Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) 18-10-2011, 13:11

An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a written document that provides the foundation for intervention for children with disabilities or at risk for having a substantial delay, aged birth through three years, and their families.

Children of Incarcerated Parents 18-10-2011, 13:00

Because of the large numbers of Americans arrested for drugs in recent years and many draconian plans for imprisonment (“three strikes” laws, to mention but one), the numbers of children impacted by their parent’s incarceration has skyrocketed.

Immigration 18-10-2011, 12:50

Immigrant children make up the fastest growing sector of the U.S. child population and represent about 20 percent of all children in the United States.

Feminism in Early Childhood Education 10-10-2011, 10:04

Feminism is the worldwide struggle to end sexist oppression. Often misunderstood as a radical push to make women equal to men in our society (i.e., “women’s lib”), feminism does not aim for social equity; rather, the emphasis is on ending sexist oppression for all women.

Fathers 10-10-2011, 10:03

Thirty years ago, fathers were called “the forgotten contributors to child development” (Lamb, 1975). No longer forgotten, fathers today are acknowledged as competent caregivers who can play a unique role in their children’s development.

Family Literacy 10-10-2011, 10:02

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

Families 10-10-2011, 09:49

Early childhood educators have long embraced the idea that families are the first and foremost educational and socialization influence on children.

Domestic Violence 10-10-2011, 08:44

Domestic violence can be defined as abuse or threats of abuse between adults in families. However, many researchers include all types of violence that a child witnesses as domestic violence.

Technology Curriculum 7-10-2011, 08:02

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

Culture 7-10-2011, 07:16

Culture is an important construct in early childhood education and care programs because these are often the first institutional settings in which young children spend time away from their families.

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (1989) 7-10-2011, 06:59

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legally binding, nonnegotiable international document unanimously adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 20, 1989.

Computer and Video Game Play in Early Childhood 7-10-2011, 06:51

Computer and video games are becoming increasingly present in young children’s lives.

Children’s Media 7-10-2011, 05:51

Children’s media is a popular topic in many fields, including early childhood education, child development, psychology, sociology, technology, and media studies.

Child Abuse and Neglect 7-10-2011, 04:01

Child abuse and neglect is a serious problem that affects millions of children throughout the United States.

Biculturalism 7-10-2011, 03:20

Biculturalism refers to the process through which individuals enter into contact with a new culture and create a new identity by meshing values, attitudes, and behaviors of their own culture into the new one.

Adoption 6-10-2011, 14:32

Adoption, which involves the legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from birth parents to adoptive parents, is a worldwide phenomenon with a long history.