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Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz

©2020

Supporting Education 3rd Edition

Supporting Education is the handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. It provides Education Support Workers with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas for primary school students. The text also links to new online support resources and information to help you with teaching and class prep time.   Supports the Certificate III in Education Support qualification. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2020

AE Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, activities, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz

©2020

Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom, Chronological Approach 1st Edition

This book provides you with research-based strategies and guidelines for your classroom, whether you will be teaching children in infancy and toddlerhood, high school, or anywhere in between. You'll learn how child development concepts are applied to topics of interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, teacher-student relationships, increasing intelligence, and many others. Chapters use an easy-to-follow format, and diversity and multicultural issues are integrated throughout. Real-world vignettes bridge the distance between research and your classroom, helping you be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in all children. With its practical classroom-based focus, this text will help you view all students more positively, give you the tools to effectively guide them, and make teaching more enjoyable. Read More

Christi Crosby Bergin | David Allen Bergin

©2019

Preschool Appropriate Practices 5th Edition

Aligned around ten learning centers in a preschool classroom, PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 5th Edition is a must-have resource for preschool teachers creating the learning environment in their classroom. Easy to read and full of practical ideas, this text helps you learn how to act as a facilitator of preschoolers' self-directed learning by setting up centers in the classroom. Creative ideas for involving children in all aspects of their learning, including rule making and curriculum planning, are found throughout. You'll also find many learning activities, including some incorporating children's books. Activities are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a nationally recommended set of early childhood practices. Chapter summaries pull out key ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom. Read More

Janice J. Beaty

©2019

Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms 5th Edition

This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom. It prepares you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to create a developmentally appropriate, respectful, and culturally responsive classroom and teaching environment. You'll find practical information, ideas, and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. There are guidelines on how to create relationships between the school, community, and family as essential partners that influence a child's success. Questions about how to deal with a bilingual child, a child with exceptionalities, and non-traditional parents are also addressed. Finally, you'll learn the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Read More

Wilma Robles de Melendez | Vesna Beck

©2019

Supporting Play In Early Childhood 3rd Edition

Establishing a successful classroom requires that you have knowledge of children and early childhood curricula. Essential for every preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher's personal library, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to creating a play-based curriculum for young children. You'll find specific information about infant and toddler classrooms, preschool classrooms, kindergarten classrooms, and primary and middle childhood. Each chapter presents the benefits of play, suggests materials that children can use, and includes parent letters and checklists as well as practical tips for teachers. Information about how to set up an inclusive classroom appears throughout the book and is addressed in a separate chapter. You'll also save time with the detailed sample lesson plans that appear in the appendix. Read More

Dorothy Justus Sluss, Ph.D.

©2019

Child And Adolescent Development For Educators 1st Edition

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators covers development from early childhood through high school. This text provides authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for the classroom, helping you to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom behaviour management, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. The text combines core theory with practical implications for educational contexts, and shows how child development links to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. Case studies and real-world vignettes illustrate concepts, while research, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous children, bridges the distance between research and the classroom. Read More

Christi Crosby Bergin | David Allen Bergin | Sue Walker | Graham Daniel | Angela Fenton | Pearl Subban

©2019

Diversity And Equity In The Classroom 1st Edition

Learning how to use a variety of instructional methods to reach diverse students is vital in schools today. DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM will teach you how to bridge the gap between theory and practice using a student-centered and culture-centered approach based on a philosophy of social justice and equal outcomes for all students. You will learn why you should think about and value student culture, and how to weave those values into the curriculum and classroom. Guided by social constructivism as the cognitive foundation for learning, the text emphasizes the intersectionality of diverse identities, provides effective methods and strategies that you can use in the classroom to address prejudice and teach culturally diverse students, and prompts you to examine your own biases. Checklists, tips, and tools for classroom use are presented in every chapter and available electronically as Professional Resource Downloads in the online MindTap that supports the text. Read More

