Educating and Caring for Very Young Children: The Infant/Toddler Curriculum, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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This is the revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook on caring and educating infants and toddlers. The authors use case studies and new research to show educators how to transform curricula for very young children into a dynamic, responsive experience. The insightful text includes a focus on play, attention to the physical and social environments, and advice for accommodating children with different developmental levels, backgrounds, personalities, and special needs. The second edition of this popular resource features discussion of: NAEYC's most recent standards, State standards and assessments, Eco-friendly classroom materials, Environments for children with disabilities, Developmentally appropriate curricula, Cultural diversity and non-English speaking families, Mental health issues for infants and toddlers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807749203
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2008
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,002,798
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Bettye Caldwell Caldwell, Bettye

Introduction The Meaning of Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

Pt. I Basic Principles of Infant and Toddler Curriculum

1 Play as the Medium for Curriculum 7

2 Designing Play-Based Curriculum Environments 31

Pt. II Individual Developmental Factors Influencing Infant and Toddler Curriculum: Cases and Learning Activities

3 4-6 Weeks: Curriculum for Abby and Brittany 49

4 3-4 Months: Curriculum for Charlayne and Barnie 59

5 6-7 Months: Curriculum for Ryan and Jordan 68

6 9-10 Months: Curriculum for Garrett, Dara, and Stan 76

7 12-14 Months: Curriculum for Ashley and Eden 89

8 18-21 Months: Curriculum for Leah and William 99

9 23-24 Months: Curriculum for Brandon and Nancy 112

10 29-32 Months: Curriculum for Paul, Jeremy, and Natalie 127

11 35-36 Months: Curriculum for Quentin, Meiko, and Rosa & Rosita 144

Pt. III Ecological Factors Influencing Impact and Toddler Curriculum

12 Families and the Infant and Toddler Curriculum: Microsystem and Mesosystem Factors 163

13 Infant and Toddler Curriculum in the 21st Century: Exosystem, Macrosystem, and Chronosystem Factors 179

App. A Additional Resources 187

App. B Criteria for Setting Up Educare Programs 189

App. C Educare Spaces 192

App. D Family In-Take Questionnaire 196

References 197

Index 206

About the Authors 212

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