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Here is specific, practical help for planning, designing, and implementing effective early childhood curriculum, ages three through eight. In it, readers see clearly how children learn; what children can learn; and the specific concepts, ideas, and strategies that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Reader friendly and filled with examples, anecdotes, and practical, hands-on strategies, activities, and lesson plans, A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum looks at how to teach, while providing a solid foundation for the theoretical basis of the concepts being applied. Teachers see clearly what can be taught to young children, why it is important, and how it can be accomplished. The emphasis is on the importance of a child-centered curriculum that encompasses the whole child—physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive—and the focus is on the developmental needs of the children in the classroom, the cognitive areas of the curriculum, and effective methods of curriculum implementation. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.


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Table of contents

Part 1     Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Family, School, and Community Partnerships


Planning the Curriculum


Part 2     Personal and Social Development

Appreciating Differences

Myself and Others


Part 3     Cognitive and Literacy Development

Language Development

Literacy Development

Physical Science Experiences

10  Earth and Space Science Experiences

11  Life Science Experiences

12  Problem Solving and Mathematics


Part 4     Aesthetic and Creative Development

13  Music and Movement

14  Creativity, Art, and Dramatic Activities


Appendix A Lesson Plans

Appendix B Recipes for Food Experiences


Name Index

Subject Index

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