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Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Janet Gonzalez-Mena

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 8, 2012

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For an introductory course serving pre-service early childhood educators, childcare providers, and social workers


Presenting the how-tos of nurturing and protecting children in a community context


The sixth edition of Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education continues to inform readers on effective home-school communication, strategies for family and community involvement, and socialization and education of young children in home, child care, and educational contexts.  As before, the book examines developmental theory (particularly ecological systems theory) and adds diverse perspectives from a base of solid academics, constructivist theory, and the author's own experience. In addition, the sixth edition is written to and provides concrete strategies for a broader audience to better meet the needs of aspiring professionals of all types including educators, social workers, and parents. The theme of the revision is advocacy and new Advocacy in Action features present personal stories of well known professionals who have made a difference in the lives of others.  This new edition will truly inspire readers to become advocates themselves to improve the lives of children and families, education, and society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:    The Child in Context of Family and Community

Chapter 2:     Societal Influences on Children and Families

Chapter 3:     Attachment, Trust, and Parenting

Chapter 4:     Supporting Families with Autonomy-Seeking Youngsters

Chapter 5:     Sharing Views of Initiative with Families

Chapter 6:     Working with Families of School-Age

Chapter 7:     Understanding Families’ Goals, Values, and Culture

Chapter 8:     Working with Families on Guidance Issues

Chapter 9:     Working with Families on Addressing Feelings and Problem Solving

Chapter 10:   Working with Families to Support Self-Esteem

Chapter 11:   Working with Families Around Gender Issues

Chapter 12:   Stress and Success in Family Life

Chapter 13:   Early Care and Education Programs as Community Resources

Chapter 14:   Other Community Resources

Chapter 15:   Social Policy Issues

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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-290253-3