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Working With Young Children (textbook)

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9781590701287

ISBN10:
1590701283
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Goodheart-Willcox Pub
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Summary

Working with Young Children focuses on the application of child development principles to the care of children in group settings. Introduce your students to the fast-growing field of child care services, and help them learn the necessary skills. This popular text features an inviting, colorful format and up-to-date topics.-- Topics include the CDA credential; guidance principles; water play, sand play, and blockbuilding experiences; new social studies topics; and more on-the-job application process.-- Helps students develop effective skills for guiding children and for keeping them safe and healthy.-- Provides instruction for setting up a developmentally-appropriate environment.-- Covers planning and implementing curriculum that will meet children's needs and hold their interest.-- Includes hundreds of full-color photos taken in actual child care settings.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Children and You
You: Working with Young Children
13(16)
Social and Economic Changes
14(1)
Career Opportunities in Early Childhood
15(3)
Education and Training Needed to Work with Young Children
18(1)
The Teacher's Responsibilities
19(4)
Characteristics of Successful Teachers
23(6)
Types of Early Childhood Programs
29(12)
Family Child Care
30(1)
Child Care Centers
30(1)
Montessori Schools
31(1)
Head Start
32(1)
Kindergarten
32(2)
School-Age Child Care
34(1)
Parent Cooperatives
34(1)
Laboratory Schools
34(1)
High School Child Care Programs
35(1)
Sponsorship of Early Childhood Centers
35(2)
Selecting a Child Care Program
37(2)
Center Accreditation
39(2)
Observing Children: A Tool for Assessment
41(12)
Assessment
42(3)
Assessment Tools
45(5)
Using Technology for Assessment
50(1)
Portfolios
50(1)
Guidelines for Observing Children
51(2)
Understanding Children from Birth to Age Two
53(16)
Child Development
53(3)
Physical Development in the First Two Years
56(3)
Cognitive Development in the First Two Years
59(5)
Social-Emotional Development in the First Two Years
64(5)
Understanding Two- and Three-Year-Olds
69(14)
Physical Development of Two-Year-Olds
69(2)
Cognitive Development of Two-Year-Olds
71(1)
Social-Emotional Development of Two-Year-Olds
72(2)
Teaching Two-Year-Olds
74(1)
Physical Development of Three-Year-Olds
75(2)
Cognitive Development of Three-Year-Olds
77(1)
Social-Emotional Development of Three-Year-Olds
78(2)
Teaching Three-Year-Olds
80(3)
Understanding Four- and Five-Year-Olds
83(12)
Physical Development of Four- and Five-Year-Olds
83(3)
Cognitive Development of Preschoolers
86(4)
Social-Emotional Development of Preschoolers
90(2)
Teaching Four- and Five-Year-Olds
92(3)
Middle Childhood
95(16)
Physical Development
96(2)
Health Concerns
98(2)
Cognitive Development
100(3)
Social-Emotional Development
103(4)
Moral Development
107(4)
Part 2 Creating a Safe and Healthy Environment
Preparing the Environment
111(22)
Value of Planned Space
112(1)
Physical Space
113(3)
Furniture
116(1)
Color Choices for Child Care Centers
117(1)
Factors That Affect Space Organization
118(3)
Organizing Basic Activity Areas
121(6)
Outdoor Play Area
127(6)
Selecting Toys, Equipment and Educational Materials
133(18)
Selection Criteria
133(9)
Using Technology in the Classroom
142(1)
Selecting Safe Toys
143(2)
Selecting Play Yard Equipment
145(2)
Sources for Toys and Equipment
147(4)
Promoting Children's Safety
151(14)
Safety Objectives
152(1)
Provide a Safe Environment
153(2)
Practice Fire Safety
155(2)
Weather or Disaster Emergencies
157(1)
Poisonings
157(1)
Child Abuse
158(3)
Liability
161(4)
Planning Nutritious Meals and Snacks
165(14)
Nutrition
166(2)
The Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children
168(3)
Meeting Special Nutritional Needs
171(1)
Planning Meals and Snacks
172(2)
Serving Meals
174(5)
Guiding Children's Health
179(20)
Objectives for Guiding Health
180(1)
Health Policies
180(3)
Controlling Foodborne Illness
183(3)
First Aid
186(1)
Wounds and Their Treatment
187(2)
Burns and Their Treatment
189(1)
Splinters
190(1)
Insect Stings
190(1)
Choking
190(1)
Dental Emergencies
191(1)
Head Lice
191(1)
Caring for Children Who Become Ill
192(1)
Special Health Concerns
193(6)
Part 3 Guiding Children
Developing Guidance Skills
199(20)
Goals of Guidance
199(1)
Guidance and You
200(1)
Preparing for Guidance
201(1)
Direct Guidance
202(4)
Indirect Guidance
206(1)
Techniques for Effective Guidance
207(6)
Promoting a Positive Self-Concept
213(6)
Guidance Problems
219(16)
Causes of Behavioral Problems
220(4)
Stress
224(2)
Specific Problem Behaviors
226(1)
Negativism
227(1)
Stealing
227(1)
Anger
