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Allen, Susan F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
With the current emphasis on program accountability and appreciation of the importance of early learning and timely identification of delays, early childhood developmental assessment in child care centers is crucial. In Florida, a state that supports local control of child assessment decisions, counties were surveyed to determine the specific…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Child Development, Evaluation Methods
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Flannery Quinn, Suzanne M.; Ethridge, Elizabeth A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This research explores the history, philosophies and practices of an "A rated" public charter school (serving infants through 8th grade) in Florida. Participants are the professional educators who were involved in the founding of the school in 1999. Findings are based on semi-structured interviews probing the details of the history of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Practices, Teachers
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Fu, Danling; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Describes rationale and first-week-of-school activities of a project to implement multi-age classrooms composed of kindergarten, first, and second grade students who spend 3 years in that classroom. Notes that the project's goal is to empower children as learners by allowing them to help design the curriculum and set goals for their own learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Mixed Age Grouping, Peer Relationship