Mathematics early childhood education 16-02-2012, 01:31

The turn of the century has seen a dramatic increase in attention to the mathematics education of young children, for at least five reasons.

Literacy and Disabilities 28-12-2011, 05:00

Despite a rich knowledge base on how children learn to read and write and how best to teach them, an alarming number of children with disabilities will reach adulthood having not attained literacy (Saint-Laurent, Giasson, and Couture, 1998).

Literacy 28-12-2011, 04:52

With the introduction and widespread acceptance of literacy standards and goals starting in the 1990s, young children’s literacy development has garnered a great deal of attention on the part of policymakers, researchers, educators, and families.

Jumpstart 21-12-2011, 08:25

Jumpstart is a national organization that believes early literacy is a fundamental building block of success. Founded in 1993 by college students, parents, and Head Start staff, Jumpstart launched its first school-year program at Yale University.

High / Scope 12-10-2011, 07:21

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that was founded by David P. Weikart in 1970 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Family Literacy 10-10-2011, 10:02

Family literacy is a phrase that is used to describe the intergenerational development of literacy within families.

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ERS) 10-10-2011, 09:21

Among the most frequently utilized environment rating scales (ERS) in the United States are four developed by Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, and Debby Cryer at the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Documentation 10-10-2011, 08:42

To “document” is “to support (an assertion or a claim, for example) with evidence or decisive information” (American Heritage Dictionary, 1994).

Direct Instruction Model 10-10-2011, 08:38

Direct Instruction is both a theory and a model of teaching practice that proposes to accelerate learning through explicitly teaching young children basic skills which then can be generalized to higher-order processes.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice(s) (DAP) 10-10-2011, 08:30

In the early childhood context the adjective “developmentally appropriate” means varying for or adapting to the age, experience, abilities, and interests of individual children within a given age range.

Developmental-Interaction Approach 10-10-2011, 08:27

The developmental-interaction approach represents a set of beliefs and values about teaching and learning for children as well as the adults who teach them.

Visual Art Curriculum 7-10-2011, 08:04

Visual art curriculum has held a central role in the United States early childhood curriculum since its inception for most of its history.

Technology Curriculum 7-10-2011, 08:02

People talk of a “technology curriculum” for young children in at least three ways.

Social Studies Curriculum 7-10-2011, 08:01

Currently, social studies are defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities with the end goal of promoting civic competence.

Social Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:59

A social curriculum in early childhood education consists of all the things that educators intentionally do to support young children’s social learning and development.

Science Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:56

Science education is an essential component of the early childhood curriculum because it satisfies children’s desire to learn about the everyday world and allows them an opportunity to exercise and further develop their cognitive skills.

Physical Development Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:40

Although charged with the responsibility of educating the whole child, early childhood professionals have historically focused their efforts on cognitive and social/ emotional development (the thinking and feeling child), with physical development (the moving child) receiving much less attention.

Music Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:37

Any educational program designed to promote children’s development in the broadest sense of the word must include a music curriculum because music is one of the defining features of the human species.

Mathematics Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:36

Mathematics curricula for early childhood is an area of substantial recent research and development activity.

Emotional Development Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:33

Although the place of emotions in early childhood curriculum has been debated, recent child development research provides convincing evidence that young children’s emotional competence is key to their later competence, not just in the emotional domain but in social and academic areas as well (Shonkoff and Phillips, 2001).

Curriculum 7-10-2011, 07:25

The subject of “curriculum” has produced controversy in all fields of education, but perhaps nowhere more than in early childhood education.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 7-10-2011, 07:10

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive curriculum that defines for teachers what content to teach, why the designated content and skills are appropriate for young children, and how to teach effectively.

Bilingual Education 7-10-2011, 03:24

Bilingual education in the United States has traditionally referred to the education of children whose home language is not English.

Behavior Management and Guidance 7-10-2011, 03:17

In many early childhood settings, the term behavior management is no longer in vogue.

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