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Swick, Kevin J.; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Describes On Board Early, a Baltimore program designed to increase family-school experiences that support children's success. Discusses such program features as specialized family involvement staff, a parents-as-teachers program, a family-centered approach to supporting the transition to school, and planning for long-term family involvement.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Ponzetti, James J., Jr.; Dulin, Wilma – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Examined parent education practices used in family literacy programs, focusing on parent education in Washington's Even Start program. Found few rural/urban differences in program content, probably due to the state mandate for programs. Most participants were white female single heads of households on public assistance. Commonly used instructional…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy
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Parette, Howard P., Jr. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Examines a family-centered approach to the prescription and delivery of computers to children with disabilities. Discusses effective team decision making regarding computers in the home environment, and the relevance of family and cultural factors, such as family routines, stress, cultural value systems, and time constraints. Considers…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Reviews literature suggesting that a sociocultural model of infant social development is needed to examine variable influencing infants' interactions with caregivers. Significant variables include familial influences and cultural expectations. Positive development requires that these variables lead to adults who respond appropriately to infant…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Stroud, Judith E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Reviews studies suggesting benefits of block play for literacy development that provides actual reading and writing experiences. Suggests that block play centers can be literacy-enhanced with materials that are authentic, useful, and appropriate, including: thematic books, magazines, architectural blueprints, envelopes, and adding machine tape.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Language Acquisition, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Leidman, Mary Beth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Discusses experiences in finding appropriate child care for a 10-month-old American infant in Israel. Criteria included location, caregiver-child ratio, caregiver background and training, physical plant, and equipment. Noticed consistent and intense interest in child's welfare, even by strangers on the street. Caregivers allowed child greater…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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