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Exceptionally lively, practical, and reader-friendly, this introduction to early childhood education text is unique because of its focus on the value of play. Strong coverage of child development, as well as thoughtful discussions about guiding young children, working families, and celebrating diversity will help teachers facilitate all aspects of the 0-to-8-year-old child's physical, social/emotional, and intellectual growth.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Field
Overview of the Profession
Types of Programs
Understanding How a Child Develops and Learns
Play in Childhood
Guiding Young Children
Working with Parents, Families, and Communities
Diversity Issues and Young Children
Organizing for Instruction
Planning the Physical Environment: Indoors
Planning the Physical Environment: Outdoors
Activity Planning and Assessment
Enhancing Physical Development
Supporting Social and Emotional Development
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Learning
Language and Literacy Learning
Using the Creative Arts to Support Development and Learning
Using Technology to Support Development and Learning
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