Valerie Ooka Pang

©2018

Creative Literacy In Action 1st Edition

Featuring a holistic approach that integrates literacy, educational psychology, and the arts, this early literacy textbook provides creative strategies and activities to help you meet the needs of diverse learners, birth through age nine. Comprehensive, yet written in a conversational style, it presents ideas to use as a springboard for developing your own unique style and method of literacy instruction. Sample activities by age groups facilitate a flexible foundation of curriculum design. Chapter features -- including Lesson Ideas, Vignettes, Diverse Learners, Brain Briefs, Literacy Assessment, and Teacher Toolbox -- reinforce concepts, illustrate theories, and offer practical teaching examples. With this text, you'll learn how to support and inspire children on their journeys to becoming lifelong readers and writers. Read More

Janet Leigh Towell | Katherine C. Powell | Susannah Brown

©2018

Partnerships 6th Edition

Partnerships: Families and Communities in Early Childhood, Sixth Canadian Edition, is designed to encourage the development of authentic, meaningful, and respectful relationships with families. With a strong emphasis on working in early learning centres and school environments, this resource provides strategies for building positive relationships between parents and teachers. Through engaging features such as Inside Look boxes, updated statistics from the 2016 census, and in-depth discussions around the increasing diversity of Canadian society and the education system, students develop a strong base to build meaningful and active relationships with both the children and family members once they are in the real world of childcare centres. Read More

Lynn Wilson

©2018

Guiding Children's Social Development And Learning 9th Edition

Updated throughout and featuring an emphasis on NAEYC and other standards, GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: THEORY AND SKILLS, Ninth Edition, focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. You'll find practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. With the help of this text, you'll avoid much of the guesswork and frustration that can hinder practitioners' efforts to influence children's social development and behavior. And, you'll obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children's development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. This is a book you'll want to keep and refer to long after you leave the course. Read More

Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Ph.D | Anne K. Soderman, Ph.D. | Alice Phipps Whiren, Ph.D. | Michelle L. Rupiper, Ph.D.

©2018

Early Education Curriculum 7th Edition

EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD shows you how to conduct observations and assessments of children and the program, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, and evaluate and document program quality and children's learning. Whether you are a student or an experienced teacher, this book will help you learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated with the most current research and standards, the seventh edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to solve real-life dilemmas. The book's strong applied approach focuses on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. Read More

Nancy Beaver | Susan Wyatt | Hilda Jackman

©2018

Strategies For Including Children With Special Needs In Early Childhood Settings 2nd Edition

This practical, hands-on-guide encompasses workable ideas on how to include and support young children with disabilities in all preschool classrooms. Teaching strategies and adaptations are offered by program activity rather than by disability, so you can more easily coordinate adaptations to each part of your lesson plan. The main focus is on embedding instruction within daily routines. The text incorporates simple and direct language that builds on the foundation of information learned about children without disabilities. Chapters are short and include many examples for supporting children with a variety of common disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, hearing loss, and behavioral challenges. Whether you're a student working in general or special education, you will find the strategies, helpful hints, and scenarios to be useful resources when accommodating children with special needs in your current or future classroom. Read More

Ruth E. Cook, Ph.D | Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs, M.A. | Laurie Nielsen

©2018

Parenting Today's Children 1st Edition

PARENTING TODAY'S CHILDREN will help you understand parenting roles, responsibilities, and challenges. Based on the latest research findings, the text addresses contemporary topics in a clear, concise, and thought-provoking manner. A developmental framework makes learning easier for you, as each chapter builds on the previous one. You'll relate to many of the timely topics (e. g., "helicopter" parents, sleep deprivation, eating disorders, teens and plastic surgery, overscheduled children, depression and suicide, social media) that are discussed throughout the book. Pedagogical features, such as key terms, learning objectives, responsive parenting cases, trending now topics, self-reflection questions, and field activities reinforce learning. Suggestions for Parents features throughout the book translate chapter material into practical ideas that you can share with parents. An appealing chapter design includes helpful visuals and material presented in an easy-to-read boxed format. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz | Sara Kupzyk

©2018

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 7th Edition

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting children’s learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children’s diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition shows how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers, and highlights connections to the school-based context. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies assist students to understand a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement. Read More

