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Teaching Young Children: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Michael L. Henniger

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 6, 2012

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For an introductory course serving pre-service early childhood educators


An accessible introduction to early childhood education, with a focus on the various content areas


This book presents both the challenges and joys of working with young children, providing a comprehensive, balanced overview of early childhood education.  It is designed to be reader-friendly and uses a clear, informative, and personal writing style. Throughout the text, the reader encounters concise, research-based overviews of important topics. Vignettes of children and early childhood professionals, as well as questions presented throughout the chapters, encourage readers to understand young children, reflect on teaching and learning, and discuss with others the topics presented.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:   Overview of the Profession

Chapter 2:   Historical Contexts

Chapter 3:   Early Childhood Program Models

Chapter 4:   Understanding How a Child Develops and Learns

Chapter 5:   Play in Childhood

Chapter 6:   Guiding Young Children

Chapter 7:   Working with Families and Communities

Chapter 8:   Diversity and Young Children

Chapter 9:   Planning the Physical Environment: Indoors

Chapter 10:  Planning the Physical Environment: Outdoors

Chapter 11:  Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Chapter 12:  Health and Wellness

Chapter 13:  Supporting Emotional and Social Development

Chapter 14:  Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Learning

Chapter 15:  Language and Literacy Learning

Chapter 16:  The Creative Arts

Chapter 17:  Technology and Young Children

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Teaching Young Children: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$74.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-273348-9