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McKeating, Eileen; Mulcahy, Kaitlin; Andrade, Gloria; Catalano, Corinne G. – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
Relationships are the foundation of the early childhood professional's work with infants and young children in their care. Caregiver behavior deeply influences a child's capacity to cope with stress. Supporting caregivers emotionally allows them to be more regulated and available to infants, children, and families. The stress of COVID-19 has…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Culturally Relevant Education
Noroña, Carmen Rosa; Raskin, Elizabeth; Flores, Erika; Fernández-Pastrana, Ivys; Anderson-Phou, Sara; Saulnier, Michelle – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
This article offers an introduction to the creation and implementation of a workforce development project for frontline providers serving mixed-status immigrant families in infant and early childhood programs. The project comprised specialized training and an innovative approach to reflective consultation to provide an in-depth exploration…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Training, Professional Development
Dietz, Erika Gustafson; Darragh Ernst, Johnna – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
This article highlights two competency-based coaching and mentoring models for the incumbent infant-toddler workforce, designed and implemented at two Illinois institutions of higher education. Each model has been intentionally developed with an antibias and equity lens, focused on cultivating a diverse workforce of practitioners through…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Experiential Learning, Competency Based Education
Carolan, Megan E.; Fishel, Amber Posey – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
The early childhood workforce encompasses a range of professionals across health care, early childhood education, mental health, child welfare, and early intervention. Despite the differences in daily responsibilities, these professionals experience similar systems-level challenges which impede their ability to professionally flourish and risk…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Labor Force Development, Sustainability, Compensation (Remuneration)
Vermilya, Lois; Martinez, Richard Julian, III; Chavarria-Gonzàlez, Krystal; Qi, Cathy Huaqing – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
Creating Responsive Educational Avenues for Training Environments in Early Childhood (CREATE EC) is a new, interdisciplinary initiative aimed at transforming academic programs and professional development at the University of New Mexico's College of Education and Human Sciences. The goal is to co-create a community-informed approach for early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, American Indians
Parlakian, Rebecca – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
The learning that happens before school entry provides children with a strong foundation on which to build new conceptual understandings. In particular, mathematical skills predict later math and reading outcomes in elementary school. This article summarizes existing research on equity-based math instructional approaches and provides a rationale…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Mathematics Activities
Buchholz, Melissa; Ashby, Bethany; Ehmer, Amy; Serrano, Verenea; Kenny, Jessica; Fried, Emily; Gleason, Erica; Sandoval, Charmayne; Yuen, Jennifer – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
HealthySteps (HS) is an evidence-based integrated model designed to provide enhanced primary care services to young children and families. This article describes the strategies HS specialists use, adapt, and innovate while maintaining fidelity to the model to meet the unique needs of diverse settings, circumstances, and communities. The authors…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, Child Health, Foster Care
Parker-McGowan, Quannah; Carr, Becky; Mahoney, Matthew; Dahl, Claire; Erickson, Nora; Kroupina, Maria – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
The University of Minnesota's Birth to Three Clinic has adopted a holistic approach to supporting children's needs within an attachment-focused, trauma-informed, and neurodevelopmental framework rooted in the DC:0-5™ classification framework. This clinical framework of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) assessment has been applied in…
Descriptors: Universities, Clinics, Childhood Needs, Trauma Informed Approach
Pavkov, Thomas W.; Wells, Lee – ZERO TO THREE, 2023
This quantitative study aimed to better understand the relationship between reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) and burnout among early childhood education (ECE) professionals. The study surveyed 379 ECE professionals in the Midwest. This study found that high-quality RSC is significantly linked to lower levels of burnout and predicts less…
Descriptors: Reflection, Supervision, Consultation Programs, Burnout
McConnico, Neena; Bailey, Courtney; Normand, Stacy; Trevino-Talbot, Michelle – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
Racism, inequalities, and injustices continue to exist in American social structures, institutions, and systems of care. This article explores how the field of mental health is influenced by practices rooted in White supremacy culture and requires a paradigm shift toward a multidimensional view of risk, resilience, and protective factors. Becoming…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Diversity, Racism, Mental Health
Manoukian, Eileen – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
The eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of 2019 changed norms in human behavior and how business is conducted throughout the world. In this article, the author shares her experiences as a home-based child care provider during the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple challenges and disruptions, which were faced at the onset of the pandemic, are…
Descriptors: Child Care, COVID-19, Pandemics, Barriers
Buchholz, Melissa; Glaze, Kelly; Wolcott, Catherine; Talmi, Ayelet – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
Primary care is an essential service for young children and one of the few settings where in-person care was provided during COVID-19 (recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020). The HealthySteps (HS) model provides enhanced primary care to young children but required innovations to service delivery to adhere to public health orders…
Descriptors: Young Children, Models, Health Services, Access to Health Care
DelJones, Gina; Pomales, Hannah; Rodriguez, Erica Y.; Mendez, Alicia; Bosk, Emily; MacKenzie, Michael J. – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
A trauma-informed organization serving young children and their families experienced differentials in vaccine uptake. Organization leadership viewed this response through a trauma-informed framework that recognizes legacies of scientific racism and attendant distrust of medical information, particularly new treatments. Trauma-informed frameworks…
Descriptors: Trauma, Immunization Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
Diaz, Raquel Munarriz; Taylor-Jones, Tiffany – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
A community of practice (CoP) is a vehicle for bringing in participants who share a common interest to learn from and grow with each other. In order to have a transformative learning experience, the CoP needs to be facilitated by a humble, credible facilitator. This article examines the role and benefits of a humble, credible facilitator and how…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Facilitators (Individuals), Role, Interaction
Matter, Lisa; Jankovsky, Eva; Phillips, Luren; Petersen, Sandra – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care is a professional development initiative that is relationship-based on every level. It is administrated by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood. Instructors get intensive training and become members of the Infant Toddler Specialist network. Every level of the EQ Initiative uses an open framework called…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Professional Development
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