Caring for School-Age Children / Edition 5

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For those wanting to develop or enhance their skills as a child care provider, Caring for School-Age Children is an ideal choice. The book introduces the reader to the people in child care; the children; the families; and then shows how caregivers can help children in various competencies throughout different stages of childhood. Suggestions for designing day-to-day activities, program planning, creating environments that contribute to each child's success, as well as how to implement them, are meaningfully presented. This edition gives insights on handling behavioral and social issues, and how to use community resources and national programs to reinforce center or school based goals for improving quality through accreditation, credentialing, and evaluation. Also new to this two-colored edition are caregiver profiles, helpful web site case studies, and expanded
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Editorial Reviews

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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"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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428318199
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 8.05 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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

Chapter1: Caregivers: Who Are They? Caregiver Profile. Chapter2: The Children. Chapter3: Families: Where Children Are Nurtured. Chapter4: Development In Middle Childhood: Physical. Chapter5: Development In Middle Childhood: Cognitive. Chapter6: Development In Middle Childhood: Psychosocial. Chapter7: Helping Children Develop Social Competence. Chapter8: Program Planning. Caregiver Profile. Chapter9: Creating an Environment. Chapter10: Games and Other Fun Things to Do. Chapter11: Imagination and the Arts. Caregiver Profile. Chapter12: Science and Math. Caregiver Profile. Chapter13: Planning for the Future. Chapter14: Getting Fit Staying Fit. Chapter15: Using Community Resources. Chapter16: Quality and Standards. Appendix A All About Me. Appendix B Internet Links for Child Care Information. Glossary. Index.
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