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Developmental Profiles 9th Edition

Packed with the latest research and best practices, Marotz/Allen's DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, 9th edition, helps you understand the complexity of children's development. Major characteristics for each developmental domain are presented in a concise, nontechnical, point-by-point format. This bestseller addresses typical daily routines and important safety considerations at each developmental stage as well as includes learning activities to promote brain development, developmental checklists, family resources and an overview of assessment tools. 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 also emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with diverse families to achieve maximum benefit for children. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz| K. Eileen Allen

©2023

Educating Exceptional Children 15th Edition

Learn about the strengths and challenges of working with special education students and their families with EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, 15E, written by luminaries in special education today. You learn how to support the success of students who have disabilities or are gifted and talented. This edition's strength-based approach to student needs presents numerous instructional strategies. You explore the importance of a collaborative team approach and learn how to use the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework to address academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs. The latest research emphasizes how to apply this information in your own teaching, while student examples bring principles to life. Updates also review today's increase in online learning, the importance of "belonging" and strategies to enhance mindfulness in schools. Revisions examine the latest on genetics, neurology, assistive technology, information processing and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Read More

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

©2023

Week By Week: Plans For Documenting Children's Development 8th Edition

Nilsen's WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 8th Edition, provides an overview of accepted observation and recording methods, including 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 or your own classroom. It provides numerous practical observation forms and integrates NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices and learning objectives. Real-life anecdotes, practical tips, forms with clear instructions and step-by-step guidelines make this a valuable resource for teachers in training and practicing professionals. Read More

Barbara Ann Nilsen

©2023

Infants And Toddlers: Caregiving And Responsive Curriculum Development 10th Edition

INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CAREGIVING AND RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, Tenth Edition, guides you through the acquisition of skills necessary to provide high-quality care for infants and toddlers in any educational setting. Each chapter incorporates new research results and scholarly articles, and new and extended boxed features provide additional insights and emphasis. The new edition continues to support the author's goal of providing appropriate caregiving and educational techniques, as well as curriculum ideas, for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. The text also provides overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver and parent involvement, along with real-world case studies and relevant lesson plans to help you translate theory into practice. Read More

Terri Swim

©2023

Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection To The World 8th Edition

Packed with hands-on tips, Beaver/Wyatt's EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD, 8th Edition, shows you how to conduct observations and assessments, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, plan developmentally appropriate activities in 11 subject areas and use technology in early learning programs. Students and experienced teachers alike will learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content, develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply development and learning theory. Updated with the latest research and national standards, the 8th Edition presents material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, the environment as a teaching tool and equity and diversity. Case studies enable you to apply your knowledge to real-life issues. Read More

Nancy H. Beaver| Susan Wyatt| Hilda Jackman

©2023

Positive Child Guidance 9th Edition

Updated with critical advances in research along with new NAEYC standards, Miller's POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, 9th Edition, equips you with practical skills to guide, support and cope with a wide range of child behaviors. For a learning environment to thrive, it must be safe, individual rights must be respected and learners must accept responsibility for their actions. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on social justice, cultural sensitivity and developmentally appropriate practice. This book provides insight into children's struggle to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while learning to meet adult expectations. You'll find a wealth of practical, effective and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication, respect and assertiveness. Read More

Darla Ferris Miller

©2023

Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization And Support 11th Edition

CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, now in its Eleventh Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization 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 trusted text addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive fashion. An enjoyable read, the text packed with meaningful, timely examples and effective learning tools to help you understand and apply key concepts. A sensitive presentation of diversity issues encompasses culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and special needs. Newly updated throughout, the Eleventh Edition features a strong emphasis on NAEYC and NASW standards, as well as a new focus on cooperative learning strategies and real-world applications to expand on what you learn in the classroom. Read More

Stephanie R. White

©2023

Early Childhood Experiences In Language Arts 12th Edition

Packed with the latest research-based instructional strategies, Zimbalist/Machado's EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, 12th edition, teaches you how to best interact with children to promote appropriate language development as well as how to create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Activities throughout this practical text emphasize the relationship among listening, speaking, reading, writing (print) and viewing in language arts areas. 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. In addition to thorough integration of professional standards, the 12th Edition includes an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, along with techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Read More

Jeanne M. Machado| Jeanne M. Machado

©2023

Creative Activities And Curriculum For Young Children 12th Edition

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Twelfth Edition, is written for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of creative and aesthetic development, the importance of arts experiences in childhood, supporting creativity in children, expanding creative approaches to teaching and integrating creativity across the curriculum. Whether you're an early childhood teacher, caregiver or administrator or a pre-service or in-service pre-K to Grade 5 teacher, this text is an invaluable resource you can turn to again and again. Covering a wide range of content areas encountered in early childhood and elementary classrooms, the text promotes creativity in children and encourages you to exercise your own creativity. The research-based theoretical foundation is applied through hundreds of practical activities. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition features research into theories of brain development and their application to daily practice, new topics in the Spotlight and Think About It features, recommendations for children’s books that support activities and exploration and current information regarding the use of digital technology. The authors have more thoroughly integrated culturally responsive practice throughout the text, including broader consideration of how to accommodate and adapt activities and experiences for children with special needs or non-typical development. In addition, chapters have been reorganized to reflect a more natural sequence of topics to help you master even complex concepts more readily. Read More

Rebecca Howard, Ph.D.

©2023

The Exceptional Child 9th Edition

Gain a strong understanding of the foundational issues you face as you teach, parent or assist in an inclusive early childhood setting with Allen/Cowdery's THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 9E. Today's most comprehensive, applied text on early childhood special education, this edition, with an appealing new design, defines inclusion and early childhood disabilities and explains the latest federal legislation. You examine applications and strategies for early childhood inclusion, from effective teaching and managing problematic behavior to working with linguistically and culturally diverse children and families. You also learn to involve parents and caregivers while encouraging independence and self-care in children. Current research, video cases, digital downloads and first-hand accounts support a developmental behavioral approach as you discover how to work with and optimize learning for diverse groups that include children with significant challenges. Read More

Eileen K. Allen| Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

©2022

Developing And Administering An Early Childhood Education Program 10th Edition

Whether you direct, administrate or lead early childhood education, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM, 10E provides the knowledge and skills you need for success. This comprehensive edition highlights the director's role in leading both people and programs, with an emphasis on business and interpersonal skills. You also learn how to select and implement a high-quality curriculum. Updates present the latest changes in the field, including NAEYC’s 2020 statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and new position statement, Advancing Equity. Revised chapters integrate NAEYC's Power to the Profession Unifying Framework. A new chapter addresses leadership during change and crisis. Practical insights guide you through all aspects of directing a program -- from budgeting, facility and equipment to selecting, training and supervising staff; working with children and parents; and handling accrediting, licensing, evaluations and improvements. Read More

Shauna Adams| Ellen Lynch| Shauna Adams| Ellen Lynch

©2022

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 8th Edition

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a broad range of approaches, concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect on the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in early childhood settings, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning. There is a strong focus on social and cultural theories, and learning styles, which helps you recognise the need for collaboration between yourself as an educator, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. This revised and updated eighth edition shows you how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers. It includes real-life examples, reflections, and case studies to help you understand educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Read More

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

©2021

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

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

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

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

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

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 H. Beaver| Susan Wyatt| Hilda Jackman

©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

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

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

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

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

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

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