By Eva L. Essa

Advent TO EARLY youth schooling, 6/E, presents a accomplished assessment of early formative years schooling that's solidly according to present examine and theories. Grounded in constructivist concept but additionally overlaying different views, the textual content specializes in developmentally applicable practices for babies and little toddlers, preschoolers, early user-friendly schoolchildren, and kids with disabilities. the vast majority of the textual content examines curriculum and the fostering of creativity, in addition to actual, cognitive, language, and social development--and each aspect of early formative years schooling is tested and defined. This version additionally has been commonly revised and contains new criteria and responsibility within the box of early youth schooling, a brand new emphasis on operating with youngsters from diversified backgrounds, and discussions of the function of households and different types of mother or father communique. With a robust emphasis on DAP (Developmentally acceptable perform) in addition to thoroughly up-to-date references, examples from practitioners, and new video choices, this e-book has turn into the main entire source to be had.

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Hence, my job is to develop professional support systems for family child care providers through financial assistance, information, monthly child care trainings and visits, program planning, and technical assistance. The services provided help to encourage higher quality in family child care. I also help family child care providers through the process of accreditation, which in turns helps me validate the quality of their individual programs. With this help, there are now several providers in our state who are accredited, and more are currently in the process of becoming so.

I need to make sure parents have the right information so they can be sure they are choosing the best possible child care placement for their child. We try to educate parents and collect all the pertinent information regarding a parent’s needs. We provide various brochures, numerous checklists parents use while visiting a center or family child care provider, videos, and conversations with staff. After much discussion, the parents can rest assured they have made the best possible child care choice for their child.

Staff consistency G. Respect and concern for the staff H. Quality of the physical environment I. Family involvement J. Quality as a combination of factors 5. There are trends and projections that suggest what the future holds for early childhood education. KEY TERMS LIST center-based programs child–adult ratio child advocacy Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) early childhood education extended family family child care homes C H A P T ER 1 The Scope of and Need for Early Childhood Education integrated curriculum latch-key children nuclear family self-care children KEY QUESTIONS 1.

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