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Introduction to Early Childhood Education - Interactive eBook

Eighth Edition


February 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Part I: The What of Early Childhood Education
 
CHAPTER 1: The Scope of and Need for Early Childhood Education
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Early Childhood Standards

 
The Growth of Early Childhood Education

 
Brain Science – Linking Quality Early Learning Environments with Brain Science

 
Take a Closer Look: Child Care—A Wise Economic Investment

 
What Is Included in Early Childhood Education?

 
Stories from the Field: “Meeting Multiple Needs”

 
The Future of Early Childhood Education

 
 
Part II: The Who of Early Childhood Education
 
CHAPTER 2: The Children
Age-Related Commonalities Among Children

 
Factors that Influence Child Development

 
Brain Science – Neuronal Development

 
Take a Closer Look: What Has Happened to Children’s Play?

 
Children with Different Abilities

 
Stories from the Field: “Tayla: A Very Special Little Girl”

 
Working with Families of Young Children

 
 
CHAPTER 3: The Families
A Theoretical Perspective

 
The Changing American Family

 
The Needs of Families

 
Take a Closer Look: The High Price of Child Care

 
Communicating with Families

 
Stories from the Field: “Working with Parents”

 
Brain Science – Parents Want to Know

 
Family Engagement

 
 
CHAPTER 4: The Teachers/Caregivers
The Early Childhood Teacher and Caregiver

 
Staffing in Early Childhood Programs

 
Training and Regulation in Early Childhood Education

 
Brain Science – The Impact of Teachers

 
Professionalism

 
Take A Closer Look: Culture Matters

 
Stories from the Field: “Reflecting on Teaching and Learning”

 
Some Current Issues and Dilemmas

 
Family Support for the Early Childhood Profession

 
 
Part III: The Why of Early Childhood Education
 
CHAPTER 5: Rationale Supporting Early Childhood Education
A Look Back—Children Through Time

 
Influential People in the History of Early Childhood Education

 
Influential Theorists’ Views of Child Development

 
Application of Theories in Early Childhood Education

 
Stories from the Field: “Introducing Photography to Kindergarteners as an Outlet for Creativity”

 
Research Support for Early Childhood Education

 
Brain Science – Making a Difference

 
Take a Closer Look: We Need Prevention, Not Intervention

 
 
CHAPTER 6: Accountability, Standards, and Assessment
Accountability: Program Standards and Assessment

 
Brain Science – Meeting Standards

 
Learning Standards for Young Children

 
Take a Closer Look: Are Standards for Children Compatible with Developmentally Appropriate Practice?

 
Child Assessment: Informal Methods

 
Child Assessment: Formal Methods

 
Assessment Systems

 
Stories from the Field: “Selecting the Right Assessment Tool”

 
Family Collaboration in Screening and Assessment

 
 
CHAPTER 7: Helping Children Cope with Stress
Defining Stress and Coping

 
Sources of Stress in Children’s Lives

 
Take a Closer Look: Geography Matters

 
Stories from the Field: “Helping Sam Cope with Stress”

 
Brain Science – Handle with Care

 
Resilient Children

 
Techniques to Help Children Cope with Stress

 
Helping Families Cope with Stress: Bibliotherapy

 
 
Part IV: The Where of Early Childhood Education
 
CHAPTER 8: The Physical Environment
Effects of the Physical Environment

 
Arranging the Indoor Environment

 
Arranging the Outdoor Environment

 
Take a Closer Look: Is There Such a Thing as Nature-Deficit Disorder?

 
Environments for Infants and Toddlers

 
Environments for School-Age Children

 
Adapting the Environment for Children with Disabilities

 
Developmentally Appropriate Equipment

 
Brain Storm – The Digital Generation

 
Developmentally Appropriate Materials

 
Stories from the Field: “Culture and Environment”

 
Family Role in the Early Childhood Environment

 
 
Part V: The How of Early Childhood Education--Curriculum
 
CHAPTER 9: Scheduling and Curriculum Planning
Components of the Early Childhood Schedule

 
Guidelines for Program Scheduling

 
Scheduling for Infants and Toddlers

 
Scheduling for School-Age Children

 
Stories from the Field: “DAP in a Public School Setting”

 
Types of Schedules

 
Flexibility of the Schedule

 
What Is the Curriculum?

