This volume provides the field with an important agenda for change." --Albert Wat, senior policy director, Alliance for Early Success "An eye-opening and compelling book with new insights for young scholars and seasoned professionals alike.
Author: Nonie K. Lesaux
"The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education" aims to support the effort to simultaneously scale up and improve the quality of early childhood education by bringing together relevant insights from emerging research to provide guidance for this critical, fledgling field. Reflecting the growing recognition that early childhood experiences have a powerful effect on children s later academic achievement and long-term life outcomes, this book promises to be a valuable resource for those charged with enacting the next level of work in this critical area. Like young children, early childhood education has immense potential. But for the field to mature, it needs continuous supports on what matters most. Lesaux, Jones, and their colleagues offer concrete strategies to some of the most vexing challenges on the horizon for early education practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. This volume provides the field with an important agenda for change. Albert Wat, senior policy director, Alliance for Early Success An eye-opening and compelling book with new insights for young scholars and seasoned professionals alike. These rock star contributors and editors don t just synthesize cutting-edge science on the early years, they lay bare the implications of ignoring it. The book s five high-impact recommendations are must-dos for our country and our world. Lisa Guernsey, deputy director, Education Policy Program, New America, and coauthor of "Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens" Nonie K. Lesaux is the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program that focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today s children and youth from diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Stephanie M. Jones is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement at HGSE. She received the Grawemeyer Award in Education for her work with EdwardZigler and Walter Gilliam on "A Vision for Universal Preschool Education." Jacqueline Jones is president and CEO of the Foundation for Child Development. "
Cultural and linguistic differences in families with young children: Implications for
early childhood teachers. In E. L. Essa & M. M. ... In S. Jones & N. Lesaux (Eds.),
The leading edge of early childhood education (pp. 45–67). Cambridge, MA: ...
Author: Eva L. Essa
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Introduction to Early Childhood Education provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field. The underlying philosophy of the book is that early childhood educators’ most important task is to provide a program that is sensitive to and supports the development of young children. Author Eva L. Essa and new co-author Melissa Burnham provide valuable insight by strategically dividing the book into six sections that answer the "What, Who, Why, Where, and How" of early childhood education. Utilizing both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) standards, this supportive text provides students with the skills, theories, and best practices needed to succeed and thrive as early childhood educators. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package Contact your rep to request a demo, answer your questions, and explore the robust tools and resources available with this text. SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Learn more. Interactive eBook Your students save when you bundle the print version with the Interactive eBook (Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-6883-2), which includes access to SAGE Premium Video and other multimedia tools. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks SAGE coursepacks makes it easy to import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS). Intuitive and simple to use, SAGE coursepacks allows you to customize course content to meet your students’ needs. Learn more. SAGE edge This companion website offers both instructors and students a robust online environment with an impressive array of teaching and learning resources. Learn more.
Tools for Teaching Developmentally Appropriate Practice : The Leading Edge in
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Author: Sue Martin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers is a book that offers an overview of the growth and development of infants and toddlers from the neonate stage through the age of three. There is special emphasis on the phenomenological approach. This approach requires that the caregiver adopts a perspective that leads to a more human and responsive understanding of each child. This approach is combined with the scientific methodology allowing the caregiver to achieve a level of improved competence, becoming reflective practitioners. There is careful consideration of cultural differences in the book due to the ever present and increasing diversity of the US population. This allows the caregiver to be fully aware of how culture, beliefs, and traditions can influence the ultimate development of a child. The early chapters describe the philosophy of the book and explain various methods of observation. They also provide a baseline of information on growth and development. Further chapters focus on development in 3 month spans, leading to the full examination of how children grow and change rapidly in all domains: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language. Developmental variations and alerts are considered at each level, including health and safety issues as well as potential signs of abuse and neglect. The book includes multiple learning tools including key terms and words of wisdom, as well as an online companion. The reader will benefit fully from this thoughtful reference based in the acknowledgment that all children are competent and powerful learners.
Initiative is an agenda of the Education Commission of the States ( ECS ) , a
nonprofit , nationwide organization that keeps policymakers on the leading edge
of what ' s happening in the states by gathering , analyzing , and disseminating ...
Author: Amy Driscoll
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Through case studies, theory and journal reflection activities, students learn to integrate new concepts and best practices for young children with their own experiences.
... and Trends in Early Childhood Education f all the many challenges facing
education at the beginning of a new century , early childhood education , which
includes the youngest children in the educational process , is on the leading
Author: Cynthia Shoemaker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The only early childhood administration book on the market that emphasizes the role of leadership and the importance of program planning in the administration process. Adds necessary chapters on medically related issues in early childhood, and legally related issues in early childhood. Includes material on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and other new curricula. Contains numerous activities at the end of the book. For Educators and Social Service Workers in programs for young children, including Headstart.
