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Akamoglu, Yusuf; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Cheung, W. Catherine; Yang, Hsiu-Wen; Favazza, Paddy C.; Stalega, Melissa V.; Aronson-Ensign, Katherine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During the preschool years, children develop several inter-related skills including motor skills and communication skills. In this article, we highlight several communication teaching strategies and describe how practitioners can promote communication skills of preschoolers with disabilities by providing them with multiple opportunities to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Communication Skills, Physical Activities, Students with Disabilities
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.g., paper-printed books) and digital tools (e.g., touch screen tablets). However, debate is ongoing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Hartman, Sara L.; Stotts, Jenny; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Miller, Rebecca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Challenging conditions put young children at risk for maltreatment around the world, including in rural, southeastern Ohio. To combat these situations, several strategies are helpful in facilitating positive outcomes for young children. Specifically, when community entities and local school professionals work together, there is a greater…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, At Risk Persons
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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Vartuli, Sue; Snider, Karrie; Holley, Maggie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In early childhood teacher education programs, the reality of educational systems must be understood and teacher candidates must be ready to deal with the current challenges schools face. The rationale and application of the principles of practice based teacher education are presented in this article. Practice-based teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship
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Chang, Ni; Cress, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Visual arts, such as drawings, are attractive to most young children. Marks left on paper by young children contain meaning. Although it is known that children's oral language could be enhanced through communication with adults, rarely is there a series of dialogues between adults and young children about their drawings. Often heard instead…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Oral Language, Freehand Drawing, Young Children
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Freeman, Nancy K.; Feeney, Stephanie; Moravcik, Eva – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Early childhood teacher educators frequently enhance their teaching by reading children's books to their adult students. It is not unusual for faculty outside of early childhood to question devoting precious class time to read-alouds which they may consider a curious, if not frivolous, instructional strategy. Quality children's literature can,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Childrens Literature, Reading Aloud to Others, Adult Students
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Huerta, Margarita; Jackson, Julie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Giving students a purpose and a passion for sharing their thinking through authentic learning experiences and giving them tools for writing through which they can risk new vocabulary, new language, and new thought is critical for the linguistic and cognitive development of students. Furthermore, students develop a deep understanding of content…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Second Language Learning, Science Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Smith, Jaime – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Sometimes students will exhibit various aggressive behaviors in the preschool classroom. Early childhood educators need to have behavior management strategies to manage the students' negative behaviors within the classroom setting. This article will provide a rationale for embedding literacy instruction within behavior management strategies to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Reinforcement, Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wasik, Barbara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Small group instruction is important yet it is one of the most underused strategies in early childhood classrooms. This paper presents guidelines based on research-based best practices for using small groups in early childhood. In addition, the benefits of small group instruction for both children and teachers are described. Specific suggestions…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies
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Birbili, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to make the case for organising teaching and learning in early childhood education around concepts and generalisations rather than inert facts. It is now widely accepted that facts alone are not enough to help children discern patterns and relationships, group things together, see big ideas and solve problems. Facts…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Children, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Caring is the core value that empowers families and early childhood professionals. This article articulates the meaning and power of caring in the lives of children and families. It also explores family, professional, and community strategies for creating caring and nurturing children and families. In particular, insights that show that caring is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Child Development
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This article describes the power of goal-setting in order to help children become self-motivated and responsible for their actions. It also provides a road-map for a successful process by describing the following strategies: changing negative thoughts into positives, creating affirmations, designing action plans and utilizing visualization. This…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Visualization, Parent Participation, Student Educational Objectives
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Family literacy has come of age during the past quarter of a century. This article provides a brief review of family literacy history and components. Pedagogical implications for teachers of primary grade students are considered, and suggestions given for increasing home-school literacy involvement through the following types of initiatives:…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Young Children, Family Involvement
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This article seeks to provide insights into the role of teacher beliefs about parent and family involvement in supporting or inhibiting parent and family participation in partnerships related to the well being of child and family. The authors aim to offer positive beliefs and strategies for developing nurturing relations between families and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Well Being
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