Unique alignment of chapters for each of the 13 learning centers in a preschool classroom make PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 4th Edition a must have resource for preschool teachers. Emphasis is placed on setting up preschool centers for self-directed learning, treating the teacher as a facilitator. Creative ideas for involving children in all aspects of their learning, including rule making and curriculum planning, are found throughout the book. These activities integrate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a nationally recommended set of early childhood practices. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 5th Edition, helps future and current teachers create self-directed learning environments in their classrooms. Each chapter helps students learn how to set up one type of learning center (e.g., music/dance), including instructions on what to include in the center and how children can use it. The self-directed learning approach encourages children to become involved in their own learning. A second theme emphasizes the teacher's role as a facilitator, helping readers understand how to: 1) observe children's developmental levels, 2) provide developmentally appropriate activities, 3) serve as a behavior model, and 4) best support children in their learning. Learning activities, some of which incorporate children's picture books, exemplify the NAEYC's developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Chapters also incorporate NAEYC accreditation criteria. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Research proves that the preschool child learns best through playful exploration of the environment. This book shows how the learning environment can facilitate teaching by providing a curriculum that addresses children's interests and needs as well as the teacher's task of choosing appropriate activities for children's development. It describes ten learning centers that allow children to choose and direct their own play, and how teachers can arrange the physical environment of a preschool classroom so they can observe and support children in these activities. This new edition continues its use of children's picture books in every chapter to introduce projects, and to integrate new activities based on the books themselves. There are 60 children's computer programs and applicable software also discussed, as well as other helpful tools designed to assist the preschool teaching staff.
Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 4/E, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of developmental practices and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. This edition, thoroughly revised to reflect the new NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, also includes new content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards, in addition to many new student-oriented features and applications. Section I explores developmentally appropriate practice, including an in-depth section on the theory and research of play as well as discussion of early learning standards in curriculum development. Students also learn how well-known curriculum approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Subsequent comprehensive sections, which discuss the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language domains, individually address appropriate practice for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children. Section V, available on the text website, discusses how teachers can make changes that result in more developmentally appropriate practices and how to gain support for those changes with families and communities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The increasing numbers of young children cared for by others beyond family has naturally led to questions about the most helpful practices to nurture their development. Now educators, care-givers, administrators, and parents can get the direction they need. Practical and comprehensive, this book offers clear discussions on the specifics of what is and is not developmentally appropriate for children from birth through age 8.
Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133830977. Helps students create the best programs for young children ages three through eight. The authors’ goal in writing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education was to bring together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years. The Sixth Edition addresses all aspects of classroom life, including the roles of children and adults, the physical and social environments, and teaching and learning within multiple domains for children age three to eight. It provides a comprehensive, cohesive approach to curriculum development, which results in greater continuity for children and practitioners in group settings in childcare, preschool, and the early elementary grades. Concentrating as much on the “how” of curriculum development as on the “what and why,” the authors provide practical, research-based guidelines for translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity. Students learn how to conceptualize, plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum through detailed application opportunities in each chapter. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, licensure examination preparation exercises, and assessments Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
B>" This book explains how to integrate developmentally appropriate practices into a curriculum and offers practical tips for working in the early childhood classroom." Developmentally appropriate practice continues to form the backbone for this revision of a leading introductory text on early childhood education. All aspects of helping young children ages 3-8 are covered in this comprehensive book that stresses the "best practices" put forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Voices from practicing early childhood caregivers, improved coverage on diversity, and parent involvement techniques are all included in this new edition. In addition, new technologies are incorporated, emphasizing how the Internet can be used to better understand the development of and the issues concerning young children, while also enhancing one's teaching." For early childhood educators, Nursery School and Kindergarten Teachers.
This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations; Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings; The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education; Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning; Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs; Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two; A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development; A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education; Teaching in the Real World.
Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young children naturally think and learn.