Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, 5th edition

  • Sue Bredekamp, 
  • Gail E. Joseph

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Inspired by her own classroom experiences, Sue Bredekamp designed Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education to empower a new generation of teachers who can make a difference in children’s lives. An entire chapter introduces you to developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for early childhood education. Subsequent chapters are organized according to the NAEYC guidelines, which Bredekamp has coauthored for over 30 years. Building on the DAP framework, Bredekamp focuses on 3 themes that are essential to quality teaching: intentional teaching, developmentally appropriate curriculum and evidence-based, effective practices.

Published by Pearson (November 22nd 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871421

Subject: Early Childhood Education

Category: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Table of contents

    1. Continuity and Change in Early Childhood Education
    2. Early Childhood Education in Historical Context
    3. Understanding and Applying Developmentally Appropriate Practice
    4. Applying What We Know about Children’s Development and Learning
    5. Adapting for Individual Differences
    6. Embracing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Advancing Equity
    7. Building Effective, Reciprocal Partnerships with Families
    8. Creating a Caring, Equitable Community of Learners: Guiding Young Children
    9. Teaching to Enhance Learning and Development
    10. Planning and Implementing Effective, Engaging Curriculum
    11. Observing and Assessing Children’s Learning and Development
    12. Teaching Children to Communicate: Language, Literacy, and the Arts
    13. Teaching Children to Investigate and Solve Problems: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    14. Teaching Children to Live in a Democratic Society: Social and Emotional Learning and Social Studies
    15. Teaching Children to Be Healthy and Fit: Physical Development and Health
    16. Putting It All Together in Practice: Making a Difference for Children

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