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The broad, comprehensive coverage in this market-leading text, is now more visually engaging and useful than ever. Written by one of the best-known authors in the field, this is the only book of its kind to provide chapters on child care and federal legislation while also offering foundational chapters and developmental chapters on infants through eight-year-olds. The broadest foundational coverage available is organized around seven core themes:Professionalism in Practice, Theory to Practice, Diversity, Family-Centered/Community-Based Practice, Timeliness, Developmentally-Appropriate Practice,andApplying Technology.The content is reinforced with a new DVD that allows students the opportunity to ls"seers" what they are learning about - not just read the content - using integrated margin notes. Eight videos illustrate key settings and approaches, in diverse environments. Now with a focus on how-to strategies and guidelines, the result is a much more applied book. For early childhood teachers or any childcare worker.
George S. Morrison is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas.
Table of Contents
|Early Childhood Education And Professional Development|
|You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Professional?|
|Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues|
|The Development Of Early Childhood Programs|
|The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future|
|Montessori Education: Independence, Respect, and Self-Directed Learning|
|Piaget and Others: Contributors to Constructivism|
|Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice|
|Developmentally Appropriate Programs And Practices|
|Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning|
|The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School|
|Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know|
|The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success|
|Guiding And Assessing Young Children|
|Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation|
|Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Become Responsible|
|Meeting The Special Needs Of Young Children|
|Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age|
|Multiculturalism: Education for Living in a Diverse Society|
|Children with Special Needs: Appropriate Education for All|
|Parent, Family, and Community Involvement: Cooperation and Collaboration|
|The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct|
|NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs|
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