Guiding Young Children (8th Edition)

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GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN is written for early childhood educators and others responsible for working with and guiding young children in daily activities. The eighth edition of this popular book takes a developmental approach--stressing the need to consider the child's developmental level when planning activities. It offers concrete suggestions on how to guide children as they are involved in specific activities, such as playing, eating, napping, etc. The authors strive to teach educators and caregivers to manage the environment so that children can manage themselves and thus gain independence. 

 

The important issue of inclusion is integrated into each chapter. The coverage of managing challenging behaviors has been expanded.  The authors continue to take a positive behavior approach and show how caregivers can have a positive impact on all children and their self-esteem by building a warm, supportive relationship, setting realistic expectations, and expressing confidence in the children’s ability to make good choices.

 

The book includes many suggestions for application assignments that will help the reader get to know individual children.  The authors hope to encourage readers to think about the origins of their own values and beliefs as they encounter different ideas among colleagues and the families of children in their care.

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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 text...how 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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