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Connections, v1 n1-3 1997 v2 n1-2 1998

This document comprises the five 1997-1988 issues of a newsletter published to disseminate information and resources to child care providers and administrators. The Fall 1997 issue discusses advocating on behalf of children. It lists five steps to take to speak out for children. The Winter 1997-1998 issue discusses mentoring. Mentoring programs are a promising and innovative approach that have the potential to enhance Early Childhood Education programs. The Spring 1998 issue focuses on the Child Care Administrator Certification and describes a pilot project to build a model for providing data to develop certification standards. The issue describes the certification process, the process for evaluating candidates, and components of the evaluation materials. The May 1998 issue focuses on implications of disruptive behavior disorders for the child care community. This issue differentiates disruptive behavior disorders from normal developmental changes, provides guidelines for identifying children with potential behavior problems, discusses the advantages of obtaining an official diagnosis, and describes possible courses of action. The Children's Relationship and Emotional Skills Training Program is also described. The November 1998 issue focuses on challenges faced by early childhood educators when they consider referring young children for special services because of suspected developmental difficulties. The issue also discusses understanding parents' needs, collecting information about the child, the parent-teacher conference, and referring a family to appropriate services. Each issue of the newsletter includes resources related to the issue's focus for child care administrators, including training opportunities and materials available through the Child Care Connections library. (KB)

Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Behavior Disorders, Certification, Day Care, Disabilities, Pilot Projects, Referral, Special Needs Students, Standards, Young Children

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Author: Ferguson, E. Elaine, Ed.


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