Guiding Young Children

Paperback | February 22, 2012

byPatricia F. Hearron, Verna P. Hildebrand

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GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN, Ninth Edition, is written for early childhood educators and others responsible for working with and guiding young children in daily activities. The ninth edition of this popular book takes a developmental approach--stressing the need to consider the child's developmental level when planning activities. It offers concrete suggestions on how to guide children as they are involved in specific activities, such as playing, eating, napping, etc. The authors strive to teach educators and caregivers to manage the environment so that children can manage themselves and thus gain independence. 

 

The textbook incorporates the issue of inclusion in every chapter, and covers how to manage children with especially challenging behaviors by taking a positive behavior approach to all. The book includes many suggestions for application assignments that will help the reader get to know individual children they will likely encounter on the job. Core concepts addressed include: principles of guidance, values, children’s development, collaboration, strength-based approach to guidance, strategies, self-direction, personal care routines, play and learning, outdoor play, and coping with challenging behavior. The authors continue to take a positive behavior approach and show how caregivers can have a positive impact on all children and their self-esteem by building a warm, supportive relationship, setting realistic expectations, and expressing confidence in the children’s ability to make good choices.

 

The authors hope to encourage readers to think about the origins of their own values and beliefs as they encounter different ideas among colleagues and the families of children in their care. Written with many suggestions for application assignments that will help the reader get to know individual children, this is the best textbook on the market in which to prepare prospective teachers and caregivers with wherewithal, knowledge and skills necessary to guide young children in today’s diverse classrooms.

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GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN, Ninth Edition, is written for early childhood educators and others responsible for working with and guiding young children in daily activities. The ninth edition of this popular book takes a developmental approach--stressing the need to consider the child's developmental level when planning activities. It offer...

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This popular text, appropriate for both community colleges and universities, has been completely revamped and thoroughly updated with the most current research, expanded coverage of key issues such as brain development and child abuse/neglect, and new material on Response to Intervention (RTI). It continues to equip prospective teacher...

Patricia Hearron teaches child development and early education at Appalachian State University where she has coordinated the Birth-Kindergarten teacher preparation program since 1994. Before coming to Appalachian, she worked with children and families in a variety of roles: as Child Life Specialist in a children’s health clinic; a tea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:February 22, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132657139

ISBN - 13:9780132657136

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Table of Contents

Part I  Principles of Guidance 

 

Chapter 1: Guiding Young Children—a Preview

Chapter 2: Values as a Basis for Guidance 

Chapter 3: Foundations of Guidance: Understanding Development and Observing Children

Chapter 4: Collaborating with Families of Young Children 

Chapter 5: Positive Guidance: Building Human Resources


Part II  Strategies for Guidance

 

Chapter 6: Indirect Guidance: The Role of the Environment in Facilitating Self-Direction 

Chapter 7: Direct Guidance: Interacting with Children to Foster Self-Direction


Part III Applications

 

Chapter 8: Guiding Young Children in Personal Caregiving Routines

Chapter 9: Guidance and Curriculum: Interdependent Elements of Appropriate Practice

Chapter 10: Guiding Young Children’s Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 11: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior


References 

Name Index

Subject Index