All About Child Care and Early Education: A Comprehensive Resource for Child Care Professionals eBook (2e) : 9780133466942

All About Child Care and Early Education: A Comprehensive Resource for Child Care Professionals eBook (2e)

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All About Child Care and Early Education, Second Edition, is a comprehensive resource for child care practitioners—or those looking to become child care practitioners—including teachers, care givers, family child care providers, administrators, and directors.


This edition covers the basics of early education and care: providing safe, healthy, and appropriately stimulating learning environments; child development and developmentally appropriate practices and curricula in all domains (physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and creativity), positive guidance strategies, partnering with families, child assessment and program management, and professionalism. Filled with a plethora of practical suggestions for setting up classrooms, developing curricula for young children, meeting children’s social-emotional needs, and working effectively with parents and staff for the Child Development Associate degree, this book will prepare students for diverse roles as educators of children ages 0-5.

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Table of contents
  • Section I - Setting the Stage: Creating Safe, Healthy, Learning Environments    
  • Chapter 1 - Safety
  • Chapter 2 - Health
  • Chapter 3 - Learning Environments
  • Section II - The Performers: Understanding and Supporting Children's Development 
  • Chapter 4 - Physical Development
  • Chapter 5 - Cognitive Development
  • Chapter 6 - Communication
  • Chapter 7 - Creativity
  • Chapter 8 - Self
  • Chapter 9 - Social Development
  • Section III - Behind the Scenes: Building Relationships that Promote Healthy Development    
  • Chapter 10 - Guidance
  • Chapter 11 - Families
  • Chapter 12 - Program Management
  • Chapter 13 - Professionalism
  • References and Resources
Features & benefits
  • Presents the practical know-how of practitioners who work with children–birth to age 5–on a daily basis.
  • Organisation of the book corresponds to the 13 functional areas of the CDA-Child Development Associate, providing students with a comprehensive overview of early childhood in the context of group care.  As a result, students are well-prepared to pass the national CDA credentialing assessment.
  • All curriculum, activities, and suggestions for classroom management have been field-tested in child care centers serving children from a wide-spectrum of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Easy-to-read and includes humorous anecdotes illustrating day-to-day realities. Compels a reader's attention, and conveys that the authors understand the reality of working with young children in groups.
  • Covers the full range of early childhood development birth to five, allowing students to “plot” individual development along the continuum and help children take their next steps.
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