A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 9

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Stresses the importance of a child-centered curriculum that encompasses the child's physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive development. Contains meaningful teaching ideas to meet the needs, interests, and developmental levels of children from three to eight years of age. This book contains lesson plans, activities, recipes, and lists of resources and organizations to help readers with planning and implementing a fully integrated, developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum. Designed for future and current teachers and others involved with young children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132595131
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 441
  • Sales rank: 201,636
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Eliason is the co-author of this textbook, now in its 10th edition. She has also authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She taught 1st grade and then was an Assistant Professor at Utah State University for seven years. After earning her doctorate degree she taught for 16 years at Weber State University in Teacher Education where she was, for five years, the director of the Master of Education program. She retired in 2012 and enjoys time with her husband, six children, and 15 grandchildren.

Loa Jenkins taught at Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho) for 3 years, then Utah State University for 4 years. This fall, 2014, she is retiring from the public school system after teaching early childhood special education for 16 years. She is the co-author of this textbook, Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum, now in its 10th edition. She and her husband have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 1
1 Early Childhood Education 3
2 A Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Program 22
3 Developing Partnerships with Parents 52
4 Planning the Curriculum 70
Pt. 2 Personal and Social Development 113
5 People and Their Diversity 116
6 Myself and My Family 157
7 Myself and My Body 184
Pt. 3 Cognitive and Language Development 217
8 Language and Literacy Development 220
9 Science Experiences 261
10 More Science 295
11 Animals and Plants 351
12 Problem Solving and Mathematics 381
Pt. 4 Aesthetic/Creative Development 423
13 Music and Movement 426
14 Creativity, Art, and Dramatic Activities 456
App. A Lesson Plans 476
App. B Recipes for Food Experiences 494
References 502
Index 521
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