Synopses & Reviews
The Fifth Edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. Guided by new research, position statements, and developmentally appropriate practice, the book helps both prospective and experienced teachers make informed decisions about curriculum content. Now in full color, the book meets the needs of a diverse range of readers, helping them to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting.
"Its practicality for use by classroom teachers as well as in college courses is a chief reason I would select it. Also the fact that it is comprehensive, including all curriculum areas in one text."
"[Strengths of this book are that it is: Easy to comprehend. Gets right to the point. Beautiful pictures and diagrams throughout. Ideas that you can implement in the classroom right away. Great resource to refer back to!"
Early Education Curriculum: A Child?s Connection to the World, 4th ed., focuses on the process of planning and implementing curriculum across all content areas, for children from infancy to age eight. New research, perspectives in the field, and issues of new mandated standards are covered. This text contains a CD- Rom with new activity plans, lesson plans, assessment forms, curriculum webs, room arrangements, and puppet patterns, as well as a 4-color insert on outdoor play.
About the Author
Hilda L. Jackman is Professor Emerita at Brookhaven College, Dallas County Community College District. Ms. Jackman has worked with children and families for over 40 years in both children's theatre and children's television, and as an educator and consultant. She is the author of several early childhood books, including SING ME A STORY! TELL ME A SONG! CREATIVE THEMATIC ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (2005), also published by Cengage Learning.
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'?The book is easy to read and understand. The information provided is clear and concise without excluding pertinent information. In the past, my students have commented on how easy this book is to read. ? Most of my students keep the book to use as a future reference.? - Daphne (Leann) Curry, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX?[This text] is the perfect tool for beginning student[s]. It familiarizes them with lesson plans, observations, theory, transition activities, and ideas for curriculum in the different areas of learning for children.? - Susan Davies, Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, Lowell, IN?I feel that this is a strong publication and after viewing the [front-of-book] CD, it only adds to the text?s strength. I will? recommend this [text] as a ?keeper? for my students in terms of a very usable text and resource for future and current early childhood educators.? - Cindy Waters, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA\n