Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children in a Diverse Society, 8th Edition
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Foundations of Early Childhood Education is designed to help improve the quality of early care and education programs through training teachers in the latest research and best practices. It features skill-building with a solid theoretical base and provides students with an overview of early childhood programs through the use of examples, anecdotes, and scenarios. Readers will come away with an understanding of what makes a quality program, where children will gain the foundation they need for school success and beyond.
1 Early Childhood Education as a Career
2 First Things First: Health and Safety Through Observation and Supervision
3 Communicating with Young Children
4 Facilitating Young Children's Work and Play
5 Guiding Young Children's Behavior
6 The Teacher as Model
7 Modeling Adult Relationships in Early Childhood Settings
Part 2 Foundations in Supporting Development and Learning
8 Setting Up the Physical Environment
9 Creating a Social-Emotional Environment
11 Developmental Tasks as the Curriculum: How to Support Children at Each Stage
12 Observing, Recording, and Assessing
Part 3 Planning for Learning and Development by Enhancing Children's Curiosity, Joy, and Sense of Wonder
13 Enhancing Children's Learning and Development Through Language and Emergent Literacy
14 Fostering Joy in Developmentally Appropriate Experiences in Math and Science
15 Integrating Art, Music, and Social Studies into a Holistic Curriculum
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