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Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World, 5th Edition

  • Hilda Jackman Dallas County Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111342644  |  ISBN-13: 9781111342647
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • © 2012 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available
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Overview

The Fifth Edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD’S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. Guided by new research, position statements, and developmentally appropriate practice, the text helps beginning students as well as experienced teachers make informed decisions about curriculum content. Now in full color, this text meets the needs of a diverse range of students, helping them to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting.

Features and Benefits

  • The inclusion of developmentally appropriate theories and activities blend theory and research with practical application.
  • The text presents the latest research, NAEYC guidelines and standards, and developmentally appropriate practices to help students become knowledgeable about the early childhood curriculum.
  • Popular “Why I Teach Young Children” anecdotes and quotes of early childhood professionals give practical guidance and help students understand and appreciate various points-of-view.
  • Updated children’s booklists and detailed Activity Plan Worksheets are included throughout the text.
  • The book incorporates an up-to-date emphasis on multicultural/anti-bias curriculum; authentic observation, assessment, and evaluation; special needs adaptations and modifications; guidance techniques; and technology.
  • Detailed descriptions of how to involve families in their children’s learning are included.
  • All chapters are separate and complete, allowing instructors to use them in any order if they wish. At the same time, the chapters in their original sequence form a complete curriculum for children from infancy to age eight.
  • Early Childhood Education CourseMate, the book’s website, includes activity plans, lesson plans, assessment forms, curriculum webs, room arrangements, puppet patterns, videos and more.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS CURRICULUM AND CONNECTS CHILDREN.
1. Starting the Process.
2. Creating Curriculum.
PART TWO: DISCOVERING AND EXPANDING THE EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM.
3. Language and Literacy.
4. Literature.
5. Math.
6. Science.
7. Social Studies.
8. Art.
9. Sensory Centers.
10. Music and Movement.
11. Puppets.
12. Dramatic Play and Creative Dramatics.
Appendix A: My Self: Integrated Curriculum Theme with Activities.
Appendix B: Resources for Teachers, with website listings.
Appendix C: Professional Organizations.
Glossary.

What's New

  • A new full-color presentation featuring new color photos, figures, and illustrations improves the appeal of the textbook, engages students, and helps to illuminate the content.
  • New and updated research, national standards, NAEYC guidelines, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices assure that students gain knowledge of current thinking regarding the early childhood curriculum.
  • New and updated coverage of key topics of importance to today’s teachers include assessment strategies, nutrition and obesity prevention, bullying, the value of play and outdoor activities, and more.
  • New Reflective Review Questions at the end of each chapter help students check their understanding.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World, 5th + Science Activities A to Z + Art Activities A to Z + Math Activities A to Z + Group Time Activities A to Z + Cooking Activities A to Z + Patterns for Activities A to Z + Social Studies Activities A to Z + Health, Safety, and Nutrition Activities A to Z + Reading Activities A to Z

ISBN-10: 1423945824  | ISBN-13: 9781423945826


Bundle: Text + Early Childhood Education CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1111974977  | ISBN-13:  9781111974978


Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133300359 | ISBN-13:  9781133300359


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World  (ISBN-10: 1428322523 | ISBN-13: 9781428322523)

The updated fourth edition of Early Education Curriculum: A Child’s Connection to the World focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum and setting up an inclusive child- centered environment. New research and new or revised perspectives in the early childhood field are all integrated into this edition including issues of professional, federal, and state standards, along with current thinking on how to involve families in their children’s learning. Special anecdotes “Why I Teach Young Children” provide real life scenarios from early childhood teachers. Introduced in this edition is a bind- in- book CD that contains new activity plans, lesson plans, assessment forms, curriculum webs, room arrangements, and puppet patterns. There is also a new eight-page color insert on developmentally appropriate Outdoor Play. This text meets the needs of a diverse student population and helps students to develop creative thinking and the ability to apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting.

eBank Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111345260 | ISBN-13: 9781111345266)

The Instructor’s Manual includes Guidelines for Use, Guidelines for Student Observation of and Participation with Children, Chapter Summaries, Objectives, Suggested Topics for Class Discussion, Selected Websites, and Student Activity Sheets. The inclusion of corresponding NAEYC standards for each chapter is a new addition to the manual. The test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter. NEW essay questions for each chapter in the test bank, NEW inclusion of corresponding NAEYC standards in IM chapters, All content updated to match 5th edition revision.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111345279 | ISBN-13: 9781111345273)

This one-stop digital library and presentation tool consolidates your media resources, including preassembled Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides, an image library with graphics from the book, and TeachSource Video Cases as well as other videos. In addition to a full Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, PowerLecture™ also includes ExamView® testing software with all the test items from the Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online. NEW Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides, image library, videos, Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, ExamView® testing software.

Early Childhood Education CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111767602 | ISBN-13: 9781111767600)

Cengage Learning’s CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

Student Supplements

Early Childhood Education CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111767602 | ISBN-13: 9781111767600)

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 flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD’S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD, 5th Edition.

MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130540646X | ISBN-13: 9781305406469)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Hilda Jackman

Hilda L. Jackman is Professor Emerita at Brookhaven College, Dallas County Community College District. Ms. Jackman has worked with children and families for over 40 years in both children’s theatre and children’s television, and as an educator and consultant. She is the author of several early childhood books, including SING ME A STORY! TELL ME A SONG! CREATIVE THEMATIC ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (2005), also published by Cengage Learning.