Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching / Edition 7 available in Paperback
A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 7TH 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. 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.
About the Author
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.
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.