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Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. It reports findings from in-depth studies of more ... More


Preschool-Age Child Care

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

in The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines four types of child care arrangements for preschoolers: full-day child care settings (including centers, family child care providers, relatives, and babysitters); private ... More


Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335248
eISBN:
9780199851362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. Specifically, it examines the family of Ramon Canez ... More


The Predawn of Head Start: Beginnings of Early Childhood Intervention

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the elements of the philosophy underlying Head Start's conception and design. Efforts to help poor children's early learning can be traced back at least to the 17th century and ... More


Reinventing Head Start

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the uncertainties faced by the Head Start program under the Nixon administration and the author's effort to improve Head Start. At the Office of Child Development (OCD), the ... More


Object-Based Set-Shifting in Preschoolers: Relations to Theory of Mind

Daniela Kloo, Josef Perner, and Thomas Giritzer

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on children's ability to shift between different ways of thinking about an object, which is termed object-based set-shifting. First, we outline crucial developments in social ... More


Developing ƒ(weight)

Daniel J. Povinelli, Jennifer Vonk, and Conni Castille

in World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reports the results of the research conducted with human children living in south Louisiana. Preschool children were tested on many of the same tests administered to chimpanzees, ... More


A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E, Berk, and Dorothy Singer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195382716
eISBN:
9780199893522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382716.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Efforts to give preschool children a head start on academic skills like reading and mathematics instead rob them of play time both at home and school. Indeed, the scientific evidence suggests that ... More


Children 3–5 Years of Age: Themes

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195105919
eISBN:
9780199893973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 18 children — 11 girls and 7 boys — aged 3 to 5 years. They came from 18 families, and their surviving parents were 15 mothers and ... More


My Magic Story Car: Video-Based Play Intervention to Strengthen Emergent Literacy of At-Risk Preschoolers

HARVEY F. BELLIN and DOROTHY G. SINGER

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on My Magic Story Car, a video-based program that strengthens emergent literacy skills of at-risk preschool children from low-income families through one of the most effective ... More


The Development of Future-Oriented Decision-Making

Chris Moore

in Self- and Social-Regulation: Exploring the Relations Between Social Interaction, Social Understanding, and the Development of Executive Functions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195327694
eISBN:
9780199776962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327694.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the development of future oriented decision-making and its relations to theory of mind, executive function, and the temporally extended self. Recent work using a modified ... More


Preschool Children’s Acquisition of Compounds

ELENA NICOLADIS

in The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228911
eISBN:
9780191711213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews some of the important findings in children’s acquisition of compounds. It focuses on what children have to learn about compounds, and takes a brief look at some important ... More


Making Predictions: A Developmental Perspective

Cristina M. Atance and Laura K. Hanson

in Predictions in the Brain: Using Our Past to Generate a Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195395518
eISBN:
9780199897230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395518.003.0114
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter argues that the capacity for future-oriented thinking, in the form of expectations, emerges in infancy. It reviews findings that show that, by the early preschool years, children begin ... More


Mothers as Teachers at Home

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines evidence from Mexico, Venezuela and Nepal indicating that experience in Western-type schools influences’ women’s maternal behavior in a pedagogical direction, involving verbal ... More


Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

David Brandt

in Delinquency, Development, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108941
eISBN:
9780300127775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108941.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the risk factors and precursors of juvenile delinquency followed by an overview of some programs designed to prevent delinquency. It describes prevention programs directed to ... More


World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Daniel Povinelli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In every domain of reasoning — from time and space, to mental states and physical illness — humans deploy an exceedingly diverse range of intuitive ‘theories’ about how the world works. Children from ... More


Sharing Stories with Your Preschooler: Ages 3–5

Elaine Reese

in Tell Me a Story: Sharing Stories to Enrich Your Child's World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772650
eISBN:
9780190256036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772650.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses techniques for sharing stories with preschoolers. It explains what stories preschoolers understand and tell (from books and personal experiences) and how to share stories that ... More


Early intervention and prevention: lessons from the Sure Start programme

Karen Clarke

in Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422637
eISBN:
9781447303060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422637.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The concept of social exclusion has been central to New Labour's social policy since its election in 1997. The Sure Start programme, announced in 1998 and expanded by 2004 to include 400,000 children ... More


The Scope of the Problem

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The last ten to fifteen years saw little progress in the improvement of literacy in American students from elementary through high school. In this chapter, the extent, nature, and sources of ... More


Executive Functioning Helps Children Think About and Learn About Others’ Mental States

Jeannette E. Benson and Mark A. Sabbagh

in Executive Functions in Children's Everyday Lives: A Handbook for Professionals in Applied Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199980864
eISBN:
9780190664633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980864.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Over the preschool years, children’s ability to explicitly reason about their own and others’ mental states goes through important developments that affect how they interact with their peers and ... More


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