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A practical guide to early childhood curriculum

Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason; Loa Thomson Jenkins
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason; Loa Thomson Jenkins
ISBN: 9780133801293 0133801292 9780134057231 0134057236
OCLC Number: 892804113
Description: xiii, 448 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Introduction to Early Childhood Education --
1. Early Childhood Education And Developmentally Appropriate Practice --
Historical Look at Early Childhood Education --
Need for Quality Early Childhood Programs --
Factors Influencing the Need for Early Childhood Education --
Developmental Need for Early Childhood Education --
Early Childhood Education Teachers --
Professional Standards in Early Childhood Education --
How Young Children Learn --
Developmentally Appropriate Practice --
Balancing Direct Teaching and Child-Guided Play --
Child-Guided Play --
Purposes and Benefits of Play --
Teacher's Role in Fostering Positive and Meaningful Play Experiences --
Providing Developmentally Appropriate Materials to Support Play --
Preparing a Developmentally Appropriate and Curriculum-Supportive Environment --
Guidelines for Arranging the Early Childhood Classroom --
Arranging the Environment with Areas to Meet Developmental Needs --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
2. Family, School, And Community Partnerships --
Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Education --
Active Family Involvement: Benefits and Barriers --
Guidelines for Building Strong Family Relationships --
Strategies for Achieving Family-Friendly Schools and School-Friendly Homes --
Written Communication --
Parent Conferences or Conversations --
Parent Meetings or Parent Education Programs --
Technology and Telephone Calls --
Home Visits --
Family Involvement and Observation in the Classroom --
Policy Planning, Decision Making, and Evaluation --
Family Resource Centers --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
3. Assessment --
Developmentally Appropriate Assessment --
Purposes of Early Childhood Assessment --
Guidelines for Early Childhood Assessment --
Forms of Assessment --
Assessment of Instruction --
Assessing Children's Learning and Involvement --
Assessing the Child's Development --
Evaluating the Teacher --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
4. Planning The Curriculum --
Basic Considerations in Developing Curricula for Young Children --
Planning Based on Observation --
Goals and Objectives Answer Why --
Well-Planned Integrated Units and Activities Answer What --
Defining Instructional Contexts Answers How --
Rigid Planning Versus Flexible Curriculum Planning --
Early Childhood Instructional Contexts --
Free Play Including Individual Activities --
Whole- and Small-Group Activities --
Learning Centers --
Cooperative Learning --
Approaches to Curriculum Planning --
Teacher Work Sample Approach to Planning --
Thematic Planning --
Project-Based Learning --
Emergent Curricula --
Unit Ideas --
Webbing or Clustering --
Activity Plan --
Daily Schedule of Activities --
Lesson Plan --
Multiple Intelligences --
Additional Considerations for Instructional Planning --
Field Trips --
Visitors --
Service Learning --
Technology and Computers --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Online Resources --
pt. 2 Personal and Social Development --
5. Appreciating Differences --
Developing an Attitude of Acceptance --
Teaching and Valuing Diversity --
Developing the Perspective of Diversity --
Family --
Teacher --
Goals of a Classroom Focused on Diversity --
Gender Bias --
Stereotyping --
Inequitable Attention --
Dividing Students by Gender --
Linguistic Bias --
Behavior Expectations --
Religious Bias --
Children with Special Needs --
Working with Children with Special Needs --
Speech and Language Impairments --
Mental Impairments --
Hearing Impairments --
Visual Impairments --
Physical Impairments --
Emotional, Social, or Behavioral Problems --
Chronic Illness --
Learning Disabilities --
Gifted and Talented Children --
Programs for Meeting Special Needs --
Creating a Diverse Curriculum and Classroom --
Changing Attitudes and Practices of Teachers --
Selecting Books, Materials, and Resources --
Exposing Children to the Diversity of Cultures --
Accepting Language and Dialect Diversity --
Using the Daily News as a Springboard for Cultural Awareness and Understanding --
Teaching Differences in Occupations and Lifestyles --
Modifying Curriculum Approaches to Promote and Facilitate Achievement Among Children from Diverse Groups --
Incorporating the NCSS Standards --
Specific Curriculum Activities --
Communication Skills --
Literacy Skills --
Motor and Physical Skills --
Creative Arts --
Dramatic Play --
Food Activities --
Math Skills --
Personal and Social Skills --
Cultural Comparisons --
Pro-Social Skills --
Approach to Teaching --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
6. Myself And Others --
Physical Health --
Physical Fitness --
Fitness, Motor, and Movement Guidelines --
Fundamental Physical Movements --
Locomotor Movements --
Axial Movements --
Using Locomotor and Axial Movements --
Fitness and Motor Activities --
Physical Games --
Examples of Active Games --
Outdoor Activities --
General Health and Safety Issues --
Health Education Curriculum --
Nutrition and Food Experiences --
Nutrition Education --
Value of Food Experiences --
Food and Nutrition Concepts --
Food Activities --
Food Activity Guidelines --
Approaches to Teaching about Healthy Foods and Nutrition --
Fruits and Vegetables --
Grain, Rice, and Pasta Products --
Dairy Products --
Protein Products --
Activities and Experiences --
Social-Emotional Health --
