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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Haig, Yvonne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article describes the needs analysis, implementation and outcomes of a pilot program aimed at creating books with families in ways that represent their language and culture. "Creating Books in Communities" is part of "Better Beginnings," a state-wide program, developed by the State Library of Western Australia, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Geographic Isolation, Cultural Relevance
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article provides readers with information regarding the impact of disasters on children. It introduces basic relief efforts and mental health services that are common to most disaster-related situations. Classroom- and community-based interventions are also included along with conclusions and key points for educators.
Descriptors: Children, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, Health Services
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McKie, Brooke K.; Manswell Butty, Jo-Anne; Green, Rodney D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Researchers have posited that children generally learn to read in environments that are trusting, comfortable, and offer small group or one-to-one adult support, all of which are characteristics of a high quality early childhood education program. This evaluation research study examines the Pre-Kindergarten Incentive Program, an early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Demonstration Programs, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Ceglowski, Deborah Ann; Logue, Mary Ellin; Ullrich, Annette; Gilbert, Jaesook – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Sixteen Minnesota families with children with disabilities participated in a 2-year interview study of their care experiences. Findings show that families developed a network of care providers, struggled to pay additional costs for care, were not informed of community services and programs, and believed that their children received adequate child…
Descriptors: Community Services, Disabilities, Child Care, Parent Attitudes
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Gable, Sara; Hunting, Melissa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Describes how a group of Extension educators developed, implemented and evaluated a child-care-provider training program that considered provider needs, research-based competencies, and current recommendations for child-care training opportunities. Presents information concerning program focus, program content, program evaluation, and two methods…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Community Programs, Day Care Centers