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Student Leadership of English Language Learners

  In American schools, the English language learner population has almost doubled over the past decade while the overall student population has remained relatively unchanged. The percentage of public school students in the United States who were English-language learners [ELLs]  was higher in school year 2014–15 (9.4 percent, or an estimated 4.6 million students) than ...

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Teacher Excellence at Sunshine State Academy

Learning to teach does not occur over one or two college semesters and highly effective teachers strive to learn throughout their entire careers. Teacher persistence is one characteristic of individuals who have a mastery orientation to achievement, which is characterized by attributing one’s success to high ability and effort. Teacher persistence is a disposition manifested ...

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The Ages and Stages Questionnaire Assessment Vs. Cindy Downes Oklahoma Pre-Kindergarten Assessment

Julia Yaremchuk, M.S in Education   I. Publication Information   A. Ages and Stages Questionnaire   The title of the first assessment is called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire or ASQ, Third Edition and it was developed “in the 1970s.  Researchers at the University of Oregon, led by Dr. Diane Bricker, recognized the need for ...

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Improving Communications between Preschool and Families

By: Julia Yaremchuk, M.S. Education   Communication between preschool and the family is vital in the overall student success especially for children in the early childhood classroom. Allowing parents to be part of the learning process shows children how important the school really is in the lives of their family. There are many ways to improve ...

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The Silent Battle with Food

By: Julia Yaremchuk, M.S.   The issue of childhood obesity is a very relevant issue in the society of today. I am a preschool director and on a daily basis see children from low income families who do not have appropriate dietary restrictions and even family education on how to eat healthy. The way that childhood ...

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Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom

By: Julia Yaremchuk, M.S.   Children who are English language learners come from a variety of backgrounds, they may need to learn English because they come from an impoverished home, an immigrant household or simply a rural area, where there is a dialect spoken. English language learners may be children from all socio-economic backgrounds but it ...

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Professional Development Links and Classes/Teacher and Administrative Resources

Online Courses:   1. http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childcare/   The following website has all of the Department of Children and Families mandated courses, such as Rules and Regulations, Child Abuse, and Health and Safety.   2. http://extensiononline.tamu.edu/courses/child_care.php   The following website hosted by Texas A&M holds many online trainings that will help teacher with common questions as how to feed young ...

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The Health And Safety Are The Primary Factors Of The Early Childhood Environment

By Julia Yaremchuk, M.S.     The two most crucial factors of having a successful early childhood are health and safety. The health of a child enrolled in a school setting will reflect the attendance rate and the way that a child will interact with others in that setting. For a setting to maintain a ...

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The Gurus of Child Development

By Julia Yaremchuk, M.S.   In the world of where child development has been investigated, researched and massively studied, it is a phenomena that the works of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky which were formulated over one hundred years ago are still prevalent and used across the globe to build schools, childcare centers and appropriate ...

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Helping Teachers…Be Great Teachers!

By Julia Yaremchuk, M.S.   1. Why should you plan for something to happen if the learning centers are already set up?   Even though learning centers are set up in the early childhood classroom, it is imperative that planning occurs daily to accommodate the individual needs of the children within that environment. Teachers must ...

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