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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780138019990
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 723,404
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Sue Bredekamp, Ph.D.

Dr. Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education specialist from Washington, DC who serves as a consultant on curriculum, teaching, and professional development for national organizations such as NAEYC, the Council for Professional Recognition, and Head Start. From 1981 to1998, she was Director of Accreditation and Professional Development for NAEYC where she developed and directed a national accreditation system for early childhood programs. She is the primary author of NAEYC’s highly-influential publication, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, the 1987 edition, and co-editor of the1997 and 2009 revisions. Her introductory textbook, Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, published in January 2010.

From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Bredekamp served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council. She co-authored Learning to read and write: Developmentally appropriate practices for young children, the joint position statement of the International Reading Association and NAEYC. She was a consultant for RISE Learning Solutions, producer of distance learning programs for early childhood professional development, and the content developer and on-air faculty for HeadsUp! Reading, a distance learning course on early literacy.

Dr. Bredekamp is a frequent keynote speaker and author of numerous books and articles related to standards for professional practice and professional development. Dr. Bredekamp holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland. Her professional experience includes teaching and directing programs for children ages 2 through 6, training child care staff at a community college, and serving on the faculty of the Human Development & Childhood Education program at Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC. She has been a visiting lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Monash University in Melbourne, University of Alaska, and University of Hawaii.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSION: FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1: Continuity and Change in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 2: Building on a Tradition of Excellence

Chapter 3: Understanding and Applying Developmentally Appropriate Practice

PART 2: Learing and Developing from Birth to Age 8 (Who we teach)

Chapter 4: Applying What We Know about Children’s Learning and Development

Chapter 5: Adapting for Individual Differences

Chapter 6: Embracing a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse World

PART 3: Intentional Teaching (How to Teach)

Chapter 7: Building Effective Partnerships with Families

Chapter 8: Creating a Caring Community of Learners: Guiding Young Children

Chapter 9: Teaching to Enhance Learning and Development

Chapter 10: Planning Effective Curriculum

Chapter 11: Assessing Children’s Learning and Development

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PART 4: IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM (WHAT TO TEACH)

Chapter 12: Teaching Children to Communicate: Language, Literacy, and the Arts

Chapter 13: Teaching Children to Investigate and Solve Problems: Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Chapter 14: Teaching Children to Live in a Democratic Society: Social-Emotional Learning and Social Studies

Chapter 15: Teaching Children to Be Healthy and Fit: Physical Development and Health

Chapter 16: Putting It All Together in Practice: Making a Difference for Children

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