ISBN-10:
1418067199
ISBN-13:
9781418067199
Pub. Date:
03/08/2007
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children / Edition 3

Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children / Edition 3

by Donna Couchenour, Kent Chrisman

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ISBN-13: 9781418067199
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/08/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Donna Couchenour is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. A member of the NAEYC Professional Development Panel, she received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Ohio State.


Kent Chrisman is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. He received his Ed.D. in Educational Supervision at the University of Louisville, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Early Care and Education State Advisory Committee as well as the Pennsylvania TEACH Advisory Board.

Table of Contents


Part I: UNDERSTANDING FAMILIES. 1. A Theory-Based Approach to Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education. 2. Understanding Family Diversity. 3. Developmental Issues in Families with Young Children. 4. Family Strengths, Family Functions, and Family Structure. 5. Parenting. 6. Family Stress. PART II: PRACTICE. 7. A Family-Based Philosophy in Early Childhood Education. 8. Family-Staff Relationships. 9. Supporting Young Children's Learning at Home. 10. Parent Education and Family Life Education. 11. Early Childhood Educators in the Community. Case Studies. Appendix A. Websites for Professional Development. Appendix B. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment. Appendix C. National Academy of Early Childhood Programs Accreditation. Appendix D. Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education. Appendix E. Professional Preparation Excerpts from NAEYC Initial Licensing Standards for Early Childhood Teacher Certification. Appendix F. NAEYC Position Statement on the Prevention of Child Abuse in Early Childhood Programs and the Responsibilities of Early Childhood Professionals to Prevent Child Abuse. Glossary. Index.

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