Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-06-07
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This third edition urges educators to focus on children's development needs, abilities, interests and cultural diversity in planning effective curriculum for the infant-through-age-eight age group. The author introduces theorists and their theories in supporting a host of concepts deemed critical to the educational advancement of young children. Readers will come to understand the importance of developmentally appropriate learning environments, themes, projects, webs, and assessments as part of curriculum planning. They will easily grasp the overall message of the book, including detailed concepts, thanks to the author's successful efforts at introducing concepts then reinforcing them throughout the remainder of the book. Other, equally effective approaches to retaining the wealth of information in the book include chapter objectives and overviews, guidance tips for teachers, multicultural/anti-bias activities, exploration activities, references, key terms and additional readings.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
Dedicationp. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
About the Authorp. xxiii
To the Studentp. xxv
Creating the Environment that Supports Curriculum and Connects Childrenp. 1
Starting the Processp. 3
Creating Curriculump. 23
Discovering and Expanding the Early Education Curriculump. 57
Language and Literacyp. 59
Literaturep. 83
Puppetsp. 119
Dramatic Play and Creative Dramaticsp. 143
Artp. 163
Sensory Centersp. 191
Music and Movementp. 223
Mathp. 249
Sciencep. 269
Social Studiesp. 293
Flannelboard Characters, Puppet Patterns, and Lesson Plan Worksheetsp. 313
Resources for Teachers with Internet Web Site Listingsp. 335
Professional Organizationsp. 341
Glossaryp. 343
Indexp. 349
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