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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, 8th edition

  • George S. Morrison

Published by Pearson (December 13th 2019) - Copyright © 2017

8th edition


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What it means to be an early childhood professional in today’s world–from renowned author and educator, George S. Morrison.


This brief, reader-friendly look at the field of early childhood education has become a best-selling classic, appreciated for its practical, applied approach and its engaging chapter features that look at every aspect of the field of early childhood education–early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision making. Young children’s unique developmental and education needs are covered from birth through age eight in separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades. The book’s emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a contemporary, accessible, user-friendly approach to all of the major topics, programs, and issues at the forefront of the field today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.


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Table of contents

Chapter  1          You and Early Childhood Education

Chapter  2          Early Childhood Education Today

Chapter  3          History and Theories

Chapter  4          Implementing Early Childhood Programs

Chapter  5          Teaching with Standards

Chapter  6          Observing and Assessing Young Children

Chapter  7          Infants and Toddlers

Chapter  8          The Preschool Years

Chapter  9          Kindergarten Today

Chapter 10          The Early Elementary Grades: One Through Three

Chapter 11          Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs

Chapter 12          Guiding Children’s Behavior

Chapter 13          Parents, Families, and the Community


Appendix A: Time Line of the History of Early Childhood Education 



Name/Author Index 

Subject Index


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