Caring for School-Age Children

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Cengage Learning, Feb 26, 2008 - Education - 492 pages
Caring for School Age Children, 5e is a complete guide to those who are involved in the day-to-day activities of an after-school program. The reader is presented with theoretical information as well as practical suggestions for planning programs and managing each day’s curriculum.
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Contents

The People in Child Care
1
How Children Grow and Develop
55
The Background
145
The Curriculum
197
Resource and Regulations
361
All About Me
401
Internet Links for Information
407
Lesson Plans
409
Glossary
425
Index
431
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Jennifer Parker is currently a professor of Early Childhood Education Studies at Moorpark College, Moorpark, California. She recently was instrumental in adding a school-age component to the child development degree program. Her classes include students with diverse backgrounds and experience, ranging from entry level to those who are currently teaching in early childhood programs. She received her Master's Degree from California State University, Northridge, and has had extensive experience working with children, families, and adults. She founded a parent-support program for infants and toddlers in a developmentally appropriate environment and has been a lead kindergarten teacher in an on-campus demonstration school. She is currently a member of an evaluation team using the School Age Environmental Rating Scale to evaluate a multi-site before-and-after school child care program.

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