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Early Childhood Education Today with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 13th Edition

By George S. Morrison

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 29, 2014


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George Morrison’s goal in creating the Thirteenth Edition of Early Childhood Education Today was to collect the most current, researched-based information available on providing the high-quality early education all children need to be successful in school and in life.


The new edition integrates thirteen critical themes that are foundational to the field today: the importance of children’s literacy development, teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms, applying developmentally appropriate practice, closing the achievement gaps between children in poverty and those that are more economically advantaged, integrating special education and early childhood education, teaching in an inclusive classroom, closing school readiness gaps, meeting the challenges of teacher accountability, integrating STEM subjects into the curriculum, providing for children’s mental health, using technology to support learners, developing as a professional, and guiding children’s behavior to promote personal responsibility.


The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers around the country. Its strong coverage of development in the age-specific chapters and its emphasis on diversity make it the leading book in the field. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, video analysis exercises, and assessments.


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Table of Contents

Part 1  •      Early Childhood Education and Professional Development 

Chapter 1        You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?  

Chapter 2        Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families  

Chapter 3        Observation and Assessment for Teaching and Learning: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation

Part 2  •      Foundations: History and Theories  

Chapter 4        The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future  

Chapter 5        Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice  

Part 3  •      Programs and Services for Children and Families  

Chapter 6        Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice  

Chapter 7        Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children and Families  

Chapter 8        The Federal and State Government: Supporting Children’s Success  

Part 4  •      Teaching Today’s Young Children: Linking Development and Learning  

Chapter 9        Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning  

Chapter 10      The Preschool Years: Readiness for School and Life 

Chapter 11      Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know  

Chapter 12      The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success  

Chapter 13      Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age  

Part 5  •      Meeting the Special Needs of Young Children  

Chapter 14      Guiding Children: Helping Children Become Responsible  

Chapter 15      Multiculturalism:  Living and Learning in a Diverse Society  

Chapter 16      Children with Diverse Needs: Appropriate Education for All  

Chapter 17      Parent, Family, and the Community Involvement: Building Partnerships for Student Success

Appendix A    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment 

Appendix B    NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age Eight

Appendix C    Time Line: The History of Early Childhood Education