This book offers a great deal of ?real-life? suggestions. Each chapter provides the student with a wealth of ideas on how to improve the classroom experience.
The author?s ability to lead readers (very systematically) through the process of curriculum development and implementation is a breath of fresh air. Often text books are not presented in such a systematic manner. Job well done!
The author has created a foundation for early childhood theory in the first few chapters to give meaning to early childhood philosophy.
Early Childhood Education Curriculum successfully teaches current and future education professionals how to create meaningful curriculum for children from infancy through age eight. The author draws on decades of experience to teach others how to guide children through their early learning years by using knowledge of childrens development, needs, interests, and cultural diversity in curriculum planning. A host of theories and concepts are introduced that stress the value of creativity, play, learning by doing, teacher/family relationships, and more. Concepts are introduced then reinforced throughout, promoting better retention and progressive knowledge building. The author employs highly effective learning techniques and successfully weaves each chapters content and philosophy into the next, giving more meaning to the material as a whole.
About the Author
Professor Emerita, Brookhaven College of the Dallas County Community College District