Guiding Young Children

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9780023545214: Guiding Young Children

The seventh edition of this popular book supports the authors' belief that guidance is more than getting children to do what you want them to do now; it is helping them to become everything they can become for all of their tomorrows. The book provides an overview, followed by discussion of core concepts, strategies for applying those concepts, and, finally, the broader perspective of professionalism and human resource development. Its approach focuses on the need to consider a child's developmental level as well as family and cultural context when planning environments and activities for young children. Unlike others in the field, it offers concrete suggestions on how to guide children while they are involved in specific activities such as playing, eating, napping, etc. For teachers and parents of young children.

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Featuring an excellent new chapter on promoting children's self-esteem, the new Fifth Edition of this popular text will help future caregivers and teachers learn to interact and communicate successfully with infants, toddlers, and children through age six. Guiding Young Children, Fifth Edition takes a firmly developmental approach to working with young children, stressing the need to consider a child's developmental level when planning activities and strategies for working with that child. Through practical examples of realistic situations, the author weaves relevant developmental theory from such notables as Erikson, Piaget, Havighurst, and Gasoil. All coverage reflects the guidelines of the Center Accreditation Project of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Child Development Associate (CDA), the most- often used standards for performance skills and knowledge for teachers and caregivers who work with young children. Listings of the latest appropriate educational videos help instructors expand their options for the classroom.

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Guiding Young Children

Eighth Edition


Patricia F. Hearron   Verna Hildebrand


“This textbook summarizes best practices, DAP, activity planning, guidance tools, professionalism...a wealth of resource suggestions, working with families, challenging behaviors, and much more.”

Sandy Newnan,Central Piedmont Community College 


“I think the meaning of ‘guidance’ is more inclusive in this children can be guided to learn in all aspects, not just learning positive behaviors and self-regulation.”

Debra Pierce,Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana



This popular text, appropriate for both community colleges and universities,  has been revised with a broader, more general approach to guidance than in previous editions. It equips prospective teachers with the principles and strategies necessary to guide young children in today’s diverse classrooms. This edition retains many of its key features while integrating more vignettes and examples about diversity, culture, and disabilities among children.


Key elements of this edition:

        Reorganization of chapter topics to minimize content-area focus

        Expanded discussions of guiding children with special needs woven throughout

        Expanded chapter on guiding children with challenging behaviors

        Strong coverage of values and professionalism in Chapter 1

        The approach of the book, illustrated by the Guidance Pyramid, is carried throughout the text to deepen student understanding

        Inclusion of NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment and DEC Concept Paper: Identification and Intervention with Challenging Behavior


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Verna Hildebrand
Published by Prentice Hall (1989)
ISBN 10: 0023545216 ISBN 13: 9780023545214
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0023545216

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