Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 8

Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 8

by Claudia Eliason
ISBN-10:
0132193779
ISBN-13:
2900132193770
Pub. Date:
03/08/2007
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 8

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900132193770
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 03/08/2007
Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

1. Early Childhood Education.
2. A Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Program.
3. Developing Partnerships with Parents.
4. Planning the Curriculum.

PART TWO: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

5. People and Their Diversity.
6. Myself and My Family.
7. Myself and My Body.

PART THREE: COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT.

8. Language and Literacy Development.
9. Physical Science Experiences.
10. Earth Science Experiences.
11. Life Science Experiences.
12. Problem Solving and Mathematics.

PART FOUR: AESTHETIC AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT.

13. Music and Movement.
14. Creativity, Art, and Dramatic Activities.
Appendix A: Lesson Plans.
Appendix B: Recipes for Food Experiences.
References.
Index.

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