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    Lifeline - A Handbook for Small School Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This valuable North American Division small school teacher/principal manual includes checklists, ideas, options, important things to do and remember, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, and professional development information. The handbook can...

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    Pacific Union Conference ECEC Director's Guide 0-2 years-Preschool
    "The purpose of this guidebook is to provide a resource that will assist Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program directors in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in a Seventh-day Adventist early childhood program. This guidebook...

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    Pacific Union Early Childhood Education and Care Resources Preschool-Grade 2
    The Pacific Union Conference Office of Education has developed an Early Childhood Education and Care Division. Website information is specifically targeted for Seventh-day Adventist early childhood programs and professionals. Resources include: Enrichment...

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    A Philosophical, Educational and Organizational Model for Seventh-day Adventist Early Childhood Education and Care Centers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Early childhood programs operating within Seventh-day Adventist church or school settings have a very special role to play in the education and training of young children. The opportunity to care for another's child provides a sacred opportunity to build...

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    Adventist Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 2
    Should Adventist formal education include pre-schools? The author thoughtfully discusses factors that impact decision making regarding early childhood education in the light of current research, and the Adventist philosophy of education. An overview worth...

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    Avondale Creates Community for Christian Early Childhood Educators in Australia 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    "Avondale has helped establish the first association for Christian early childhood educators in Australia at an inaugural conference organised and hosted by its Discipline of Education. The inter-denominational Australian Christian Early Childhood...

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    Columbia Union School-based Pre-K Program Guidelines Preschool-Kindergarten
    Program and curriculum guidelines for developmentally appropriate formal pre-school education aligned with the philosophy of Adventist education in the North American Columbia Union.

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    Development of Intellectual Skills in Learning Environments with the Use of Technology in Initial Teacher Training Tertiary
    The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of the creation of learning environments with the use of technology within the subject of Language Acquisition and Development in the development of intellectual skills of 2nd semester students of the...

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    Early Childhood Developmental Learning Standards 0-2 years-Preschool
    "The North American Division Early Childhood Developmental Learning Standards outline benchmarks and skills that young children acquire during the birth-to-five-year period. These standards were developed through a Seventh-day Adventist world view...

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    Early Childhood Education and Care Start-up Kit 0-2 years-Preschool
    Published by the Atlantic Union Conference, this 196 page document contains information, lists, sample forms, and more related to starting up an early childhood education center.

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    Early Childhood Education Center Board Manual - Southern Union 0-2 years-Preschool
    This 34-page manual contains information on the function and roles of a center's operating board members, as well as center administration.

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    Early Childhood Education Start Up Package 0-2 years-Preschool
    Provided by the Southern Union Office of Education, this 36-page document provides guidelines for the opening of an early childhood education and care program. A similar Spanish version is also available.

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    ECE Be Like Jesus Companion 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    This web resource has printable lesson plans, videos, stories, and activity suggestions for parents or teachers. Topics include Honesty, Love, Acceptance, Obedience, Respect, Trust, Giving, Joy/Happiness, Perseverance, Responsibility, Caring, and Sharing....

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    Growing Your Preschool Program - First Impressions Count! 0-2 years-Preschool
    From the 2018 NAD convention, "this presentation looks at all of the following areas of an ECEC program and how each impacts first impressions: What to ask prespective parents on the telephone, on-line presence, tour of the program and classrooms, curb...

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    Guidance Techniques That Work 0-2 years-Grade 4
    Adapted from a Texas Childcare Quarterly article, this article outlines techniques that help a teacher distract and redirect children so children are more likely to make good decisions about how to act in certain situations.

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    Helping Preschool Children Become Readers: Tips for Parents Preschool-Grade 1
    This article presents twelve things parents can do to lay the foundation for good reading skills before children enter school. These include: daily conversations, lots of print/writing materials in the home, reading/writing space available to child, parent...

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    JAE Editorial: Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 1
    In this guest editorial, Linda Caviness addresses the importance of focussing on early childhood education. This issue provides information for early childhood educators, while affirming the importance of the mother as the primary educator. Articles include:...

