Making Links: A Collaborative Approach to Planning and Practice in Early Childhood Programs (0)

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This book is about creating an environment, experiences, interactions, and relationships that allow children (birth to age 5) in center-based and family child care programs to have authentic experiences that will promote their development and learning. To address planning and practice the authors zero in on knowing and respecting the individual child, the group, and working in partnership with families. Rather than focusing on educational activities per se, the emphasis is on paying attention to the child s whole experience in the program. The authors examine what you need to know about children and their families, how to translate that information into plans and experiences, and how to include parents in the process. The authors wrote this book to be a collaborative encounter with readers.

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About the Author:

Janet Gonzalez-Mena is an early childhood consultant and writer, and professor emerita at the Napa Valley College. Anne Stonehouse is also an early childhood consultant and writer, and was associate professor of early childhood and director of the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Development at Monash University, Australia.

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''This lovely book gently raises our appreciation for the unique qualities of each child and how much teachers have to gain by developing a true partnership with families. It makes a strong case for any curriculum that enables teachers to use what they learn about children to plan authentic learning experiences. In a time when scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula are entering the field of early childhood education, Janet and Anne give us an inspiring vision of responsive curriculum and practical strategies for achieving that vision.'' --Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

''Drawing on their extensive and varied experiences with early childhood education in Australia and the US, the authors argue persuasively for an approach rooted in an appreciation of children and their families. This book offers a bracing alternative to the movement toward poorly designed academic programs that are inappropriate for the learning needs of young children. Highly recommended.'' -- Choice, July 2008

''A tolerant guide to helping those who may need a little help to get by … A must for educators who want their questions about teaching young children the best way possible answered in a scholarly manner.''

--The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

''This lovely book gently raises our appreciation for the unique qualities of each child and how much teachers have to gain by developing a true partnership with families. It makes a strong case for any curriculum that enables teachers to use what they learn about children to plan authentic learning experiences. In a time when scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula are entering the field of early childhood education, Janet and Anne give us an inspiring vision of responsive curriculum and practical strategies for achieving that vision.'' --Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

''Drawing on their extensive and varied experiences with early childhood education in Australia and the US, the authors argue persuasively for an approach rooted in an appreciation of children and their families. This book offers a bracing alternative to the movement toward poorly designed academic programs that are inappropriate for the learning needs of young children. Highly recommended.'' -- Choice, July 2008

''A tolerant guide to helping those who may need a little help to get by … A must for educators who want their questions about teaching young children the best way possible answered in a scholarly manner.''

--The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

''This lovely book gently raises our appreciation for the unique qualities of each child and how much teachers have to gain by developing a true partnership with families. It makes a strong case for any curriculum that enables teachers to use what they learn about children to plan authentic learning experiences. In a time when scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula are entering the field of early childhood education, Janet and Anne give us an inspiring vision of responsive curriculum and practical strategies for achieving that vision.'' --Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

''Drawing on their extensive and varied experiences with early childhood education in Australia and the US, the authors argue persuasively for an approach rooted in an appreciation of children and their families. This book offers a bracing alternative to the movement toward poorly designed academic programs that are inappropriate for the learning needs of young children. Highly recommended.'' -- Choice, July 2008

''A tolerant guide to helping those who may need a little help to get by … A must for educators who want their questions about teaching young children the best way possible answered in a sch --The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

''This lovely book gently raises our appreciation for the unique qualities of each child and how much teachers have to gain by developing a true partnership with families. It makes a strong case for any curriculum that enables teachers to use what they learn about children to plan authentic learning experiences. In a time when scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula are entering the field of early childhood education, Janet and Anne give us an inspiring vision of responsive curriculum and practical strategies for achieving that vision.'' --Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

''Drawing on their extensive and varied experiences with early childhood education in Australia and the US, the authors argue persuasively for an approach rooted in an appreciation of children and their families. This book offers a bracing alternative to the movement toward poorly designed academic programs that are inappropriate for the learning needs of young children. Highly recommended.'' -- Choice, July 2008

''A tolerant guide to helping those who may need a little help to get by … A must for educators who want their questions about teaching young children the best way possible answered in a scholarly manner.''

--The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

''This lovely book gently raises our appreciation for the unique qualities of each child and how much teachers have to gain by developing a true partnership with families. It makes a strong case for any curriculum that enables teachers to use what they learn about children to plan authentic learning experiences. In a time when scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula are entering the field of early childhood education, Janet and Anne give us an inspiring vision of responsive curriculum and practical strategies for achieving that vision.'' --Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

''Drawing on their extensive and varied experiences with early childhood education in Australia and the US, the authors argue persuasively for an approach rooted in an appreciation of children and their families. This book offers a bracing alternative to the movement toward poorly designed academic programs that are inappropriate for the learning needs of young children. Highly recommended.'' -- Choice, July 2008

''A tolerant guide to helping those who may need a little help to get by … A must for educators who want their questions about teaching young children the best way possible answered in a scholarly manner.''

--The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

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