PERFECT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS, CAREGIVERS AND PARENTS ALIKE, this book is a user-friendly, non-technical guide to a child's development, beginning before birth through age eight. This is an easy-to-use tool for evaluating developmental milestones, growth patterns, daily routines, and activities. These authors are both experienced in teaching, child care issues, and have authored professional references on the topic of child development.
Lynn R. Marotz, Ph.D., R.N., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Life at the University of Kansas. She also serves as the Associate Director of the university's Child Development Center. Ms. Marotz is co-chair of the Higher Education Consortium on Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the Stakeholder's Advisory Committee/Early Childhood Council, Kansas State Board of Education. She is also a member of the Kansas Early Care and Education Professional Development Initiative, as well as a member of the Early Childhood Professional Preparation Initiative. She is a council member for the Gateway's to Early Childhood Careers Project and serves as a board member for the Douglas County Child Development Association (NAEYC Affiliate). In 1998, she was a visiting scholar at Arizona State University and is a former finalist for University Employee of the Year (1997).
Eileen K. Allen, Professor Emerita, University of Kansas, spent 30 years as a professor of child development and early childhood education at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Throughout her career, Eileen was active in national and international organizations focused on the development of young children and their families, including NAEYC, the Commission on Early Childhood Teacher Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).
Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgments, About the Author, Chapter1: Principal Concepts in Child Development, Chapter 2: Growth and Development, Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Chapter 4: The Infant, Chapter 5: The Toddler, Chapter 6: The Preschooler, Chapter 7: The Primary School Child, Chapter 8: When to Seek Help, Chapter 9: Where to Seek Help, Appendix 1: Summary of Reflexes, Appendix 2: Developmental Checklists, Appendix 3: Child Health History, Appendix 4: Assessment Instruments, Appendix 5: Annotated Bibliography and References, Index.