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Gilkerson, Linda, Ed.; Klein, Rebecca, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
This nine-unit curriculum translates current scientific research on early brain development into practical suggestions to help early childhood professionals understand the reciprocal link between caregiving and brain development. The curriculum was created and extensively field-tested by the Erikson Institute Faculty Development Project on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Drug Use
Im, Janice H.; Osborn, Carol A.; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.; Thorp, Eva K. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
"Cradling Literacy" provides field-tested instructional materials for instructors to help early childhood teachers develop knowledge and skills in nurturing early language and literacy in young children from birth to 5 years. The research and strategies presented in the instructional manual center on how child, parent, and teacher can work…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Class Activities, Teacher Effectiveness, Training
Seibel, Nancy; Britt, Donna; Gillespie, Linda Groves; Parlakian, Rebecca – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This book is an innovative approach to the primary prevention of child maltreatment. It focuses on the impact that child care providers can make in helping to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in families with very young children. This research- and practice-based curriculum offers concepts, information, strategies, and practices focused on…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Emotional Development, Child Care
Bardige, Betty S.; Segal, Marilyn M. – ZERO TO THREE, 2005
This book is written for teachers, caregivers, and family child care providers who are working with children from birth to five. It presents research on child development and on effective teaching practices to foster very young children's ability to become literate. The book also provides practical suggestions for implementing research-informed…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Phonetics, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
Butterfield, Perry McArthur; Martin, Carole A.; Prairie, Arleen Pratt – ZERO TO THREE, 2004
The number of very young children entering center-based child care programs is growing. Now, more than ever, it is important for caregivers to understand the impact they have on the healthy development of the children in their care. "Emotional Connections" translates new research on cognitive, social, and emotional development in the early years…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Child Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants