Introduction to Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

Introduction to Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

by Eva Essa, Essa
     
 

The second edition of this outstanding book introduces students to the principles of early childhood education and care, blending theoretical and practical information in an easy-to-read manner. Expanded information on children from ages zero to eight is integrated throughout the book. Infant, toddler and afterschool caregivers and teachers will find significantly… See more details below

Overview

The second edition of this outstanding book introduces students to the principles of early childhood education and care, blending theoretical and practical information in an easy-to-read manner. Expanded information on children from ages zero to eight is integrated throughout the book. Infant, toddler and afterschool caregivers and teachers will find significantly more information specific to their specialty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766800472
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
3.19(w) x 4.06(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Eva L. Essa is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she has been on the faculty since 1971. The author of several books, Ms. Essa has been engaged in writing and research, published in various professional journals, and has been involved with the National Child Development Associate Program since its inception.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Total Early Childhood Program1
Ch. 1The Scope of and Need for Early Childhood Education15
Ch. 2The Children41
Ch. 3The Families69
Ch. 4The Teachers93
Ch. 5Rationale Supporting Early Childhood Education121
Ch. 6Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation157
Ch. 7The Physical Environment185
Ch. 8Scheduling the Program and Curriculum Planning215
Ch. 9Creative Development Through the Curriculum245
Ch. 10Physical Development Through the Curriculum279
Ch. 11Cognitive Development Through the Curriculum313
Ch. 12Language Development Through the Curriculum343
Ch. 13Social Development Through the Curriculum373
Ch. 14Guiding Routines and Group Activities401
Ch. 15Guiding Social Behaviors439
Ch. 16Handling Problem Behaviors461
Ch. 17Helping Children Cope with Stress485

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