Teaching Young Children

Teaching Young Children : An Introduction

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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses. Covers ages 0-8. This text offers students a practical foundation in how to deliver quality early education and care through its focus on curriculum. This edition's features include more concrete applications in the text and on the website. Easy-to-read and engagingly interactive, the text is now full-color throughout. The author weaves five essential elements of effective early childhood education throughout the book: understanding development, play, guidance, working with families, and diversity. The book provides a rigorous overview of the planning, preparation, and delivery of a curriculum for young children, one that's built around six specific curriculum areas, each explored in its own chapter. The author stresses the importance of play and the need to nurture each child's natural affinity for learning through experimentation and exploration.show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 203.71 x 253.49 x 18.8mm | 898.11g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131135295
  • 9780131135291

Table of contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD. 1. Overview of the Profession. 2. Historical Contexts. 3. Types of Programs. Part II: FOUNDATIONS. 4. Understanding How a Child Develops and Learns. 5. Play in Childhood. 6. Guiding Young Children. 7. Working with Parents, Families, and Communities. 8. Diversity and Young Children. Part III: ORGANIZING FOR INSTRUCTION. 9. Planning the Physical Environment: Indoors. 10. Planning the Physical Environment: Outdoors. 11. Activity Planning and Assessment. Part IV: THE CURRICULUM. 12. Enhancing Physical Development. 13. Supporting Social and Emotional Development. 14. Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Learning. 15. Language and Literacy Learning. 16. Using the Creative Arts to Support Development and Learning. 17. Using Technology to Support Development and Learning. References. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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