The role of the professional in supporting the diverse needs of children and families, as well as their own professional development over time, are organizing themes of this text. The book is standards-based and includes information on the application of both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DEC (Division for Early Childhood) standards to quality programming for young children and their families, as well as ongoing professional development. Each chapter concludes with relevant reflection and philosophy development activities.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
2 History of the Field
3 Issues and Services in the Field
4 Understanding Development
5 Understanding Child Diversity
6 Understanding Family Diversity
7 Understanding Professional Pathways
8 Educational Philosophies and Curricular Approaches
10 Supporting Social/Emotional through Guidance
11 The Learning Environment
12 Effective Teaching Practices
13 Program Planning and Evaluation
14 Moving Forward: Professional Responsibilities Shaping the Field and the Future
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