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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

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ISBN-13: 9781938113031
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 827,132
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Carol Copple is a highly respected early childhood education author, educator, and consultant. For 16 years she served as a senior staff member at NAEYC, and her responsibilities included directing the books program. She has taught at Louisiana State University and the New School for Social Research, and she codeveloped and directed a research-based model for preschool education at the Educational Testing Service. With Sue Bredekamp, Carol is coeditor of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (1997; 2009). Among her other books are Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (NAEYC); Growing Minds: Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood (NAEYC); and Educating the Young Thinker: Classroom Strategies for Cognitive Growth (Lawrence Erlbaum). She received her doctorate from Cornell University.

Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education specialist from Washington, DC. She serves as a consultant on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, teaching, and professional development for many state and national organizations, including NAEYC, the Council for Professional Recognition, Head Start, and Sesame Workshop. From 1981 to 1998, she was director of accreditation and professional development for NAEYC. Sue is the primary author of the 1987 edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, and coeditor (with Carol Copple) of the 1997 and 2009 revisions. She is the author of the introductory textbook Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, 2nd Edition (Pearson). Sue was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics, and she holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland.

Derry Koralek, chief publishing officer of NAEYC, oversees the development of all print and digital publishing, including books, brochures, periodicals, professional development guides, posters, and websites for educators and families. Derry is editor in chief of Young Children and TYC—Teaching Young Children.

Kathy Charner is editor in chief of NAEYC’s Books and Related Resources department, with responsibility for the content, management, publication, and general excellence of the books and brochures published by NAEYC. Before joining NAEYC, Kathy was editor in chief at Gryphon House for more than 20 years.

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Kindergarten has the potential to be a wonderful year in a child’s life. For some children, it is their first experience in “school”; for others, it is the bridge between preschool and “big” school. Kindergarten teachers have a unique opportunity. The decisions they make about their program will convey positive messages about school to the children and their families and will help children lay a solid foundation for future learning—or they will not.

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Editors’ Preface
1. What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?Meeting Children Where They Are
Helping Children Reach Challenging and Achievable Goals
2. Teaching in the Kindergarten Year
Implementing Curriculum in the Kindergarten Year
Knowing the Children
Building a Classroom Community
Establishing a Structure for the Classroom
Guiding Children’s Learning
Assessing Children’s Learning
Building a Partnership With Families
3. An Overview of Development in the Kindergarten Year
Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Cognitive Development
Language and Literacy Development
Easing the Transition Into and Out of Kindergarten
4. Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
Creating a Caring Community of Learners
Teaching to Enhance Development and Learning
Planning Curriculum to Achieve Important Goals
Assessing Children’s Development and Learning
Establishing Reciprocal Relationships With Families
5. The Common Core State Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Creating a Relationship
What the Common Core Is, and What It Is Not
A Closer Look—The Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten
From What to How: Implementing the Common Core
Taking Action—For Yourself, Young Children, and Others
Online Resources for the Common Core State Standards
6. Young Children Articles
Integrating Science Inquiry With Reading and Writing in Kindergarten
Young Authors: Writing Workshop in Kindergarten
Humpty Dumpty and Rosa Parks: Making Space for Critical Dialogue With 5- and 6-Year-Olds
The Inside-Out Project: Illustrating the Complexity of Relationships in Kindergarten and First Grade
Joyful Learning and Assessment in Kindergarten
Learn to Say Yes! When You Want to Say No! to Create Cooperation Instead of Resistance: Positive Behavior Strategies in Teaching
Family Involvement: Challenges to Consider, Strengths to Build On
Classroom Bird Feeding: Giving Flight to the Imaginations of 4- and 5-Year-Olds!

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