Healthy Self-Esteem --
Generalizations Regarding Self-Esteem --
Suggestions for Building Children's Self-Esteem --
Each Child Is Unique --
Stress in Children and Developing Resiliency --
Violence and Conflict Resolution --
Children's Reactions to Stress --
Helping Children Cope with Stress --
Fostering Resiliency in Children --
Character Education --
Approaches to Teaching Social-Emotional Competency --
Activities and Experiences --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
pt. 3 Cognitive and Literacy Development --
7. Language Development --
Development of Early Language --
Semantics --
Syntax --
Language Acquisition Variables --
General Guidelines for Oral Language Development --
Listening and Speaking --
Listening --
Oral Language/Speaking --
Activities for Listening and Speaking --
Other Activities to Support Language Development --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
8. Literacy Development --
Importance of Literacy Development --
Comprehensive Literacy Approach --
Additional Components in the Comprehensive Literacy Approach --
Reading --
Concepts of Print --
Phonological Awareness --
Alphabet --
Phonics --
Vocabulary --
Fluency --
Comprehension --
Strategies to Support Reading --
Supporting Struggling Readers --
Writing --
Handwriting --
Writing or Composing --
Strategies to Support Writing --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
pt. 4 Science and Math Development --
9. Science And Math --
Integrated, Interdisciplinary Science --
Science Curriculum --
Methods for Teaching Science --
Value of Science Activities --
Some Practical Suggestions --
Mathematics Curriculum --
Problem Solving and Mathematics Competencies in the Early Childhood Curriculum --
Guidelines for Incorporating Problem Solving and Mathematics into Early Childhood Curriculum --
Use of Computers in Mathematics and Problem Solving --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
10. Physical Science --
Physical Science Concepts and Explorations --
Physical Science Experiments to Demonstrate Scientific Explanations and Create Discussions --
Teaching about Color --
Color Concepts and Labels --
Teaching Color Concepts --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Fire --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Light and Shadows --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Magnets --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Weight and Balance --
Daily Experiences with Weight and Balance --
Activities and Experiences --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
11. Earth And Space Science Experiences --
Teaching about Environmental Concepts --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Air --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Rocks --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Water --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Temperature, Weather, and Seasons --
Winter --
Spring --
Summer --
Fall --
Snow --
Rain --
Wind --
Sun --
Activities and Experiences --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
12. Life Science --
Life Science --
Teaching Sensory-Related Concepts --
Smell and Taste --
Smell --
Activities and Experiences --
Taste --
Activities and Experiences --
Texture (Touch) --
Activities and Experiences --
Sound (Hearing) --
Activities and Experiences --
Teaching about Animals --
Activities and Experiences --
Unit Ideas and Project Plans on Animals --
Teaching about Plants --
Activities and Experiences --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
13. Mathematics --
Teaching Mathematics --
Teaching Number Concepts Note continued: Becoming Aware of the Sound and Sequence of Numbers (Counting) and Developing One-to-One Correspondence --
Understanding the Meaning of Specific Numbers --
Recognizing Numeral Symbols --
Comparing and Conserving Numbers --
Ordinal Numbers --
Adding Sets --
Subtracting Sets --
Activities and Experiences for Teaching Numbers --
Algebra Concepts --
Patterns --
Classification --
Ordering --
Ordering Numerals and Sets --
Size --
Activities and Experiences to Teach Size --
Situations and Structures --
Quantitative Relationships --
Change --
Geometry --
Spatial Relationships --
Shape --
Activities and Experiences for Teaching Shape --
Teaching Units of Measure --
Linear Measure --
Volume Measurement --
Activities and Experiences for Teaching Measurement --
Measurement of Time --
Activities and Experiences for Teaching Time --
Teaching Money Concepts --
Activities and Experiences for Teaching Money --
Data Analysis and Probablity --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
pt. 5 Aesthetic and Creative Development --
14. Music And Movement --
Creativity through Music --
Teaching Music in the Classroom --
Listening and the Development of Appreciation for Music --
Songs and Singing --
Variety in Singing --
Specific Kinds of Songs --
Musical Games --
Rhythm Activities --
Rhythm Instruments --
Specific Activities with Rhythm --
Creative or Expressive Movements --
Movement Interpretations --
Musical Dramatizations --
Musical Instruments --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources --
15. Creativity, Art, And Dramatic Activities --
Creativity --
Art and Creativity Goals --
Value of Children's Artwork --
Fostering Creativity through the Arts --
Preparing and Organizing Art Activities --
Materials for Art Activities --
Surfaces --
Finger Painting --
Painting and Printing --
Collages --
Sculpturing --
Miscellaneous Art Activities --
Dramatic Play --
Free Dramatic Play --
Creative Dramatics --
Puppets --
Summary --
Student Learning Activities --
Suggested Resources --
Online Resources.
Responsibility: Claudia Eliason, Loa Jenkins.

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