 
Take a Closer Look: Early Childhood Curriculum—A Global Perspective

 
Brain Storm – Learning by Doing

 
Developing Written Plans for a Theme-Based Curriculum

 
Emergent Curriculum

 
Family Involvement in the Curriculum

 
 
CHAPTER 10: Creative Development through the Curriculum
What Is Creativity?

 
An Environment That Encourages Creativity

 
Art

 
Stories from the Field: “The Purple Flower Project”

 
Music

 
Brain Storm – The Power of Music

 
Supporting Creativity in Infants and Toddlers

 
Supporting Creativity in School-Age Children

 
Supporting Creativity in Children with Disabilities

 
Family Values for Creativity

 
Factors That Decrease Creativity

 
Take a Closer Look: Children and the Media

 
 
CHAPTER 11: Physical Development through the Curriculum
A Developmental Framework for Motor Development

 
Components of Motor Development

 
Gross Motor Activities

 
Brain Storm – Time to Go Outside

 
Take a Closer Look: The Rise in Obesity in Children

 
Fine Motor Activities—Manipulatives

 
Supporting Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers

 
Supporting Physical Development in School-Age Children

 
Stories from the Field: “Meeting the Physical Needs of Children in the Primary Grades”

 
Supporting Physical Development in Children with Disabilities

 
Sensory Activities

 
Caring for the Body

 
Family Values Related to Physical Development and Care

 
 
CHAPTER 12: Cognitive Development through the Curriculum
Theoretical Foundations of Cognitive Development

 
Take a Closer Look: Brain Research: What Have We Learned about Learning?

 
Tools of the Mind

 
Brain Storm – Executive Functions

 
Cognitive Tasks

 
Math Concepts in the Early Childhood Curriculum

 
Science Concepts in the Early Childhood Curriculum

 
Supporting Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers

 
Stories from the Field: “Learning with Bubbles”

 
Supporting Math and Science Learning in School-Age Children

 
Supporting Math and Science Learning in Children with Disabilities

 
Family Values for Cognitive Development

 
 
CHAPTER 13: Language Development through the Curriculum
Theoretical Views of Language Development

 
Components of Language

 
English-Language Learners

 
Language and the Early Childhood Curriculum

 
Take a Closer Look: What Does it Take to Develop Literate Children?

 
Brain Storm – Learning to Read

 
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Infants and Toddlers

 
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in School-Age Children

 
Stories from the Field: “Emerging Literacy Skills”

 
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Children with Disabilities

 
Family Values for Language and Literacy Development

 
 
CHAPTER 14: Social Development through the Curriculum
Theoretical Views of the Socialization Process

 
Emotional Intelligence

 
Take a Closer Look: Social Competence and Emotional Well-Being: Important Ingredients for Learning

 
Development of Social Competence

 
Development of Prosocial Behaviors

 
Brain Storm – Mirror, Mirror

 
Sociodramatic Play

 
Cooperative Games

 
Supporting Social Development in Infants and Toddlers

 
Stories from the Field: “The Many Languages of Music”

 
Supporting Social Development in School-Age Children

 
Supporting Social Development in Children with Disabilities

 
Reflecting the Family’s Culture and Values

 
 
Part VI: The How of Early Childhood Education--Guidance
 
CHAPTER 15: Guiding Routines and Group Activities
Guiding Routines

 
Brain Storm – Feeding the Brain

 
Stories from the Field: “Nutrition for the Whole Family”

 
Take a Closer Look: Sleep in Young Children

 
Factors That Affect Group Behavior

 
Group Guidance and the Daily Schedule

 
Out-of-the-Ordinary or Unexpected Situations

 
 
CHAPTER 16: Guiding Social Behaviors
What Behaviors Do We Expect of Young Children?

 
Important Definitions

 
Take a Closer Look: What Research Tells Us about the Use Of Physical Punishment

 
Some Techniques of Guidance

 
Stories from the Field: “Becoming a Group Member”

 
What Is the Difference between Normal and Problem Behavior?

 
Brain Storm – Feeling Good

 
Factors that Affect Children’s Behavior

 
Dealing with Specific Behavior Challenges

 
Family Support: Working with Families to Solve Behavior Challenges

 

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