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.