Parents And Professionals In Early Childhood Settings

Author: Mac Naughton, Glenda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335243738
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book addresses the real and often complex, difficult and even controversial issues that real staff and families face daily. Such issues may include bereavement; food and diet preferences; circumcision; challenging behaviour; discrimination; and bullying.

Parents and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780335243723
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book addresses the real and often complex, difficult and even controversial issues that real staff and families face daily. Such issues may include bereavement; food and diet preferences; circumcision; challenging behaviour; discrimination; and bullying.

Young Children Parents and Professionals

Author: Margaret Henry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134796145
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As early year education and very early child care increase, parents and professionals face many difficult questions. What are the effects of early education on children? Are parents fulfilling their roles? What should teachers' roles be? Seldom asked are more basic questions: What are the fundamental needs of young children? Or parents? Or professionals? How can these differing sets of needs be met? Margaret Henry proposes three dimensions of caregiving behaviour through which parents and professionals not only help young children to develop, but can also help one another's development. Evidence of positive change comes both from her own research in family day care and from the work of her students, practicing teachers and child care personnel. Their examples involve often hard-to-reach parents - those who are tired, employed, alienated, bossy and culturally and ethnically diverse. There are practical suggestions here for professionals and parents interested in enhancing their relationships with one another and the outcomes for young children.

Powerful Interactions

Author: Amy Laura Dombro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781928896722
Format: PDF
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"A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It's how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built. But interactions in which teachers intentionally promote learning can be few and far between. A “Powerful Interaction” may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, and then presents a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book guides you through the three steps of a Powerful Interaction (Be Present, Connect, and Extend Learning) in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes. Whether you work in an child care center or home, Early Head Start or Head Start program, preschool or early primary classroom, you make a difference in the lives of children and families&—and Powerful Interactions can make that difference even bigger. "--Publisher.

Working with Parents in Early Years Settings

Author: Ute Ward
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446281760
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is written for all students of the Early Years. It begins by examining the role of a parent in a child's life and the importance of good working relationships between parents and Early Years practitioners. It goes on to discuss the preconceptions and assumptions that we all have about families and parents and considers the practical implications of working with parents in a respectful and trusting partnership. It explores both interpersonal and communication skills and the formal and informal ways of involving parents in the early years experience of their children. About the Early Years series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Tasks pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies. Ute Ward has been involved in the Early Years sector for more than 20 years in a range of different roles and contexts. In October 2011 Ute became Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Hertfordshire where she teaches on Foundation Degrees and on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Working with Parents in the Early Years

Author: Ute Ward
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 144629367X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is written for all students of the Early Years. It begins by examining the role of a parent in a child's life and the importance of good working relationships between parents and Early Years practitioners. It goes on to discuss the preconceptions and assumptions that we all have about families and parents and considers the practical implications of working with parents in a respectful and trusting partnership. It explores both interpersonal and communication skills and the formal and informal ways of involving parents in the early years experience of their children. About the Early Years series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Tasks pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Becoming a Practitioner in the Early Years, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies. Ute Ward has been involved in the Early Years sector for more than 20 years in a range of different roles and contexts. In October 2011 Ute became Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Hertfordshire where she teaches on Foundation Degrees and on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Consultation in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Virginia Buysse
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667748
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interventions for young children with disabilities are more effective when the adults involved form collaborative partnerships. Thatâe(tm)s why consultation--a systematic process to help educators, parents, and early childhood professionals work together to address concerns and identify goals--is so important. This practical handbook equips you with the skills you need to function as an effective consultant to educators and caregivers of children from birth through age 5, leading you step by step through an 8-stage model that shows you how to initiate contact with the consultee and establish open, respectful communication build rapport while gathering crucial information about the consultee work with the consultee to assess concerns and needs set goals directly related to these concerns and needs select appropriate strategies for meeting the goals prepare the consultee to implement the strategies evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies and the consultation itself hold a summary conference to review outcomes and plan next steps For each stage, youâe(tm)ll get a description of key consultation tasks, critical considerations for consultant and consultee, strategies for improving communication, and a âeoeWhat Ifâe section that addresses potential problems and solutions. This guide will help any early childhood professional serving as a consultant--and anyone in the role of consultee--form strong, respectful partnerships that lead to better child and family outcomes.

The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals

Author: Bonnie Keilty
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This guidebook on family–professional partnerships has been used as a go-to early intervention resource in university coursework, for inservice professional development, and as a support to families in (or considering) early intervention. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect recent research and respond to feedback that the author accumulated from users of the book, including practicing professionals and university instructors. With a focus on how families and professionals can collaborate effectively so that infants and toddlers (0–3) learn, grow, and thrive, chapters address: child learning and development, family functioning and priorities, early intervention as a support and not a substitute, and planning “what’s next” after early intervention. Specific components of early intervention—evaluation and assessment, program planning, intervention implementation, service coordination, and transition—are also discussed. This hands-on resource uses stories of families in early intervention to illustrate key concepts and provides checklists that readers can use to assess their experiences in early intervention. “This guidebook is my go-to source with families, professionals, and students. The newest edition expands upon an already exceptional book with the most recent policy and evidence-based practice recommendations. I can’t keep enough copies in my library.” —Susan Fowler, director, Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse “Supporting and empowering parents to help their infants and toddlers with delays and/or disabilities to learn and grow is key to future successes. Bonnie’s Keilty’s comprehensive work on the new edition of The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals will help to insure that Part C Early Intervention around the country will stay focused on its work with and for families.” —Roxane Romanick, Founding Board Member Early Intervention Family Alliance

Strategies for Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Ruth E. Cook
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337517348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical, hands-on guide provides strategies and adaptations to accommodate young children with disabilities or special needs. It puts theory into practice with clear examples and directions to ensure all children can participate equally in the inclusive classroom. Adaptations are offered by activity rather than by disability, and the focus is on embedding instruction within daily routines. Short chapters, clear discussion of rationale, and the plentiful examples prepare readers to effectively support children with a variety of common disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, hearing loss, and behavioral challenges. Readers have commented on the usefulness of the strategies, details, and scenarios for working in general and special early childhood education. The text is especially appropriate for seminars accompanying student teaching and internships in general education, special education, and inclusive early childhood classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420337
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children is easy to read, with lots of practical ideas and advice, presented in a sympathetic manner. It would be most useful for teachers or professionals who are new to the field or parents who believe their child may be on the Asperger's syndrome spectrum. It is a valuable source of information on strategies for helping young children with Asperger's syndrome to realise their full potential.' - ChildrenNow This landmark book focuses on how AS presents in pre-school children. An essential guide for parents coming to terms with their child's AS diagnosis and for the professionals who work with this age group, it is unique in answering pressing questions specific to younger children. How can parents help their AS child to develop speech and language? What help is available at school and home? When, if at all, should a child be informed about AS? Including a useful summary of early childhood development stages, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, in school or in care. Their book shows how to develop tailored early intervention strategies and to assist parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children.