Kindergarten In Canada: A Play-based Approach For Educators by Nancy MaynesKindergarten In Canada: A Play-based Approach For Educators by Nancy Maynes

Kindergarten In Canada: A Play-based Approach For Educators

byNancy Maynes

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Helping you create effective learning environments for kindergarten students.


Kindergarten in Canada is designed to help you create effective play-based learning environments for 4 and 5 year olds and addresses the transition across several provinces to publicly funded, coordinated early learning programs. Regardless of whether you are a pre-service teacher, ECE candidates, or experienced teacher, this text will prepare you for all aspects of a full-day kindergarten program. Rooted in both theory and practice, it illustrates ECE philosophy and brain-based research and contains samples of approaches in Canada and around the world.
Nancy Maynes is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Concurrent Education Program at Nipissing University. Prior to her appointment at Nipissing, she taught for thirty-six years at both the elementary and secondary levels across Ontario. She spent six of those years as a Transition Years (Grades 7-10) coordinator, followed by 11 ye...
Title:Kindergarten In Canada: A Play-based Approach For EducatorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132572028

ISBN - 13:9780132572026

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Table of Contents


  1. The History of Early Learning Initiatives in Canada
  2. Knowing the Learner
  3. Learning Theories
  4. Ages 0 to 3: Where the Community Serves Early Learners
  5. The Educator Team Comes Together
  6. Communication
  7. The Early Learning Classroom Environment
  8. Early Learning: The Kindergarten Curriculum across Canada
  9. Curriculum in Action
  10. Assessing Early Learning
  11. Community Support for Early Learning



Editorial Reviews

“The Thinking Ahead: Opportunities for Professional Reflection is one of my favourite things about this text. As mentioned above I think they provide an accurate glimpse into the Early Years classroom and force the reader to really apply what they have read in a real-life context....The author’s examples mostly provide a real life glimpse into the functioning of a classroom which is invaluable. The examples are well thought out and illustrate the best practice of an educator team.” -Janet Buchanan, University of Ontario Institute of Technology