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This edition of Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 4E offers readers an updated, research-based understanding of early brain development, emergent curriculum with the Reggio Emilia approach, and early childhood programming in developmentally appropriate practice in addition to evaluating the essentials of early childhood education. Sound theoretical rationales for early childhood education are clearly presented and exemplified by actual experiences of teachers who work with children and provide a realistic framework for readers to build upon. Key terms highlighted in the text are defined in the margin for easy reference. Web site links that contain relevant information to chapter topics are also included. With all the resources to comprehend the scope of early childhood education, this is one book professionals in early childhood shouldn?t be without.
Table of Contents
PART I The What of Early Childhood Education
The Scope of and Need for Early Childhood Education
PART II The Who of Early Childhood Education
PART III The Why of Early Childhood Education
Rationale Supporting Early Childhood Education
Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation
PART IV The Where of Early Childhood Education
The Physical Environment
PART V The How of Early Childhood Education---Curriculum
Scheduling and Curriculum Planning
Creative Development through the Curriculum
Physical Development through the Curriculum
Cognitive Development through the Curriculum
Language Development through the Curriculum
Social Development through the Curriculum
PART VI The How of Early Childhood Education---Guidance