly, young children with visual impairments are educated in community settings with nondisabled peers. Suggests information for the child care and preschool teacher to facilitate the development of children with visual impairments within inclusive settings. Specific suggestions are provided for addressing environmental…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Disabilities, Inclusive Schools