From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2000-11-13
ISBN 10: 0309069882
ISBN 13: 9780309069885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Book Review:

How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 0309324882
ISBN 13: 9780309324885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book Review:

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development
Author: Information Resources Management Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781787852914
ISBN 13: 1787852911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Childhood Development Book Review:

Early Childhood Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the cognitive, socio-emotional, physical, and linguistic development of children in settings such as homes, community-based centers, health facilities, and school.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care
Author: Carole Massing,Mary Lynne Matheson
Publsiher: Brush Education
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN 10: 1550598848
ISBN 13: 9781550598841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Book Review:

Ensure children of all backgrounds can thrive with an intercultural approach to early childhood education In a multicultural society such as Canada’s, early childhood educators work with children and families from a diverse mix of ethnicities, religions, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Diversity enriches the experience of children and educators alike in these environments, but it can also present challenges in supporting each child’s growth and learning. In Introduction to Early Childhood Learning and Care, early learning specialists Carole Massing and Mary Lynne Matheson present an intercultural perspective as a foundation of equitable outcomes in early childhood education, but just what does that look like? An intercultural approach involves the respectful exchange of ideas between people from diverse backgrounds, leading to mutual trust and deeper relationships. Guided by a diverse team of reviewers, this book examines the concepts, approaches, and strategies that every early childhood educator needs to know to provide sensitive, culturally responsive care for children and their families. Topics include: - The theoretical bases for an intercultural approach to early childhood education and care - The factors that impact a child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development - How to create environments that enhance children’s wellbeing and affirm their identity - How to support children’s creativity, literacy, and inquiry skills through an intercultural lens - The skills, responsibilities, and challenges of working as an early childhood educator

The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs Practices and Policies

The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs  Practices  and Policies
Author: Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN 10: 1118937295
ISBN 13: 9781118937297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs Practices and Policies Book Review:

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on how families, communities, early care and education setting, and schools shape child development during early and middle childhood.

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy
Author: Pia Rebello Britto,Patrice L. Engle,Charles M. Super, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN 10: 0199922993
ISBN 13: 9780199922994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy Book Review:

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy calls for placing early childhood development at the top of the global policy agenda, enabling children to achieve their full developmental potential and to contribute to equitable economic and social progress worldwide.

British Columbia Early Learning Framework

British Columbia Early Learning Framework
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1259692549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development
Author: Kathleen McCartney,Deborah Phillips
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1444357131
ISBN 13: 9781444357134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development Book Review:

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven. Comprises 30 contributions from both established scholars and emerging leaders in the field The editors have a distinguished reputation in early childhood development Covers biological development, cognitive development, language development, and social, emotional and regulatory development Considers the applications of psychology to the care and education of young children, treating issues such as poverty, media, and the transition to school A valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners dealing with young children

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research
Author: Will Parnell,Jeanne Marie Iorio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317558537
ISBN 13: 9781317558538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research Book Review:

Recent and increasing efforts to standardize young children’s academic performance have shifted the emphases of education toward normative practices and away from qualitative, substantive intentions. Connection to human experience, compassion for societal ailments, and the joys of learning are straining under the pressure of quantitative research, competition, and test scores, exemplified by federal funding competitions and policymaking. Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research critically interrogates the traditional foundations of early childhood research practices to disrupt the status quo through imaginative, cutting-edge research in diverse U.S. and international contexts. Its chapters are driven by empirical data derived from unique research projects and a variety of contemporary methodologies that include phenomenological studies, auto-ethnographic writings, action-oriented studies, arts-based methodologies, and other innovative approaches. By giving voice to marginalized social science researchers who are active in learning, school, and early education sectors, this volume explores the meanings of actionable and everyday approaches based on the experiences of young children, their families, and educators.

