Art and Creative Development for Young Children,
8th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781285432380 | ISBN-10: 128543238x

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 400 pages

List Price USD $199.95


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.

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Meet the Authors

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Jill Englebright Fox is a professor of early childhood education and the Director of Assessment at the University of Houston–¬Victoria. After teaching kindergarten and first grade in the Texas public schools for eight years, she received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Texas. She continues to be active in early childhood classrooms as a volunteer, a professional consultant, a researcher, and a teacher educator.

Robert Schirrmacher was an instructor with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. He received his Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois. His experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has assisted in Montessori schools and directed programs for young children. Dr. Schirrmacher has served as a consultant to parent groups and public and private early childhood programs. As an advocate for developmentally appropriate education and quality care for young children, he has been involved in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Did You Get It? quizzes at the end of each major heading help students measure their performance against the Learning Outcomes in each chapter. One question for each Learning Outcome is featured in the textbook to encourage students to go to CengageBrain.com, take the full quiz, and check their understanding.
  • TeachSource Video boxes introduce footage (accessible at Early Education CourseMate) that helps students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Critical-thinking questions provide opportunities for in-class or online discussion and reflection.
  • A Digital Downloads icon identifies Lesson Plans at the end of each chapter that can be downloaded from CourseMate and used in the classroom. The Lesson Plans provide grade-specific ideas for putting content into practice. Additional Lesson Plans not found in the text are also available for download. (CourseMate is available with the student text.)
  • Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter correlate with main headings within the chapter and the Summary at the end of the chapter. The outcomes highlight what students need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
  • A greater integration of NAEYC, DAP, and NAEA professional education standards throughout the text helps students make connections between the standards and what they are learning. This integration is accomplished by Standards Addressed in this Chapter at the beginning of each chapter, icons throughout the chapter indicating where standards-related content is found, and a Standards Correlation Chart on the inside front and back covers that provides a complete list of the standards discussed throughout the book.
  • Hints boxes provide time-saving suggestions, and Something Extra boxes highlight additional information on topics such as "Tailoring Art for Children with Special Needs" (Ch. 4) and "The Reggio Emilia Experience" (Ch. 7).
  • Play, music, and movement are discussed as they pertain to children's creativity.
  • Abundant classroom-tested activities and recipes in Chapters 2-16 are a valuable resource for in-service teachers.
  • The book stresses the process approach, demonstrating its importance to creative development.
  • An Opportunity for Teacher Reflection boxes encourage readers to think about and discuss complex issues facing young children and their teachers.
  • At the beginning of each section, a sample Letter to Families makes it easy for new teachers to share classroom experiences with children's parents and caregivers. These letters are now available on CourseMate as digital downloads.
  • A separate chapter (14) is devoted to understanding the role technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production.

Table of Contents

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1. Understanding Creativity.
2. Creative Thinking.
3. Creative Experiences.
4. Art and the Developing Child.
5. Children's Artistic Development.
6. The Elements of Art.
7. Aesthetics.
8. Sensory Experiences.
9. The Complete Early Childhood Art Program.
10. Child-Centered Art vs. Teacher-Directed Projects.
11. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Art.
12. Integrating Art across the Early Childhood Curriculum.
13. The Art Center.
14. Art Experiences through Technology.
15. Roles, Responses, and Strategies to Support Children's Art.
16. Art Assessment.

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An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated Test Bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.



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