Essentials of Early Childhood Education, 4th Edition
- Jane Bertrand
- Carol Gestwicki
- ISBN-10: 0176502440
- ISBN-13: 9780176502447
- 0 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2008, 2003, 1999
- COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
Essentials of Early Childhood Education remains one of the best-selling and most revered texts in the field. The text emphasizes the importance of experience, interactions, and environments to support children in development. This edition highlights up-to-date coverage, statistics, and references to new Canadian studies as well as validates Early Childhood Education as a critical and meaningful vocation. Essentials of Early Childhood Education will provide students with the foundations necessary to study further in their field and achieve success in their field placements and practicum. The book is intended for the Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses found in all Early Childhood Education Departments. The book focuses on issues that must be addressed to prepare individuals to work with young children and families in early development stages. The book can be used for one semester with other slimmer texts on topics such as curriculum, philosophy, etc. The book was the first Canadian introductory text in the market.
Section One: Early Childhood Programs Today
Chapter 1: Early Childhood Programs
Chapter 2: Early Childhood Education Curriculum
Chapter 3: Quality in Early Childhood Programs
Section Two: The Early Childhood Workforce
Chapter 4: Early Childhood Educators
Chapter 5: Becoming An Early Childhood Educator
Chapter 6: The Work Environment
Section Three: The Early Childhood Workforce Comes of Age
Chapter 7: The Roots of Early Childhood Programs in Canada
Chapter 8: The Modern Profession
Chapter 9: Advocacy
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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