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Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Giovannini

Publisher: ROTEL

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an introductory text in the field of Child and Family Studies. It provides a lens for understanding the evolving definition of “family” through socially constructed and ecological theory frameworks. It promotes strategies for culturally sustaining and deeply collaborative relationships between families, schools, and communities through the use of home-grown advocacy strategies based on community-driven data. Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an adapted OER text from Rebecca Laff’s and Wendy Ruiz’s Child, Family, and Community.

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Read more about The Whole Child: Development in the Early Years

The Whole Child: Development in the Early Years

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Budzyna and Buckley

Publisher: ROTEL

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The Whole Child is a textbook that gives an overview of development, beginning in the mother’s womb through the age of eight. It starts with a look at perspectives of early childhood, including how children have been viewed historically as well as cross-culturally. There is a complete overview of the important theorists that have helped to deepen and bring clarity to how children develop. These theories include psychodynamic, behavioral, social cognitive theory, cognitive theory, humanistic, multiple intelligence, growth mindset, and Bloom’s taxonomy. Understanding the implications of each theory is important foundational knowledge for the study of development. Developmental domains at each stage is examined alongside important milestones. The biology of the brain is given important consideration. Some of the many factors that influence a young child’s development are also included in this text.

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Read more about Habilidades Perceptivas: Mejorando el Aprendizaje Remoto en Estudiantes de 5 años

Habilidades Perceptivas: Mejorando el Aprendizaje Remoto en Estudiantes de 5 años

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Terrazo-Luna, Riveros-Anccasi, Torres-Acevedo, Rojas-Quispe, Cencho-Pari, Coronel-Capani, and Yaulilahua-Huacho

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar el nivel de relación entre las habilidades perceptivas y el aprendizaje de la matemática de los niños y las niñas de 5 años de una Institución Educativa de Huancavelica, en la educación remota. El diseño empleado fue el correlacional y la muestra lo conformaron 46 estudiantes de 5 años de una institución de educación inicial de Huancavelica. Los instrumentos empleados fueron, la lista de cotejo para cada variable con 30 ítems. Los resultados evidencian que existe relación estadísticamente significativa entre las habilidades perceptivas y el aprendizaje de la matemática en los estudiantes de 5 años de una institución educativa de Huancavelica, en la educación remota. Estos resultados cuantitativos, con un r=0.75, representan una correlación positiva moderada, según el cuadro de índices de correlación de Hernández, Fernández y Baptista (2018)

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Read more about Desarrollo del Pensamiento Creativo: mediante Juegos Libres para Niños

Desarrollo del Pensamiento Creativo: mediante Juegos Libres para Niños

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Terrazo-Luna, Riveros-Anccasi, Gonzales-Castro, Oré-Rojas, Rojas-Quispe, Cayllahua-Yarasca, and Torres-Acevedo

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Este trabajo de investigación tuvo como objetivo evaluar la eficacia de los juegos libres en el desarrollo del pensamiento creativo en los estudiantes de 5 años de la Institución Educativa Nº 329 de Huancavelica. La metodología de los juegos libres ofrece una educación dinámica y activa en los estudiantes, la cual incentiva el desarrollo del pensamiento creativo en los estudiantes de 5 años, a través de un mayor sentido de seguridad y confianza en sí mismos. Esta metodología se realizó en un ambiente motivador y áreas libres, centrándose en la participación dinámica y motivadora, con el fin de fortalecer sus capacidades y habilidades, buscando que ellos desarrollen un aprendizaje autónomo. Con los resultados obtenidos se puede afirmar que los juegos libres favorecen directamente en el desarrollo del pensamiento creativo en los niños de 5 años, toda vez que t de Student con 53 grados de libertad, para muestras independientes, con una significancia del 5%, muestra un valor de 0.038 el cual es inferior al valor planteado, aceptando la hipótesis alternativa como válida.

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Read more about Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth – Age 5

Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth – Age 5

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Pegorraro Schull, La Croix, Miller, Austin, Kidd, and Medina

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook, Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers Birth-Age 5, outlines the connection between different areas of language and literacy and describes strategies for supporting development and promoting instruction. Early literacy includes reading, writing, and language development. Writing includes any early writing attempts and pre-writing behaviors just as reading includes any early reading attempts and recognition of symbols and sounds. Language also includes listening and speaking (oral language) and the use of gestures and signs to communicate. The term oral language is commonly used to describe early language development separately from reading and writing. This text assumes oral language is a component of language and embraces the broader term to underscore the communication practices outside of listening and speaking. For example, some children use sign language or a picture board. For these reasons, the textbook will focus on language development in its totality, including oral language. This textbook is focused on birth to age 5 because early literacy development is crucial for future learning and development.

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Read more about Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Carter, Abawi, and Lawrence

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Susan Carter; Professor Lindy-Anne Abawi; Professor Jill Lawrence; Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow; Renee Desmarchelier; Melissa Fanshawe; Kathryn Gilbey; Michelle Turner; and Jillian Guy

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Read more about Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Third

Publisher: Fanshawe College Pressboks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This resource will provide a context that will allow the reader to consider their obligation to reflect from their own perspective and will explore how to create a practice that best suits their professional setting. This book will bring together in one place the history, the values, the skills and disposition required to be a reflective practitioner. It is a textbook with elements of a workbook, embedded are opportunities to watch, to think, to write, and to listen allowing the reader to become a purposeful and intentional reflective practitioner.

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Read more about Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood

Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Stramel

Publisher: Fort Hays State University

License: CC BY

Welcome to Early Childhood Mathematics! This course satisfies the Early Childhood Unified requirements in the state of Kansas for a teaching license Birth to Grade 3.

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Read more about Teaching Early and Elementary STEM

Teaching Early and Elementary STEM

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Lange, Robertson, Price, and Craven

Publisher: East Tennessee State University

License: CC BY-NC

This Open Access Educational textbook, "Teaching Early and Elementary STEM", was written to support pre-service early childhood and elementary teachers in their journey to become facilitators of science, technology, engineering, and math, or “STEM,” and "integrated STEM" in their future classrooms. Students who read and use this text will deepen their understanding of “STEM” and “integrated STEM,” learn what early childhood and elementary students need to know and be able to do in relation to STEM, and understand ways to create activity plans and implement current research-based approaches to teaching and pedagogy. This text arose out of our Early/Elementary STEM Collaboration project, which started in 2017 with the intention of increasing the quality of teacher preparation in STEM across early childhood and elementary education. The team is composed of math and science education professors, classroom in-service teachers, and pre-service teachers in pre-school through fifth grade. We are driven by the values of collaboration, strengths-based approaches to teaching and learning, constructivist philosophy of teaching and learning, and applied STEM experiences to increase access and equity. Our model of preparing pre-service teachers has been published elsewhere in more detail (Robertson, Nivens, & Lange, 2019). We built this open access product to include the following: 1) completely new content that includes input from our team as well as examples of integrated STEM learning experiences; 2) adaptations of existing resources, and; 3) compilations of existing free resources (e.g., Next Generation Science Standards).

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Read more about Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners

Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Ayre and Krishnamoorthy

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-SA

If we want to impact the world of children who have experienced trauma then we must change not only ourselves and our classroom, but we must change our schools, our organisations, and our systems of care for children. We must all speak out for these children who have no voice to bring awareness of new educational and mental health approaches to children who will become tomorrow’s failed adults unless they receive our understanding and our help.

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