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ISBN-10 0137153066ISBN-13 9780137153060
ISBN-10 0-13-715305-8ISBN-13 978-0-13-715305-3
Author(s): Joanne Hendrick; Patricia Weissman
Publisher: Merrill
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 456

This complete, practical, and hands-on book uses a developmental approach to educate readers about young children from infancy through age 8.

Written in a warm, engaging style, this text embraces the emergent approach to fostering cognitive skills in children from birth through age eight. It provides a complete developmental approach to early childhood education, giving teachers the specific skills they need to teach the whole child--emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, and cognitively. The authors believe that physical and emotional health are fundamental to the well-being of children and provides practical methods and materials that address the entire individual, not just curriculum topics.  While focusing on the five developmental “selves” of children, it also places them in the context of contemporary family life and the multicultural world of today. Further, in this day and age of teaching mandates and standardized testing, the authors address how to meet school standards while remaining true to developmentally appropriate practice. 

NEW! — Presents the content in a new 16-chapter format.

  • Chapter 6 is a new chapter on Assessment and Planning–Helps students understand the current emphasis on standards-based education and how to maintain ”best practices” while meeting school requirements.

  • Chapter 15 is a new chapter, Fostering the Creative Self–Discusses what creativity is, how it develops, and what teachers can do to enhance children’s creative growth.

  • Chapter 16 is a new chapter, Developing and Implementing Curriculum for the Whole Child–Helps students pull together the different elements of early childhood education into a cohesive program for the whole child.

  • Other chapters were combined and streamlined for more practical use by instructors. (The content from Chapter 7, Tender Topics, has been integrated into other chapters). 

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