Table of contents for Beginnings & beyond / Ann Miles Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne ; guest editors, Edith M. Dowley ... [et al.].

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Forward. Preface. Acknowledgments. SECTION 1 - WHAT IS THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Guest Editorial. Chapter 1 - History of Early Childhood Education. Chapter 2 - Types of Programs. SECTION 2 - WHO IS THE YOUNG CHILD: Guest Editorial. Chapter 3 - Defining the Young Child. Chapter 4 - Developmental and Learning Theories. SECTION 3 - WHO ARE THE TEACHERS: Guest Editorial. Chapter 5 - Teh Teacher''s Role. Chapter 6 - Observation: Learning to Read the Child. Chapter 7 - Understanding and Guiding Behavior. Chapter 8 - Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education. SECTION 4 - WHAT IS THE SETTING: Guest Editorial. Chapter 9 - Creating Environments. Chapter 10 - Evaluating for Effectiveness. SECTION 5 - WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT: Guest Editorial. Chapter 11 - Planning for Play: Curriculum Basics. Chapter 12 - Planning for the Body: Physical/Motor Development. Chapter 13 - Planning for the Mind: Cognitive and Language Development. Chapter 14 - Planning for theHeart and Soul: Emotional, Social and Creative Growth. SECTION 6 - HOW DO WE TEACH FOR TOMORROW: Guest Editorial. Chapter 15 - Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education. APPENDICES: Appendix A - Timeline for Early Childhood Education. Appendix B - NAEYC Statement of Commitment. Appendix C - NAEYC Position Statement: Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity - Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education. Appendix D - Early Childhood Organizations. Glossary. Index.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Early childhood education.
Early childhood education -- Curricula.
Child development.