Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum In Action

Paperback | April 29, 2013

byMarjorie J. Kostelnik, Michelle Q Rupiper, Anne K. Soderman

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A comprehensive overview of all the components necessary to run an effective early childhood program as a teacher, this bright new text remains keenly focused on application and skill-building, utilizing several areas of child development–aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social–as the basis for curriculum planning.

 

Includes curriculum areas such as aesthetics, affective, language, physical, social, cognitive (math) and cognitive (science); chapters on child guidance; how to observe and assess children’s learning; detailed approaches to planning lessons, days and weeks; circle time activities; creating learning centers both indoors and outside; and projects and themes with sample projects and lesson plan samples throughout.  The book promotes several areas of child development—aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social—and incorporates subject matter areas (art, math, literacy, and science) into the developmental domains rather than focusing on the subjects themselves. There are six activity types (exploratory play, guided discovery, problem-solving, discussions, demonstrations, and direct instruction) in every domain presented to the reader, as well. The contents of the book are all closely aligned to the current developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) guidelines. Strongly methods-based in its approach, the book also imparts the “how to” of teaching, with many developmentally appropriate examples of ways to teach children ages three to six years of age.

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A comprehensive overview of all the components necessary to run an effective early childhood program as a teacher, this bright new text remains keenly focused on application and skill-building, utilizing several areas of child development–aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social–as the basis for curriculum planni...

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A concise overview of all the components necessary to run an effective early childhood program as a teacher, this exciting new book is  keenly focused on application and skill-building, utilizing several areas of child development–aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social–as the basis for curriculum planning. Nei...

Marjorie Kostelnik, Ph.D. began her career in early childhood education as a Head Start teacher and has been involved in educating children and teachers ever since. Following several years in the classroom, she received her master’s degree and doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She was on the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:April 29, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0137058071

ISBN - 13:9780137058075

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Table of Contents

Part 1 — Teaching in Early Childhood Programs

 

Chapter 1 – Ready, Set, Go! : Teaching in Developmentally Appropriate Programs

 

Chapter 2 — What You Need to Know to Help Children Grow: Preparing to Teach

 

Chapter 3 – More than a Referee: Effective Child Guidance Strategies

 

Chapter 4 — Teacher, Teacher, What Do You See: Observing and Documenting Children’s Learning

 

Chapter 5 – Roadmaps to Success: Lesson Plans as Teaching Tools

 

Chapter 6 — Up Close and Personal: Teaching Children in Small Groups

 

Chapter 7 – Centered on Learning: Creating and Maintaining Activity Areas Indoors and Outside

 

Chapter 8 — All Together: Teaching Children in Whole Groups

 

Part 2: The Curriculum

 

Chapter 9 – The Aesthetic Domain: Celebrating the Artist Within

  

Chapter 10 — The Affective Domain: Exploring the Inner Self

 

Chapter 11 – The Cognitive Domain Part 1: Nurturing Young Scientists

 

Chapter 12 — The Cognitive Domain Part 2: Fostering Mathematical Thinking

 

Chapter 13 – The Language Domain: Enhancing Communication

 

Chapter 14 — The Physical Domain

 

Chapter 15 – The Social Domain: Interacting with Others

 

Part 3: Moving Forward

 

Chapter 16 - Projects and Themes

  

Appendix A – Sample Lesson Plans