Early Learning

The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures

Thu, 01/01/2004

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Ingrid Chalufour, Cynthia Hoisington, Robin Moriarty, Jeff Winokur, Karen Worth

Published in Science & Children, this article describes how everyday activities—such as building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. The authors describe the process of engaging preschool students in playing with different kinds of building blocks and encouraging them to share their observations about which kinds of materials were best for building strong structures.

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Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

Thu, 03/13/2003

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Diane Schilder, Ellen Kiron, Kimberly Elliott

This report presents findings from a study that examined how states and local early education programs utilize a combination of child care, Head Start, and pre-Kindergarten resources to improve early care and education and enhance children's school readiness and well-being. Findings focus on: state leaders’ actions to support and promote early education partnerships; how local early education providers engage in partnerships; and  factors that support providers in partnerships.

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151 pp.

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Supporting Early Childhood Professionals Through Content-Focused Mentoring: A Resource Guide

Mon, 09/01/2003

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This guide shares lessons learned from EDC's experience with content-focused mentoring work. It highlights early literacy content knowledge and discusses five essential aspects of content-focused mentoring, and provides extensive lists of resources for each.

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Research Brief: Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

Mon, 09/01/2003

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Diane Schilder, Ellen Kiron, and Kimberly Elliott

This research brief summarizes the qualitative research findings provided in a comprehensive report about the nature of partnerships among child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten providers.

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4 pp.

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State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

Mon, 09/01/2003

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This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

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8 pp.

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Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

Mon, 09/01/2003

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Ellen Kiron

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Child Care Partnerships

Fri, 08/01/2003

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Valentina I. Kloosterman, Sheila Skiffington, Yvette Sanchez, Ellen Kiron

This report was the result of a collaborative study by the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Collaboration Office and the Quality in Linking Together: Early Education Partnerships (QUILT) project located at EDC.

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