Early education findings of research

Eager to learn: Educating our Preschoolers is a comprehensive report from the National Research Council that synthesizes the findings on early childhood education, language acquisition, and emergent skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Read about the science of learning (cognitive development), the impact of cultural variations, preschool program quality, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, preparation of early childhood professionals, … [Read more...]

Videos for early childhood practitioners

In fact, videos galore, at Results Matter! Results Matter is an early childhood initiative of the Colorado Department of Education, but the videos emerging from the project can be used nationwide by early childhood educators individually or as part of professional development, team meetings, observation practice, and parent orientation. More than 30 videos have been added recently to the video library, so there’s lots to choose from, use, and share. … [Read more...]

Social skills training for preschoolers with disabilities

This report from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) focuses on the effectiveness of social skills training for preschool children with disabilities. Social skills training is a collection of practices that use a behavioral approach for teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including: communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. After reviewing the research evidence, the … [Read more...]

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