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Evidence-based practices and programs for early childhood care and education

Author: Christina J Groark
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, 2007.
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This timely handbook presents evidence and recommendations to make informed decisions for planning, funding, and operating high-quality educational programs for children ages 3-8.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina J Groark
ISBN: 1412926149 9781412926140 1412926157 9781412926157
OCLC Number: 238810124
Description: XXIII, 191 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsIntroductionPart I. Evidence-Based Practices1. School Readiness: Definitions, Best Practices, Assessments, and Cost - Kelly E. Mehaffie and Jeffery Fraser The Importance of Early Learning Definitions of School Readiness The Intersection of Readiness Factors Research Informing School Readiness Factors Assessing Readiness Costs and Savings of Being Ready for School Conclusions and Recommendations References2. Early Intervention Practices for Children With and At Risk for Delays - Louise Kaczmarek and Christina J. Groark Children At Risk for Delay Due to Poverty English Language Learners At Risk for Delay Children With Developmental Disabilities and Delays Conclusions and Recommendations References3. Best Practices for Transitions Into Kindergarten - Kelly E. Mehaffie and Mary Wolfson Transitions in Context Best Practices for Transitions Conclusions and Recommendations ReferencesPart II. Evidence-Based Programs4. Publicly Funded Programs and Their Benefits for Children - Wendy M. Barnard Federal Programs State Programs Trends in Publicly Funded Early Childhood Programs Conclusions and Recommendations References5. Demonstration Programs and Successful Outcomes - Wendy M. Barnard and Christina J. Groark Randomized Experiments Quasi-Experimental Studies Characteristics of Successful Programs Conclusions and Recommendations References6. Home-Based and Family Child Care: Characteristics and Quality Issues - Richard Fiene and Martha Woodward Isler Categories of Home-Based Facilities Current Quality of Home-Based Facilities Obstacles to Improving the Quality of Family Child Care Characteristics of Improved Home-Based and Family Child Care Programs Relative and Neighbor Care Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix 1: Overviews and Descriptions of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and the Family Day Care Rating Scale (FDCRS) References7. School-Age Services: Programs That Extend the Benefits of Early Care and Education Services - Suh-Ruu Ou and Arthur J. Reynolds Why Extend Early Childhood Programs? Existing Extended Early Childhood Programs Characteristics of Successful Programs Conclusions and Recommendations References8. Out-of-School-Time Programs That Promote Academic and Behavioral Achievement for Children Ages 6 to 8 - Anne E. Farber Outcomes and Evaluations of Out-Of-School-Time Programs Academically Focused Programs Reading and Mathematics Programs Tutoring Programs Summer Programs Mental Health Focused Programs Characteristics of Successful Programs Quality Enhancement Tools and Initiatives Conclusions and Recommendations ReferencesPart III. The Future of the Field9. Professional Development and Higher Education Systems to Develop Qualified Early Childhood Educators - Gwen Morgan and Jeffery Fraser The Current State of Professional Development Credentials Across Early Childhood Systems Content of Credentials for Early Education and Care Emerging Issues Changes at the College Level Professional Development Planning Groups The Role of Professional Associations Conclusions and Recommendations ReferencesIndex
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