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This book takes research-based practice to a new height by providing the evidence as well as the application of material to develop better practitioners. It is an up-to-date comprehensive view of infant and toddler development and how development serves as the basis for curricular planning. It provides specific chapters on inclusive curriculum planning for infant’s birth to 8 months, 8 to 18 months, and 18 months to 3 years in addition to chapters on childcare and general curricular planning. With a family-centered approach, the text highlights some of the cultural challenges in the field, and some of the issues that families and children are facing. It considers the challenges vulnerable families face as they rear infants and toddlers, and the challenges society itself faces in helping all infants and toddlers to reach their potential. Its organization has a domain specific approach (language, cognitive, and so on) to highlight learning in these areas but also presents together to address the whole child. It supports pre-service teachers in developing a personal philosophy of teaching and reflecting on their practice as a way of improving it. This text also tells the story of the people behind the practice: mothers in labor, fathers caring for young children, childcare providers, grandparents, and the infants and toddlers themselves. It is a text that challenges students to expand their knowledge while providing the bridge to meet the challenges in the field.
- Why Study (area of development) helps to answer the "so what" question.
- Helps students translate research and theory into practice.
- The Up Close and Personal feature provides students guidance in reflecting on a situation and confronting some of the dilemmas in the field.
- Application Activities provide both individual and problem based learning opportunities for students to apply what they have been learning.
- Resources provide students with additional information to expand their depth and breadth of learning.
- Chapter in Review highlights key chapter information.
- Running Glossary that defines terms used in the text.
Chapter 2: Development Before Birth.
Chapter 3: Birth and the Birthing Process.
Chapter 4:The Newborn.
Chapter 5: Patterns of Physical and Motor Development.
Chapter 6: Sensory and Perceptual Development.
Chapter 7: Cognitive and Intellectual Development.
Chapter 8: Early Communication and Language Development.
Chapter 9: Social Development.
Chapter 10: Emotional Development.
Chapter 11: Infants and Toddlers and Their Families.
Chapter 12: Collaborating with Families of Infants and Toddlers.
Chapter 13: Early Care and Education for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.
Chapter 14: Planning for Young Infants: Birth to 8 Months.
Chapter 15: Activities for Infants: Birth to 8 Months.
Chapter 16: Planning Programs for Crawlers and Walkers: 8 to 18 Months.
Chapter 17: Activities for Crawlers and Walkers: 8 to 18 Months.
Chapter 18: Planning Programs for Toddlers and Twos: 18 to 36 Months.
Chapter 19: Activities for Toddlers and Twos: 18 to 36 Months.
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