BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 3rd Edition introduces early childhood students to the field in a streamlined presentation organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? Four sections address the essentials of early childhood education, emphasizing multiculturalism and developmentally appropriate practice. Features include first-person accounts from teachers who reflect on their experiences in the classroom and provide valuable, applicable advice for those entering the profession; and boxes showcasing important aspects of brain research and development and how it connects to the classroom. Also available: online videos.