A Curriculum for the Pre School Child

Author: Audrey Curtis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134770456
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1986, this book has been enormously influential in the training and professional development of early years workers. This new edition has been fully revised to take account of changes in the National Curriculum, the publication of the government's 'desirable outcomes' statement for the under-fives, and the introduction of NVQ's in child care and education. The new edition also includes sections on: * the effects of developmental psychology on the early years curriculum * working with two-year-olds on self-awareness and social skills * developing communication, motor, analytical and problem solving skills * fostering aesthetic and creative awareness * play and the learning environment * record-keeping and assessment * involving parents * continuity from pre-schooling to statutory schooling.

Teaching Young Children Preschool K

Author: Dianne Miller Nielsen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412926737
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the basics of teaching three- to six-year-olds, covering such topics as lesson planning, creating daily schedules, arranging furniture, managing classroom activities, and using technology.

Social Studies for Young Children

Author: Gayle Mindes
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475800878
Format: PDF, ePub
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In its comprehensive scope, Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor fulfills the promise of social studies as an integrator of the knowledge and experiences of young children. Filled with strategies, activities and resources, this book helps teachers develop a holistic, culturally relevant approach to social studies and social learning.

Pre Primary Education in Nigeria

Author: Antonia A. Akahara
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491823658
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book, PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: METHODS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING, adopts an integrated approach to understanding and teaching pre-primary school children. Though not so common in Nigeria, this approach is practiced in countries around the world and it yields the highest dividends and most sustained gains for children, their families and communities. The early childhood curriculum guidelines which address all the critical areas of early childhood care, such as we have in Nigeria, may be better implemented by using the integrated approach. In the introduction the book highlights some specific areas prescribed by the 2005 National Policy for Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) in Nigeria. These include: (a) Curriculum Innovations (b) Facilitating Innovations in curriculum, teaching and learning activities and hobbies (c) Specific roles and functions of education which include ensuring compliance and innovations in minimum standards and prescriptions, especially as they relate to IECD curriculum development programs and activities. [See Chapter 1] To achieve these prescriptions and other objectives, the book presents different ways of learning by pre-school children through play way methods using many activities from different themes with examples and illustrations. It shows how these themes and goals are achieved using the integrated approach and through play and creativity in the classroom. It shows how the classroom is innovatively and creatively organized and arranged with different learning and interest centres to facilitate learning and the achievement of the stated objectives. In summary, the book is designed to provide the teacher of young children a practical and result-oriented avenue for implementing the best quality education at this level, based on any available curriculum guide and more. The book includes detailed discussions on various methods and procedures for teaching various topic areas for pre-school learning. It emphasizes the play way method as opposed to lecture method or talk-and-chalk way of teaching, which is not suitable for young children. Play and its uses and various components are highlighted. The book illustrates how the use of learning and interest centres helps children enjoy learning and develop as total individuals and how this makes them become the best they can be and develop interest and love for school and learning.

Building a Language focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom A foundation for lifelong communication

Author: Mabel Rice
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557661777
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A well-designed language-focused curriculum creates natural and teacher-directed opportunities for preschoolers to develop the language and communication skills that are essential to later academic success. And all children benefit -- those with language impairments, those learning English as a second language, and those developing typically. Volume I explains how children acquire language and proves the merits of a culturally sensitive, individualized approach to helping young children learn.

The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum

Author: Kay M. Albrecht
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592694
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Responding to childrens interests is at the heart of emergent curriculum and central to the Innovations approach to early childhood education. Designed for teachers of three- to five-year-olds, Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum focuses on encouraging, facilitating, and stimulating childrens development. It addresses major developmental milestones that all preschool children face, such as adjusting to school, making friends, exploring roles, communicating, and problem solving. This book focuses on seven critical components that contribute to a successful preschool program: Observation/Assessment Tools, Developmental Tasks, Experiences and Activities, Interactive Experiences, Child Development Theory, The Classroom Environment and Family Participation and Involvement.

Tools of the Mind

Author: Elena Bodrova
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130278043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.