Higher Education

Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching, 8th Edition

  • Terri Swim Indiana University-Purdue University
  • ISBN-10: 113360787X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133607878
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2003
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 8th Edition, presents a child-centered approach for the child care provider called "conscious care giving." This important and well-rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in any child care setting. Reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life, the book emphasizes the child's growth and development, helping readers discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development. This edition features new integration of NAEYC and DAP standards as well as new videos that bring concepts to life by showing actual teaching situations. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and personal perspectives of child care professionals, helping readers translate theory into practice. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • The first two chapters reinforce the book's emphasis on the importance of a developmental perspective in the care of infants and toddlers; the ecological perspective is also introduced in Chapter 1.
  • Coverage includes material on the use of decision-making tools in the observation section; strong emphasis on positive guidance techniques in Chapter 6, including the use of problem-solving as a guidance strategy; a section on prolonged separations for young children; and ideas for preparing learning environments for children and for "going green" in Chapter 8.
  • A strong focus on special needs children is integrated throughout the text.
  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives and NAEYC standards help students focus on key information as they read.
  • "Spotlight" features highlight a key topic, child care organizations, and the personal experiences of child care professionals, enhancing the book's real-world perspective.
  • Case studies at the end of each chapter present real-life examples of the concepts and principles discussed.
  • "Reading Checkpoints" within chapters improve comprehension by asking students to pause and consider what they have just read.
  • A comprehensive Developmental Prescription of behavioral expectations for children from birth to 36 months is provided for the four major areas of development to assist caregivers in establishing Developmental Profiles and Developmental Prescriptions for each child.
  • "Philosophy of [topic]" overviews discuss five key child care philosophies to help readers translate theory into practice. "Child" emphasizes the belief that a child is as smart as an adult but has less experience. "Care" takes the approach that child care should be respectful and child-centered. "Caregiver" stresses that a child's caregiver leaves that child with a permanent signature. "Education" takes the approach that learning is continual and that there are principles to use in child care strategies. "Environment" advocates that the learning environment should be safe, open, and positive.

Table of Contents

Part I: INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR PREPARATION.
1. A Developmental Perspective on Educating Infants and Toddlers.
2. Birth to Thirty-Six Months: Physical and Cognitive Developmental Patterns.
3. Birth to Thirty-Six Months: Social and Emotional Developmental Patterns.
4. The 3As: The Master Tools for Quality Care and Education.
5. Effective Preparation and Tools for Professional Educators.
Part II: ESTABLISHING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
6. Building Relationships with and Guiding the Behaviors of Infants and Toddlers.
7. Supportive Communication with Families and Colleagues.
8. The Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environments.
9. Designing the Curriculum.
Part III: MATCHING CAREGIVER STRATEGIES, MATERIALS, AND EXPERIENCES TO THE CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT.
10. The Child from Birth to Four Months of Age.
11. The Child from Four to Eight Months of Age.
12. The Child from Eight to Twelve Months of Age.
13. The Child from Twelve to Eighteen Months of Age.
14. The Child from Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months of Age.
15. The Child from Twenty-Four to Thirty Months of Age.
16. The Child from Thirty to Thirty-Six Months of Age.

What's New

  • New coverage of brain research and neuroscience, highlighted by a brain icon throughout the text, helps connect current research to development.
  • "Spotlight on Research" boxes now appear in every chapter, offering insights from breakthrough research.
  • New integration of standards includes icons throughout the text that identify relevant content and a new Standards Correlation Chart on the book's inside front cover, which offers an at-a-glance view of where discussions related to NAEYC Teacher Preparation Standards and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) appear in the text.
  • New TeachSource Videos, introduced in every chapter with guiding questions--and viewable at the Education CourseMate website--illustrate the content and give students a picture of actual teaching situations and challenges.
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Reviews

"Thorough, applicable to the classroom, easy to read and understand--an asset to the classroom."

— Kathy Murphy, Free Will Baptist Bible College

"[This] textbook covers the early part of early childhood, [and] has great features that would help students interact with and retain important information."

— Jennifer Prior, Northern Arizona University

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Terri Swim

Terri Jo Swim, Ph.D., is professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne (IPFW). She has taught in higher education institutions for nearly 20 years, and has worked in private child care centers, university-based laboratory infant/toddler and preschool programs, and summer camps with children ages birth to 13 years. She was also the co-editor of THE HOPE FOR AUDICITY: RECAPTURING OPTIMISM AND CIVILITY IN EDUCATION. Her current research interests include infant-toddler and preschool curriculum, Reggio Emilia, documentation, and teacher education.