Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World, 7th Edition
- Nancy Beaver
- Susan Wyatt
- Hilda Jackman
- ISBN-10: 1305960637
- ISBN-13: 9781305960633
- 480 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2009
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the role of observation and assessment in early childhood programming, the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, setting up an inclusive child-centered environment, and the uses of evaluation and documentation for continuous program improvement. Updated with current research and standards, the text continues to present new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The seventh edition includes more material on diversity and diversity strategies, activity plans for different age groups, and more floor plans. New case studies provide examples of how activities planned align with specific standards, and allow students to apply knowledge gained to real-life situations. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips.
"This textbook is engaging and innovative. If you are looking for a book that offers research based content and practices, along with real world application...this is the book that you need and want in your classes. It's great for a first time instructor, who needs support in creating courses and implementing content. But, it's also great for veteran teachers who are looking to add to their coursework...who are looking to create more engaging assignments, real world applications, and infuse technology into both."
— Karri D. Mahlum, Ed.D., Casper College
Part I: PREPARING FOR LEARNING THROUGH ASSESSMENT, CURRICULUM, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
1. Starting the Process.
2. Observation and Assessment.
3. Creating Curriculum.
4. The Learning Environment.
Part II: DISCOVERING AND EXPANDING THE EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM.
5. Language and Literacy.
6. Creativity: Art and Music.
7. The Child's World: Social Studies and Dramatic Play.
8. Sensory Play.
11. Fine Motor and Manipulative Play.
12. Large Motor and Outdoor Play.
13. Construction: Blocks and Woodworking.
14. Putting It All Together: Evaluation and Documentation.
Appendix A: My Self: Integrated Theme-Based Unit Ideas.
Appendix B: Activities and Songs.
Appendix C: Songs and Poems.
Appendix D: Forms.
Appendix E: Resources for Teachers.
Appendix F: Additional Standards by Chapter including Common Core State Contact Information.
Appendix G: Professional Organizations.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.MindTap Education, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Beaver/Wyatt/Jackman’s Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World (ISBN-10: 1337103489 | ISBN-13: 9781337103480)
MindTap for Education for Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World, 7th Edition is a first-of-its kind digital solution with an integrated e-portfolio. MindTap prepares teachers by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they must demonstrate to earn an education degree and state licensure, and to begin a successful career. Through activities based on real-life teaching situations, MindTap elevates students' thinking by giving them experiences in applying concepts, practicing skills, and evaluating decisions, guiding them to become reflective educators.
It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for MindTap Beaver/Wyatt/Jackman 's Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World, 7th Edition, you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book and apps all in one place! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books: the MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books! The MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards and the entire eBook in the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students. Need to see concepts in action? Watch videos featuring real teachers and students to see how key topics from the text look in real-life classrooms. Want problem-solving practice before stepping into a classroom? Real-world scenarios offer the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to realistic teaching and learning scenarios. Artifacts you create to address the scenario are automatically saved to a free eportfolio so you can showcase your work to future employers.