Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 7th edition

  • Marjorie J. Kostelnik, 
  • Anne K. Soderman, 
  • Michelle L. Rupiper, 
  • Alice P. Whiren

Your access includes:

  • Search, highlight, notes, and more
  • Easily create flashcards
  • Use the app for access anywhere
  • 14-day refund guarantee

$10.99per month

Minimum 4-month term, pay monthly or pay $43.96 upfront

Learn more, spend less

  • Study simpler and faster

    Use flashcards and other study tools in your eTextbook

  • Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

  • Stay organized

    Access all your eTextbooks in one place

  • Easily continue access

    Keep learning with auto-renew


Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Education emphasizes the “how” of curriculum development as well as the “what and why” to help you create the best programs for young children ages 3 through 8. It's an all-in-one guide that brings together everything pre-service teachers need to implement an integrated, developmental approach to curriculum-based instruction. Sample activities and lesson plans are included for each curriculum domain. Practical research-based guidelines and a focus on teaching methods give you the tools you need to translate theory into age-appropriate practice that accommodates individual, social and cultural differences.

The 7th Edition addresses all aspects of classroom life from conceptualization and planning, through implementation, to evaluation.

Published by Pearson (January 29th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780134695600

Subject: Early Childhood Education

Category: Curriculum & Play



Part 1: Foundations of Early Childhood Education

1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice
2. Teaching and Learning in Developmentally Appropriate Programs

Part 2: Setting the Stage for Learning
3. Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities
4. Planning and Implementing Effective Group-Time Activities
5. Organizing Space and Materials
6. Child Guidance in Early Childhood Classrooms
7. Assessing and Evaluating Children's Learning
8. Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Engagement

Part 3: The Curriculum

9. The Aesthetic Domain
10. The Affective Domain
11. The Cognitive Domain
12. The Language Domain
13. The Physical Domain
14. The Social Domain

Part 4: Integrating Curriculum
15. Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play
16. Organizing Children's Learning Over Time

Appendix A: Sample Lesson Plans
Appendix B: Field Trips
Appendix C: The Big, Big Turnip

Name Index
Subject Index

Your questions answered

Pearson+ is your one-stop shop, with eTextbooks and study videos designed to help students get better grades in college.

A Pearson eTextbook is an easy‑to‑use digital version of the book. You'll get upgraded study tools, including enhanced search, highlights and notes, flashcards and audio. Plus learn on the go with the Pearson+ app.

Your eTextbook subscription gives you access for 4 months. You can make a one‑time payment for the initial 4‑month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4‑month term ends. You can turn on auto‑renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4‑month term ends.

When you purchase an eTextbook subscription, it will last 4 months. You can renew your subscription by selecting Extend subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before your initial term ends.

If you extend your subscription, we'll automatically charge you every month. If you made a one‑time payment for your initial 4‑month term, you'll now pay monthly. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.

To avoid the next payment charge, select Cancel subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before the renewal date. You can subscribe again in the future by purchasing another eTextbook subscription.

Channels is a video platform with thousands of explanations, solutions and practice problems to help you do homework and prep for exams. Videos are personalized to your course, and tutors walk you through solutions. Plus, interactive AI‑powered summaries and a social community help you better understand lessons from class.

Channels is an additional tool to help you with your studies. This means you can use Channels even if your course uses a non‑Pearson textbook.

When you choose a Channels subscription, you're signing up for a 1‑month, 3‑month or 12‑month term and you make an upfront payment for your subscription. By default, these subscriptions auto‑renew at the frequency you select during checkout.

When you purchase a Channels subscription it will last 1 month, 3 months or 12 months, depending on the plan you chose. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of your term unless you cancel it.

We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.