9780136065838

Teaching Young Children: An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136065838

  • ISBN10:

    013606583X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Exceptionally lively, practical, and reader-friendly, this introduction to early childhood education text is unique because of its focus on the value of play. Strong coverage of child development, as well as thoughtful discussions about guiding young children, working families, and celebrating diversity will help teachers facilitate all aspects of the 0-to-8-year-old child's physical, social/emotional, and intellectual growth.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fieldp. 1
Overview of the Professionp. 2
Historical Contextsp. 30
Types of Programsp. 50
Foundationsp. 77
Understanding How a Child Develops and Learnsp. 78
Play in Childhoodp. 110
Guiding Young Childrenp. 134
Working with Parents, Families, and Communitiesp. 162
Diversity Issues and Young Childrenp. 186
Organizing for Instructionp. 211
Planning the Physical Environment: Indoorsp. 212
Planning the Physical Environment: Outdoorsp. 244
Activity Planning and Assessmentp. 274
The Curriculump. 301
Enhancing Physical Developmentp. 302
Supporting Social and Emotional Developmentp. 328
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Learningp. 350
Language and Literacy Learningp. 380
Using the Creative Arts to Support Development and Learningp. 404
Using Technology to Support Development and Learningp. 430
Referencesp. 451
Indexp. 465
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