Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 1: Continuity and Change in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 2: Building on a Tradition of Excellence

Chapter 3: Understanding and Applying Developmentally Appropriate Practice


Part 2: Learning and Developing from Birth to Age 8: Who We Teach

Chapter 4: Applying What We Know about Children’s Learning and Development

Chapter 5: Adapting for Individual Differences

Chapter 6: Embracing a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse World


Part 3: Intentional Teaching: How to Teach

Chapter 7: Building Effective Partnerships with Families

Chapter 8: Creating a Caring Community of Learners: Guiding Young Children

Chapter 9: Teaching to Enhance Learning and Development

Chapter 10: Planning Effective Curriculum

Chapter 11: Assessing Children’s Learning and Development


Part 4: Implementing an Effective Curriculum: What to Teach

Chapter 12: Teaching Children to Communicate: Language, Literacy, and the Arts

Chapter 13: Teaching Children to Investigate and Solve Problems: Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Chapter 14: Teaching Children to Live in a Democratic Society: Social-Emotional Learning and Social Studies

Chapter 15: Teaching Children to Be Healthy and Fit: Physical Development and Health

Chapter 16: Putting It All Together in Practice: Making a Difference for Children