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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
Thomas, Kandace; Noroña, Carmen Rosa; St. John, Maria Seymour – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
The Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets (St. John, Thomas, Noroña, & Irving Harris Foundation Professional Development Network Tenets Working Group, 2012) synthesized efforts to integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the infant and early childhood mental health field. The Tenets were born of a recognition that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Child Health, Infants, Young Children
Frost, Reihonna L.; Goldberg, Abbie E. – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
Early childhood education is a time when children and their parents are learning about their roles in a school. This makes early childhood education a crucial time for developing strong parent-school relationships with diverse families including LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] parents, adoptive families, and multiracial…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Johnson, Anneliese W.; Peterson, Samantha – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
How do very young children develop a sense of identity and belonging culturally, and how can this sense be supported by early care and education teachers and programs? This article examines literature associated with identity and belonging in early childhood and how those who work closely with children and families can incorporate best practices…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Best Practices
Beneke, Margaret R.; Newton, Jennifer R.; Vinh, Megan; Blanchard, Sheresa Boone; Kemp, Peggy – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
The implicit and explicit messages early childhood practitioners send about disability have important consequences for young children's developing identities and sense of belonging. The authors discuss how practitioners can cultivate early learning communities in which the identities of all young children, with and without disabilities, are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Young Children, Child Development
DeJesus, Jasmine M.; Liberman, Zoe; Kinzler, Katherine D. – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
Babies are miraculous linguistic creatures. From an early age, they seamlessly master the language or languages in their early environment. Babies' early language-learning abilities turn out to not just be about language--they are also social in nature, orienting children to cultural in-group members. Infants and young children demonstrate…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Language Usage, Language Acquisition
Reschke, Kathy – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
This article is an excerpt from the "ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators"[TM] Course Curriculum, module SE-6: Promoting Children's Sense of Self and Belonging. The course supports development of the essential skills educators need to optimize the social-emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy…
Descriptors: Child Development, Infants, Toddlers, Social Development
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