A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Curriculum

Paperback | January 6, 2015

byClaudia Eliason, Loa Jenkins

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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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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, ...

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Reader friendly and filled with examples, anecdotes, and practical, hands-on strategies, activities, and lesson plans, A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum offers pre- and in-service teachers specific help for planning, designing, and implementing effective early childhood curriculum for ages three through eight. Here the au...

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...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133801292

ISBN - 13:9780133801293

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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

Assessment

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

References

Name Index

Subject Index