Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World / Edition 5

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Overview

The Fifth Edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. Guided by new research, position statements, and developmentally appropriate practice, the book helps both prospective and experienced teachers make informed decisions about curriculum content. Now in full color, the book meets the needs of a diverse range of readers, helping them to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting.

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"[Strengths of this book are that it is: Easy to comprehend. Gets right to the point. Beautiful pictures and diagrams throughout. Ideas that you can implement in the classroom right away. Great resource to refer back to!"

"Its practicality for use by classroom teachers as well as in college courses is a chief reason I would select it. Also the fact that it is comprehensive, including all curriculum areas in one text."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111342647
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: What's New in Early Childhood Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 121,614
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilda L. Jackman is Professor Emerita at Brookhaven College, Dallas County Community College District. Ms. Jackman has worked with children and families for over 40 years in both children's theatre and children's television, and as an educator and consultant. She is the author of several early childhood books, including SING ME A STORY! TELL ME A SONG! CREATIVE THEMATIC ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (2005), also published by Cengage Learning.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS CURRICULUM AND CONNECTS CHILDREN. 1. Starting the Process. 2. Creating Curriculum. PART TWO: DISCOVERING AND EXPANDING THE EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM. 3. Language and Literacy. 4. Literature. 5. Math. 6. Science. 7. Social Studies. 8. Art. 9. Sensory Centers. 10. Music and Movement. 11. Puppets. 12. Dramatic Play and Creative Dramatics. Appendix A: My Self: Integrated Curriculum Theme with Activities. Appendix B: Resources for Teachers, with website listings. Appendix C: Professional Organizations. Glossary.

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