Leonie Arthur | Bronwyn Beecher | Elizabeth Death | Sue Dockett | Sue Farmer

©2018

Infants, Toddlers, And Caregivers 9th Edition

INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CAREGIVING AND RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition, guides you through the acquisition of skills necessary to provide high-quality care for infants and toddlers in any educational setting. This edition's new subtitle better reflects the book's goal of providing appropriate caregiving and educational techniques, as well as curriculum ideas, for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and lesson plans that help you translate theory into practice. Read More

Terri Swim

©2017

Week By Week 7th Edition

WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 7th Edition, provides an overview of accepted observation and recording methods, and gives examples and guidance about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Each chapter summarizes a developmental domain to focus your observation skills as you practice a specific recording method. These are integrated into a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's development in all developmental areas--a plan that can be extended over 40 weeks while in practicum, field experiences, and in employment situations. The text also provides many different practical observation forms that any teacher can modify and use to document children's development and learning. This edition features integrated coverage of NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and learning objectives. Real-life examples, practical tips, forms with clear instructions, and step-by-step guidelines for gathering observational information and building a portfolio for each child make the book useful whether you're a teacher in training or a practicing professional. Read More

Barbara Ann Nilsen

©2017

Developmentally Appropriate Practice 6th Edition

Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM AND DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 6th Edition, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides you with an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of appropriate practices in every developmental domain and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. The text reflects the NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and includes content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards, in addition to many interesting anecdotes, vignettes, interactive features, and applications to help you understand and apply the material. The text also shows you how to be effective no matter what curriculum model is used in your center, whether Reggio Emilia, Montessori, High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Bank Street, Waldorf, or any other. Read More

Carol Gestwicki

©2017

Birth To Big School 4th Edition

Birth to Big School is designed to support the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a holistic and integrated way while addressing the relevant units of the Training Package. The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) by using down-to-earth practical examples. Questions enable students to check their understanding of the content and provide a reference point to the NQS. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2017

The Big Picture 4th Edition

Winner – 2017 Australian Publishers Association EPAA Teaching and Learning Resource, TAFE & Vocational Education The judges said: “A wide range of pedagogical elements encourage students to reflect on their learning and consider the connection between real-world theory and context. Perfectly designed to engage the early childhood market, with strong links to industry standards to support the transition to practice. Alive, bright and fun – all you would expect of a resource in this market.” The Big Picture, 4e is written to support training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. It provides students with a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment, whilst helping to bridge the gap between theory and best practice. It is designed to address the relevant units of competency in a holistic and integrated way while covering the skills and knowledge students need to be deemed competent in this qualification. The text also examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an effective early childhood educator. Students are introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges faced by educators when working with families and children. In addition, Kearn’s emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). The Big Picture, 4e is a highly visual and engaging text for students, or anyone wanting to undertake study in Early Childhood Education and Care. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2017

Literature And The Child 9th Edition

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the formats and genres of children’s literature and principles for the use of children’s literature in the classroom. Beautifully written and illustrated discussions illuminate specific aspects of each format or genre, supported by information on the latest quality works appropriate for children in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design includes interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping you with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including ideas you can apply to your own classroom and an emphasis on the importance of selecting complex texts. This book will help you better understand how to select texts that best serve your curriculum goals and the needs and interests of your students. Read More

Lee Galda | Lauren A. Liang | Bernice E. Cullinan

©2017

Literature And The Child 9th Edition

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the formats and genres of children’s literature and principles for the use of children’s literature in the classroom. Beautifully written and illustrated discussions illuminate specific aspects of each format or genre, supported by information on the latest quality works appropriate for children in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design includes interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping you with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including ideas you can apply to your own classroom and an emphasis on the importance of selecting complex texts. This book will help you better understand how to select texts that best serve your curriculum goals and the needs and interests of your students. Read More

Lee Galda | Lauren A. Liang | Bernice E. Cullinan

©2017

Beginnings & Beyond 10th Edition

In a clear and easy-to-understand style, BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND: FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 10th Edition lays out basic questions any student of early childhood education -- including you -- would want answered. It also presents key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) is woven throughout the text, as is material on diversity and development, which enables you to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development, and another that highlights intentional teaching. Through its tone, visuals, and pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles. Read More

