Beginnings and Beyond : Foundations in Early Childhood Education

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-07-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Current and prospective teachers and caregivers will greatly value Beginnings & Beyond for its well-organized and dynamic approach to teaching the fundamentals of early childhood education and the skills necessary to succeed in meeting the needs of young children. This edition promotes a ?both/and? viewpoint, supporting the premise that there is more than one correct way to care for educate and young children. Discussions of early literacy, spiritual development, discipline, diversity and anti-bias strategies and family relationships are all presented from the ?both/and? viewpoint. The book successfully uses a host of techniques for illustrating the concepts presented, such as guest editorials, focus boxes, footnotes and related Web sites. The readers? knowledge of this topic will be broad thanks to a multicultural approach with emphasis on NAEYC?s developmentally appropriate practice. The book uses a host of techniques for illustrating the material and offers integrated technology for further exploration of the topic.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History of Early Childhood Education
Chapter 2: Types of Programs
Chapter 3: Defining the Young Child
Chapter 4: Development and Learning Theories
Chapter 5: The Teacher’s Role
Chapter 6: Observation and Assessment: Learning to Read the Child
Chapter 7: Understanding the Guiding Behavior
Chapter 8: Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education
Chapter 9: Creating Environments
Chapter 10: Curriculum Basics
Chapter 11: Planning for the Body: Physical/Motor Development
Chapter 12: Planning for the Mind: Cognitive Development
Chapter 13: Planning for the Language Development
Chapter 14: Planning for the Heart and Soul: Emotional, Social and Creative Growth
Chapter 15: Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education

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