Seeing Child Care: A Guide for Assessing the Effectiveness of Child Care Programs
PERFECT FOR NEW AND SEASONED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS AND CAREGIVERS, Seeing Child Care: A Guide for Assessing the Effectiveness of Child Care provides fundamental information for evaluating the effectiveness of early childhood programs, including discussion of developmental principles and a general discussion of developmentally/child appropriate practice. Early childhood programs our views from the perspective of physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language development of children from birth through age 5. Also included are observation and recording instruments and techniques for applying the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. The authors believe their text discusses concepts not found in other publications known to them. These concepts provide and intellectual framework for understanding and implementing the qualities that characterize an effective early childhood program.
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