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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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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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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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Weldemariam, Kassahun Tigistu – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is a natural and significant aspect of children's learning and development. Adults can be important to children's play, as they act as "play agents." Their involvement significantly influences the quality of the play activities in which children engage. The author briefly reviews the theoretical assumptions about adults' role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Preschool Education
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Fatai O., Ismail Abdul; Faqih, Asrul; Bustan, Wafa K. – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is generally identified as a basic tool for effective learning and development in children. This study explores the ways in which amorphous or unstructured play contributes to children's overall development at the pre-primary level, helping to develop cognitive, social, and motor skills. The findings indicate that through unstructured play,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Templeton, Tran N. – Childhood Education, 2013
On the first day of November, after an unplanned three days off from school, a group of young children excitedly returned to the classroom and re-acquainted themselves with one another and with the materials in their classroom. Hurricane Sandy had devastated the city, with unprecedented damage to schools and homes. For many of the preschoolers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Weather, Natural Disasters
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Dail, Alanna Rochelle; McGee, Lea M. – Childhood Education, 2008
Making the transition from preschool to kindergarten is a milestone in a young child's life, and it does not always go smoothly. Consequently, the authors developed Shared Summer School, a unique approach to kindergarten transition, in which preschool and kindergarten teachers jointly taught children prior to their kindergarten entry. Shared…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2008
In an imaginary "Agency of Smiles," preschool children pretending to be aid workers are immersed in such activities as typing letters, sending and receiving faxes, answering phones, and negotiating with clients. A mail carrier delivers a letter from an immigrant preschool boy in the Netherlands, who requests help in making friends in his…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Dramatic Play, Preschool Education
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 2003
This column summarizes recent ERIC documents and journal articles, and highlights some World Wide Web resources, that discuss issues related to the problem of children biting in preschool. (Contains 13 annotated summaries.) (SD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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McCormick, Linda; Wong, Mai; Yogi, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2003
Cites the example of a 4-year-old with Down syndrome attending an inclusive early childhood program to illustrate how the ecological assessment and planning process is used to individualize instruction. Includes a list of the child' IEP goals and objectives, a copy of the ecological planning form, and a description of adaptations and arrangements.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Educational Planning, Inclusive Schools
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Dettore, Ernie – Childhood Education, 2002
Discusses adults' role in children's emotional development, focusing on ways that adults can help young children identify and communicate their feelings, become attuned to and accepting of the ways young children approach and deal with emotional issues, and provide environments that enable young children to express their feelings. (SD)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Emotional Development, Emotional Experience
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Gillespie, Catherine Wilson; Chick, Angela – Childhood Education, 2001
Discusses conflict as a normal part of young children's social development. Examines the teacher's role in children's conflict, classroom conflict outcomes, and the use of peer mediation programs and peace education in elementary and secondary schools. Describes the impact of the Fussbuster Program on Head Start children with high levels of…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Peer Influence, Peer Mediation, Peer Relationship
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Biber, Barbara – Childhood Education, 1967
What kinds of learning should be provided for a four- or five-year-old child who is beginning a school experience? First, he should have extended opportunity to explore the physical world. He should be helped to become increasingly sensitive to the world in which he lives. We want to provide full opportunity for doing and making. We want to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
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Collins, Laura J.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1984
Reports a study of sex-role distribution in children's literature, hypothesizing that today's writing for preschool children reflects the change in women's work roles by presenting more females in central roles, illustrations, and titles. (RH)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Females
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