Author(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (click on the author's name for more titles)
This single-volume resource provides detailed information on current large-scale and longitudinal research studies focusing on early childhood development—the situations and experiences of young American children. Twenty-eight studies are profiled, addressing such issues as early childhood interventions for children in poverty, neighborhood characteristics and residence patterns of children and their families, the role of fathers in families, school readiness and the transition to school, and maternal employment issues, including child care and welfare reform.
Author(s): Susan Edwards (click on the author's name for more titles)
Early Childhood Education and Care: A Sociocultural Approach celebrates the ideas of children, families and teachers. Drawn from research conducted with preschool teachers from the City of Casey, Victoria, this book highlights how sociocultural theory can be used in practice.
This widely used program quality assessment instrument is designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 2 1/2 through 5 years of age. It can be used by program directors for supervision and program improvement, by teaching staff for self-assessment, by agency staff for monitoring, and in teacher training programs. The established reliability and validity of the ECERS-R make it particularly useful for research and program evaluation.
Author(s): Marilou Hyson (click on the author's name for more titles)
Research shows that positive approaches to learning improve both social,emotional and academic outcomes. Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners will help early childhood professionals implement strategies to support young children's positive approaches to learning, their enthusiasm (interest, joy, and motivation to learn) and their engagement (attention, persistence, flexibility, self-regulation, and other essential learning behaviours). Along with extensive research, the text includes images of practice in early education programs in culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse settings.