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Introduction to Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)
Author: Verna P. Hildebrand
ISBN 13: 9780023545535
ISBN 10: 23545534
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1997-02-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 517
List Price: $188.80

Approaches learning activities for young children through the developmental tasks of early childhood with a focus on understanding and helping children as individuals.

This introduction to early childhood education focuses on developmentally appropriate practices and NAEYC accreditation processes throughout and provides numerous program ideas for working with children from infancy through age six. Citing the work of prominent theorists, this book considers how to plan specific learning activities. Beginning with a brief survey of goals, children, schools, techniques, and curricula of early childhood education, discusses goals and procedures and makes suggestions for a wide variety of learning activities.

For beginning and practicing early childhood education teachers and assistants.


A text for students in early childhood education programs, as well as students and professionals in related fields. Part I overviews goals, techniques, and curriculum, and Part II offers guidance on planning specific learning activities. Part III discusses working with parents, presents a global view of children's programs, and looks at the history and future of the field. Includes b&w photos, chapter objectives, study questions, and activities. This sixth edition integrates material on the philosophy of psychologist Lev Vygotsky, and on an innovative program in Italy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.