Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education (Book with CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/21/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Beginnings and Beyond, Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 7e, is the most comprehensive foundations book on the market. With the blend of a simple approach to learning, and the depth required to practically apply the material, this book will appeal to all levels of students, and teachers. Diversity and development are woven throughout the material and are highlighted by chapter icons within the margin for easy reference. This feature helps the reader to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. This comprehensive, yet easy to understand approach makes this an excellent book for a foundations course, curriculum course, or reference for teachers at all levels.

Table of Contents

History of Early Childhood Education
Types of Programs
Defining the Young Child
Developmental and Learning Theories
The Teachers Role
Observation and Assessment
Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education
Creating Environments
Evaluating for Effectiveness
Planning for Play: Curriculum Basics
Planning for the Mind: Cognitive Development
Planning for the Mind: Language Development
Planning for the Heart and Soul: Emotional, Social, Creative, and Spiritual Growth
Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education
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