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Innovations : Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum - Kay Albrecht


Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780876592694
Number Of Pages: 640
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Designed for teachers of 3- to 5-year-olds, this complete curriculum book focuses on how teachers can encourage, facilitate and stimulate children to learn and grow. The book identifies, explains and supports the major developmental tasks of preschool children, including adjusting to school, making friends, exploring roles, communicating, problem-solving and expressing feelings. It contains a comprehensive appendix, planning tools and an array of useful teaching strategies.

Each chapter discusses child development theory and relates theory to practice in a way every teacher can understand and implement. Planning pages, webs, lists of materials, equipment and resources, numerous activities for children, and comprehensive observation/assessment lists help teachers ensure a happy, healthy learning experience for every preschooler.

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"The strength of Innovations is the wonderful integration of child development principles, theory, and practice. The result is a perfect blend of grounded knowledge, practical experience, and curriculum ideas that makes this a valuable resource for early childhood teachers." - Child Care Information Exchange "This resource is so wonderful... this (is) a very easy and appealing curriculum to use...The topics covered in this curriculum are right on for children 3 to 5 years old. It covers all the interests and issues facing preschool children in a fun and interactive way. This resource will pave the way for children to transition easily into more formal education. Bravo!" - Jody Martin, Educational Consultant "Comprehensive is such an apt word to describe the latest volume in the Innovations curriculum series. Blending child development theory with knowledge about best practices in classroom learning environments, observation and assessment, and parent partnerships, The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum is an indispensable guide for preschool teachers to plan meaningful learning experiences for young children. The book will also serve as a terrific text for early childhood curriculum courses in preservice teacher education programs." - New Horizons

Introductionp. 11
Getting Startedp. 15
Developmental Tasksp. 16
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 17
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 17
Innovations in Teachingp. 18
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 18
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 19
Innovations in Environmentsp. 20
Possibilities Plans Related to the Developmental Tasksp. 20
The Curriculum Planning Processp. 27
Adjusting to Schoolp. 31
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 32
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 44
Innovations in Teachingp. 48
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 52
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 57
Innovations in Environmentsp. 61
Referencesp. 63
Resources for Teachersp. 64
Possibilities Plan--Saying Hellop. 65
Possibilities Plan--Castlesp. 95
Making Friendsp. 119
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 120
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 128
Innovations in Teachingp. 132
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 140
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 144
Innovations in Environmentsp. 148
Referencesp. 153
Resources for Teachersp. 154
Possibilities Plan--Making Messes and Cleaning Them Upp. 155
Possibilities Plan--Creepy Crawlies (and Germs)p. 181
Exploring Rolesp. 207
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 208
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 212
Innovations in Teachingp. 216
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 222
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 224
Innovations in Environmentsp. 227
Referencesp. 234
Resources for Teachersp. 234
Possibilities Plan--Mapsp. 235
Possibilities Plan--Spin Me a Tall Talep. 259
Communicating with Parents, Teachers, and Friendsp. 287
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 288
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 299
Innovations in Teachingp. 303
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 312
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 315
Innovations in Environmentsp. 321
Referencesp. 326
Resources for Teachersp. 327
Possibilities Plan--What Will I Be?p. 329
Possibilities Plan--Spacep. 353
Problem Solvingp. 377
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 378
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 391
Innovations in Teachingp. 398
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 407
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 408
Innovations in Environmentsp. 411
Referencesp. 417
Resources for Teachersp. 417
Possibilities Plan--Where Does It Come From and Where Does It Go?p. 419
Possibilities Plan--Building Up and Tearing Downp. 445
Expressing Feelingsp. 469
Innovations in Care and Early Educationp. 470
Innovations in Interactive Experiencesp. 485
Innovations in Teachingp. 488
Innovations in Observation/Assessmentp. 497
Innovations in Family Partnershipsp. 498
Innovations in Environmentsp. 502
Referencesp. 505
Resources for Teachersp. 506
Possibilities Plan--Fantasy Figures and More!p. 507
Possibilities Plan--Saying Goodbyep. 533
Appendixp. 557
Tools to Support Observation and Assessmentp. 558
Observation Classroom Summariesp. 559
Concepts Learned Classroom Summariesp. 572
Child Accomplishment Recordsp. 597
Anecdotal Recordp. 610
Communication Logp. 611
Possibilities Planningp. 613
Possibilities Planning Formp. 615
Other Assessment Instruments for Preschoolp. 618
Indexp. 619
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ISBN: 9780876592694
ISBN-10: 0876592698
Series: Innovations
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Gryphon House,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 21.6  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 1.75

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