For an introductory course in early childhood education in two and four year schools
A warm and comprehensive child-centered approach to early childhood education that is dedicated to the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, and intellectual
Who Am I in the Lives of Children, ninth edition presents a constructivist, developmental approach to the full range of early childhood education and care programs. 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, values and ethics, and the personal and professional development of teachers of young children, it has become one of most well-respected books in the field.
Educators in child-centered programs are encouraged to begin with children as they are and focus on getting to know each individual’s strengths, interests, challenges, and circumstances. They then 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 FamiliesChapter 14: Becoming a Professional
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$64.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-290846-7