Skills for Preschool Teachers

Skills for Preschool Teachers

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Built around the thirteen functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) this book presents the basic skills essential to preschool teachers, center-based child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten settings. Each skill topic is presented with both theoretical background and ideas for practical applications in working with young children and their families. New material in this edition describes teacher behavior in emergency situations to support mental and emotional health of children. Also a new Creative Movement checklist and Cognitive Concept checklist help teachers focus on the basic concepts necessary for children's learning.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 190.5 x 235 x 19.1mm | 616.9g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130486094
  • 9780130486097

Table of contents

1. Maintaining a Safe Classroom.

2. Maintaining a Healthy Classroom.

3. Establishing a Learning Environment.

4. Advancing Physical Skills.

5. Advancing Cognitive Skills.

6. Advancing Communication Skills.

7. Advancing Creative Skills.

8. Building a Positive Self-Concept.

9. Promoting Social Skills.

10. Providing Guidance.

11. Promoting Family Involvement.

12. Providing Program Management.

13. Promoting Professionalism.

Appendix: Becoming a CDA: Child Development Associate.

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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 (5th Ed.), Prosocial Guidance for the Preschool Child, and, most recent, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten 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.
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