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Table of Contents
|(Note: Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities forProfessional Development,and Readings for Further Enrichment)|
|Early Childhood Education and Professional Development|
|You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?|
|What Is a Professional?|
|The Five Goals of Professionalism Professional Dispositions|
|What Are New Rolesfor Early Childhood Professional Today?|
|Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families|
|Public Policy and Current Issues Family|
|Issues Policy and Programming Trends|
|Accommodating Diverse Learners|
|Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching|
|Through Appropriate Evaluation What Is Assessment?|
|Assessment for School Readiness What is Observation?|
|What Are Critical Assessment Issues?|
|Accommodating Diverse Learners|
|Foundations: History and Theories|
|The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future Why Is the Past Important?|
|Historical Figures and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education|
|The Beginnings of Kindergarten in the United States Twentieth Century|
|Early Childhood Educators From Luther to the Present|
|The Essentials of Good Educational Practices Views of Children|
|Through the Ages Accommodating Diverse Learners Child-Centered Education|
|Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice|
|Theories of Learning and Development Piaget's|
|Theory of Learning Lev Vygotsky and Sociocultural|
|Theory Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization|
|Theory Erik Erikson Howard Gardner Urie Bromfenbrenner and Ecological|
|Theory Accommodating Diverse Learners New Directions in Cognitive Development|
|Programs and Services for Children and Families|
|Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice|
|The Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs Principles of the Montessori Method|
|The Montessori Method in Action High/Scope|
|A Constructivist Approach Reggio Emilia Waldorf Education: Head, Hands, and Heart|
|Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families|
|The World of Child Care What Is Child Care?|
|Types of Child Care Programs What Constitutes Quality Care and Education?|
|The Effects of Care and Education on Children|
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