A Blueprint for the Promotion of Pro-Social Behavior in Early Childhood / Edition 1

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Overview

It is clear that violence by youth is not to be found only on city streets, in city schools and among city youth but anywhere and everywhere wrathful, disenfranchised young people reside. In this volume, the editors share their insights on the latest research for how families can promote optimal development in children from birth to age six, so they can grow into healthy, happy and competent young adults.

Topics include social-emotional learning; neighborhood and community influences; the role of teachers and other caregivers; and more. The volume includes the actual Bingham Childhood Prosocial Curriculum, so that it can be implemented at any center.

A Blueprint for the Promotion of Pro-Social Behavior in Early Childhood will be a helpful resource for clinical child psychologists, school psychologists, early childhood educators, as well as for upper-level students of these areas.

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"This is a most useful and inspiring volume for early care and education teachers and administrators who are seeking to infuse their centers and schools with a learning culture that brings respect, care, and kindness. It is … useful as a resource for teacher preparation faculty who might want to bring forward emotional development and positive behavioral supports … . Parents and educators both will appreciate the … activities that introduce moments where kindness, emotions, respect, cooperation, and self control can be modeled … ." (JoAnn L. Robinson, The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 27 (4), July, 2006)

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Table of Contents

1. What Do We Know About How Children Learn? The Social, Intellectual, and Cognitive Development of Children: A Guide to the First Five Years Margaret M. O’Shea. 2. Social-Emotional Learning in Early Childhood: What We Know and Where to Go from Here Susanne A. Denham and Roger P. Weissberg. 3. How Teachers and Caregivers Can Help Young Children Become More Prosocial Alice Sterling Honig. 4. How to Help Families Promote Optimal Development in Young Children Joseph A. Durlak. 5. Neighbourhood and Community Influences Favoring the Growth and Development of Young Children Julia L. Mendez, Lindsey Stillman, Doré R. LaForett, Abraham Wandersman, and Paul Flaspohler. 6. The Integration of Levels of Research Findings Martin Bloom and Thomas P. Gullotta. 7. Bingham Early Childhood Prosocial Curriculum Elda Chesebrough and Patricia King. About the Editors. About the Contributors. Series Mission. University Advisory Commission. National Advisory Commission. Index.

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