228(1)
Biting
228(1)
Tattling
229(1)
Exploring the Body
229(1)
Thumbsucking
230(1)
Fear
230(5)
Establishing Classroom Limits
235(10)
Establishing Limits
235(2)
Enforcing Limits
237(1)
Limits for Specific Areas and Activities
237(5)
Communicating Limits
242(3)
Handling Daily Routines
245(18)
The Daily Schedule
245(2)
Daily Routines
247(9)
Transitions
256(7)
Part 4 Learning Experiences for Children
The Curriculum
263(20)
Developing Program Goals
264(1)
Who Plans the Curriculum?
264(1)
Assessment: An Important Step in Curriculum Planning
265(1)
The Content and Process-Centered Curriculum
265(1)
Factors to Consider in Curriculum Planning
266(5)
Themes
271(4)
Written Plans
275(8)
Guiding Art, Blockbuilding, and Sensory Experiences
283(18)
The Importance of Art Experiences
283(1)
Techniques for Guiding Art Experiences
284(1)
Stages of Art Skill Development
285(1)
Art Supplies and Tools
286(4)
Painting Activities
290(3)
Molding
293(1)
Cutting
294(1)
Collages
294(1)
Blockbuilding
295(1)
Sensory Experiences: Sand and Water Play
296(2)
Woodworking
298(3)
Guiding Storytelling Experiences
301(14)
The Importance of Storytelling
302(1)
Books as a Source of Stories
302(1)
Selecting Books for Children
303(3)
Reading Stories to Children
306(3)
Achieving Variety in Storytelling
309(3)
Displaying Books
312(3)
Guiding Play and Puppetry Experiences
315(14)
Stages of Play
315(2)
Stages of Material Use in Play
317(1)
Socio-Dramatic Play
317(5)
Puppetry
322(7)
Guiding Manuscript Writing Experiences
329(10)
Objectives for Writing
330(1)
Prewriting Skills
330(1)
Manuscript Writing Systems
331(2)
Building Writing Skills
333(4)
Early Experiences in Writing
337(2)
Guiding Math Experiences
339(14)
Goals of Early Math Experiences
340(1)
Assessing Math Ability
341(1)
Math Equipment
341(1)
Mathematical Activities
342(11)
Guiding Science Experiences
353(20)
What Is Science?
353(1)
Planning Science Activities
354(3)
Role of the Teacher
357(1)
Developing the Child's Understanding of Senses
358(1)
Using Color to Teach Science Concepts
359(1)
Using Water to Teach Science Concepts
360(1)
Using Foods to Teach Science Concepts
361(1)
Using the Child's Own Body to Teach Science Concepts
362(1)
Using Gardening to Teach Science Concepts
363(1)
Using Air to Teach Science Concepts
364(1)
Using Magnets to Teach Science Concepts
365(1)
Using Wheels to Teach Science Concepts
366(1)
Using Field Trips and Walks to Teach Science Concepts
366(1)
Using Animals to Teach Science Concepts
367(3)
Care of the Earth
370(3)
Guiding Social Studies Experiences
373(12)
Importance of Social Studies
374(1)
The Teacher's Role in Social Studies
374(3)
Building Social Studies Concepts
377(8)
Guiding Food and Nutrition Experiences
385(8)
Working with Parents
386(1)
Nutrition Concepts
387(1)
Cooking Experiences
387(2)
Eating Habits
389(1)
Setting the Table
390(3)
Guiding Music and Movement Experiences
393(20)
Benefits of Music Experiences
394(1)
A Music Center
395(1)
The Teacher's Role
395(4)
Rhythm Instruments
399(3)
Scheduling Music
402(1)
Music Activities
403(3)
Movement Experiences
406(2)
Movement Activities
408(5)
Guiding Field Trip Experiences
413(16)
The Importance of Field Trips
413(1)
First Field Trips
414(1)
Selecting Trips
415(3)
Planning a Field Trip
418(11)
Part 5 Other People You Will Meet
Programs for Infants and Toddlers
429(20)
Characteristics of Infant and Toddler Caregivers
430(1)
Guidelines for Infant-Toddler Care
430(1)
Infant Environments
431(1)
Toddler Environments
431(1)
Caring for Infants and Toddlers
432(6)
Toys for Infants and Toddlers
438(4)
Curriculum
442(2)
Parent Involvement
444(1)
Record Keeping
445(1)
Maintaining the Environment to Prevent Illness
446(3)
Programs for School-Age Children
449(12)
Quality School-Age Programs
450(2)
Characteristics of Staff
452(1)
The Environment
453(2)
Planning Curriculum
455(1)
Scheduling
456(5)
Guiding Children with Special Needs
461(22)
Individualized Education Plans
462(1)
Teachers' Roles
463(1)
Hearing Disorders
464(2)
Speech and Language Disorders
466(2)
Vision Disorders
468(2)
Physical Disabilities
470(2)
Health Disorders
472(4)
Learning Disabilities
476(1)
Integrating Children with Special Needs
477(1)
Gifted Children
478(5)
Parent Involvement
483(18)
Objectives
484(1)
Written Communication
485(3)
Class Videos
488(1)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
488(4)
Discussion Groups
492(1)
Other Methods of Involvement
493(2)
Volunteers
495(6)
A Career for You in Child Care
501(24)
Choosing a Career
501(3)
Resumes
504(1)
Cover Letters
505(2)
Avenues for Seeking Employment
507(4)
Preparing for an Interview
511(1)
The Interview
512(4)
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
516(4)
Balancing Multiple Roles
520(5)
Appendix A 525(4)
Appendix B 529(15)
Acknowledgments 544(1)
Photo Credits 544(1)
Glossary 545(11)
Index 556


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