Summary: All About Child Care and Early Education is a comprehensive resource for child care practitioners--or those looking to become child care practitioners--including teachers, care givers, family child care providers, administrators, and directors.
It provides practical suggestions for setting up classrooms, for developing curricula for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, for meeting children's social-emotional needs, and for working effectively with parents an ...show mored staff. Child Development Associate candidates and other students preparing for roles as educators of children ages 0-5 can use All About Child Care and Early Education as a primary text.
Section I provides a brief history of child care and early education and sketches future challenges for the field. Section II describes developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor learning environments. It covers the CDA competency areas SAFE, HEALTH, and LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Section III provides broad developmental overviews of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It describes the typical sequence of development in particular domains and suggests methods of enhancing development at each stage. Each of the CDA competency areas PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION, and CREATIVE is covered in a chapter. Section IV focuses on emotional and social development. It covers the CDA competency areas SELF, SOCIAL, and GUIDANCE. Section V focuses on the behind-the-scenes relationships and practices of adults that generate positive outcomes for children. It covers the CDA functional areas PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, FAMILIES, and PROFESSIONALISM. ...show less