Who Am I in the Lives of Children? An Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Student Value Edition, 9th Edition

By Stephanie Feeney, Eva Moravcik, Sherry Nolte

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 15, 2012


Who Am I in the Lives of Children is a warm and comprehensive introduction to early childhood education that is dedicated to helping you promote the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. Its practical orientation, personal voice, appealing photographs, and numerous stories and examples set it apart. Because of its emphasis on respecting and honoring the individual child and showing you how your values and ethics impact your work with children, it has become one of most well-respected books in the field.


You will be encouraged to begin with children as they are and focus on getting to know each individual’s strengths, interests, challenges, and circumstances. This will enable you to support each child in growing and learning in ways that are in harmony with who they are, rather than according to a predetermined plan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Teacher of Young Children

Chapter 2: The Field of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 3: History of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 4: Child Development

Chapter 5: Observation, Assessment and Documentation

Chapter 6: Relationships and Guidance

Chapter 7: Health, Safety and Well-being

Chapter 8: The Learning Environment                                                                                                                                

Chapter 9: Understanding and Supporting Play

Chapter 10: The Curriculum

Chapter 11: Curriculum Planning

Chapter 12: Including All Children

Chapter 13: Partnership with Families

Chapter 14: Becoming a Professional