Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada: Contexts, Dimensions, and Issues, 1st edition

  • Margie I. Mayfield

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Overview

For Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Foundations of Early Childhood courses taught at the university level.

Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada: Context, Dimensions, and Issues, is an exciting new text that offers a comprehensive, Canadian overview of early childhood education (ECE) and care, past and present. The text has three main goals: to examine ECE in the context of today's cultures, communities, and families; to recognize the rich variety and scope of ECE and care in Canada; and to invite readers to reflect on issues in ECE for today and in the future. Topics covered in the book include multiculturalism and special needs children and detailed descriptions of Canadian programs are also included. The result is an informative, reader-friendly text that is indispensable for both students and teachers.

Table of contents



Preface.


Acknowledgements.

I. THE PEOPLE AND THE PROFESSION.

 1. Overview of Early Childhood Education and Care.

 2. Children in Canada.

 3. Canadian Families Today.

 4. Early Childhood Educators: Their Roles and the Profession.

II. THE ROOTS AND THEORIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE.

 5. The Roots of Early Childhood Education and Care.

 6. Theories Supporting Programs.

 7. Play: A Perennial Issue.

III. EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS.

 8. Day Care: Diverse and Debated.

 9. Nursery School: Preschool with a Future?

10. Kindergarten: Preschool or Primary?

11. Community Early Childhood Programs: Supporting Families with Young Children.

12. Quality Early Childhood Programs.

13. Early Childhood Education and Care for the 21st Century.

References.

Index.

Published by Pearson Canada (November 30th 2000) - Copyright © 2001