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Al-Hassan, Omayya M.; Bani-Hani, Kamal E. – Childhood Education, 2019
Hashemite University, a pioneering higher education institution in Jordan, has established the first academic nursery for children in Jordan. The nursery has a dual purpose, as it offers quality childhood education and care services and provides practical field training opportunities for students specializing in early childhood education.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Models, Educational Quality
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Riojas-Cortez, Mari; Montemayor, Allegra; Leveridge, Tinney – Childhood Education, 2019
As early childhood educators employ technology in their classrooms, it is important to have a process to ensure that learning needs are being met.
Descriptors: Media Selection, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Dawes, Andrew; Biersteker, Linda; Girdwood, Elizabeth; Snelling, Matthew; Tredoux, C. G. – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, Innovation Edge commissioned the development of South Africa's first national-level preschool child assessment tool. The project's key innovations were that the tool should fairly assess children from across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum, be inexpensive in terms of equipment and administration costs, and be administered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation often means finding new ways to make better use of resources that already exist in our communities. A new initiative to connect schools and libraries was just the right catalyst to enhance family engagement. The New York Public Library (NYPL), which has 88 neighborhood branches across The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, was one…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Family Involvement, Active Learning
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Harkins, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Active involvement of multiple stakeholders is vital to ensuring effective implementation of education innovation. The ground-breaking collaboration described in this article addressed barriers to education through effective cross-sector collaboration among civil society, business, and government stakeholders.
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Cooperation, School Business Relationship
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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Bunche-Smith, Takiema; Benavides, Veronica; Lamb-Parker, Faith – Childhood Education, 2018
Given the importance of the early childhood years, innovations to improve programs and services for this age range are vital, particularly for the marginalized populations in society.
Descriptors: Community Programs, Empowerment, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education
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Gesell, Arnold – Childhood Education, 2017
From the standpoint of mental health and perhaps even from the standpoint of human culture, the complete realization of the educational possibilities of the preschool child is of foundational significance. Normative and comparative studies performed at a psychological clinic at Yale examining norms of development in children from one month to five…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Child Development, Personality
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2017
The first issue of "Childhood Education," published in 1924, included an article by the eminent physician, Arnold Gesell. In the article, "The Significance of the Nursery School" he advocated for early childhood education, indicating its importance for both promoting the development of young children and supporting and…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Evans, Leanne M.; Avila, Antonieta – Childhood Education, 2016
Language is one of the most important drivers of children's socialization and development of a sense of belonging within their school, community, and culture. For bilingual and multicultural children in particular, language plays a critical role in the development of their identity. If emergent language learners do not feel confident in their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Scientific Literacy
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Geist, Eugene – Childhood Education, 2016
Today's children need learning opportunities from cradle to career that build the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our interconnected and constantly changing world. This means putting 21st century skills, including creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving, at the center of learning, both in and out of school. As…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Robotics, Creativity
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Lee, Joohi; Collins, Denise; Melton, Janet – Childhood Education, 2016
How can educators encourage and better prepare students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based fields? To start, students are more likely to pursue these fields if they enjoy and perceive themselves to be good at them. This means introducing relevant concepts and skills at an early age and embedding them…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children
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Aljabreen, Haifa Hassan; Lash, Martha – Childhood Education, 2016
Despite differences in specific teaching styles, nations around the world are united in the belief that early education is essential for preparing children for success throughout their school life and beyond. This tenet is as applicable to the Saudi Arabian early childhood education (ECE) system as it is anywhere else. Yet, little is actually…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Early Childhood Education
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Brown, Christopher P.; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2016
Since its birth in the 1960s in Latin America, testimonio has emerged as a genre of literature that gives a "voice to the voiceless" and acts as a medium for marginalized individuals to communicate their experiences. Described as a form of resistance literature, it has been defined as "an authentic narrative, told by a witness who…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Polat, Özgül; Yavuz, Ezgi Aksin – Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood experiences have a great effect on the course of a child's life. Preschool education can offer benefits for children, particularly those who do not have advantages at home, including benefits related to academic skills, social-emotional development, and communication. Thus, preschool experiences are a potential key to improving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Readiness
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