We are pleased to welcome you to the Spring 2013 issue of Early Childhood Research & Practice. ECRP is now in its 15th year as an open-access, peer-reviewed, multilingual internet-only journal with a continually growing international readership. ECRP receives more than 1,700,000 user visits annually from the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, South America, China, and many other places around the world.
The current issue includes five articles on a range of topics related to early care, education, and intervention. A special section on parents’ perspectives may be of interest to advocates of emphasizing the voices of parents in early childhood research; three small studies from the U.S. are featured in that section. For the first time, ECRP also offers reviews of recently-published books.
Are you an educator who is interested in the Project Approach? Our multi-media 2-disc teacher resource titled Projects to Go includes the popular DVD “Rearview Mirror: Reflections on a Preschool Car Project” and a CD-ROM of selected ECRP articles (most in both English and Spanish) related to the Project Approach. See http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/pubs.html#sale for more information.
Topics addressed in this issue include:
- recent literature related to young children’s school readiness in literacy and mathematics
- parent-child interactions during family cooking activities
- reactions of adult and adolescent mothers of children receiving early intervention services to specific aspects of those services
- perspectives of parents with young children on the autism spectrum regarding their families’ experiences with early intervention services
- mothers’ and fathers’ observations of their children’s transitions from a child-centered preschool into traditional kindergartens
We hope that you find these articles useful.
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Lilian G. Katz, editor
Jean A. Mendoza, associate editor
Susan Fowler, associate editor
Source: Early Childhood Research & Practice
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