Parenting education in family literacy programs
Powell, Douglas R., 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 157-176). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the role and effectiveness of parenting education in family literacy interventions.
Promoting positive parenting through parenting education
Zepeda, Marlene, January, 2004
(Building State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Series No. 13). University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy.
A guide for the planning and implementation of the parent education program component of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) State Early Childhood Comprehensive Services (SECCS) Initiative, including definitions, strategies, examples, and recommendations
Parent and child time together
Jacobs, Kim, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 193-212). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
An overview of the Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time program, created by the National Center for Family Literacy to increase meaningful parent-child interactions.
Family literacy programs: Synthesizing across themes, theories, and recommendations
Wasik, Barbara H., 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 617-632). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A summary of the discussions and recommendations in the Handbook of Family Literacy, focusing particularly on the systems perspective within the context of family literacy
Father involvement: Building strong programs for strong families
United States. Head Start Bureau, 2004
Head Start Bulletin, 77.
A presentation of the role and impact of father involvement in Head Start programs
Report of the Massachusetts Early Education and Care Council
Massachusetts Early Education and Care Council, 2004
Boston: Massachusetts Department of Education.
A report recommending actions to coordinate services and resources, streamline administrative procedures, and reduce fragmentation in Massachusetts early education and care policies and programs.
The handbook of family literacy
Wasik, Barbara H., 2004
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
An examination of existing family literacy programs, of the research and theories that guide these programs, of current issues, and of likely future directions with contributions from experts in each of its component fields
Home visiting and family literacy programs
Bryant, Donna M., 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 329-346). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the use of such home visit programs as Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Even Start Family Literacy to encourage family literacy.
Family literacy in England: Theory, practice, research, and practice
Hannon, Peter, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 23-40). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
An international perspective on family literacy, using the development of family literacy theory, research, and practice in the United Kingdom as a primary example.
Family literacy: History, concepts, services
Wasik, Barbara H., 2004
In Handbook of family literacy (pp. 3-23). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
An exploration of some of the historical and contemporary factors that have influenced the development of family literacy programs, while providing profiles of family literacy programs throughout the United States.
Home literacy experiences of Latino families
Hammer, Carol Scheffner, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 305-328). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the perspectives of Latinos in the United States regarding their children's literacy development and education, while reporting the results of two Pennsylvania studies of Puerto Rican Head Start children's early literacy outcomes.
Project FLAME: A parent support family literacy model
Rodriguez-Brown, Flora V., 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 213-230). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A description of Project FLAME, a family literacy program designed for Hispanic Americans that encourages parents to share literacy with their children in their native language while both parents and children are learning English
Family and Child Education (FACE): Family literacy services for American Indians
Emberton, Sharyl, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 483-500). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
An overview of the Family and Child Education (FACE) project for American Indian families, which incorporated their culture and language into the family literacy program design.
Colorado's school readiness indicators: Making progress for young children
Colorado School Readiness Indicators Task Force, 2004
Denver: Colorado Children's Campaign.
A study of a set of indicators to measure the school readiness of the children from birth to eight years of age and their families in the communities in which they live in Colorado
Children at the centre: An evaluation of early excellence centres
Great Britain. Office for Standards in Education (England), June 2004
(Reference No. HMI 2222). London: Office for Standards in Education.
An evaluation of the quality, standards, leadership, and management of 23 Early Excellence Centres (EECs) in the United Kingdom, an identification of effective practices used by EECs, and recommendations for areas needing improvement
A policy primer: Quality pre-kindergarten
Trust for Early Education, 2004
Washington, DC: Trust for Early Education.
A reference manual for early childhood professionals and policy makers providing an overview of issues related to universal early childhood education and care
Quality rating system for early childhood care: Report of the Quality Counts Task Force to Governor Jim Doyle
Wisconsin. Office of the Governor, 2004
Madison, WI: Office of the Governor.
Recommendations from the KidsFirst: Quality Counts for Kids task force for quality rating, tiered reimbursement, and professional development systems for licensed and/or certified child care providers in Wisconsin
Future directions for family literacy
Darling, Sharon, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 603-616). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the current state and future directions of family literacy programs in the United States.
Early childhood intervention in family literacy programs
Fuligni, Allison Sidle, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 117-136). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Recommendations for the future implementation and evaluation of family literacy programs supported by research regarding early childhood interventions and family literacy.
Evaluating parent participation and outcomes in family literacy programs: Cultural diversity considerations
Powell, Douglas R., 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 551-566). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the influences of social and cultural background on parenting beliefs and behaviors related to family literacy, with implications for evaluating participation and outcomes
Early learning and care in the city: A new blueprint for Ontario
Cooke, Michael, 2004
Toronto, Canada: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.
An audit of the early learning and care policies and practices at George Brown College in Toronto that proposes a framework for a new early learning and care system to better meet the needs of the Canadian province of Ontario
The report of the State Center for Early Childhood Development Advisory Committee on Senate Bill 76: Feasibility of coordinating government-funded child-care programs in a manner that promotes access to child-care programs and results in improved school readiness
Texas. State Center for Early Childhood Development. Advisory Committee, 2004
University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education.
A discussion of the current state of early care and education programs in Texas, and how to go about improving the quality of such programs to better promote school readiness
Vision, leadership, and determination: Cities and their partners are creating after-school system
Young, Billie, October, 2004
Wellesley, MA: National Institute on Out-of-School Time.
A description of cities' attempts to build after school systems, with lessons learned
Parenting: Science and practice [Special issue]
Bornstein, Marc H., 2004
Parenting: Science and Practice, 4(2-3)
A special issue of the Parenting: Science and Practice journal focusing on the different types of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) inventory and the derivation of their subscales
Family literacy for ESOL families: Challenges and design problems
Strucker, John, 2004
In The handbook of family literacy (pp. 467-482). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
A discussion of the challenges faced by family literacy programs serving non-English-speaking students.