Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Action / Edition 1

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Action / Edition 1

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Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Action / Edition 1

A comprehensive overview of all the components necessary to run an effective early childhood program as a teacher, this bright new text remains keenly focused on application and skill-building, utilizing several areas of child development–aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social–as the basis for curriculum planning.

Includes curriculum areas such as aesthetics, affective, language, physical, social, cognitive (math) and cognitive (science); chapters on child guidance; how to observe and assess children’s learning; detailed approaches to planning lessons, days and weeks; circle time activities; creating learning centers both indoors and outside; and projects and themes with sample projects and lesson plan samples throughout. The book promotes several areas of child development—aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social—and incorporates subject matter areas (art, math, literacy, and science) into the developmental domains rather than focusing on the subjects themselves. There are six activity types (exploratory play, guided discovery, problem-solving, discussions, demonstrations, and direct instruction) in every domain presented to the reader, as well. The contents of the book are all closely aligned to the current developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) guidelines. Strongly methods-based in its approach, the book also imparts the “how to” of teaching, with many developmentally appropriate examples of ways to teach children ages three to six years of age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137058075
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 347,299
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 — Teaching in Early Childhood Programs

Chapter 1 – Ready, Set, Go! : Teaching in Developmentally Appropriate Programs

Chapter 2 — What You Need to Know to Help Children Grow: Preparing to Teach

Chapter 3 – More than a Referee: Effective Child Guidance Strategies

Chapter 4 — Teacher, Teacher, What Do You See: Observing and Documenting Children’s Learning

Chapter 5 – Roadmaps to Success: Lesson Plans as Teaching Tools

Chapter 6 — Up Close and Personal: Teaching Children in Small Groups

Chapter 7 – Centered on Learning: Creating and Maintaining Activity Areas Indoors and Outside

Chapter 8 — All Together: Teaching Children in Whole Groups

Part 2: The Curriculum

Chapter 9 – The Aesthetic Domain: Celebrating the Artist Within

Chapter 10 — The Affective Domain: Exploring the Inner Self

Chapter 11 – The Cognitive Domain Part 1: Nurturing Young Scientists

Chapter 12 — The Cognitive Domain Part 2: Fostering Mathematical Thinking

Chapter 13 – The Language Domain: Enhancing Communication

Chapter 14 — The Physical Domain

Chapter 15 – The Social Domain: Interacting with Others

Part 3: Moving Forward

Chapter 16 - Projects and Themes

Appendix A – Sample Lesson Plans

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