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Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 3rd Edition

By Julie Bullard

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 15, 2016


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In this easy-to-read resource, pre- and in-service teachers get practical help for designing play-based environments that ensure effective teaching and learning while meeting national and state standards. Creating Environments for Learning presents basic information and environmental and curricular possibilities through numerous examples, photos, and videos that demonstrate early childhood theories, child development, current research, and curriculum standards and outcomes in action. It emphasizes the importance of considering multiple aspects including the standards and children’s interests, developmental levels, and cultural and geographic backgrounds. The new edition includes expanded information on diversity, early childhood theories, working in K- through third-grade settings, and 21st century learning initiatives that allow students to be better prepared for early childhood settings. The most current information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, plus numerous examples and over 140 color photos make this resource practical, interesting and understandable for future and practicing teachers in family childcare homes, childcare centers, preschools, and elementary schools. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.


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0134289994 / 9780134289991 Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

            1          Understanding the Importance of the Environment 

            2          Establishing an Emotionally Supportive and Equitable Environment 

            3          Establishing a Context for Learning: Designing Schedules, Transitions, and Routines 

            4          Planning a Play-Based Curriculum 

            5          Arranging an Effective Environment 

            6          Design Considerations 

            7          Developing Dramatic Play Centers 

            8          Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers 

            9          Developing Block and Building Centers 

            10         Developing Literacy Centers 

            11         Developing Science Centers 

            12         Developing Math Centers 

            13         Developing Visual Art Centers 

            14         Developing Music and Dance Centers 

            15         Integrating Technology 

            16         Special-Interest Centers 

            17         Creating Outdoor Environments 

            18         Creating Spaces for Families and Teachers 

            19         Meeting Environmental Challenges