Preschool Appropriate Practices: Environment, Curriculum, and Development,
5th Edition

Janice J. Beaty

ISBN-13: 9781337566216 | ISBN-10: 1337566217

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 416 pages

List Price USD $161.95


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.

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Meet the Authors

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Janice Beaty, Ph.D., is a Professor Emerita at Elmira College and a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in education. She has been named to the Who's Who of American Women 2015 and Who's Who in American Education 2015. Dr. Beaty has authored several publications in early childhood education and recently published a series of children's books set in the national parks (such as "Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees"). Her strengths lie in ideas gained from her travels, which include visits to early childhood programs in China, Russia, Poland, Bermuda, Guam, and the United States. Dr. Beaty was also involved in developing the Child Development Associate (CDA) program and in offering training workshops for CDA advisors in Elmira, New York, Columbia, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida.

  • The book serves as a useful and practical resource for teachers at every professional level, encouraging readers to understand their role in the classroom and how to motivate children's self-directed learning.
  • Major sections in each chapter are now organized around specific learning objectives that students will attain by mastering the chapter content.
  • Ideas and activities to address specific development issues are highlighted in each chapter and listed at the end of the chapter as a quick reference for teachers.
  • Many chapter activities reflect current research that supports the self-directed learning method.
  • A Child Interaction Form for observing, recording, and interpreting children's interactions facilitates teaching and assessing children's development.
  • The text reflects the most recent position statements and standards, with frequent references to NAEYC program accreditation standards. NAEYC standards are also listed on the inside covers.
  • End-of-chapter resources include a summary of practical key ideas covered in the chapter, Try It Yourself activities, and a list of relevant children's books.
  • Current hot topics in the field are covered, including brain research, bilingual children, emergent literacy, high-level thinking, inclusion of children with disabilities, converting conflicts, beauty in the classroom, emergent curriculum, play as learning, and technology and e-learning.
  • Emphasis on promoting children's social, physical, cognitive, language, creative, and emotional development helps teachers to choose appropriate materials and activities.
  • Examples for interacting with specific populations help teachers effectively and sensitively address the ever-changing face of diversity in the classroom.
  • The most recent children's picture books are featured as lead-ins to activities that help to integrate the topic of the book into every learning center.

Table of Contents

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1. The Self-Directed Learning Environment.
2. The Teacher's Role.
3. Block Center.
4. Dramatic Play Center.
5. Books/Reading Center.
6. Listening Center.
7. Writing Center.
8. Art Center.
9. Music/Dance Center.
10. Large Motor Center.
11. Manipulative/Math Center.
12. Science Center.
13. Curriculum Planning.

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