Skills for Preschool Teachers (8th Edition)

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9780131583788: Skills for Preschool Teachers (8th Edition)

Built around the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, this book is packed with the information future teachers need, whether they will teach in a preschool, child care center, Head Start program, or pre-Kindergarten setting. All of the basic classroom skills are covered, bolstered by a theoretical background and accompanied by practical ideas for applying book concepts with young children and families. Topics emphasize ways to create a calm and happy classroom atmosphere, how to handle emergencies in a way that dissipates children's fears, strategies for supporting children's mental and emotional health, and ideas for helping children cope with traumas in their life. Includes discussions of new picture books; more than 200 children's books; computer programs that support text-recommended hands-on activities; cultural influences on children; and expanded discussion of the ways children make friends. For practicing teachers, administrators, or volunteers seeking CDA certification.

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Through the use of a unique Teacher Skills Checklist, this text guides students, step-by-step, through the entire range of skills they'll need as Early Childhood professionals. The new edition of this popular volume again focuses on training students to help young children become independent and self-directed in their learning...while, at the same time, helping students develop their own independence. Each of the text's thirteen self-contained chapters is matched to one of thirteen functional areas in which proficiency is required for CDA certification. Each chapter provides thorough background on the theory behind the skill being covered, as well as a number of practical ideas for putting that theory into practice in a variety of early childhood educational settings. This text has helped prepare thousands of future teachers to work successfully with three- to five-year-olds. Its strong teacher orientation and informal, enjoyable tone help maintain its position as one of the most popular texts in the field.

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Considered by many to be a classic in the field of early childhood education, Skills for Preschool Teachers has prepared thousands of teachers, teaching assistants, college students, and CDA candidates to work with children 3 to 5 years of age in preschools, center-based child care, and Head Start programs. In addition to providing practical tips and research-based methods for developing teachers, a hallmark of this text is its practical checklists for observing children and the classroom environment.

 

The skills for working with young children are presented in 13 easily readable, fact-filled chapters, each of which is based on one of the CDA functional areas: safe, healthy, learning environment, physical, cognitive, communication, creative, self-concept, social, guidance, family, program management, and professionalism.

 

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  • A discussion of inclusion in each of the chapters
  • A realistic ethical dilemma presented at the end of every chapter for student discussion
  • Information concerning healthy food choices, physical activity, and obesity prevention 
  • Problem solving, high-level thinking, brain imaging technologies, and a comparison of Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories in Chapter 5, Cognitive
  • The importance of talk, bilingual activities, young children’s reading and writing behaviors, and new books to motivate reading in Chapter 6, Communication
  • Expanded discussion of self-concept and the teacher’s behavior management style in Chapter 8, Self-Concept 
  • Creating an emotional tone, setting up an encouraging environment for boys, and new ideas about hitting and biting in Chapter 10, Guidance 
  • Chapter 12, Program Management: rewritten to focus on assessing children’s needs through observing, recording, and interpreting; implementing an emergent curriculum based on needs; and assessing program outcome based on a Learning Center Involvement Checklist
  • Chapter 13, Professionalism: expanded discussion of DAP, a new discussion of technology and e-learning, NAEYC’s revised Code of Ethical Conduct, and career opportunities
  • A new observational tool, Teacher Skills Checklist for Infant and Toddler Programs (Appendix B)

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