This book is a thorough examination of day—to-day aspects of standards-based, developmentally appropriate teaching of young children.
Using student-friendly, readable language, Jo Ann Brewer demonstrates how to integrate developmentally appropriate practice into the early childhood curriculum. The extensive coverage of curriculum, particularly early literacy and language, is a hallmark of this popular book. There is also a heavy focus on diversity, special needs students, and real-world experience from teachers currently in the classroom.
Comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to teachers of children from birth through age 8, geared toward encouraging teachers to consider the child, the family, and the community in classroom planning, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice. The text also helps readers prepare for the Praxis Exam, required by some states for teacher certification. The author teaches at the U. of Massachusetts Lowell. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)