A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Curriculum by Claudia EliasonA Practical Guide To Early Childhood Curriculum by Claudia Eliason

A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Curriculum

byClaudia Eliason, Loa Jenkins

Paperback | January 6, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$179.96 online 
$199.95 list price
Earn 900 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134057236. 


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.


Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*
The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:

  • Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.
  • Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.*
  • Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book.
  • * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

    *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.



Claudia Eliason is the co-author of this textbook, now in its 10th edition.  She has also authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She taught 1st grade and then was an Assistant Professor at Utah State University for seven years. After earning her doctorate degree she taught for 16 years at Weber State University in Teacher Ed...
Title:A Practical Guide To Early Childhood CurriculumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.85 × 8.55 × 1.25 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133801292

ISBN - 13:9780133801293

Look for similar items by category:


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