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    Little Talks With Jesus Kindergarten-Grade 4
    This pre-school devotional is especially adapted to what little children are thinking about spirituality. Sharing Little Talks With Jesus with your children will help them cultivate such Christian values as honesty and forgiveness, while giving them...

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    Mainstreaming at the Preschool Level Preschool-Grade 1
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is an introduction to the world of Inclusion, incorporating special needs children into a typical needs preschool classroom. The PowerPoint provides an understanding of the importance of inclusion practices at...

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    Mind, Brain, and Early Childhood Preschool-Grade 1
    Western society currently promotes formal preschool training. This article addresses claims that this is important and presents a perspective of the parent-child relationship and the essential nature of the growth a child experiences while being nurtured at...

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    Mix & Match Ideas for Preschool Ministry Preschool
    This book is very helpful in preparing lessons and activities for beginner classes. Many ideas given to you that lead to many, many more!

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    Pacific Union Preschool Progress Report Preschool-Kindergarten
    This is a teacher and parent friendly developmental checklist designed for preschool and pre-kindergarten age children for evaluative and documentation purposes.

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    Pre-kindy Purposes, Benefits and Strengths - Reflections During Maternity Leave 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    "This paper seeks to explore the purpose, benefits and strengths of [preschool] programs by focusing on one teacher’s reflections on her experience teaching in a highly multi-cultural, city ASA primary school’s pre-kindy."

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    Promoting Critical Thinking in Early Childhood - Inquiring Minds Want to Know 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Lee explains the importance and benefits of understanding how young children develop inquiry skills, and notes that “if we, as educators, can harness the natural curiosity of children, we will help them develop critical thinking skills and facilitate...

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    Sing a Song of Special Days - Using Multiple Intelligences with Mixed-age Grouping Preschool-Grade 2
    Spaulding writes of the benefits of using mixed age grouping to help students develop leadership and empathy for others. Integrating Howard Gardner’s Eight Multiple Intelligences with mixed-age grouping, Spaulding provides practical suggestions for “special...

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    Southern Union Employee Handbook for Child Development Center Preschool-Grade 2
    The Southern Union Employee Handbook for Child Development Centers is a model for use in developing a handbook of employment policies for local hire staff and volunteers in an early childhood education and care center or school. This manual outlines policy...

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    Southern Union School-based Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines Preschool-Grade 2
    Guidelines for opening and operating school based pre-kindergarten/kindergarten (combination K1 - K2) classrooms within the Southern Union.

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    STEM for Preschool & Early Childhood Preschool-Grade 1
    View the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session for "ways to incorporate STEM into your program...see how one educator has effectively integrated STEM into her Early Childhood classroom by purchasing inexpensive STEM materials that...

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    Teachers' Perception of Preschool Play in Urban and Suburban Schools in Montemorelos, Mexico 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Although there is no doubt about the importance of play for the healthy and complete development of preschool children, different social, political and educational forces seem to conspire in favor of forgetting play at the preschool level and replacing it...

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    The Place of Child-Development Centers in Adventist Education Preschool-Grade 3
    The author argues the case for more high quality Adventist Child Development Centers due to the increasing presence of both parents in the work-place and the lack of Adventist CDCs to care for the youngest members of God's family. She also outlines several...

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    The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Initiative Preschool-Grade 2
    Christine Gillan's Fall 2004 editorial on the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Initiative (UPK). Gillan provides a definition of UPK, shares an historical perspective, and encourages early childhood directors to be strong in the knowledge of their mission.

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    To Be or Not to Be: Adventist Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 1
    Christine Gillan answers the frequently asked question, "Are we ignoring Ellen White's counsel in providing early childhood education and day care centers?"

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    Totally Tots Blog Preschool-Grade 3
    While this blog is named to focus on early childhood education, it includes sections that teachers can use for all elementary classrooms. Sign up for an e-mail notice to get weekly ideas, or check out the “Crafty Corner” or “Simply Made”...

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    When I Became a Mother - An Early Childhood Professionals Paradigm Shift Preschool
    This reflective opinion paper poignantly shares the experiential learning of a professional early childhood educator who becomes a mother. The resultant paradigm shift is insightful to anyone involved in early childhood education.