Early Childhood Education Today

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The broad, comprehensive coverage in this market-leading text, is now more visually engaging and useful than ever. Written by one of the best-known authors in the field, this is the only book of its kind to provide chapters on child care and federal legislation while also offering foundational chapters and developmental chapters on infants through eight-year-olds. The broadest foundational coverage available is organized around seven core themes:Professionalism in Practice, Theory to Practice, Diversity, Family-Centered/Community-Based Practice, Timeliness, Developmentally-Appropriate Practice,andApplying Technology.The content is reinforced with a new DVD that allows students the opportunity to ls"seers" what they are learning about - not just read the content - using integrated margin notes. Eight videos illustrate key settings and approaches, in diverse environments. Now with a focus on how-to strategies and guidelines, the result is a much more applied book. For early childhood teachers or any childcare worker.

Author Biography

George S. Morrison is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

Early Childhood Education And Professional Development
You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Professional?
Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues
The Development Of Early Childhood Programs
The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future
Montessori Education: Independence, Respect, and Self-Directed Learning
Piaget and Others: Contributors to Constructivism
Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
Developmentally Appropriate Programs And Practices
Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning
The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School
Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know
The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success
Guiding And Assessing Young Children
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation
Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Become Responsible
Meeting The Special Needs Of Young Children
Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age
Multiculturalism: Education for Living in a Diverse Society
Children with Special Needs: Appropriate Education for All
Parent, Family, and Community Involvement: Cooperation and Collaboration
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
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