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Author: Marshall M. Haith,Janette B. Benson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-02-19
ISBN 10: 9780123704603
ISBN 13: 012370460X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development Book Review:

Infancy is a unique period, in that at no other state is there greater growth and development. During this time, growth is occurring at a physical level, but equally impressive are the socio-emotional and cognitive developments during this time. Genetics, the womb environment, and the physical environment after birth all combine to impact the rate and manner of growth. Who we ultimately become as individuals begins here. Intended for university and public libraries, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development is the major reference work that provides a comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology. The scope of this work is to understand the developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and those factors that influence that development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis is on normal growth and is primarily from a psychological perspective. Cutting edge content will encompass the period of time from neo-nates to age three Award-winning Editors-in-Chief to ensure authoritative quality Organized alphabetically by topic for ease of reference Each article will include a glossary defining any unique terms Suggested readings at the end of each article provide a resource for additional information Extensively cross-referenced within the work to enable reader access to full and relevant information related to their interests Online availability via ScienceDirect platform

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education
Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg,Leslie R Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136700854
ISBN 13: 9781136700859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education Book Review:

This Encyclopedia is a reference work about young children in the USA, designed for use by policy makers, community planners, parents of young children, teacher and early childhood educators, programme and school administrators, among others. The field of early childhood education has been affected by changes taking place in the nation’s economy, demographics, schools, communities and families that influence political and professional decisions. These diverse historical, political economic, socio-cultural, intellectual and educational influences on early childhood education have hindered the development of a clear definition of the field. The Encyclopedia provides an opportunity to define the field against the background of these influences and relates the field of early childhood education to its diverse contexts and to the cultural and technological resources currently affecting it.

Expanding Opportunities for the Next Generation

Expanding Opportunities for the Next Generation
Author: Safaa El-Kogali,Caroline Krafft
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN 10: 1464803242
ISBN 13: 9781464803246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanding Opportunities for the Next Generation Book Review:

Early childhood is the most important stage of human development yet in Middle East and North Africa countries there is little research and inadequate investment in this crucial stage of life. This book covers risk, protective factors, policies and programs that can address inequality and shortfalls in the early years of life.

Early Child Development from Measurement to Action

Early Child Development from Measurement to Action
Author: Mary E. Young,Linda M. Richardson
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0821370871
ISBN 13: 9780821370872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Child Development from Measurement to Action Book Review:

Prosperity in the world today depends on societies' nurturing of young children. Quality care (stimulation, health, and nutrition) during ages 0 - 5 has a decisive and long-lasting impact on a person's development, ability to learn, and capacity to regulate emotions. Cognitive and noncognitive (social and emotional) skills, set early in life, determine later success. New research in neurobiology and the behavioral and social sciences is converging to enhance this understanding of early child development. Recently, researchers noted epigenetic effects in brain development - that is, the interaction of environment (early experiences) with genetics to shape brain structure and function - that with proper nurturing would enable people to have competence to create prosperous, sustainable, tolerant, nonviolent, and democratic communities. The World Bank recently hosted a symposium on the priority of early child development for economic growth and equity. The participants urged application of population - based tools and measures to assess the outcomes of children's early years and children's readiness for school. This approach, which shifts the focus from measures of disease, dysfunction, and mortality, is already yielding essential data for designing intervention programs, identifying children at risk, and leveraging policy and investment - to improve the possibilities for all children globally.

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development
Author: Daniel P. Keating
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-12-31
ISBN 10: 1139494996
ISBN 13: 9781139494991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development Book Review:

For developmental scientists, the nature versus nurture debate has been settled for some time. Neither nature nor nurture alone provides the answer. It is nature and nurture in concert that shape developmental pathways and outcomes, from health to behavior to competence. This insight has moved far beyond the assertion that both nature and nurture matter, progressing into the fascinating terrain of how they interact over the course of development. In this volume, students, practitioners, policy analysts, and others with a serious interest in human development will learn what is transpiring in this new paradigm from the developmental scientists working at the cutting edge, from neural mechanisms to population studies, and from basic laboratory science to clinical and community interventions. Early childhood development is the critical focus of this volume, because many of the important nature-nurture interactions occur then, with significant influences on lifelong developmental trajectories.

