Many curriculum books treat teaching as something teachers do to
or for children. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best-selling authors
in the early learning field, believe teaching is a collaborative
process in which teachers reexamine their own philosophies and
practices while facilitating children's learning.
Each chapter in this curriculum framework includes a conceptual
overview followed by classroom stories and photographs to
illustrate the concepts.
The book helps teachers create materials and a classroom culture
reflective of their values: Teach through observation, reflection,
inquiry, and action, and encourage children to represent their
learning in multiple ways, including songs, stories, and drama.