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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Person-centered therapy (PCT) comes from the experiential and relationship-oriented therapy tradition. It is considered to be a third force in therapeutic engagement, along with the psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches. PCT is based on faith in and empowerment of human beings to be joyful, creative, self-fulfilled and willing and able to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Psychiatry
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Green, Carie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This qualitative study of 3-to-5-year-old children's hiding places and experiences is framed around the importance of recognizing children as active agents in creating their own culture and places in the world. Through the use of interactive data collection strategies collected at school and in children's homes, including book discussions,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Play
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
With the intent of facilitating musical development of children enrolled in early childhood music courses, the purpose of this research was to describe the ongoing use of an online social networking site by parents of preschool children. Six families attended a 45-min early childhood music class each week for 10 weeks and responded to assignments…
Descriptors: Music Education, Empowerment, Parents, Preschool Children
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
By utilizing all of the voices of homeless children and families we can gain a better understanding of their needs and thus be more effective in designing programs that can support them in becoming more independent. This article reviews the importance of the voices of homeless preschool children and their parents as well that of the professionals…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
High quality parent-child relations are essential to healthy development and learning in children. Homeless families experience many barriers to realizing the needed bonding and nurturance for having healthy relationships. This article explores the obstacles to the development of nurturing parent-child relations and offers strategies for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Empowerment
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Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Many culturally diverse families and their young children with disabilities or delays are not provided appropriate early intervention/early childhood special education services, especially not in a culturally sensitive and meaningful context. Families with diverse backgrounds often feel helpless and stressful because their values are not…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Young Children, Early Intervention
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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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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Explores topics related to how families, schools, and communities can use communication to strengthen their partnerships. Discusses how communication empowers participants in a shared-learning process, and explores how attitudes shape communication efforts. Examines the role of culture in the communication process, focusing on how cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Empowerment
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Thomson, Malia; Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
First of a two-part series, examines effects of teen pregnancy and parenthood on adolescents and their children, and describes exemplary program to keep teen parents in high school until graduation. Discusses how to address the issue of teenage pregnancy, how to effectively help teen parents, the importance of teaching teenagers personal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Community Role, Dropout Prevention
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Taba, Sharon; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Discusses the urgent need to develop leadership in early childhood education in order to improve the quality of programming for infants, toddlers, young children, and their families. Describes five areas of leadership skills: advocacy, administrative, community, conceptual, and career development. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Empowerment