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Kihm, Holly Spencer; Rolling, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Although the prevalence of childhood obesity has not increased in recent years, it remains unacceptably high and warrants continued study. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationship between weight status and length of sleep (both daytime and nighttime) among preschool children. Special attention was given to the role…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Prevention, Obesity
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Langlais, Amanda G. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Recent changes made by the Council for Professional Recognition to the Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing program create an opportunity to redesign high school child development programs. On April 1, 2011, the Council for Professional Recognition lifted the age restriction in the CDA credentialing requirements, now allowing students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Professional Recognition, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Blanton, Dorothy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
"No Baby Left Behind" was created to have an impact on the school readiness of children in the community today and in the future. Each year, there are an increasing number of students who have learning difficulties. Many of these problems are preventable. Accidents, poor nutrition (of the mother and/or child), drug use, alcohol use, and lack of…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Drug Use, Learning Problems, Nutrition
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Janson, Gregory R.; King, Margaret A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Discussions regarding young children and secure schools often focus on children's physical safety and external stressors such as chaotic families, dangerous neighborhoods, and terrorism. Less attention is given to the emotional security of children in schools, a necessary prerequisite to learning and healthy development. The most effective way to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Security (Psychology), Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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Ball, Ruth Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Building partnerships is an important task between teachers and administrators in early childhood settings. To provide continuity for the children and support for the families, it is critical for the staff to communicate about the expectations each early childhood program has for the children. In several layers of work, early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Young Children, Child Care
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Stanley, M. Sue – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
California State University, Long Beach, in collaboration with Long Beach Unified School District's Head Start and Child Development Centers, and the community childcare agency Young Horizons implemented an intervention and evaluation program to improve children's school readiness. The focus of Readiness and Early Activities for Children from the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Intervention, Professional Development, Program Evaluation
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Weatherford, Carol G.; Bagby, Sara Ayers – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
"Extending Education" focused on national education goals of readiness for school and retention until graduation and on strategies outlined in the American 2000 plan. The formal education system helps young children acquire basic knowledge and competencies. However, national educational goals identified needs for: (1) greater linkages…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Young Children, Partnerships in Education, School Districts