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Alignment: A missing link in early childhood transitions?
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, September 2006
YC: Young Children, 61(5), 26-30, 32

An exploration of the role of complementary curricula in facilitating children’s transition between prekindergarten and kindergarten, based on an analysis of curricula from prekindergarten and kindergarten programs in four communities

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Another step back?: Assessing readiness in Head Start
Raver, C. Cybele, 2004
YC: Young Children, 59(1), 58-63

A critique of the impact of current assessment and accountability measures on Head Start students

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The best of times, the worst of times: Rising standards and declining staff qualifications in early childhood education
French, Robert, March 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(2), 62-66

A discussion of the importance of and challenges involved in raising early education teacher qualifications, pay, and standards, with policy implications for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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Big Jobs: Planning for competence
Jones, Nancy N., 2005
YC: Young Children, 60(2), 86-93

A description of the Big Jobs curriculum used at the Children’s Farm School in St. Paul, Minnesota, in which preschool children participate in teams performing practical outdoor tasks, with a focus on the cognitive, social, and emotional developmental benefits gained through these activities

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Boston's rapid expansion of public school-based preschool: Promoting quality, lessons learned
Sachs, Jason, September 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(5), 74-77

An account of the growth, accreditation, and quality improvement measures of the preschools in Boston's public school system between 2005 and 2010

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Brain research and early childhood development: A primer for developmentally appropriate practice
Gallagher, Kathleen C., 2005
YC: Young Children, 60(4), 12-21

A discussion of the use of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in early child care and education, informed by knowledge of brain development, to best foster neural, social, and emotional development and to minimize effects of stress hormones

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Capturing the image of a male preschool teacher
Eisenhauer, Mary Jane, May, 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(3), 12-16

An account of one male preschool teacher at work in a preschool classroom in Indiana that includes: A discussion of pre-service female early childhood education teachers' impressions of his work based on classroom observations, preschoolers' impressions of him, his own perceptions of his work as a male teacher in a female dominated profession, and his colleagues' impressions of him as a teacher

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CDA 2.0: Supporting people and advancing our field
Washington, Valora, September, 2013
YC: Young Children, 68(4), 68-70

An overview of the Council for Professional Recognition's development of the 2.0 edition of the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA 2.0)

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Challenge or strength?: Caring for infants and toddlers in mixed-age groups in family child care
Williamson, Suzanne, 2006
YC: Young Children, 61(4), 40-44

A discussion of the parental, economical, and social and cognitive developmental benefits of mixed-age groupings in family child care settings

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Child care on top of the world
Dombro, Amy Laura, 2004
YC: Young Children, 59(1), 86-90

A discussion of the implementation and values of the Kullungen barnehage (Coal Kids’ kindergarten) program in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

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The children of Cuba
Coe, Gwendolyn, 2004
YC: Young Children, 59(5), 44-48

A description of the author's impressions of schooling and the arts for young children in Cuba

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Closing the gap: Culture and the promotion of inclusion in child care
Bradley, Jennifer R., 2006
YC: Young Children, 61(1), 34-41

A paper using examples from the Models of Inclusion in Child Care project to examine the relation between paying attention to families' cultural backgrounds and early child care programs' ability in supplying inclusive care for children with special needs

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Collaboration as a foundation for the project approach in family child care
Youngquist, Joan, 2005
YC: Young Children, 60(3), 93-99

A description of the implementation of a projects investigation approach to learning in a family child care setting, including issues of theory and practice related to collaboration among children and supporting collaboration with families

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Community Learning Circles: Promoting positive development for early primary children in Bangladesh
Hyson, Marilou, November 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(6), 12-19

A discussion of the establishment of out-of-school-time Community Learning Circles in Bangladesh, to engage 6- to 8-year-olds in interactive learning games and other activities to develop their cognitive, language, and social skills

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Early years summit: Preschool-kindergarten collaboration makes a difference
Firlik, Russell, 2003
YC: Young Children, 58(1), 73-78

A description of the process of interaction and collaboration between preschools and kindergartens in New Canaan, Connecticut

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Engaging fathers: Issues and considerations for early childhood educators
Ray, Aisha, 2002
YC: Young Children, 57(6), 32-42

A consideration of issues faced by fathers involved in the care, development, and education of their preschool-age children, and the implications of this involvement for early childhood educators

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The essentials of early literacy instruction
Roskos, Kathleen, 2003
YC: Young Children, 58(2), 52-60

An overview of components of early literacy instruction, highlighting instruction through interactive reading and play

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Ethics today in early care and education: Review, reflection, and the future
Feeney, Stephanie, March 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(2), 72-77

A discussion of the contributions of the Code of Ethical Conduct of the National Association of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to the ability of practitioners in the field of early care and education to address ethical concerns

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Family engagement, diverse families, and early childhood education programs
Halgunseth, Linda C., September, 2009
YC: Young Children, 64(5), 56-58

A discussion of research on the engagement of ethnically diverse families in early childhood education programs

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Floor time: Rethinking play in the classroom
Kordt-Thomas, Chad, May 2006
YC: Young Children, 61(3), 86-90

An exploration of the use of floor time for play in early childhood settings, based on reflections and observations of a preschool teacher and his students in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California

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Fostering language and literacy in classrooms and homes
Dickinson, David K., 2002
YC: Young Children, 57(2), 10-18

A discussion of how early childhood programs can make a difference through classroom-based experiences and by efforts of preschool staff to help parents communicate with their children in ways that build the language skills critical to early literacy

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From our president: Eliminating the ''nonsystem'' of governance of early care and education
Wiechel, Jane, 2003
YC: Young Children, 58(4), 6

A discussion of the role of government and the need to create ways to bring together the five essential partners in early child care and education--family, community, business, government, and the early childhood profession

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Full-day kindergarten: A story of successful adoption and initial implementation
Winters, Dixie, 2003
YC: Young Children, 58(6), 54-58

A summary of the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in the Manheim School District in Lancaster County, Pennylvania

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A Head Start/college partnership: Using a culturally and linguistically responsive approach to help working teachers earn degrees
Chu, Marilyn, July, 2010
YC: Young Children, 65(4), 24-29

An account of the collaborative efforts of Skagit Valley College and a group of advisors from a local Head Start program to improve the Child Development Associate program's ability to meet the needs of working, adult, and Spanish-speaking degree candidates

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The Head Start National Reporting System: A critique
Meisels, Samuel J., 2004
YC: Young Children, 59(1), 64-66

An evaluation of the Head Start National Reporting System, an achievement test for Head Start children aged four and five years of age, designed to assess the program's effectiveness

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