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CARING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN, 6th Edition, presents the most pertinent information needed by those involved in after-school programs. Current research has established the importance of quality after-school programs due to their tremendous impact on children’s academic achievement, overall happiness, and self-esteem. To address this reality, the new edition presents the latest research and information on school-age child care, and offers numerous practical applications and activities that can be put to use immediately in a child care setting.
- NEW! Chapter 1 expands the use of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, showing how to use it in real-life situations.
- NEW! Chapter 2 adds cyber-bullying to the discussion of bullying, a growing concern among school-age children and caregivers.
- NEW! Chapter 3 includes new research on the effect of children’s household arrangements. It weighs the impact of one-parent families, two-parent families, and other family configurations.
- NEW! Chapter 8 is completely revised and updated to include many new ideas that affect school-age child care. These include the latest version of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity, the latest version of Anti-Bias Curriculum, the project approach to planning, intentional planning and teaching, and service learning projects.
- NEW! Chapter 9 discusses “green” playscapes. This coverage addresses current concerns about the environment that make it imperative that play areas allow children to experience nature safely without fear of snakes, insects, plants, or exposure to toxic substances.
- NEW! Chapter 12 has been made more concise for easier comprehension. Relevant activities have been moved to an Appendix B, which also contains a handy listing of additional lesson plans.
- NEW! Chapter 13 has an expanded discussion of ways to support English language learners. Caregivers are shown how to intentionally plan language-rich environments, and how to sustain conversations with children about their interests as well as about their experiences in and out of school.
- NEW! Chapter 14 discusses the importance of teaching children how to use the latest technology as preparation for their role as adults.
- NEW! New chapter-opening Learning Objectives and chapter-closing Summary points improve student comprehension and self-study.
- The text presents both theory and practice related to creating high-quality programs for children.
- The book can be used as the basis for a college course or a series of in-service training sessions.
- To make the material relevant to readers, each chapter has profiles of real people who are involved in child-care, including case studies of children.
- Information regarding the importance of literacy skills and how to develop them is presented.
- Chapters are organized in a logical progression, beginning with discussions of the individuals involved in childcare settings--including caregivers, children, and their families.
- Several chapters outline developmental levels of children during middle childhood, a crucial time for development.
- Guidelines for program planning and creating an environment lead to the curriculum area, which contains theoretical information and activities.
- The final chapters address outside influences on childcare programs, including community resources and agencies that serve to improve quality and standards for the programs.
1. Caregivers: Who Are They?
2. The Children.
3. Families: Where Children Are Nurtured.
Section II: HOW CHILDREN GROW AND DEVELOP.
4. Development in Middle Childhood: Physical.
5. Development in Middle Childhood: Cognitive.
6. Development in Middle Childhood: Psychosocial and Moral.
7. Helping Children Develop Social Competence.
Section III: THE BACKGROUND.
8. Program Planning.
9. Creating an Environment.
Section IV: THE CURRICULUM.
10. Games and Other Fun Things to Do.
11. Imagination and the Arts.
12. Science and Math.
13. Helping Children Develop Literacy Competency.
14. Preparing Children for Adult Roles.
15. Getting Fit, Staying Fit.
Section V: RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS.
16. Using Community Resources.
17. Quality and Standards.