Early childhood education today (11st ed )

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This comprehensive, best-selling text on Introduction to Early Childhood Education focuses on the early care and education of young children from birth to age eight. Written at a time of change in education, the author writes about the challenges facing early child educators today. More than ever before, teachers are being held accountable for children's progress. Every teacher must interact with each child in developmentally and culturally appropriate ways, while also meeting the state and school district standards. The need for teachers to be competent in all areas of professional practice has never been greater. Known for its Voices of Professionals features, its coverage of professionalism is woven throughout the book and continues to be exceptionally strong.

Seven core themes are integrated throughout the text and provide a framework for understanding and implementing these practical and applied strategies to become an effective teacher. The seven themes are:

· Professionalism in Practice

· Theory into Practice

· Diversity

· Family-Centered, Community-Based Practice

· Timeliness

· Developmentally Appropriate Practice

· Technology Applied to Teaching and Learning

The new edition also continues its strong coverage of development in the age-specific chapters (chapters 9-12,) as well as the strongest coverage of special needs on the market.

(Note: Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities forProfessional Development,and Readings for Further Enrichment)


1.You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?

What Is a Professional?

The Five Goals of Professionalism

Professional Dispositions

What Are New Rolesfor Early Childhood Professional Today?

2.Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families

Public Policy and Current Issues

Family Issues

Social Issues

Policy and Programming Trends

Accommodating Diverse Learners

3.Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation

What Is Assessment?

Assessment for School Readiness

What is Observation?

What Are Critical Assessment Issues?

Accommodating Diverse Learners


4.The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future

Why Is the Past Important?

Historical Figures and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education

The Beginnings of Kindergarten in the United States

Twentieth Century Early Childhood Educators

From Luther to the Present: The Essentials of Good Educational Practices

Views of Children Through the Ages

Accommodating Diverse Learners

Child-Centered Education

5.Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice

Theories of Learning and Development

Piaget's Theory of Learning

Lev Vygotsky and Sociocultural Theory

Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization Theory

Erik Erikson

Howard Gardner

Urie Bromfenbrenner and Ecological Theory

Accommodating Diverse Learners

New Directions in Cognitive Development


6.Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice

The Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs

Principles of the Montessori Method

The Montessori Method in Action

High/Scope: A Constructivist Approach

Reggio Emilia

Waldorf Education: Head, Hands, and Heart

7.Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families