Families, Schools and Communities Together for Young Children

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-04
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Being a successful early child educator requires fostering strong relationships with families of the children you teach, as well as the community in which you teach. FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES: TOGETHER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 4TH EDITION, is a comprehensive resource that reflects current research and best practices in education, and is written to meet national standards in teacher preparation programs. Divided into two sections, this book addresses the contemporary issues faced by families, and the skills required to foster their involvement in children's education. Partnerships with communities and families are stressed throughout, and supported by effective ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and schools. Content on math, literacy, science, and social studies is included to further foster family involvement in education. There is also information about working with military families, addressing issues of childhood obesity, and teaching children about financial literacy and money management. New content includes more historical information on the family, a feature highlighting specific ways to incorporate the family, and expanded information on family strengths and community development.

Table of Contents

Understanding Families
A Theory-Based Approach to Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education
Understanding Family Diversity
Developmental Issues in Families with Young Children
Family Strengths, Family Functions, and Family Structure
Family Stress
A Family-Based Philosophy in Early Childhood Education
Family-Staff Relationships
Supporting Young Children's Learning at Home
Parent Education and Family Life Education
Early Childhood Educators in the Community
Case Studies
Websites for Professional Development
NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
National Academy of Early Childhood Programs Accreditation
Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education
Professional Preparation Excerpts from NAEYC Initial Licensing Standards for Early Childhood Teacher Certification
NAEYC Position Statement on the Prevention of Child Abuse in Early Childhood Programs and the Responsibilities of Early Childhood Professionals to Prevent Child Abuse Glossary
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