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Early Childhood Education Today provides the current and comprehensive coverage you expect, plus an advanced assessment and remediation system to support student achievement. New accommodations/inclusion content, NAEYC standards, and curriculum coverage are three other significant additions to this revised edition. Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals.
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NEW Accommodations Sections with Strategies for Diverse Learners. New sections in each chapter provide strategies to accommodate learners with disabilities, English learners, and those with other special needs in inclusive classrooms. In addition, current research-based content and examples of teaching diverse learners are woven through all chapters by two early childhood special education college professors.
Chapter Content Aligned with NAEYC Standards. Each chapter begins with NAEYC standards to help students understand how these standards connect with practice and impact quality in teaching and learning.
Expanded Coverage of Environments and Curriculum. Each age-specific chapter contains expanded discussions of developmentally appropriate environments and curriculum for young children, along with illustrations and tables to make the content accessible. Curriculum content helps students understand the reality of today’s early childhood classrooms.
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Table of Contents
PART 1 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
2. Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families
3. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation
PART 2 FOUNDATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORIES
4. The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future
5. Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice
PART 3 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
6. Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
7. Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families
8. The Federal Government: Supporting Children's Success
PART FOUR THE NEW WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
9. Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning
10. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life
What Are Preschoolers Like?
School Readiness: Who Gets Ready for Whom?
Play and the Preschool Curriculum
The New Preschool Curriculum: Standards and Goals
Helping Preschoolers Make Successful Transitions
Accommodating Diverse Learners
11. Kindergarten Education
12. The Primary Grades
PART 5 MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
13. Technology and Young Children
14. Guiding Children
16. Children with Special Needs
17. Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
Appendix A NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
Appendix B NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
Appendix C Time Line: The History of Early Childhood Education
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