Young Children , 46 ( 3 ) , 21 - 38 . 23 , 29 NAEYC . ( 1996 ) . Technology and
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Leading Edge Videos . Washington , DC : National Association for the Education
Author: Rosalind Charlesworth
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Designed for students in early childhood education teacher preparation programs, Understanding Child Development gives a practical understanding of the young child from the prenatal period through age eight. It introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their developmental level and social and cultural environment. Related to the child's development are current issues such as developmentally appropriate practice, development of early stages of reading, the role of technology in children's lives, the importance of brain development, and the factors relevant to children with special needs. These topics connect the text's content directly to problems adults will face when working with young children. Each section of the book contains critical social and cultural factors related to young children's development, with much new information added in these areas, including socio-cultural aspects of family, school, and community, and material on learning theories and diverse cultures. Up-to-date critical developmental research and theory support the text. It includes helpful review questions, further reading, examples, observation checklists, and references to aid in the student's learning.
Gradually , Head Start became a leader in the field of early childhood education ,
and Head Start components , monitoring , and performance standards defined
the leading edge for good early childhood practice . WHAT HAS CHANGED ?
Author: Edward Zigler
Publisher: Brookes Pub
The first book to capture the debates surrounding Head Start in all their complexity and diversity, this landmark volume will help readers understand the role of these controversies in the program's past and their influence on its future. Two Head Start experts bring together the research and personal experience of leaders in a wide range of fields, including education, research, medicine, and social work. This powerful compilation of voices mines Head Start's history for mistakes made and lessons learned, presents a multifaceted view of where the program should be headed, and offers contrasting viewpoints on three major issues: Goals. Explores different opinions about three ways of thinking about Head Start's goals: cognitive development versus school readiness/social competence, short-term versus long-term progress, and antipoverty tool versus child development program. Effectiveness. Presents views on the impact of Head Start on children's school readiness and success, health, and family functioning -- and discusses how research might be improved so outcomes in these areas can be more meaningfully assessed. Future directions. Explains positions on where Head Start should be headed as it approaches its fifth decade. Opinions are offered on quality improvement, the timing and duration of early intervention, administrative changes, and Head Start's capacity for meeting child care needs and expanding access to preschool services. This comprehensive, forward-thinking book will help readers understand the complexity of Head Start, clarify the multiple sides of the debates that have long surrounded it, and shape effective social policy for America's most at-risk children and their families. Book jacket.
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The boom continued for 19 years, with 4.3 million babies born in the peak year of
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Author: Karen Menke Paciorek
Early childhood education is an interdisciplinary field that includes child development, family issues, educational practices, behavior guidance and curriculum. [The book] brings you the latest information on the field from a wide variety of recent journals, newspapers, and magazines. In making the selections of articles [the editors] were careful to provide the reader with a well-balanced look at the issues and concerns facing teachers, families, society and children ... Given the wide range of topics it includes, [the book] may be used with several groups: undergraduate or graduate students studying early childhood education, professionals pursuing further development, or parents seeking to improve their skills.-To the reader.
Seven of the eight are in the education field and each organisation receives over
110 days of staff time per year . They are : BELL ( Building Educated Leaders for
Life ) operates after - school programmes for minority students aged 8-11 years ...
Author: Mike Hudson
Fuelled by the changing demands being made upon the voluntary sector, Mike Hudson undertook a wide-ranging investigation into the management and governance of leading-edge non-profit organisations in the United States. The result is an insightful and thought-provoking agenda that should assist many types of non-profit organizations as they position themselves to meet the new challenges. The book demonstrates how to: build capacity within your organisation; manage organisational performance; create strategic alliances, both within and outside the non-profit sector; make the most of changing patterns of funding; develop effective, mission-focused leadership; and strengthen governance and enhance your board's performance.
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childhood development programs cover only 5 percent of African children below
the age ...
Author: Adriaan Verspoor
Publisher: World Bank
This book summarises the challenges facing education development in Africa, suggests key elements of country responses and proposes actions for improving the World Bank's effectiveness as a partner. In doing so it lays the groundwork for future increases in World Bank support for education development in Africa.
This updated edition integrates 14 themes that are critical in the field today: the importance of all children's language and literacy development and competence; teaching children who may need help with English language learning; teaching ...
Author: George S. Morrison
Publisher: What's New in Early Childhood
NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. In addition to the access card included in this package, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access code for Revel may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Revel access card and loose-leaf version. A leading text for Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses keeps students on the cutting edge of early childhood teaching practice and professionalism. George Morrison's Revel for Early Childhood Education Today presents current, research-based information on providing high-quality early education to all children so that they can be successful in school and in life. The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age/grade-specific chapters, emphasis on diversity, and coverage of contemporary topics and issues make this text stand apart from other early childhood education texts. The Fourteenth Edition integrates 14 themes that are critical to the field today: the importance of all children's language and literacy development and competence; teaching children who may need help with English language learning; teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms; applying developmentally appropriate practices; closing the achievement gap; integrating special education and early childhood education services; teaching in inclusive classrooms; closing school readiness gaps; the expanding role of preschool education; meeting the challenges of teacher accountability; integrating STEAM subjects into the curriculum; providing for children's mental health; using technology to support learners; and developing as a professional. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience--for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. 013448679X / 9780134486796 Revel for Early Childhood Education Today with Loose-Leaf Version Package consists of: 0134488423 / 9780134488424 Revel for Early Childhood Education Today -- Access Card 013452084X / 9780134520841 Early Childhood Education Today, Loose-Leaf Version