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Castner, Daniel J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Few matters are of more significance to the shaping of young children's experiences in early childhood classrooms than the content of curriculum and how it is mediated. However, few studies examine teachers of young children as mediators of curriculum. Instead, policies intending to improve the outcomes of early education have generally addressed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Teachers
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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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Dinehart, Laura H.; Katz, Lynne F.; Manfra, Louis; Ullery, Mary Anne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The current paper highlights the few studies that examine the role of early care and education on the developmental and early academic outcomes of children who experience maltreatment. First, we argue that children who experience maltreatment are at significant risk for poor developmental outcomes as a result of the chronic exposure to stress that…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Young Children, Brain, Educational Objectives
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Feldman, Erika N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The national early learning community faces the challenge of using early learning standards and assessments to improve learning environments while preserving educators' freedom to plan early childhood curriculum that accord with a child-centered focus and developmentally appropriate practices. Drawing on recent developments in approaches to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Class Activities, Learning Activities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Family literacy programs abound today, and many try to be all things to all participating families. Funding has eroded for programs of long length and shorter length programs need a specific focus to aim for a modicum of success. This article provides an overview of the importance of interactive reading for children's future success in school,…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Reading, Educational Objectives, Reading Tests
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Lee, Joon Sun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The 18 preschool teachers in the study tended to agree that preschool education for 4-year-olds should foremost be fun and engaging, not stressful. Teachers should develop curricula based on children's interests and everyday lives, and allow children to choose their activities and to direct their own play and exploration at their own pace. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Fennimore, Beatrice S.; Pattnaik, Jyotsna; Laverick, DeAnna M.; Brewster, Jeffrey; Mutuku, Moses – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? A group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Educational Environment
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Harkins, Margaret A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Discusses developmentally appropriate career guidance for young children to prepare them to make later life career decisions. Outlines objectives for working with young children, including increasing occupational awareness and exploration, enhancing their knowledge of self and others, and continuing their development of academic and work- related…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Class Activities
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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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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Provides a rationale for parent involvement in children's schooling. Considers the nation's education goals, and why parent involvement is so important to achieving those goals. (ET)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives