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Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs by Ruth E. Cook; M. Diane Klein; Deborah Chen; Annette TessierA practical, activity-based approach to early childhood special education built on a foundation of theory and research. This comprehensive text on early childhood special education emphasizes a developmental focus over a disability focus. The authors believe that children are more alike than different in their developmental processes and avoid the negative impact of labeling children with disability categorical names. The authors have produced a book that offers educators a practical and effective guide to finding learning opportunities within daily curriculum activities and routine. The current edition maintains the focus on inclusive, family-centered, real-world approaches that are also theoretically based. The text also provides ample detail related to specific intervention strategies that enhance teachers' ability to work with young children with special needs and their families. Readable and practical, the illustrations of techniques and strategies throughout make this text a valuable resource long after students leave their formal education.
Call Number: LC 4019.2 C66 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Child Psychology by Usha GoswamiThis Very Short Introduction provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami considers the process of attachment and "bonding", showing how secure attachments enable the development ofself-understanding. Exploring childhood learning, ranging from aspects of language and thinking to cognitive reasoning, Goswami looks at how babies and toddlers develop an understanding of the physical, biological, and social worlds, and develop complex abilities like language and morality.Demonstrating how learning is shaped by the environments surrounding the child; at home, school, with peers, and in wider society, Goswami emphasizes the importance of childhood friendships and siblings for psychological development. Introducing the key theories in child psychology, Goswami explainswhy children develop as they do and how society can further optimize their development through the adolescent years.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Call Number: BF 721 G648 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Essentials of early childhood education by Carol Gestwicki, Jane BertrandSummary: Essentials of Early Childhood Education remains one of the best-selling and most revered texts in the field. The text emphasizes the importance of experience, interactions, and environments to support children in development. This edition highlights up-to-date coverage, statistics, and references to new Canadian studies as well as validates Early Childhood Education as a critical and meaningful vocation. Essentials of Early Childhood Education will provide students with the foundations necessary to study further in their field and achieve success in their field placements and practicum. The book is intended for the Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses found in all Early Childhood Education Departments. The book focuses on issues that must be addressed to prepare individuals to work with young children and families in early development stages. The book can be used for one semester with other slimmer texts on topics such as curriculum, philosophy, etc.
Call Number: LB 1775.6 G47 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Healthy foundations in early childhood settings by Barbara Pimento, George Brown College, Deborah Kernested, R.N.Summary: Development and learning are fostered and supported when children are healthy and able to participate fully in a child-centred, play-based curriculum. Health is integrated with children’s growth, development, and cultural realities, and Healthy Foundations reflects this belief. In collaboration with families, educators have an integral role in maintaining or improving children’s overall health status through a health promotion philosophy. Healthy Foundations focuses on the overall health needs of all children through discussions and examples of contemporary issues that affect all children, such as how too much screen use decreases physical activity and contributes to obesity. By presenting the latest guidelines set out by federal and provincial governments, and the Canadian Pediatric Society, Healthy Foundations reinforces the concept that educators have an integral role in maintaining or improving children’s overall health status through a health promotion philosophy.
Call Number: HQ 778.7 C3 P55 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Inclusion in early childhood programs by K. Eileen Allen, Glynnis E. Cowdery, Carol L. Paasche, Rachel Langford, Karen Nolan, Bernice CipparroneAn inclusive approach to early childhood education and care -- Canadian legislation : support for children through early intervention -- Partnership with families -- Preparing educators for inclusive programs -- An overview of developmental differences -- Children with cognitive delays -- Advanced cognitive and developmental abilities : children who are gifted -- Sensory impairments : hearing and vision -- Orthopedic and other health conditions -- Mental health disorders -- Learning disabilities -- Identification and the individual education plan (IEP) -- Planning transitions to support inclusion -- Intervention with specific age groups : infants, toddlers, and school-aged children -- Arranging the inclusive learning environment -- Facilitating social development -- Facilitating positive behaviour (managing challenging behaviours) -- Facilitating cognitive learning -- Facilitating speech, language, and the development of communication.
Call Number: LC 4019.2 A46 2019
Publication Date: 2020
Outdoor and nature play in early childhood education by Beverlie Dietze, Diane KashinIntroduction to outdoor play and nature -- Historical and philosophical foundation for outdoor and nature play -- Canadian and international research on outdoor play -- Loose parts-using natural and found materials in outdoor and nature play -- The relationship of outdoor and nature play to development, health, learning, and thinking -- Outdoor play that involves challenge, adventure, and risk -- Nature-based early learning places and spaces -- Sustainability and first nations-teachings -- Programming from a four-season perspective -- Supporting families and others in connecting children's play to their development -- Documentation and assessment of children's outdoor play environments -- Outdoor and nature play-looking to research and practice to inform the future.
Call Number: LB 1139.35 P55 D527 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Playing and learning in early childhood education by Beverlie Dietze, Diane KashinExploring the foundations of play -- The process of play -- Observing, documenting, and interpreting children's play -- Outdoor and nature play : unscripted and unstructured -- Planning play spaces -- Loose parts and children's play -- Art and play -- Blocks and child's play -- Dramatic play -- Language, emergent literacy, and play -- Math and science and play -- Music, movement, and play -- Bringing technology into child's play : a new perspective -- Taking play to the next level.
Call Number: LB 1139.35 P55 D55 2018
Publication Date: 2018
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