Skills for Preschool Teachers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Built around the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, this book is packed with the information future teachers need, whether they will teach in a preschool, child care center, Head Start program, or pre-Kindergarten setting. All of the basic classroom skills are covered, bolstered by a theoretical background and accompanied by practical ideas for applying book concepts with young children and families.Topics emphasize ways to create a calm and happy classroom atmosphere, how to handle emergencies in a way that dissipates children's fears, strategies for supporting children's mental and emotional health, and ideas for helping children cope with traumas in their life. Includes discussions of new picture books; more than 200 children's books; computer programs that support text-recommended hands-on activities; cultural influences on children; and expanded discussion of the ways children make friends.For practicing teachers, administrators, or volunteers seeking CDA certification.

Table of Contents

Maintaining a Safe Classroom
Maintaining a Healthy Classroom
Establishing a Learning Environment
Advancing Physical Skills
Advancing Cognitive Skills
Advancing Communication Skills
Advancing Creative Skills
Building a Positive Self-Concept
Promoting Social Skills
Providing Guidance
Promoting Family Involvement
Providing Program Management
Promoting Professionalism
Appendix A
Becoming a CDA: Child Development Associate
Appendix B
Teacher Skills Checklist for Infant and Toddler Programs
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