Teaching Young Children, Preschool-K: A Guide to Planning Your Curriculum, Teaching Through Learning Centers, and Just About Everything Else / Edition 2
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Teaching Young Children, Preschool-K: A Guide to Planning Your Curriculum, Teaching Through Learning Centers, and Just About Everything Else / Edition 2

by Dianne Miller Nielsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412926734

ISBN-13: 9781412926737

Pub. Date: 06/14/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Many excellent teachers find themselves bewildered when teaching three- to six-year-olds, especially if their professional preparation was focused on the elementary grades. While they may recognize children's unique learning styles and special needs, they may not know how to handle noise, activity, and even messes in classrooms that revolve around hands-on learning

Overview

Many excellent teachers find themselves bewildered when teaching three- to six-year-olds, especially if their professional preparation was focused on the elementary grades. While they may recognize children's unique learning styles and special needs, they may not know how to handle noise, activity, and even messes in classrooms that revolve around hands-on learning centers.

In this updated edition of a classic, teacher trainer Dianne Miller Nielsen guides teachers through the basics, from lesson planning and developing daily schedules to arranging furniture and managing classroom activities. The book also offers suggestions to enhance learning through modeling, purposeful interactions, and conversations.

The variety of updated topics in Teaching Young Children, Second Edition include:

  • Setting up and managing an ABC center to develop children's understanding of the alphabetic principle
  • Setting up and managing a computer center to bring new technology into the classroom and extend literacy skills
  • Involving parents and families inside and outside the classroom
  • Sidebar teacher tips peppered throughout, from activities and ideas ("Try This") to important concepts to remember ("Keep in Mind")

This comprehensive handbook provides absolutely everything that preschool and kindergarten teachers need to create a high-quality, child-centered classroom!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926737
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/14/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
559,145
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Welcome to the Early Childhood Profession!
Part I. Early Childhood Education Goals, Roles, and Curriculum Planning
1. Goals of Early Childhood Education
2. The Teacher’s Role
3. Planning a Curriculum for Young Children
Part II. Teaching Through the Environment With Learning Centers
4. Art Center
5. Blocks Center
6. Dramatic Play Center
7. Literacy Centers
Puppet Center
Listening Center
Library Center
Writing Center
ABC Center
Computer Center
8. Math and Manipulatives Center
9. Science Center
10. Music Center
11. Cooking Center
12. Woodworking Center
13. Clay and Dough Center
14. Construction Center
15. Sensory Center
16. Outdoor Play Center
Part III. Just About Everything Else
17. Classroom Management, Schedules, and Routines
18. Special Events
19. Parent Involvement
Resources
Index

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