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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Horm, Diane M.; Amirault, Chris – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Researchers from the Happy Teacher Project found that many early childhood teachers experience stress and demonstrate lack of well-being at rates and levels that threaten the quality and sustainability of the workforce. Further, working with children exposed to trauma adds significant emotional and physical burden on teachers who already struggle…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Teacher Welfare, Holistic Approach
Williams, Dorinda Silver; Mulrooney, Kathleen – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
This article focuses on the fundamental role that early childhood educators (ECEs) play in the lives of infants and very young children and their families--underscoring the power of early interactions and relationships between infant--toddler and preschool educators and the children in their programs. The authors explore the ECEs' unique roles,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Role, Infants, Young Children
Bartlett, Jessica Dym – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Trauma early in life can significantly impair children's development, mental health, and learning, placing them at risk for poor mental and physical health problems throughout life. Young children experience trauma more often, and are more vulnerable to its harmful effects, than older children. Early childhood education (ECE) programs regularly…
Descriptors: Trauma, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Preschool Children
Greene, Kristen – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
An exploration of equity and power in infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) consultation and early childhood education (ECE) relationships requires the examination of diversity, anti-racist values, cross-disciplinary perspectives, and parallel process. Attaining the mission of the early childhood field to support the growth,…
Descriptors: Infants, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Chacon, Jenifer; Reschke, Kathy L. – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
In the spring of 2020, the emerging COVID-19 pandemic prompted states across the country to mandate that most early childhood education programs close, leaving families with young children scrambling to adapt to full-time caregiving and leaving educators uncertain of their economic and professional future. For many communities, this hardship was…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Infants, Toddlers
Paradis, Nichole; Johnson, Kira; Richardson, Zsalanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
With an average annual salary of just over $16,000, the work of early childhood education professionals is grossly undervalued and leads to high turnover rates. And yet, the quality and consistency of the care they provide to infants and young children has a lasting impact on their brain development and social-emotional well-being. This article…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Young Children, Child Care
Cisneros, Brooke; Prieto, Destiney; Jennings-Shaffer, Jennifer; Perez, Amanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Decisions being made on Capitol Hill and in state capitals may seem remote from the experiences of early childhood professionals, but policymakers have a big impact on babies and families. Early childhood professionals and parents bring key expertise and passion to policy advocacy and have a powerful role to play. This article identifies the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Young Children
Hunter, Amy; Horen, Neal – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) consultation has gained increasing attention over the years as an effective approach to supporting young children's social-emotional development (Brennan et al., 2008; Hepburn et al., 2013). The current syndemic (the aggregation of two or more concurrent epidemics that interact synergistically to…
Descriptors: Child Health, Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics
Sroufe, L. Alan – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
The Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, a 45-year study of children born into poverty, offers a number of lessons for practitioners. Among these are the potency of early relationship experiences for predicting developmental outcomes and the fate of early experience following developmental change. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Poverty, At Risk Persons
Hines, Elesia N.; Thompson, Shannon L.; Moore, Michelle B.; Dickson, Amy B.; Callahan, Kristen L. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Decades of research and clinical observations have demonstrated the harmful effects of parent-child separation on children's short- and long-term well-being (Society for Research in Child Development, 2018). Young children may be separated from their parents due to a variety of circumstances. This article provides recommendations for the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Young Children
Dichter, Harriet; Ruprecht, Karen; Tomlin, Angela – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Children of incarcerated parents may face an increased risk for developmental and behavioral problems. Early care and education can play a positive role in addressing these risks and providing positive support. However, these children are largely hidden when it comes to formal early care and education policy and program initiatives. This article…
Descriptors: Parents, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Young Children
Kubicek, Lorraine F.; Thompson, Lisa Jansen; Luna, Antonio; Henderson, Stephanie; Hubbard, Rachel – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Increasing numbers of young children are now routinely screened for developmental delays during well-child visits in primary care settings which support early identification of developmental delays. Unfortunately, research indicates that there is often a gap between the number of children who receive an abnormal screen and the number who…
Descriptors: Young Children, Screening Tests, Developmental Delays, Referral
Reschke, Kathy; Ruhland, Donna – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
A study tour of early childhood education (ECE) programs in Aotearoa New Zealand offered a rich opportunity to explore the implementation of "Te Whariki," the national ECE curriculum. This article describes three central aspects of the "Te Whariki" approach that have garnered international admiration as a model for ECE: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Curriculum, Preschool Curriculum
Eidson, Faith; Weatherston, Deborah J. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
This article offers excerpts from a live, reflective supervision between supervisor (Deborah Weatherston) and supervisee (Faith Eidson) and is followed by their intimate exploration of the process. In revisiting the supervision, they share personal and professional observations that reveal their vulnerabilities and their strengths. They identify…
Descriptors: Supervision, Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Reflection
Buchholz, Melissa; Serrano, Verenea; Hills, Sara; Wolcott, Catherine – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Consultation in infant mental health is a relationship-based approach to building reflective capacity in professionals who work with young children. Consultants support various professionals such as child care and medical providers with meeting the social, emotional, and developmental needs of infants and children. This article describes a…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Health, Mental Health, Consultants
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