Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, 8th edition

  • Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

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Early Childhood Development celebrates the rich diversity of development among children in all neighborhoods in the United States and around the globe. It examines the physical, social, emotional, linguistic and intellectual characteristics of children from birth through age 8. Within each development domain, it considers the typical and atypical development of children of diverse cultures, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds and gender identities. Hands-on applications, real-world stories and professional practice strategies bring the material to life.

The 8th Edition includes new research and trauma topics in every chapter. New sections explore the impact of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and other current events.

Published by Pearson (September 6th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137545056

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Child Development in Education


  1. Studying Early Childhood Development in a Diverse World
  2. Research and Assessment in Early Childhood Development
  3. Theories of Child Development
  4. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth
  5. The Newborn
  6. Physical Growth of Infants and Toddlers
  7. Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers
  8. Infant and Toddler Language and Literacy
  9. Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Development
  10. Preschool Physical and Motor Development
  11. Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
  12. Language, Literacy, and Pretend Play in the Preschool Years
  13. Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers
  14. Physical Growth and Motor Development in the Primary Years
  15. Cognitive Development in the Primary Years
  16. Language and Literacy in the Primary Years
  17. Social and Emotional Development in the Primary Years
  18. Parents, Families, and Children: A Multicultural Perspective

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