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Teaching Four Year Olds

Teaching Four Year Olds

Teaching Four Year Olds

A Personal Journey

Author(s): Carol Hillman (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9780942702538

Binding: Paperback

Published by: Child Care Information Exchange

RRP $54.95


What does every young child need to be a well-adjusted, happy person? From Carol Hillman’s years of experience and wisdom comes the answer: Help each child discover a world where play, creative freedom, self-trust, and personal responsibility open the child’s mind and heart to the excitement of learning and the enjoyment of sharing it with others.
In Teaching Four-Year-Olds, Carol Hillman captures the inspirational vision and practical knowledge necessary for the effective teaching of young children. Expect to be enchanted, enlightened, and affirmed by the philosophy and very best beliefs about children and their learning. Early childhood educations and parents alike have much to learn from this classic book.

Contents:

Foreword
A Parent’s Preface
Introduction
The Hidden Curriculum
The Master Teacher
The End of Summer
Home Visits
Setting Up the Classroom
Creating a Safe and Secure Environment
Parent Orientation
The First Few Days of School
The Teacher of Young Children
Finding the Positives in Children
Time to Evaluate
A Parent Conference
Decision-Making
The Youngest Child in the Class
High Spirits and Holidays
Friendship: Teacher to Teacher
Handling Sensitive Issues in the Classroom
Taking Responsibility
Blocking Is More Than Building with Blocks
Music in the Classroom
From Monarchs to Maple Syrup: Science for All Seasons
A Book Is a Special Kind of Friend
Art Is for Every Day
The Cognitive Clamor
Building Trust
Endings and Beginnings