Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching (4th Edition)

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9780131704404: Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching (4th Edition)

Appropriate for undergraduate courses on curriculum methods in early childhood and primary grade education. This text 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. With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development. Changes to the fourth edition include the addition of instructional strategies for meeting standards, expanded content on integrating the curriculum, and a focus on balanced literacy.

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This new text brings together the issues of child development and curriculum planning to create a cohesive plan for guiding the education of children from infancy to age 8 in child care, preschool, and primary school settings. Following an excellent introduction to developmental characteristics of young children, the author guides students to an understanding of the crucial relationship between child development and curriculum development ...acknowledging the benefits of employing developmentally-appropriate practices throughout the early childhood years.

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With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text
directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development.  


 

Key changes to this edition include 
 

o       the addition of instructional strategies for meeting standards

o       information on how teachers can address increased demands for accountability and maintain a quality program

o       expanded content on integrating the curriculum

o       a focus on balanced literacy

o       new discussions on factors that put children at risk

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