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For over two decades,Skills for Preschool Teachershas 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 childrenrs"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.
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.
Table of Contents
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