Smart Start: The Parents' Complete Guide to Preschool Education

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Preschool is often the first investment parents will make in their child's education. From choosing the right program to coping with separation anxiety, Smart Start helps parents identify quality programs that will provide preschoolers the best opportunity for a successful learning experience. Combining the expertise of psychologists, preschool educators, and pediatricians with the experiences, stories, and insights of parents who have successfully navigated this early journey with their children, Smart Start ...
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Overview

Preschool is often the first investment parents will make in their child's education. From choosing the right program to coping with separation anxiety, Smart Start helps parents identify quality programs that will provide preschoolers the best opportunity for a successful learning experience. Combining the expertise of psychologists, preschool educators, and pediatricians with the experiences, stories, and insights of parents who have successfully navigated this early journey with their children, Smart Start answers many of the most frequently asked questions regarding preschool education. With a foreword by Marianne Neifert, M.D. (Dr. Mom), Smart Start provides parents with a clear appreciation of the goals of early childhood education and shows how artwork, free play, storytime, and recess all encourage and develop a child's intellectual, social, and physical growth.
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Provides parents with the basic educational theory they need in order to make informed choices about their child's preschooling. Discusses the preschooler's physical, emotional, and intellectual development; the parent-school interaction; and various program types, including Montessori, Piaget, and full- and part-time. Appends a preschool evaluation sheet, a recommended immunization schedule, and a resource list.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816036776
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 What Kind of Preschool Is Right for Your Child? 1
2 The ABC's of Choosing a Preschool 27
3 The Day-Care Dilemma 60
4 Ready, Set, Go: The Opening Days of School 84
5 What's Happening at School? 111
6 Forging a Partnership: The Parent-School Relationship 135
7 How They Grow: The Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional Changes at Ages Two, Three, Four, and Five 155
8 Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? 182
App. 1 Preschool Evaluation Sheet 200
App. 2 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule 204
App. 3 Resources (including Internet web sites for preschool parents) 207
Glossary 210
Suggested Reading on Preschools 212
Index 215
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