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Russo, Theresa J.; Fallon, Moira A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Family dynamics and the individual differences of each family member can impact their stress. For families in the military, stress occurs regularly due to factors such a reassignments, deployments, and the frequency of changes. For some families, the stress that occurs over time helps family members to develop resiliency. Learning to cope with…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Management, Military Personnel, Resilience (Psychology)
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Foster parents face many challenges in caring for children in foster care. Perhaps the major challenge is to achieve a caring environment for children who have experienced trauma and much change. Thus, this article provides ideas and strategies for nurturing foster parents toward a caring relationship with their children.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Empowerment, Parent Role, Interpersonal Relationship
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Szente, Judit; Hoot, James; Taylor, Dorothy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Increasing numbers of refugee children are entering our public schools. In addition to carrying with them memories of untold trauma, they bring with them many special needs. This article explores these needs and ideas for assisting teachers in making our classrooms more responsive to our refugee children.
Descriptors: Refugees, Children, Childhood Needs, Public Schools
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Rotigel, Jennifer V. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Describes characteristics of young gifted or talented children that affect the way they learn and develop. Asserts that teachers and parents should consider each child's unique needs as they plan for their education. Discusses concerns such as uneven development, the need for acceleration or enrichment, appropriate socialization and peer…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Child Development, Childhood Needs, Curriculum Enrichment
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Prince, Debra Lindsey; Howard, Esther M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Describes obstacles presented by poverty in the fulfillment of the basic needs of children. Individually addresses Maslow's five basic needs with regard to children reared in poverty: (1) physiological needs; (2) safety needs; (3) belonging and love needs; (4) self-esteem needs; and (5) self-actualization needs. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Affection, Child Care, Child Development, Child Health
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Lillie, Timothy; Vakil, Shernavaz – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Outlines transition requirements for students with disabilities moving to school-based special education services, and makes recommendations for practice to ensure that the process is effective and positive for families and personnel involved. Addresses: (1) transition and the law; (2) changing environments and perspectives of the family; (3)…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation
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Rivkin, Mary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Describes the schoolyard habitat movement and why young children need experiences in natural environments. Focuses on reasons for the loss of children's natural habitat and former habitats. Explores bio-psychological, environmental, and developmental reasons for restoring natural habitats to children. Outlines the efforts of the school habitat…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Haugland, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Reviews computer software that meets the interests and needs of young children and teaches powerful ideas. The evaluations are based on field tests and the following criteria: age appropriateness, child control, clear instructions, expanding complexity, independence, nonviolence, process orientation; real-world model, technical features, and…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
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Wardle, Francis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Addresses the needs of preschool children whose biological parents come from two or more traditional racial/ethnic groups. Advocates the extension of multiracial curriculum in early childhood programs to support and embrace these multiracial and multiethnic children. Recommends staff training, providing new classroom materials, working closely…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Coleman, Mick; Wallinga, Charlotte; Toledo, Carlos – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
School-age child care (SACC) is a relatively new social institution, and effective SACC programs must balance academic, recreational, and enrichment needs of child development. Outcomes of a study in two states to review program operations, staffing, activities, community involvement, and evaluation indicate that programs focus on academics and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Children, Educational Objectives
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Observes that the major challenge teachers confront is resisting the urge to be a "know-it-all," to dispense facile answers, to stop the inquiry. Concludes that only after surmounting the fear of being without an answer and after a conscious decision is made to listen thoughtfully can real learning begin. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Curiosity, Early Childhood Education
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Uses ecological perspective to discuss the basic needs of young homeless or transient children and how early-childhood practitioners can meet their immediate and long-term needs. Presents suggestions for supporting homeless/transient children in the classroom. Discusses how empowering teachers can create more positive attitudes toward, and…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Homeless People
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Hanson, Michelle Fryer; Gilkerson, Deanna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Summarizes information on possible infertility treatments and discusses the needs they create and the issues they raise for children and parents. Offers ideas on what early childhood caregivers and educators can do to help families who are engaging in these treatments. (JW)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Childhood Needs, Classroom Environment, Parent Caregiver Relationship
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King, Margaret A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Reviews two books for experienced teachers and administrators on national issues for care of infants and toddlers: "Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Violent Environments" (Osofsky and Fenichel, editors) and "Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children" (Carnegie Corporation). (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse