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CECE Researchers Publish Article About Improving Math Outcomes Through Naptime Meetings
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Principal Investigator Jeffrey Trawick-Smith and student researchers Heather Oski, Kim DePaolis, Kristen Krause, Alyssa Zebrowski recently published the article "Naptime data meetings to increase the math talk of early care and education providers" in the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. The article outlines findings that having brief, data-based staff meetings during naptime in community-based child care classrooms can positively impact providers’ math interactions with their students as well as predict growth in children’s math abilities 6 months later.

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Three New Reflections from the Field Videos
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The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce three new videos in the "Reflections from the Field" series. Funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, "Reflections from the Field" is a series of brief videos (1 to 2 minutes) featuring teachers and family child care providers who share their personal experiences working in the early childhood education field, touching upon strategies they use to support children’s development. The newest videos are 1) "Supporting Language Development of Infants and Toddlers During Mealtime" with Early Head Start teacher Heather Mulrooney; 2) "Documenting a Learning Experience: Frogs and the Pond" with preschool teacher Heather Oski; and 3) "Strategies for Supporting Dual Language Learners in an Early Childhood Classroom" with preschool teacher Elizabeth Martin.

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New Video Series: Supporting Mathematical Development in Young Children
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The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release a new video series, Supporting Mathematical Development in Young Children, funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. The videos in this series describe children's early mathematical development and provide examples of how early childhood professionals can both explicitly teach math skills and support their development through daily routines and play. The series currently includes six videos related to Strand A of the CT ELDS: Introduction to Strand A, Counting, One-to-one Correspondence, Cardinality, Recognition of Quantity, and Comparison.

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New Video: Building Positive Relationships with Young Children
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The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release of a new video that supports children's social and emotional development. In "Building Positive Relationships with Young Children," teachers, home child care providers, and experts discuss how adult relationships with children impact children’s development, behavior, and readiness to learn. Strategies for building strong relationships with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergarteners are also shared.

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