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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Rabadi-Raol, Ayesha; Robinson, Deejay; Perez, Aura – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
In this article, four early childhood teacher educators share a few ways in which they work to prepare early childhood teachers committed to equity and inclusion within the context of a graduate-level preservice program in a large urban center. Diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, language repertoires, and experiences, they all engage in…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Instructional Materials, Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Madison, Megan Pamela Ruth – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
A good deal of scholarship on social justice in early childhood education explores antibias curriculum and pedagogy at the classroom level. Antibias education refers to a specific approach to social justice teaching that was first developed by a group of educators in California in the 1980s (DermanSparks & A.B.C. Task Force, 1989). Since then,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Guidelines
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Beneke, Margaret R.; Park, Caryn C.; Taitingfong, Jordan – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
While early childhood (EC) and early childhood special education (ECSE) educators may recognize young children are grappling with ideas about racial identity and fairness, they may feel unsure of how to respond, may be hesitant about what is appropriate to introduce, may question their own competence in facilitating racial dialogue, and/or may…
Descriptors: Race, Inclusion, Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education
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Lalvani, Priya; Bacon, Jessica K. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
The Salamanca Statement on Special Needs Education (UNESCO, 1994), an international declaration adopted by 92 governments, outlines a commitment to inclusive education as an educational imperative and as the most effective way to combat discrimination and build acceptance in communities. Booth, Ainscow, and Kingston (2004) developed the Index for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Classroom Environment, Preschool Teachers
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Hallett, Geneva; Strain, Phillip S.; Smith, Barbara J.; Barton, Erin E.; Steed, Elizabeth A.; Kranski, Tessa A. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Hemmeter, Fox, & Snyder, 2013), or the Pyramid Model, is a conceptual framework focused on systemic and sustained implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) related to promoting social emotional competence and preventing challenging behaviors in…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice, Models, Social Development
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Green, Katherine B.; Robbins, Sandra H.; Bucholz, Jessica L. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview, core strategies, and real-life examples of the universal tier of an early childhood multitiered system of positive behavior support: "The Pyramid Model." This article includes information from a variety of resources and classroom experiences to assist practitioners in the…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Young Children, Disabilities
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Bruns, Deborah A.; LaRocco, Diana J. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
Grounded in the work of researchers such as Dunst, Trivette, and Deal (1988), the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children's (DEC) Recommended Practices in the area of working with families provide guidance to EI/early childhood special education (ECSE) practitioners on how best to support families of young children who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, At Risk Students, Developmental Delays
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Yuan, Ting; Jiang, Hui – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
In this article, the authors provide snapshots of a student's case in which she received an Individualized Education Program (IEP) after being diagnosed as having a speech and language disorder in an urban Head Start program located in the northeast region of the United States. This case can shed light on the complexities of the literacy practices…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Low Income Groups, Immigrants, Individualized Education Programs
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Gauvreau, Ariane N.; Sandall, Susan R. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
Parent involvement and regular communication between families and their child's school is a hallmark of a high-quality early childhood program. Yet practitioners may struggle to regularly communicate and connect with all families in a meaningful way. Teachers report feeling unprepared to communicate effectively with families, especially those from…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Parents
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Noggle, Amy K. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
Paternal involvement is an integral part of each child's development and has been linked with positive child outcomes, including greater empathy, stronger self regulatory behaviors, better coping abilities, and higher cognitive ability. Children with engaged fathers are more likely to be socially competent and thus better able to establish healthy…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Children
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Cummings, Katrina P.; Swindell, Jami – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
The impact of trauma among young children is gaining attention. About one in four children experience potentially traumatic events before their third birthday. The rate of trauma among children with disabilities is unclear; however, evidence suggests that the rate of abuse and neglect is higher for individuals with disabilities than for those…
Descriptors: Trauma, Well Being, Children, Disabilities
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Ancell, Katherine S.; Bruns, Deborah A.; Chitiyo, Jonathan – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Active family involvement in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is regarded as a beneficial factor in young children's learning and development. One definition of family involvement is the active role parents take in their child's development and the knowledge and participation they share with professionals who are part of the child's daily…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Fathers, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
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Rabideau, Lindsey K.; Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Brown, Tiara S. – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
The most researched and effective practice for instructing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is applied behavior analysis (ABA; Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968; Reichow, 2012; Smith & Eikeseth, 2011; Virués-Ortega, 2010). ABA is a scientific approach to systematic instruction, data collection, and data analysis based on observable…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Behavior Modification
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Joseph, Jaclyn D.; Rausch, Alissa; Strain, Phillip S. – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
In the authors' experience, most early childhood and early childhood special educators are quick to endorse the importance of young children's social interactions with each other, particularly in inclusive settings. In this context, it is both ironic and deeply troubling that while giving lip service to peer social skill development, the data…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Young Children, Special Needs Students, Misconceptions
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Lederer, Susan Hendler – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Teaching young children with language delays to say or sign the word "more" has had strong support from the literature since the 1970s (Bloom & Lahey, 1978; Holland, 1975; Lahey & Bloom, 1977; Lederer, 2002). Semantically, teaching children the word/sign "more" is supported by research on early vocabulary development…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Speech Language Pathology, Delayed Speech, Children
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