Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum : A Creative Play Model

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This comprehensive guide provides information on planning programs with a play-based, developmental curriculum for children from birth to five years of age and covers basic principles and current research in early childhood curricula. The text is unique in that it discusses the creative play model for use with children from infancy through preschool by presenting an integrated, individualized curricular approach that helps teachers to be sensitive to, and to plan for, young children with a variety of developmental and cultural backgrounds.
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  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 208.53 x 275.08 x 17.27mm | 875.43g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130804061
  • 9780130804068

Table of contents

I. EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM. 1. Role of Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs. 2. Creative Play Curriculum Model. 3. Children in Contemporary Society. II. INVISIBLE CURRICULUM. 4. Role of the Teacher. 5. Partnerships with Parents. 6. Classroom Management and Guidance. 7. Classroom Design and Organization. 8. Outdoor Play Environment. III. VISIBLE CURRICULUM. 9. Child Observation and Assessment. 10. Activity Planning. 11. Curriculum for Developing Personal Awareness. 12. Curriculum for Developing Emotional Well-Being. 13. Curriculum for Developing Socialization Skills. 14. Curriculum for Developing Communication. 15. Curriculum for Developing Cognition. 16. Curriculum for Developing Perceptual Motor Skills. IV. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULA AND PROGRAMS. 17. Issues in Implementing Early Childhood Curriculum. Appendix A: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Appendix B: Developmental Checklist. Appendix C: Guidelines for Child Observations. Appendix D: Creativity Indicators. Activity Index. Index.
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