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Muro, Joel H.; Muro, Lilia Lamar; Rose, Katherine Kensinger; Webster, Lindsey; Allen, Cassie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
The communication process between care providers and children can, at times, be complex. Young children typically lack the verbal language necessary for complex emotional expression. In this article, the authors contend that using some basic "child centered play therapy" (CCPT) techniques would be beneficial in enhancing communicative…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Child Care, Caregiver Child Relationship, Emotional Development
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Krisell, Meredith; Counsell, Shelly – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
The brain is a complex organ with an intellectual capacity that is unique to humans. For educators, it is wise to study the brain's many attributes and how it functions to help guide, inform, and improve teaching practice. Learners' brains are particularly sensitive to certain kinds of stimuli--that is social, physical, cognitive, and emotional…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Reading Processes, Cognitive Processes, Grammar
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Jiang, Hui S.; Jones, Sarah Y. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
Challenging behaviors can happen to children with a variety of abilities in all kinds of settings, and children's early experiences as members of classroom communities serve as the foundation on which lifelong patterns of social behaviors are constructed. Therefore, helping children with challenging behaviors become fully included is essential for…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Children, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification
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DeMeulenaere, Michelle – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
In this article, Michelle DeMeulenaere discusses social/emotional learning (SEL), with a focus on helping preschool children gain knowledge about feelings and getting along with others. SEL is the process in which children are able to acknowledge and recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, make good decisions, establish friendships, and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Social Development, Preschool Children
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Andrews, Nicole – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Blocks are not just for play! In this article, Nicole Andrews describes observing the interactions of three young boys enthusiastically engaged in the kindergarten block center of their classroom, using blocks in a building project that displayed their ability to use critical thinking skills, physics exploration, and the development of language…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Play, Interaction, Kindergarten
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Salinas-Gonzalez, Irasema; Arreguin-Anderson, Maria G.; Alanís, Iliana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
This article focuses on biliteracy development of English and Spanish through the practical strategy of systematically labeling the classroom within the context of daily classroom activities and providing children with various opportunities to use the words throughout the day. Using the foundational work related to classroom labels from Pinnell…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Language Usage
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Crow, René; Cooper, Mark; Dallas, Jamie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Teachers of students with chronic challenging behaviors need relief, and they need it quickly. While they may appreciate the sympathy of others, what they really need is some genuine help. Challenging children can make a teacher's day difficult. In this article, the authors share some strategies that can provide "emergency relief" to…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Henderson, C. Miki; Lasley, Elizabeth – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Art, drama, music, dance and literature activities are part of the basic components of an early childhood curriculum. They do not rely heavily on oral language or English proficiency, and this makes them accessible to all children regardless of language differences or language abilities. Teachers can use creative expression and art to practice…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classroom Environment, Play, Art Activities
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Morris, Vivian Gunn; Meredith, Cathy D.; Hicks, Claire – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2012
Young children enjoy moving around when they hear music. Children take pleasure in physical activities that contribute to their healthy development. Physical activities are vital to retain healthy bodies, and inactivity is one cause of obesity in young children (Dow, 2010; Izumi-Taylor & Morris, 2007). This article describes how teachers and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Music, Curriculum, Young Children
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Olsen, Heather; Thompson, Donna; Hudson, Susan – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early childhood programs strive to provide good-quality care and education as young children develop their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual skills. In order to provide children with positive, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities, educators ensure the safety and security of children, indoors and outdoors. The outdoor…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Supervision, Young Children
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Nuner, Joyce E.; Griffith, Amy C. Stevens – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early care and education providers often are the first to notice children's developmental differences because their extensive knowledge about and experience with typical development is a baseline frame for recognizing differences. Educators of young children are aware that the earlier children with developmental delays, such as those caused by…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Young Children, Developmental Delays
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Gilbert, Jaesook L.; Harte, Helene Arbouet; Patrick, Carol – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reflect America's recent emphasis on literacy and educational accountability. Policymakers have a heightened interest in educating children earlier and fostering brain growth, in part due to the increased awareness of research on brain development and the importance of the early years…
Descriptors: Play, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Brain
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Kemple, Kristen Mary; Kim, Hae Kyoung – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early childhood educators spend extensive amounts of time with young children, so they are often the first adults to notice signs that a child may be abused or neglected. All educators are required by law to report suspected maltreatment, and can play an important role in preventing and responding to abuse and neglect of young children. What is…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Young Children, Teacher Role, Intervention
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Sanchez, Claudia; Walsh, Bridget A.; Rose, Katherine Kensinger – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early childhood educators are always looking for accessible, easy-to-use strategies to enhance communication with families. Technology innovations have the potential to enhance and create more meaningful school and home communication that involves families and encourages them to support their children's learning at home. Effective technological…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Baumgartner, Jennifer J.; DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Apavaloaie, Loredana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early childhood professionals are familiar with finding and appreciating daily moments of joy. Teachers smile inside and out when toddlers are able to pull up their own pants, preschoolers write their names for the first time, or kindergarteners figure out how to make complicated patterns with blocks. Working with young children can also be very…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions
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