For courses in Early Childhood Curriculum covering ages 3-8.
This applied guide to planning and implementing curriculum across the content areas provides students with a depth of background knowledge not usually seen in a text containing practical, highlighted strategies, unit and lesson plans, suggested activities, recipes, and more. Core chapters include coverage of social studies, language development, literacy development, science, problem-solving and math, music and movement, creativity, art, and dramatic activities.
Key changes to this edition include separated chapters on Language Development and Literacy Development, new tables linking learning activities with specific content area standards, streamlined content throughout, and new Web sites.
Part One: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Chapter 1: Early Childhood Education
Chapter 2: A Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Program
Chapter 3: Developing Partnerships with Families
Chapter 4: Planning the Curriculum
Part Two: Personal and Social Development
Chapter 5: People and Their Diversities
Chapter 6: Myself and My Family
Chapter 7: Myself and My Body
Part Three: Cognitive and Literacy Development
Chapter 8: Language Development
Chapter 9: Literacy Development
Chapter 10: Physical Science Experiences
Chapter 11: Earth Science Experiences
Chapter 12: Life Science Experiences
Chapter 13: Problem Solving and Mathematics
Part Four: Aesthetic and Creative Development
Chapter 14: Music and Movement
Chapter 15: Creativity, Art, and Dramatic Activities
Appendix A: Lesson Plans
Appendix B: Recipes for Food Experiences