Caring for School-Age Children / Edition 6

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CARING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN, 6th Edition, presents the most pertinent information needed by those involved in after-school programs. Current research has established the importance of quality after-school programs due to their tremendous impact on children's academic achievement, overall happiness, and self-esteem. To address this reality, the new edition presents the latest research and information on school-age child care, and offers numerous practical applications and activities that can be put to use immediately in a child care setting. Benefits: NEW! NEW! Chapter 1 expands the use of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, showing how to use it in real-life situations. The text presents both theory and practice related to creating high-quality programs for children. The book can be used as the basis for a college course or a series of in-service training sessions. To make the material relevant to readers, each chapter has profiles of real people who are involved in child-care, including case studies of children. Information regarding the importance of literacy skills and how to develop them is presented. Chapters are organized in a logical progression, beginning with discussions of the individuals involved in childcare settings—including caregivers, children, and their families. Several chapters outline developmental levels of children during middle childhood, a crucial time for development. Guidelines for program planning and creating an environment lead to the curriculum area, which contains theoretical information and activities. The final chapters address outside influences on childcare programs, including community resources and agencies that serve to improve quality and standards for the programs. NEW! NEW! Chapter 1 expands the use of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, showing how to use it in real-life situations. NEW! NEW! Chapter 2 adds cyber-bullying to the discussion of bullying, a growing concern among school-age ch

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"Excellent textbook that puts school-age child care in the forefront! The greatest strengths of this book in it's entirety is it's usefulness beyond class time. This textbook can be referred to as a resource book because it has wonderful constructivist lesson plans throughout each subject area that can be applied to daily classroom use. Easy to read and comprehend, written at a perfect level of rigor for my students. Before and After School teachers are important and they need to have a good attitude. This text can change that attitude."

"The style of writing is perfect for freshman and sophomore students. The book is organized in a way that makes it easy to navigate. The authors know their subject matter and the text information will help students understand DAP, the importance of letting children have a say in how their program operates, and how a school age program is very different from school. These are the reasons why I would highly recommend this text. Students want to keep this book because it is useful after the completion of the class."

This textbook shows how caregivers help children develop their skills at the various stages of childhood. It describes the roles of people in child care and outlines developmentally appropriate practices, including ideas for program planning, daily activities, and special curricula. Resources and regulations are also discussed. Click is a retired teacher, administrator, and consultant. Parker teaches early childhood education classes at Moorpark College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

Phyllis Click obtained her bachelor and master's degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in psychology and child development. Throughout a long career, she worked in various settings with children and adults. She has taught in preschools, worked in summer camps, and developed and taught in a program for autistic children. She has also worked with adults, taught college students, administered grant programs, and designed a curriculum for prospective teachers for a private college. Now retired, she has been a consultant who has helped others start or administer programs, and has published widely. Her publications include another textbook, articles in professional journals, and ancillary materials for other authors' texts. She belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the California School-Age Consortium, and the Association for Childhood Education International.

Jennifer Parker is currently a professor of Early Childhood Education Studies at Moorpark College, Moorpark, California. She recently was instrumental in adding a school-age component to the child development degree program. Her classes include students with diverse backgrounds and experience, ranging from entry level to those who are currently teaching in early childhood programs. She received her Master's Degree from California State University, Northridge, and has had extensive experience working with children, families, and adults. She founded a parent-support program for infants and toddlers in a developmentally appropriate environment and has been a lead kindergarten teacher in an on-campus demonstration school. She is currently a member of an evaluation team using the School Age Environmental Rating Scale to evaluate a multi-site before-and-after school child care program.

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Table of Contents

Section I: THE PEOPLE IN CHILD CARE. 1. Caregivers: Who Are They? 2. The Children. 3. Families: Where Children Are Nurtured. Section II: HOW CHILDREN GROW AND DEVELOP. 4. Development in Middle Childhood: Physical. 5. Development in Middle Childhood: Cognitive. 6. Development in Middle Childhood: Psychosocial and Moral. 7. Helping Children Develop Social Competence. Section III: THE BACKGROUND. 8. Program Planning. 9. Creating an Environment. Section IV: THE CURRICULUM. 10. Games and Other Fun Things to Do. 11. Imagination and the Arts. 12. Science and Math. 13. Helping Children Develop Literacy Competency. 14. Preparing Children for Adult Roles. 15. Getting Fit, Staying Fit. Section V: RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS. 16. Using Community Resources. 17. Quality and Standards.

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