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Brenneman, Kimberly; Lange, Alissa; Nayfeld, Irena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
High quality early childhood education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning have gained recognition as key levers in the progress toward high quality education for all students. STEM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences that are accessible to dual language learners and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Preschool Curriculum
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Kovac, Lisa M.; Furr, Jami M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Selective mutism is a relatively uncommon, yet significantly impairing anxiety disorder that causes difficulties in young children when communicating in social situations (such as school) even though they speak normally when they are comfortable (such as at home). Early childhood educators play a unique role in helping to identify selective…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems, Preschool Children
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Lee, Joohi; Junoh, Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Coding is defined as the "process of assigning a code (command/rule)" (http://Techopedia.com) that allows a machine or a person to act or move (McLennan, https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2017/creating-coding-stories-and-games, 2017). Though machines operated by a coding system are common in children's everyday lives, there has…
Descriptors: Coding, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods
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Akamoglu, Yusuf; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Cheung, W. Catherine; Yang, Hsiu-Wen; Favazza, Paddy C.; Stalega, Melissa V.; Aronson-Ensign, Katherine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During the preschool years, children develop several inter-related skills including motor skills and communication skills. In this article, we highlight several communication teaching strategies and describe how practitioners can promote communication skills of preschoolers with disabilities by providing them with multiple opportunities to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Communication Skills, Physical Activities, Students with Disabilities
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Lake, Vickie E.; Beisly, Amber H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Dual language learners (DLLs) represent one of the fastest growing populations in classrooms, and yet many teachers are monolingual and not trained in English as a Second Language. Many teachers strive to create an anti-bias classroom that puts goals of diversity and equity at the center of all that they do, but are unsure of effective strategies…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Translation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Schultz, Tia R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The complex and collaborative work of early childhood practitioners (e.g., educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers) and families requires effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Effective implementation of early childhood practices can be hindered by deeply held assumptions practitioners…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Guidance, Evidence Based Practice, Occupational Therapy
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Bowling, Emily C. C.; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A child's ability to fingerpoint accurately to words while reading aloud a memorized text showcases his/her development of concept of word in text. This ability demonstrates the extent to which key early literacy skills are integrated (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness). Research indicates that attaining a concept of word in text is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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Johnson, Lauren; McHugh, Sarah; Eagle, Jessica L.; Spires, Hiller A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In the current article, two kindergarten teachers and two university researchers explain how 45 kindergarten students collaboratively engaged in a specific inquiry approach called Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global. PBI Global consists of five-phases: (a) ask a compelling question, (b) gather and analyse sources, (c) creatively synthesize claims…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Global Approach
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Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Juth, Stephanie M.; Kohlmeier, Theresa L.; Schreiber, Kayleen E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The field of neuroscience is now providing research findings about how the bilingual brain functions that can be used to promote richer and more successful dual-language development. This article summarizes recent research, then provides practical applications for parents and teachers of emergent bilinguals. Key understandings about how the brain…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Brain, Bilingual Students, Neurosciences
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Lisenbee, Peggy S.; Ford, Carol M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Traditional and digital storytelling is a powerful literacy tool which engage students in making connections between pedagogy and academic content. Definitions of traditional and digital storytelling, pedagogical methods aligned with curriculum standards, and examples of literacy centers associated with storytelling in early childhood classrooms…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Definitions
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Bingham, Gary E.; Quinn, Margaret F.; McRoy, Kyla; Zhang, Xiao; Gerde, Hope K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the importance of early writing development to children's school success, research documents that early childhood teachers spend little time actively supporting children's writing development in preschool classrooms. This article provides a framework for integrating writing experiences across the early childhood curriculum. Practical…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Play, Learning Activities
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Hart Barnett, Juliet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates young children with autism and other developmental disabilities can benefit from participation in play activities with peers. Play provides opportunities to increase social skills across developmental domains in an integrated manner and provides opportunities to develop a sense of belonging and friendship; these goals…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Teachers
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Movahedazarhouligh, Sara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play is a critical milestone that contributes to the learning and development of young children in multiple ways and is essential to their well-being. Play is also considered as a central component to promote school readiness and incorporates pre-literacy, language and numeracy skills. However, play deficits seem to be acutely apparent in…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, School Readiness
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ahmed, Siddiq; Aljaffal, Mohammed Abdulaziz; Alsheef, Manal Yousef; Hamdi, Hamad Ali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this manuscript is to identify social narrative strategies that can be used to enhance the social skills of young children identified with autism spectrum disorder. We provide a description as well as scenarios describing how educators might consider using social narrative strategies. We conclude with resources to attain additional…
Descriptors: Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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