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Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth Through Adolescence, 8th Edition

  • Lynn R. Marotz
  • K. Eileen Allen
  • ISBN-10: 130508831X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305088313
  • 320 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, Eighth Edition, outlines major characteristics for each of the developmental domains in a concise, non-technical, point-by-point format. The book covers the full range of stages in child and adolescent development, offering descriptions of daily activities and routines typical at each age level to help families and teachers anticipate and respond appropriately to children's developmental needs. This edition provides extensive information that teachers, families, and service providers will find useful for promoting individualized learning and identifying developmental delays in their earliest stage. It integrates current research and theory throughout, and emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with diverse families to achieve maximum benefit for children. Both preservice and practicing teachers will turn to this excellent reference over and over again for comprehensive, easy-to-find information about each stage of development.


  • The Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills. The learning objectives are also reflected in the end-of-chapter Summary.

  • Concise developmental profiles highlight children's sequential progress across six developmental domains from pre-birth to age nineteen in a bulleted format.

  • Case studies presented at the onset of each chapter reflect the ethnic diversity in today's schools, set the stage for content that follows, and encourage students to relate what they learn to real life situations.

  • Developmental Alerts are highlighted at each age level to aid in the early identification of potential delays and/or developmental problems that warrant further evaluation.

  • Daily activities and routines typical at each age level are offered in each chapter to help families and teachers anticipate and respond appropriately to children's developmental interests and needs.

  • Positive Behavior Guidance sections outline effective strategies for responding to children's behavior in a constructive manner in order to promote healthy social and emotional competence.

  • Safety Alerts reflect updated safety concerns associated with each developmental stage and are designed to help adults create safe environments, maintain quality supervision, and support children's safety education.

  • An annotated listing (Appendix B) identifies and describes a sampling of screening tests commonly used to evaluate development in infants, young children, and adolescents.

  • An overview of early intervention resources in Appendix C and at the end of each chapter aids families and professionals in locating additional information and technical assistance.


"This is a new and engaging textbook on Child Development that has a great deal of student teacher candidate interaction. The student teacher candidate can see real life classrooms in action and be able to apply the knowledge easily."
— Elizabeth Elliott, Florida Gold Coast University

About the Author

Lynn R. Marotz

Lynn R. Marotz, R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty, University of Kansas, for over thirty-five years and also served as the Associate Director of the Child Development Center. She taught large undergraduate and graduate courses in parenting, children's health, safety and nutrition, history and philosophy of early childhood education, and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the Early Childhood teacher education program and the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Professor Marotz has authored numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues, and environmental safety. She is also the author of HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP, and BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT. She has been interviewed for numerous articles about children's health and nutrition and parenting that have appeared in national trade magazines, has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, has presented extensively at international, national, and state conferences, and continues to hold appointments on national, state, and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families.

K. Eileen Allen

K. Eileen Allen, professor emerita, was a member of the Early Childhood faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For thirty-one years she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, developmental disabilities in young children, parenting, early education, and an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention and inclusion. She also trained teachers and supervised research-focused classrooms at both schools and has published seven college textbooks as well as numerous research articles and position papers in major professional journals. During her retirement, she continues to write and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her most recent book is entitled, I LIKE BEING OLD: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF AGING.

Table of Contents

1. Child Development Theories and Data Gathering.
2. Principles of Growth and Development.
3. Prenatal Development.
4. Infancy: Birth to Twelve Months.
5. Toddlerhood: Twelve to Twenty-four Months.
6. Early Childhood: Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Olds.
7. Early Childhood: Six-, Seven-, and Eight-Year-Olds.
8. Middle Childhood: Nine-, Ten-, Eleven-, and Twelve-Year-Olds.
9. Adolescence: Thirteen- to Nineteen-Year Olds.
10. When and Where to Seek Help.
APPENDIX A: Developmental Checklists.
APPENDIX B: Selected Screening and Assessment Instruments.
APPENDIX C: Resources for Families and Professionals.

New to this edition

  • Standards: New and improved coverage of National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Preparation Standards (NAEYC) standards includes a chapter-opening list of standards to help students identify where key standards are addressed in the chapter. These callouts and the standards correlation chart help students make connections between what they are learning in the textbook and the standards.
  • Digital Downloads: Downloadable and often customizable, these practical and professional resources allow students to immediately implement and apply the textbook's content in the field. Students can download these tools and keeps them forever, enabling preservice teachers to begin to build their own libraries of practical, professional resources. A TeachSource Digital Downloads label identifies these items.
  • TeachSource Videos: This popular resource includes several new TeachSource videos to complement the eighth edition. Introduced in the text and viewable online, the videos present footage from the classroom to help students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Critical-thinking questions provide opportunities for in-class or online discussion and reflection.
  • Spotlight on Brain Development: Included in each chapter, this feature draws attention to the latest neurocognitive research on critical issues (e.g., autism, breast feeding, premature birth, abuse and neglect, physical activity, adolescence) and their connections to children's brain development.
  • Did You Know? This new marginal feature offers interesting facts to arouse students' curiosity and engagement in chapter content.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 130539660X | ISBN-13: 9781305396609)

An online Instructor’s Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1305500490 | ISBN-13: 9781305500495)

These vibrant Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305396626 | ISBN-13: 9781305396623)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth Through Adolescence test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305396642 | ISBN-13: 9781305396647)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more-as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Custom CourseMate with MindTap Reader Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Marotz' Developmental Profiles Pre-Birth Through Adolescence  (ISBN-10: 0176691529 | ISBN-13: 9780176691523)

Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305396642 | ISBN-13: 9781305396647)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your Education CourseMate.

Custom CourseMate with MindTap Reader Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Marotz' Developmental Profiles Pre-Birth Through Adolescence  (ISBN-10: 0176691529 | ISBN-13: 9780176691523)