Ann Miles Gordon | Kathryn Williams Browne

©2017

Understanding Child Development 10th Edition

UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 10th Edition, introduces you to the unique qualities of young children from infants to age eight, and demonstrates how to work with each child in ways that correspond with their developmental level, and their social and cultural environment. Learning theories and research are included, as is information about the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process. Learning objectives and specific NAEYC Program Standards, Accreditation Criteria, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Other topics covered include readiness, assessment, working with children and families from diverse cultures, working with children with special needs, and the early stages of reading, writing, and general cognitive development. Throughout the text, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life Read More

Rosalind Charlesworth, Ph.D.

©2017

Frameworks For Learning And Development 4th Edition

Frameworks for Learning and Development supports training and delivery of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The bestselling and award-winning Working in Early Childhood Education and Care Series has been developed to assist students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to achieve a vocational Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. It reflects the key components of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Children’s Services as they relate to curriculum and pedagogical practices in early childhood settings. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2017

The Business Of Child Care 4th Edition

The management of an early childhood education and care service is challenging for educators who assume the role of manager. The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities such as workplace health and safety, human resource management, strategic planning, financial and resource management, and sustainability. Importantly, it also includes ensuring compliance with legislative requirements such as the regulations for early childhood education and care services, which also now include compliance with the National Quality Standards. This edition has been written to support training and delivery of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2017

Beginning Essentials In Early Childhood Education 3rd Edition

BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Third Edition, is a streamlined foundations book that introduces early childhood students to the field. This unique book is organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? The four sections address the essentials of early childhood education, emphasizing multiculturalism and developmentally appropriate practice. New to this edition, “Teacher Talk” boxes are first-person accounts from teachers who reflect on their experiences in the classroom and provide valuable, applicable advice for those entering the profession. In addition, “Brain Research” boxes showcase some of the most important aspects of brain research and development today, connecting it to the classroom. Other features include special boxed material that highlights key issues related to standards, diversity, DAP, professionalism, and ethics. Read More

Ann Miles Gordon | Kathryn Williams Browne

©2016

Early Childhood Experiences In Language Arts 11th Edition

EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This book addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Readers will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the early childhood classroom. Read More

Jeanne M. Machado

©2016

Math And Science For Young Children 8th Edition

MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, is an introduction to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas. Read More

Rosalind Charlesworth, Ph.D.

©2016

Developing And Administering A Child Care And Education Program 9th Edition

Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs in diverse communities, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Ninth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. It is written primarily for future early childhood educators whether or not they plan to work in the administrative aspects of the field, and is also a rich resource for practicing directors. In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including curriculum selection; funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program and purchasing equipment; working with children and parents; accrediting and licensing an early childhood center; and carrying out program evaluation and quality improvement strategies. Read More

Dorothy June Sciarra, Ed.D | Ellen Lynch | Shauna Adams | Anne G. Dorsey

©2016

Child, Family, School, Community 10th Edition

The best-selling CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, now in its Tenth Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization that is grounded in a powerful conceptual framework-Urie Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Model of Human Development. Examining how the school, family, and community influence children's socialization, this book addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive fashion. An enjoyable read, it's packed with meaningful, timely examples and learning aids that ensure you gain a solid understanding of chapter concepts. A sensitive presentation of diversity issues includes matters related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and special needs. Updated throughout, this edition features a strong emphasis on NAEYC and NASW standards as well as a new neuroscience feature called “Brain Briefs.” Read More

Roberta M. Berns

©2016

Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistant's Handbook 2nd Edition

The new edition of Supporting Education, 2e is the perfect handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. Supporting Education, 2e is written to support CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification, from the streamlined CHC Community Services Training Package. It provides teaching assistants with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas for primary school students. The text also links to new online support resources and information to help with teaching and class prep time. Engage students with key pedagogical elements throughout the text, including: • Case studies • Links to ACARA • In Practice boxes for tips, hints and tricks • Links to practical examples • Key terms Links to a wide range of online resources are included as well as strategies for working with students and teachers. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2016

