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Roggman, Lori A.; Peterson, Carla A.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Ispa, Jean; Decker, Kallie B.; Hughes-Belding, Kere; Cook, Gina A.; Vallotton, Claire D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Home visitors provide individualized services to families of infants and young children in their homes. Due to their unique role, home visitors must develop a specialized set of critical competencies--specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They therefore require preparation that differs in distinct ways from the preparation typically available…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Infants, Toddlers, Higher Education
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Bruns, Deborah A.; Cooley, Marissa – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Preparing early childhood education (ECE) and early childhood special education (ECSE) professionals to work with young children with and without disabilities entails the acquisition of content, its application, and opportunities for reflection. This article describes a component of an ECSE assessment course focusing on the logistics and process…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Evaluation Methods
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Szente, Judit – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2008
In this article, the author describes a service learning experience that allowed university students to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children as a partial requirement for an introductory level course in Early Childhood Education. Data from the journals and case studies indicated that preservice teachers benefited from this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Service Learning, Young Children
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Nelson, Regena Fails – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This study describes the development of a parent resource center at a university child care center. The parent resource center is funded by a federal grant and is designed to provide support to low-income student-parents on campus. Early childhood education interns work in the center to learn how to build family relationships. The program has been…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Resource Centers
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Jensen, Mary A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
In the present political climate, politicians are singling out children's programs and services for budget cuts. The need for teacher education programs to prepare early childhood teachers as children's advocates is becoming ever more evident. For years, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has called for greater…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Motivation