Now in its Seventh Edition, the best-selling Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education by renowned author and educator, George S. Morrison, remains keenly focused on what it means to be an early childhood professional in today’s world. Providing a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field, it presents engaging chapter features on early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision-making. Separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades explore young children’s unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals’ emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals. This thoroughly revised edition offers a contemporary, accessible, user-friendly approach to all of the major topics, programs, and issues at the forefront of the field today. Comprehensive, yet brief, this text is a perfect resource for a variety of courses in early childhood education.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 You and Early Childhood Education
Chapter 2 Early Childhood Education Today
Chapter 3 History and Theories
Chapter 4 Implementing Early Childhood Programs
Chapter 5 Teaching with Standards
Chapter 6 Observing and Assessing Young Children
Chapter 7 Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 8 The Preschool Years
Chapter 9 Kindergarten Today
Chapter 10 The Early Elementary Grades: One Through Three
Chapter 11 Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs
Chapter 12 Guiding Children's Behavior
Chapter 13 Parents, Families, and the Community