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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
McCormick, Ashley; Eidson, Faith; Harrison, Mary E. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
As the field of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) continues to grow and professionals realize the value of reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C), the need for equitable access to quality RS/C expands. One way that providers of RS/C have increased access to RS/C is through virtual technology. The growth of virtual RS/C requires…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mental Health, Supervision, Consultants
Darling-Kuria, Nikki; Soto, Jill M.; Smith, Kelly; Whitehead, Joellyn – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
There are few sources of national data on the early childhood and school-age workforce. The National Workforce Registry Alliance is creating an important source of current, verified, longitudinal data on the early care and education field. The 2019 dataset analysis focused on the characteristics of infant--toddler educators to highlight the status…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Infants, Toddlers, Teacher Characteristics
LeMoine, Sarah – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Standards and competencies are critical structural supports for any professional workforce, including early childhood professionals. Workforce capacity building, career progression, and career longevity can be supported by the foundation of consistent competency expectations. Defining and embedding consistent, evidence-based competencies is a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Infants, Toddlers, Capacity Building
LeMoine, Sarah – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Power to the Profession is a national collaboration working to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. This initiative is led by a National Task Force comprised of leaders from 15 national organizations, including ZERO…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Teachers
Natale, Ruby A.; Kolomeyer, Ellen; Peña, Kristyna; Robleto, Ana; Crooks, Joselyn Nicole; Beltré, Diana; Spector, Rachel; Jaffery, Zafreen – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Early Discovery is a program that supports mildly delayed young children who did not qualify for Part B/C services. Our goals were to: (1) provide high-quality services; (2) educate and empower parents/caregivers; (3) link families to community resources; and (4) reduce the need for special education. Services included speech-language,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Delays, Mild Disabilities, Eligibility
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
Ensher, Gail L.; Luke, Melissa M. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
This article is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, "Mental Health in the Early Years: Challenges and Pathways to Resilience', by Gail L. Ensher, David A. Clark, and Melissa M. Luke with contributing authors. This excerpt includes the value of a family systems and an ecological perspective; provides an overview of social--emotional…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Social Development
Tomlin, Angela; Ruprecht, Karen; Arditti, Joyce A. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
In prison, jails, and detention centers, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country, and most of these individuals are parents. As a result, early care and intervention professionals are likely to encounter infants and young children affected by parental incarceration. This article will review the scope of the problem, the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parent Child Relationship
Poehlmann-Tynan, Julie – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Millions of U.S. children are separated from a parent each year because of parental incarceration in prison or jail. The vast majority of people who go to jail or prison will be released eventually, making parental reentry and parent-child reunification a common process in families affected by incarceration. Despite the importance of the reentry…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Young Children, Institutionalized Persons, Coping
Ruprecht, Karen; Tomlin, Angela; Perkins, Kelley J.; Viehweg, Stephan – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Early care and education workers are increasingly recognizing their role in helping children who have experienced trauma, including extended parental separations due to incarceration. These children may have emotional reactions and behaviors that are particularly challenging in group settings. Moreover, early care and education professionals…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Trauma, Stress Variables
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