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Alberta Early Childhood Services

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Works: 82 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 219 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals 
Classifications: HV745.A7, 362.7097123
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Most widely held works by Alberta
Early Childhood Services : philosophy, goals and program dimensions by Alberta( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
This document describes the early childhood services program in Alberta, Canada and its goals for accomplishment with children, within families, and in the community. Early Childhood Services (ecs), Alberta Education, is concerned with the provision of a coordinated system of local, regional, and provincial programs and services to meet the developmental and special needs of young children and their families. Included in the system are government departments which have responsibility for health, social, educational, and recreational services for children and their families and for the training of staff. Material covered in the document is intended for use by parents, staff, and community services as a guide for the development, implementation, and evaluation of local, regional, and provincial programs; and for the identification of staff development and parent needs. Section I outlines the beliefs and principles guiding ecs activities. Section ii states ecs goals. Comprising half the guide, Section iii describes program dimensions, including those centered on children's self-concept, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative development, as well as staff development, parent participation, health, and coordination of community services. The guide is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. (Rh)
Human development, the early years : study paper by W. H. O Schmidt( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
This study paper discusses (1) changing emphases and current interpretations of child development; (2) the context of family, culture, and education within which children develop; (3) the transition to school; and (4) new issues concerning children, parents, and teachers in society today. Section 1 establishes 1959 as an approximate turning point at which child development research began to emphasize cognitive development. Discussion focuses on the impact of Piaget's theory, Weikart's use of Piaget's theories, the environmental views of Basil Bernstein, and Smedslund's critique of Piaget. Section 2 describes the child in the social, physical, institutional, and symbolic worlds; subsequent discussion gives special attention to communication and the acquisition of language. Section 3 explores implications of brain research for determining children's readiness for school, focusing especially on the views of Bernice McCarthy concerning different functions of brain hemispheres. Her model for looking at different learning styles and modes of processing information is described along with other aspects of her work, including the need to evaluate children learning differently through different styles. Section 4 concerns issues such as changes in family and parent role, gender development, peer influences, racial awareness, minority children in Alberta, child rearing, the special problems of adolescents, and implications for schools. (Rh)
Critical variables in ECS : grade one articulation : a research study for the ECS Branch, Alberta Education by Kerrie Pain( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Operating an ECS program : an administrative handbook, 1981 by Alberta( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Bridges to learning : a guide to parent involvement by Sharon Friesen( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This resource guide aims to assist parents, other adults, and the school in providing a stronger continuum of educational opportunities for children at home and in the school. The introductory section provides background information on parent involvement. Section 2 discusses the physical, emotional/social, intellectual, and creative development of children of four through eight years of age. Section 3 explores ways parents at home can encourage their child's development. Specific attention is given to ways to encourage self-concept development, language development, sensory awareness, physical development, concept development, and a positive attitude toward school. Section 4 discusses topics related to parent involvement in the school, including types of involvement, involvement in the school, a volunteer's code of ethics, involvement in advisory and decision making roles, and benefits of involvement for the child, the parent, the teacher, and the school. Included in the guide are a list of resources for parent involvement and a brief bibliography of related materials. (Rh)
Articulation linkages : children and parents in Early/Basic Education by Kerrie Pain( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Included in this document are two reports of studies using data from the same l5 research sites in Alberta, Canada. The first study, "Critical Variables in ECS-Grade One Articulation," documented factors associated with successful articulation of Early Childhood Services (ecs) and primary school programs. Data were collected through observations in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms and through interviews with principals, teachers, and parents. The 15 research sites were ranked by research team members as to the degree of articulation present. Results indicated that, in schools with a high degree of articulation, teachers and principals emphasized the development of children who were self-reliant and self-motivated to learn. First-grade teachers also used more "ECS-like" methods. In schools with low articulation, the emphasis tended to be on socialization, fitting in with the group, and learning school-appropriate behavior. These same interviews were used to gather data for the second study, "Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Services Programming." Overall, parents reported a high level of involvement and many benefits from involvement, with less involvement in the primary grades than in ecs. The studies concluded with specific recommendations for the Alberta Department of Education for Improving articulation and parental involvement at the early childhood and primary school levels. (Author/CB)
Exploring language together : parent and child by Alberta( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Operational plans for Early Childhood Services by Alberta( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Enrolment of immature school-aged children in early childhood services programs by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Self-evaluation : a handbook for early childhood services staff by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Organizing an E.C.S. program by Alberta( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Advisory manual on Early Childhood Services for the incorporated non-profit society or private school by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This advisory manual for Alberta, Canada offers guidance for those involved in (1) deciding to operate an early childhood services (ecs) program; (2) establishing policies, guidelines, and procedures; (3) organizing a program; and (4) administering a program. Topics addressed in section I, which covers making the decision to operate an ecs Program, include jurisdiction, local and system advisory committees, coordination of services and supplies, and organizational structure. Section ii, on establishing polices, guidelines, and procedures, offers a few suggestions and directs interested persons to Alberta Education's Program Policy Manual. Section iii, concerning program organization, focuses on determining program needs, setting goals and objectives, and implementing and evaluating the program. Section iv, on program administration, provides information on these topics: legal operator status, certificated teaching personnel, provincially approved facility, Alberta Education Audited Financial Statement and Budget Report Form, enrollment report, transportation, capital equipment grant for new instructional area, capital renovation grant, annual equipment replacement grant, portable classrooms, teachers' retirement fund, payroll/Revenue Canada deductions, insurance and bonding, Federal sales and/or excise tax refund claims, grants available to ecs operators, and terminating the operation of an ecs program. Twelve appendices offer additional resources and suggestions. (Rh)
Operating an ECS program : an administrative handbook ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Finding and involving resource people and services for your E.C.S. program ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
How to evaluate your ecs program by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Auto-évaluation : un manuel á l'usage du personnel d'Early Childhood Services by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Early childhood services : philosophie, buts et dimensions des programmes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
ECS special education funding : a handbook for school authorities for the 2007/2008 school year by Alberta( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This handbook is designed to help school authorities in Alberta attain early childhood special education funding. It includes information on program unit funding, ECS transportation funding, and other ECS funding. Additionally, it presents appendices and reference information
Early childhood services program highlights ( serial )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Comment évaluer votre programme d'Early Childhood Services by Alberta( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alberta. Alberta Education. Early Childhood Services
Alberta. Early Childhood Services Branch
Alberta. ECS Branch
Languages
English (65)
French (10)
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