Skills for Preschool Teachers

Skills for Preschool Teachers

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For over two decades, Skills for Preschool Teachers has prepared teachers, teaching assistants, college students, classroom volunteers, and CDA candidates to work with children three-to-five years of age in preschools, center-based child care, Head Starts, and pre-kindergartens. The skills for working with young children are presented in 13 easily-readable, fact-filled chapters, each of which is based on one of the CDA "functional areas": safe, healthy, learning environment, physical, cognitive, communication, creative, self-concept, social, guidance, family, program management, and professionalism. Its use of practical checklists for observing children and the classroom environment has been a hallmark of this text, as well as its use of the latest children's picture books as lead-ins to every curriculum area covered. Practitioners will appreciate the appropriate NAEYC Program Standards in every chapter, as well as a section on inclusion and how to help children with disabilities succeed in classroom activities. New topics in this ninth edition include: how to respond to bullying in the classroom and playground; an expanded discussion of brain research and cognitive development; critical information on helping "dual-language learners" who are learning English as well as their own home language; and creating a professional portfolio. Proven in content and clearly written, this sound resource provides the practitioner with solid, practical tips, new research, and empirically-based methods and strategies for working with and teaching young children in an array of educational settings.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 182.88 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Merrill
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • black & white halftones, black & white tables, figures
  • 0130388408
  • 9780130388407
  • 1,084,072

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For over two decades, "Skills for Preschool Teachers" has prepared teachers, teaching assistants, college students, classroom volunteers, and CDA candidates to work with children three-to-five years of age in preschools, center-based child care, Head Starts, and pre-kindergartens.Its practical checklists for observing children and the classroom environment has been a hallmark of this text, as well as its use of the latest children s picture books as lead-ins to every curriculum area covered. The appropriate NAEYC Program Standards can be found in every chapter, as well as a section on inclusion and how to help children with disabilities succeed in classroom activities. Proven in content with clearly-written prose, this sound resource provides the early childhood practitioner with solid and practical tips, new research, and empirically-based methods and strategies for working with and teaching young children in an array of educational settings. New to This Edition: How to respond to bullying in the classroom and playground. "(Chapter 1)" An expanded discussion of brain research and cognitive development "(Chapter 5)" Helping dual-language learners who are learning English as well as their own home language "(Chapter 6)" Expanded discussion of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) found in the text introduction NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards can now be found in the Introduction as well as in every chapter in the text. Newly added popular children s books, such as such as "Freckleface Strawberry (Chapter 1) and the Dodgeball Bully "(2009), are now boxed features in each chapter serving as lead-ins to activities." " NEW discussions on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ("Chapter 2, Maintaining a Healthy Classroom). " More on skipping as well as a new book ("Ready, Set, Skip, "2007) as a lead-in to "Chapter 4, Advancing Physical Skills." "show more

About Janice J. Beaty

Janice J. Beaty, professor emerita, Elmira College, Elmira, New York, is a full-time writer of early childhood college textbooks and a consultant and trainer in early childhood education from her new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Some of her textbooks include: Observing Development of the Young Child (6th Ed.), Prosocial Guidance for the Preschool Child, and, most recent, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (2nd Ed.) with Dr. Linda Pratt. Dr. Beaty is also involved in an early literacy mentoring program with Foster Grandparents in schools and Head Start centers in central Missouri.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Maintaining a Safe Classroom Chapter 2 Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Chapter 3 Etablishing a Learning Environment Chapter 4 Advancing Physical Skills Chapter 5 Advancing Cognitive Skills Chapter 6 Advancing Communication Skills Chapter 7 Advancing Creative Skills Chapter 8 Building a Positive Self-Concept Chapter 9 Promoting Social Skills Chapter 10 Providing Guidance Chapter 11 Promoting Family Involvement Chapter 12 Providing Program Management Chapter 13 Promoting Professionalism Appendix A Becoming a CDA: Child Development Associate Appendix B Teacher Skills Checklist for Infant and Toddler Programs Indexshow more

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