Home, School, And Community Relations 9th Edition

This practical, comprehensive book is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The book fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs. Read More

Carol Gestwicki

©2016

Observing Young Children 5th Edition

The primary focus of this 5th edition of Observing Young Children is to promote observation and encourage pedagogically sound observational practices. Through observation and the creation of pedagogical documentation, we learn about, appreciate, and make visible the daily experiences of children: their dizzy play, their ability to create, their curiosity, their understanding of their world, their capacity for wonder, and their growth and change over time. Through the lens of appreciative inquiry and the cycle of observation, we invite students and practitioners to create a new space in their mind where they can develop transformative ways of teaching and learning with children, families, the early childhood profession, their communities, and the global village. As students and professionals of early childhood education, you will explore and discover the world of children with this text and learn about families and communities. You will be amazed, surprised, and rewarded, for this journey is both a deeply personal and a professional process. We hope that, by studying and applying the content of these chapters and the online site, you will find a meaningful way to tell your own story, as well as the stories of children and families. Read More

Kristine Fenning | Sally Wylie

©2016

Developmental Profiles 8th Edition

Designed to help you comprehend the complexity of child development, DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, Eighth Edition, highlights major characteristics for each of the developmental domains in a concise, non-technical, point-by-point format. The book covers the full range of stages in child and adolescent development, highlighting important safety considerations at each developmental stage. This edition provides extensive information that teachers, families, and service providers will find useful for promoting individualized learning and identifying developmental delays in their earliest stage. It integrates current research and theory throughout, and emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with diverse families to achieve maximum benefit for children. Both preservice and practicing teachers will turn to this excellent reference over and over again for comprehensive, easy-to-find information about each stage of development. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz | K. Eileen Allen

©2016

Positive Child Guidance 8th Edition

POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Eighth Edition, equips readers with information on how to guide, manage, and cope with the behavior of children. The book provides insight into children's efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while coping with adult expectations. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. You'll also find a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness. This new edition includes critical advances in research and addresses the cultural trends that are changing the way babies and children are cared for today. Read More

Darla Ferris Miller

©2016

The Exceptional Child 8th Edition

Filled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families. Many checklists and forms are included for use within the classroom to aid teachers and caregivers in developing a developmentally appropriate environment. The book's friendly and easy-to-use format is useful whether you are an educator or parent/caregiver. Read More

Eileen K. Allen | Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

©2015

Supporting Play In Early Childhood 2nd Edition

Aimed at teachers and future teachers of children from birth through age eight, this book examines the positive effects of play on children's social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. You will learn how to assess a child's learning through play, making play a more practicable teaching mechanism. You also will learn step-by-step recommendations for establishing a classroom that promotes play and how to develop play-based programs for children in specific age groups: infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten children, and primary-age children. Incorporating play into the program of special needs children is addressed in each age-specific section and in a separate chapter. Read More

Dorothy Justus Sluss, Ph.D.

©2015

The Business Of Child Care 3rd Edition

Focuses on becoming an early childhood service manager. The management of an early childhood education and care service is challenging for educators who assume the role of manager. The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities such as workplace health and safety, human resource management, strategic planning, financial and resource management, and sustainability. Importantly, it also includes ensuring compliance with legislative requirements such as the regulations for early childhood education and care services, which also now include compliance with the National Quality Standards. This edition has been written to support training and delivery of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Each chapter in the The Business of Child Care relates to one or more competencies from the Community Services and Health Training Package (Children’s Services): Chapter 1 provides an overview of management in the context of the regulatory environment. Chapter 2 looks more closely at how services can provide evidence of the NQS using a Quality Improvement Plan. Risk management and WHS is the focus of Chapter 3, while Chapter 4 explores innovation, change and sustainability. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on the challenges of managing and supporting teams. The final chapter, Chapter 7, addresses the strategies needed to manage, organise, access and use information from both internal and external sources. Throughout the text scenarios are used to demonstrate how management practices can be applied to the workplace. The scenarios also offer learners an opportunity to review information and critically reflect upon their own personal attitudes and beliefs. At the end of each chapter, exercises titled Think About, Discussion and Activities can be used as part of group or individual assessment. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2015

Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 9th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz

©2015

Creative Activities And Curriculum For Young Children 11th Edition

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 11th Edition, is filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum. This is a book you'll want to use throughout your professional career. Read More

Mary Mayesky, Ph.D.

