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Table of Contents
1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? 2. Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues. 3. Standards and You: Teaching Children to Learn. 4. History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning. 5. Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice. 6. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching, Learning. 7. Infants and Toddlers: Foundational Years for Learning. 8. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life. 9. Kindergarten Today: Meeting Academic and Developmental Needs. 10. The Early Elementary Grades: 1-3: Preparation for Life. 11. Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs: Ensuring All Children Learn. 12. Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Act Their Best. 13. Parents, Families, and the Community: Building Partnerships for Student Success. Appendix: The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct EndNotes Glossary Index