Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Approaches learning activities for young children through the developmental tasks of early childhood with a focus on understanding and helping children as individuals. This introduction to early childhood education focuses on developmentally appropriate practices and NAEYC accreditation processes throughout and provides numerous program ideas for working with children from infancy through age six. Citing the work of prominent theorists, this book considers how to plan specific learning activities. Beginning with a brief survey of goals, children, schools, techniques, and curricula of early childhood education, discusses goals and procedures and makes suggestions for a wide variety of learning activities. For beginning and practicing early childhood education teachers and assistants.
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