Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum : Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching

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Appropriate for undergraduate courses on curriculum methods in early childhood and primary grade education.This text uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms.show more

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  • Paperback | 495 pages
  • 187.5 x 231.1 x 23.9mm | 757.51g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 013091424X
  • 9780130914248

Table of contents

1. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations. 2. Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings. 3. The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education. 4. Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning. 5. Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs. 6. Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two. 7. A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs. 8. Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development. 9. Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development. 10. A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight. 11. The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. 12. The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education. 13. Teaching in the Real World. Appendixes.show more