Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Professional Enhancement Text

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Cengage Learning, Mar 7, 2006 - Education - 112 pages
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Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 5e is a proven success in the education market now out in its 5th edition. This new edition offers all of the tried and true, comprehensive information available in previous editions, along with many new and pertinent features and benefits. Most importantly, this book provides a fully comprehensive overview of early childhood education that is solidly based on current research and theories. The reader will have at their fingertips an introduction to the field of early childhood education that is grounded in constructivist theory but also includes coverage of other theories. The focus is on developmentally appropriate practice within all levels of early childhood education including infants and toddlers, preschoolers, early elementary school children, and children with disabilities. With a strong focus on DAP (developmentally appropriate practice) as well as updated references, examples from practitioners and legislation information added, this book has become the most comprehensive resource available.

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Contents

Tips for Success
5
Developmental Milestones by Age
12
Developmental Milestones by Skill
30
Copyright

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Eva L. Essa, PhD, has been a professor of early childhood education for more than 34 years and currently works for the University of Nevada in Reno. Dr. Essa's research and writing on topics related to early childhood education have been published in a variety of professional journals and books.

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