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Beginnings & Beyond, 5E is an introductory text that focuses on the important concepts and critical foundations in early childhood education, including curriculum, developmentally appropriate practice, multicultural issues, and special needs. It comprehensively covers the entire range of early childhood education — from infancy through early primary. This new edition emphasizes a multicultural approach to teaching and learning. Students will get all the essentials teaching information and skills they need to become a competent and caring early childhood teacher.
Forward. Preface. Acknowledgments. SECTION 1 - WHAT IS THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Guest Editorial. Chapter 1 - History of Early Childhood Education. Chapter 2 - Types of Programs. SECTION 2 - WHO IS THE YOUNG CHILD: Guest Editorial. Chapter 3 - Defining the Young Child. Chapter 4 - Developmental and Learning Theories. SECTION 3 - WHO ARE THE TEACHERS: Guest Editorial. Chapter 5 - Teh Teacher's Role. Chapter 6 - Observation: Learning to Read the Child. Chapter 7 - Understanding and Guiding Behavior. Chapter 8 - Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education. SECTION 4 - WHAT IS THE SETTING: Guest Editorial. Chapter 9 - Creating Environments. Chapter 10 - Evaluating for Effectiveness. SECTION 5 - WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT: Guest Editorial. Chapter 11 - Planning for Play: Curriculum Basics. Chapter 12 - Planning for the Body: Physical/Motor Development. Chapter 13 - Planning for the Mind: Cognitive and Language Development. Chapter 14 - Planning for theHeart and Soul: Emotional, Social and Creative Growth. SECTION 6 - HOW DO WE TEACH FOR TOMORROW: Guest Editorial. Chapter 15 - Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education. APPENDICES: Appendix A - Timeline for Early Childhood Education. Appendix B - NAEYC Statement of Commitment. Appendix C - NAEYC Position Statement: Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity - Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education. Appendix D - Early Childhood Organizations. Glossary. Index.