Developing Quality Care for Young Children: How to Turn Early Care Settings Into Magical Places

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Corwin Press, Sep 26, 2008 - Education - 167 pages
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A guide to creating and sustaining a high-quality, successful early child care program! This resource illustrates how to build a successful child care program, handle the inevitable challenges, and achieve and sustain positive results. The book examines the basic principles of high-quality early child care within a real setting and with real people. Using their experience in education, child development and child therapy, the authors demonstrate how to: Create an environment that fosters healthy relationships for children and adults; Build children's academic and social-emotional skills in preparation for later learning; Use families' ethnic and cultural diversity as a teaching tool; Maintain professional standards for administration and staff.
 

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Contents

Foreword
ix
About the Authors
xiii
Authors Note
xv
Acknowledgments
xvii
Prologue to a Dream
xix
Introduction
xxvii
The Little House on
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The Role of Curriculum
74
The School as a Reflection
85
as a Learning
102
Epilogue
131
Appendix A
133
Appendix B
143
Appendix C
151
Notes
155

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About the author (2008)

Tim Winton was born in Perth in 1960. His work includes novels, collections of stories, non-fiction and books for children. He has won the miles Franklin Award three times, and been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Riders (1995) and Dirt Music (2002).

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