Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 7th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers.
"Exceptional! Inclusive of the whole child and connects a vast amount of knowledge students need to understand in order to feel capable in the classroom setting when facilitating quality art experiences with children."
"An incredible book to encourage students to tap into their own creativity to understand how it feels. . . . It is an indispensible resource that will be used over and over again."
Jill Englebright Fox is a professor of early childhood education and the Director of Assessment at the University of Houston-Victoria. After teaching kindergarten and first grade in the Texas public schools for eight years, she received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Texas. She continues to be active in early childhood classrooms as a volunteer, a professional consultant, a researcher, and a teacher educator.
Robert Schirrmacher was an instructor with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. He received his Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois. His experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has assisted in Montessori schools and directed programs for young children. Dr. Schirrmacher has served as a consultant to parent groups and public and private early childhood programs. As an advocate for developmentally appropriate education and quality care for young children, he has been involved in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
Preface. 1. Understanding Creativity. 2. Creative Thinking. 3. Creative Experiences. 4. Art and the Developing Child. 5. Special Needs and Cultural Diversity. 6. Children's Artistic Development. 7. Elements of Art. 8. Aesthetics. 9. Sensory Experiences. 10. The Complete Early Childhood Art Program. 11. Child-Centered Art vs. Teacher-Directed Projects. 12. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Art. 13. Integrating Art Across the Early Childhood Curriculum. 14. The Art Center. 15. Roles and Strategies that Facilitate Children's Artistic Expression. 16. Responding to Children's Art. 17. Art Assessment. Appendix A: Artistic Junk. Appendix B: Where to Go in Your Local Community for Artistic Junk. Appendix C: Art Resources. Appendix D: Catalogues. Appendix E: Art-Related Books. Appendix F: Professional Organizations. Appendix G: Resources for Young Children with Special Needs. Glossary of Key Terms. References. Index.