©2015

Art And Creative Development For Young Children 8th Edition

Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Read More

Jill Englebright Fox, PhD | Robert Schirrmacher, Ph.D

©2015

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 6th Edition

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting children’s learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children’s diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised in response to recent developments, this well-known text retains the practical emphasis of previous editions. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies aid students in understanding a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement. Read More

Leonie Arthur | Bronwyn Beecher | Elizabeth Death | Sue Farmer | Sue Dockett

©2015

Early Education Curriculum 6th Edition

The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This book helps users learn to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play. Read More

Hilda Jackman | Nancy Beaver | Susan Wyatt

©2015

Educating Exceptional Children 14th Edition

Authored by luminaries in the special education field, EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN introduces readers to each of the thirteen disability categories, and discusses the needs of children who are gifted and talented. The fourteenth edition continues to focus on the strengths of previous editions, while also providing new material about such important hot topics as genetics, neurology, inclusion, assistive technology, and information processing. The book provides key, research-based teaching methods and strategies for children with various exceptionalities, and also offers analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child in and out of the classroom. This edition also features a new chapter on children with ADD/ADHD, new diagnosis information from the DSM-5, coverage of CEC and Common Core State Standards, the most current teaching techniques for each category, and current coverage of the Response to Intervention Model. Read More

Samuel A. Kirk | James J. Gallagher | Mary Ruth Coleman

©2015

Growing Artists 6th Edition

GROWING ARTISTS: TEACHING THE ARTS TO YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, provides early childhood educators with the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children's artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children's creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them. Read More

Joan Bouza Koster

©2015

Guiding Children's Social Development And Learning 8th Edition

Updated with an emphasis on NAEYC and other standards, GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING, Eighth Edition, focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. Readers will find practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. And, they'll obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children's development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. Read More

Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Ph.D | Alice Phipps Whiren, Ph.D. | Anne K. Soderman, Ph.D. | Michelle L. Rupiper, Ph.D. | Kara Gregory PhD

©2015

Healthy Foundations In Early Childhood Settings 5th Edition

Development and learning are fostered and supported when children are healthy and able to participate fully in a child-centred, play-based curriculum. Health is integrated with children’s growth, development, and cultural realities, and Healthy Foundations reflects this belief. In collaboration with families, educators have an integral role in maintaining or improving children’s overall health status through a health promotion philosophy. Healthy Foundations focuses on the overall health needs of all children through discussions and examples of contemporary issues that affect all children, such as how too much screen use decreases physical activity and contributes to obesity. By presenting the latest guidelines set out by federal and provincial governments, and the Canadian Pediatric Society, Healthy Foundations reinforces the concept that educators have an integral role in maintaining or improving children’s overall health status through a health promotion philosophy. Read More

Barbara Pimento | Deborah Kernested, RN

©2015

Partnerships 5th Edition

Partnerships was developed as a resource for students, faculty, and teachers to encourage the development of meaningful and respectful relationships with families. Over the past few years, a significant shift has taken place in the relationship between families and teachers in both early learning and school environments. Many family members have demanded a more active role in their children’s care and education and have challenged the notion of “teacher-as-expert.” Compelling research supports the benefits to children, educators, teachers, and families when a strong alliance among all parties is formed, and it is from this perspective that the text has been written. The fifth edition of Partnerships differs in several ways from the previous versions. As more children throughout the country enter full-day kindergarten programs, the text has been expanded to be more inclusive of primary school environments. There are more Inside Looks from educators and teachers, other professionals in the field, and ECE students themselves. Students have played a greater role in this edition by providing their insights into their experiences while in their field placements. Many experts from around the country have also shared their ideas, as well as examples of programs that have been successful in their own communities. There is no question that the impact of the Reggio Emilia approach has influenced educators around the world, and this edition continues to reflect its respect for families. Read More

Lynn Wilson

©2014