Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum : Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
This comprehensive text brings together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years. It is designed for current and future early childhood professionals working in formal group settings with young children ranging in age from three to eight. The text also creates a bridge between the worlds of child care and early education, as well as between preprimary and primary programs. The effective ideas presented are designed to give readers a cohesive view of the what, why, and how of developmentally appropriate practices. Each chapter addresses principles of age-appropriateness, individual appropriateness, and social and cultural appropriateness.
- Paperback | 634 pages
- 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
- 01 Feb 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Evolving Framework for Teaching Young Children. 2. Principles of Development and Learning: Implications for Effective Teaching. II. SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING. 3. Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities. 4. Planning and Implementing Effective Whole-Group Activities. 5. Organizing Space, Materials, Time, and Children's Groups. 6. Promoting Self-Discipline in Children. 7. Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Involvement. III. THE CURRICULUM. 8. The Aesthetic Domain. 9. The Affective Domain. 10. The Cognitive Domain. 11. The Language Domain. 12. The Physical Domain. 13. The Social Domain. IV. INTEGRATING CURRICULUM. 14. Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play. 15. Integrating the Curriculum Through Theme Teaching. 16. Integrating Curriculum Through Authentic Assessment. Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans. References. Author Index. Subject Index.