Written primarily for courses in Early Childhood Development and Child Development, this text, unlike other child development texts on the market, is devoted specifically to development from pre-birth through age eight.
This widely-used text discusses major development theories as they relate to physical, social and emotional, and cognitive domains, and contains extensive applications for those who teach and work with young children, making it particularly appropriate for early childhood education programs.
The authors have written specifically to provide the student of child development with a sound knowledge-base of current theory and research in the field of early growth, development, and learning and its translation into practice in the daily lives of very young children. Time-honored theories of child development are discussed and applied to current knowledge about how children develop and learn. Contemporary theories, such as Cognitive (Core Systems and Neoconstructivism) and Contextual theories (Dynamic Systems and Relationship-Based Theories) are added to this edition to further aid pre-educators with a deeper understanding of the early childhood years, birth through eight. The authors apply theories and the supporting research based on these theories to Early Childhood Education practices in the classroom and with families.
Table of Contents
The Young Child: Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight
Donna S. Wittmer, Sandra H. Petersen, Margaret B. Puckett
Chapter 1: The What and Why of Early Childhood Development
Chapter 2: The Where, When, and How of Early Childhood Study and Assessment
Chapter 3: The Family Before Birth
Chapter 4: The Child and Family at Birth
Chapter 5: Brain, Perceptual, Motor and Physical Development of the Infant
Chapter 6: Social and Emotional Development of the Infant
Chapter 7: Cognitive, Language, and Literacy Development of the Infant
Chapter 8: Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development, Health and Nutrition: Ages One through Three
Chapter 9: Social and Emotional Development: Ages One through Three
Chapter 10: Cognitive, Language, and Literacy Development: Ages One through Three
Chapter 11: Physical and Motor Development: Ages Four through Five
Chapter 12: Social and Emotional Development: Ages Four through Five
Chapter 13: Cognitive, Language, and Literacy Development: Ages Four through Five
Chapter 14: Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development; Health and Nutrition: Ages Six through Eight
Chapter 15: Social and Emotional Development: Ages Six through Eight
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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-294408-3