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care
Author: Zuhra Abawi,Ardavan Eizadirad,Rachel Berman
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2021-05-22
ISBN 10: 1773382616
ISBN 13: 9781773382616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care Book Review:

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care aims to map, deconstruct, and engage with different models of equity as they pertain to the early childhood education landscape in Ontario. Drawing on marginalized narratives of gender, race, Indigeneity, dis/ability and inclusion, and migration, immigration, and displacement, the authors discuss how to advance the field and make it more equitable for children, families, early childhood educators, and all other practitioners. This edited collection outlines the current political climate of early childhood education and care in Ontario through a critical analysis of policies and dominant discourses of equity and inclusion. By prompting readers to reflect on and critique their understandings of children, families, communities, and practices in the field, the authors seek to provide counternarratives to Eurocentric developmentalist hegemonies and an alternative strength-based approach to critical and transformative praxis. This vital text encourages rethinking how narratives of equity and inclusion are constructed and what this means for young children and their families in Ontario, as well as throughout Canada. This is an essential resource for students in early childhood education and care, early childhood studies, and education programs. FEATURES: - Includes perspectives from multiple positionalities in the field to provide a critical and interdisciplinary approach - Draws on a reconceptualist lens to present a critique of developmentalist approaches - Encourages readers to engage with the content by practising critical self-examination and considering social factors and forces that inform their own concepts

Improving early childhood development

Improving early childhood development
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN 10: 924000209X
ISBN 13: 9789240002098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving early childhood development Book Review:

Enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential is a human right and an essential requisite for sustainable development. Given the critical importance of enabling children to make the best start in life, the health sector, among other sectors, has an important role and responsibility to support nurturing care for early childhood development. This guideline provides direction for strengthening policies and programmes to better address early childhood development. It is primarily the family who provides the nurturing care that children need to develop in the earliest years. Many parents and other caregivers need support to put this into practice. Therefore, the guideline contains four recommendations aimed at caregivers, health professionals and other workers who can assist them, as well as policy-makers and other stakeholders. The recommendations relate to i) providing responsive care and activities for early learning during the first 3 years of life; ii) including responsive care and early learning as part of interventions for optimal nutrition of infants and young children; and iii) integrating psychosocial interventions to support maternal mental health into early childhood health and development services.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Handbook of Early Childhood Education
Author: Robert C. Pianta,Susan M. Sheridan
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 1462523730
ISBN 13: 9781462523733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Early Childhood Education Book Review:

Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives?and the systems needed to put them into place?are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Rethinking Early Childhood Education
Author: Ann Pelo
Publsiher: Rethinking Schools Limited
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131673274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Early Childhood Education Book Review:

Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.

Early Childhood Education in Germany

Early Childhood Education in Germany
Author: Bianca Bloch,Melanie Kuhn,Marc Schulz,Wilfried Smidt,Ursula Stenger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN 10: 1000440850
ISBN 13: 9781000440850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Childhood Education in Germany Book Review:

This book draws on the perspectives of leading German scholars to provide a systematic overview of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Germany, furthering international understanding of the complexities involved in ECEC topics in Germany. The book provides a unique insight into parts of German ECEC rarely seen outside of the country. Offering in-depth insights into historical developments, theoretical approaches and empirical research, the volume discusses Germany’s long tradition in ECEC against the backdrop of Froebel and other pedagogues and traditions. Chapters consider ECEC in Germany from the perspectives of theory, institutions and professionalization. The book draws on international literature and current debates to highlight the features and peculiarities of ECEC in Germany, contributing to dialogue on research into early childhood education and care. Providing a much-needed, internationally relevant insight into ECEC in Germany, this text will be essential reading for academics, researchers and post-graduate students involved in the field of early childhood education, international education, educational theory, and those researching educational policy and politics more widely.

Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education Elevating Voices and Actions

Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education  Elevating Voices and Actions
Author: Iliana Alanís
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 9781938113789
ISBN 13: 1938113780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education Elevating Voices and Actions Book Review:

Examines systemic issues contributing to inequities in early childhood, with ways faculty, teachers, administrators, and policymakers can work to disrupt them.