Educating and Caring for Very Young Children

Author: Doris Bergen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807740101
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume focuses on play as the basis for curriculum and shows how infant/toddler "educarers" can combine theory and practice, taking into account both the physical and social environments. Through case descriptions of actual children, this insightful volume discusses how to accommodate children with different development levels, backgrounds, personalities, and special needs. The authors also examine infant/toddler curriculum in the context of family, community, and society, and explore ways to enhance curriculum quality.

Administration of Programs for Young Children

Author: Phyllis M. Click
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133938981
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, as well as a comprehensive resource for those who are already directors. The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements as well as methods and principles related to supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Real-life scenarios equip working directors with problem- solving techniques; readers also learn best practices in child care program management. Highlights include a fresh new design, a new chapter diversity, up-to-date technology information, and new TeachSource Videos integrated into each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Teachers

Author: Angèle Sancho Passe
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543675
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There's a lot of conversation in the early childhood community on evaluating teachers to improve their performance. Raising the quality of early care and education is a priority for policymakers and practitioners on local, state, and federal levels. As a result, much attention is being focused on early childhood educators to ensure that they do a good—and better—job teaching young children. This book provides accessible information, guidance, techniques, and tools to aid directors, coaches, principals, and others leaders as they evaluate and support teachers in a way that encourages and enables them to do their best work with children.

Making Sense of Theory and Practice in Early Childhood

Author: Tim Waller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242480
Format: PDF
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This accessible book demystifies the links between theory and practice for those studying in the field of early childhood. The book encourages those new to research to develop their investigations as straightforward narrative accounts of the phenomenon that they are investigating.

Supervision for Learning

Author: James M. Aseltine
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416603271
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traditional methods of supervision and evaluation focus on teachers' inputs: their lesson plans, instruction, and classroom management practices. But what matters most is the outcome they achieve: learning. This book introduces Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation (PBSE), a data-driven and teacher-directed approach proven to build educators' analytical and instructional capacity to address the learning needs of their students. It's a move away from disconnected annual goals and outside-in improvement initiatives, and toward the full integration of teacher evaluation, strategic professional development, and school improvement planning. Supervision for Learning is an important resource for school leaders looking to * Honor the judgment of teachers while targeting student performance in areas of essential knowledge and skills articulated in standards; * Empower all teachers to use performance data as the basis for instructional decisions and monitor the effectiveness of these decisions through action research; * Develop meaningful collaborative relationships with and among teachers; and * Acquire authentic evidence of teacher and student growth. Authors James M. Aseltine, Judith O. Faryniarz, and Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio explain the best-practice foundations of their approach and provide guidelines for its implementation. Sample artifacts and illustrative vignettes bring the PBSE process to life, clarifying the supervisor's role, the teachers' responsibilities, and the students' gains. You'll also find a planning and monitoring tool that maps milestones within the development and evaluation cycle, along with strategies for reconciling this approach with district reporting requirements and budget realities.

The Early Childhood Curriculum

Author: Carol Seefeldt
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807737811
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom, an overview of current developments in the field.