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Beyond Discipline to Guidance
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This article explores the concept of guidance. It defines guidance, traces the guidance tradition in early childhood education, examines the present trend toward guidance, explains what guidance is not, and illustrates key practices in classrooms where teachers use guidance.

Subject:
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/15/2016
Beyond Outcomes: How Ongoing Assessment Supports Children's Learning and Leads to Meaningful Curriculum
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The authors describe an assessment plan that is a meaningful part of an early childhood program. Using a natural process of observing, teachers can use curriculum objectives and developmental continuums to guide them.

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Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/15/2016
CHOICE: Creating Healthy Opportunities In Child Care Environments
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A tool kit produced by Contra Costa Child Care Council for use in developing and implementing comprehensive written nutrition and physical activity policies in child care centers or family child care provider's facilities.

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Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/15/2016
Closing the 30 Million Word Gap: Next Steps in Designing Research to Inform Practice
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In this article, the nature and extent of the word "gap" are explained, then research on how children learn words during the early years is described. Next, a summary of available interventions are reviewed, and a detail of questions that could use additional study and research are posed.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/16/2016
DRDP Infant/Toddler
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DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile) - a developmental continuum from early infancy to kindergarten entry. a formative assessment instrument developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to be used to inform instruction and program development.

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Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
06/24/2016
DRDP - Preschool
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DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile) - a developmental continuum from early infancy to kindergarten entry. a formative assessment instrument developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to be used to inform instruction and program development.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
06/24/2016
Engaging Fathers: Issues and Considerations for Early Childhood Educators
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The authors discuss what early childhood programs can do to engage fathers in their children's lives. The article covers the work of fathering programs, differences in maternal and paternal care-giving styles, co-parenting compacts, and fathers participating in literacy and other learning activities with their children at home or in school.

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Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/17/2016
Family Partnerships and Culture
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Best practices for planning curriculum for young children, developed by the California Department of Education. This publication provides early childhood education program administrators and teachers with guidance and practices that support the development of partnerships with families and inclusion of children's cultural experiences as essential parts of planning curriculum.

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Career and Technical Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
06/28/2016
Family-Professional Partnerships: Practice That Matches Philosophy
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Home-school or teacher-parent partnerships and collaboration are easier in theory than in practice. The author explores some common obstacles to full and equal partnerships, from mutual decision making, perceptions and assumptions, turf issues, expert-novice mind-set, and language. A checklist for professional practice is included.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
08/17/2016
Fostering Language and Literacy in Classrooms and Homes
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This article discusses how early childhood programs can make a difference through classroom-based experiences and by efforts of preschool staff to help parents communicate with their children in ways that build the language skills critical to early literacy.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Child Development
Date Added:
01/18/2017