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Zwahr, Melissa D.; Davis, Caroline F.; Aviles, Jill; Buss, Kristen H.; Stine, Helen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Increasingly, infants and toddlers in the United States are being cared for outside of the home and/or by extended family (Capizzano & Adams, 2000). This social and demographic change has placed an unprecedented level of responsibility on people other than family--caregivers--to provide a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment that will…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training, Infants
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Robinson, Sandra L.; Gladstone, Delinda H. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reports the results of interviews with three-, four-, and five-year-old children at various child care centers in Columbia, South Carolina, concerning their fears. The fear of "monsters" was most often reported. Suggests what parents and teachers can do to help children cope with their fears. (BB)
Descriptors: Coping, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Fear
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Corley, Rhonda – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Discusses the success of the partnership between the Cone Elementary School and the Verner Springs Head Start Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The collaboration provides a full-day program for four-year-old children which addresses curriculum and assessment, enrollment, transportation, health services, nutrition, and the concerns of special…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Schools