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Caring for School Age Children, 5e is a strongly based on research, and practical information that can be put to use immediately in a child care setting. Emphasis is placed on providing the most pertinent information needed by all those involved in caring for school-age children. Guidelines for program planning and creating an environment that leads to a solid curriculum backed by theoretical information and activities to utilize that knowledge are included. The importance of literacy is stressed throughout, and readers are shown the positive effect of imagination and the arts on cognitive development. Information on how to incorporate the No Child Left Behind is also included.
Table of Contents
Caregivers: Who Are They?
Families: Where Children Are Nurtured
Development in Middle Childhood: Physical
Development in Middle Childhood: Cognitive
Development in Middle Childhood: Psychosocial
Helping Children Develop Social Competence
Creating an Environment
Games and Other Fun Things to Do
Imagination and the Arts
Science and Math
Helping Children Develop Literacy Competency
Planning for the Future
Getting Fit, Staying Fit
Using Community Resources
Quality and Standards
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