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Ullrich, Rebecca; Cole, Patricia; Gebhard, Barbara; Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Because the earliest years of life are a period of incredible growth, they present an opportunity to shape strong and positive development. Good health, secure and stable families, and positive early learning environments are necessary to foster children's physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development during this significant period. Yet…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Zero to Three, 2016
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, conducted a comprehensive research effort, including a series of in-home discussions and a large national parent survey with a diverse range of parents of children from birth to 5. Our findings provide brand new insights about the challenges parents face, what they do and do not…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Child Rearing
The upcoming Congressional reauthorization of the Early Head Start program provides an opportunity to focus on what can be done to achieve even greater impacts for infants, toddlers, and families in Early Head Start. In this policy brief, the Zero to Three Policy Center presents its recommendations for Congressional action and discusses scientific…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Early Intervention
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
Cochran, Moncrieff – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This book presents a review and synthesis of the early care and education system in the United States -- a system that now faces increasing enrollment, an underpaid workforce, and limited budgets. A substantial number of trained early care and education professionals are projected to leave the field over the next 10 years due to noncompetitive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Baby Boomers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Winton, Pamela J., Ed; McCollum, Jeanette A., Ed.; Catlett, Camille, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them. "Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development" is a comprehensive planning resource for college faculty and consultants engaged in preservice …
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Adult Learning
Buysse, Virginia, Ed.; Wesley, Patricia W., Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
Evidence-based practice is a decision-making process that integrates the best available scientific research evidence with family and professional wisdom and values. The editors argue that it has the potential to transform the services provided to children and families because it incorporates the "different ways of knowing" that characterize early…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children, Special Education
Johnston, Kadija; Brinamen, Charles – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
As babies, toddlers, and preschoolers spend more and more time in child care programs, those programs have an increasingly significant effect on their healthy social and emotional development. The impact and quality of caregivers' relationships with children contribute to the quality of young children's mental health. A mental health consultant…
Descriptors: Consultants, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Young Children
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
Lombardi, Joan, Ed.; Bogle, Mary M., Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2005
Between 1995 and 2004, Early Head Start (EHS) grew from 68 to more than 700 programs nationwide, serving more than 62,000 children and securing the program's reputation as a beacon of hope for the nation's low-income families with infants and toddlers. According to a comprehensive 5-year national evaluation of EHS, children who participated in…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Disadvantaged Youth, Pregnancy, Young Children
Rice, Kathleen Fitzgerald; Groves, Betsy McAlister – ZERO TO THREE, 2005
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that close to 1 million children a year are identified as victims of maltreatment. The National Clearinghouse of Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that between 3 and 10 million children a year witness the abuse of a parent or caregiver. In recent years, therapists, educators, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Abuse, Caregivers, Young Children
Fenichel, Emily, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1996
The six articles in this newsletter theme issue focus on three successful infant/family organizations serving families with young children either at risk for a disability or having a disability: Southwest Human Development (Phoenix, Arizona); The Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Illinois); and New Horizons Center for Children and Families of…
Descriptors: Agencies, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Pawl, Jeree, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1992
This newsletter presents five articles focusing on the social development of infants and very young children. The first article, "Sympathetic Behavior in Very Young Children," by Lois Barclay Murphy, gives examples of early sympathetic behavior, traces the development of sympathy, identifies individual patterns of sympathetic response,…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Emotional Development
Fenichel, Emily, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1993
This bulletin issue contains five papers on the theme of adults with mental illness who are parents of very young children. "Parents, Mental Illness, and the Primary Health Care of Infants and Young Children" (John N. Constantino) offers the experience of a trainee in a combined residency in pediatrics and psychiatry, focusing on…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Rearing, Community Programs, Delivery Systems
Osofsky, Joy D., Ed.; Fenichel, Emily, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1994
This journal issue is a contribution to the development of caretaking strategies to help young victims of violence, and is intended to provide support for those who are helping the victims. Four main articles are: (1) "Parenting in Violent Environments" (Joy Osofsky and Beverly Roberson Jackson); (2) "Infants, Toddlers, and…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Community Programs
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