Curriculum for Young Children : An Introduction
This brand new book presents basic introductory material on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education. Designed as a resource for beginning students and as a reference manual for experienced teachers, this text presents focused, sequential coverage on curriculum for young children. Important areas discussed in the book include: similarities in existing approaches to early childhood education, how to meet childrenis needs through curriculum, and planning and organizing curriculum. In addition, the text will help students and teachers assess the wealth of activity ideas available from other textbooks, resource manuals, and web sites. -introductory material on curriculum provides a solid foundation for users with or without previous knowledge of child growth and development -diversity issues are included throughout the book rather than isolated to a single chapter -model for managing curriculum activities and resources helps teachers organize their time better and have more time for the children -consistent focus on curriculum so users are not confused by related information
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- Paperback | 248 pages
- 213.36 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
- 25 Feb 2000
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
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Table of contents
CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: AS VALUABLE AND AS MUCH FUN AS YOU MAKE IT!: Chapter Overview. Understanding Curriculum. Fundamentals that Shape Early Childhood Education. Program Perspectives and Practices. Essential Considerations. Chapter Summary. CONSIDERING CHILDREN'S NEEDS: FACILITATING EARLY CHILDHOOD SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Chapter Overview. What You Need to Know to Meet Children's Needs. Skill Development: A Process. Developmental Focus Areas. Individually Appropriate and Age Appropriate. Ongoing Assessment of Children's Needs and Skills. EARLY CURRICULUM BASICS: CREATIVITY, PLAY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Chapter Overview. Encouraging Creativity. Significance of Play. Environments that Strengthen Curriculum. Environments for Authentically Inclusive Curricula. Discovery and Learning into the Next Century. Chapter Summary. DESIGNING A MANAGED CURRICULUM: BEGINNING WITH REVIEW AND A PLAN: Chapter Overview. Curriculum Linked to Assessment. Creating an Emergent and Integrated Curriculum. Reviewing Approaches to Planning. Identifying Curricular Goals. Establishing and Recording a Curriculum Plan and Schedule. Maximizing Curriculum Resources. MANAGING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: HANDS ON AND REAL: Chapter Overview. Curriculum Activities - What to Consider. Elements of an Activity. Documenting Activities with Forms. Is the Activity Right? Setting up Activities. Labeling and Storing Curriculum Materials. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: HEALTH, SAFETY, NUTRITION MOVEMENT MUSIC AND RHYTHM. Chapter Overview. Physical Growth and Development. Physical Development and Content Area. Health, Safety, and Nutrition Activities. Movement Activities. Music and Rhythm Activities. Connecting Curriculum for Physical Development. Chapter Summary. AFFECTIVE AND AESTHETIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: Chapter Overview. Affective Development. Affective Development and Content Areas. Art Activities. Creative Dramatic Activities. Social Understanding Activities. Connecting Curriculum for Affective and Aesthetic Development. Chapter Summary. COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: Chapter Overview. Cognitive and Language Development. Cognitive and Language Development and Content Areas. Language and Literacy Activities. Mathematics Activities. Science Activities. Connecting Curriculum for Cognitive and Language Development. Chapter Summary. APPENDIX: Curriculum Plan. Activity Guide. Subject Matter Index.