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Developmentally Appropriate Practice : Curriculum and Development in Early Education Paperback – 8 Mar 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-1401898168 ISBN-10: 1401898165 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth ISE; 3 edition (8 March 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401898165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401898168
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 27.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 953 g
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Preface Acknowledgements DEFINING DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice: What It Is. Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice: What It Is Not. Understanding Play: Its Importance in Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Planning for Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS For Infants. For Toddlers. For Preschoolers. For Primary-Aged Children. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS For Infants. For Toddlers. For Preschoolers. For Primary-Aged Children. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE COGNITIVE/LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENTS For Infants. For Toddlers. For Preschoolers. For Primary Aged. STEPS TOWARDS MORE DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE Helping Teachers Change To More Appropriate Practice. Helping Parents and Communities Understand Developmentally Appropriate Practice. A Look at Programs Based on Developmental Principles. Index

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Carol Gestwicki was an instructor in the early childhood education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (South West Africa). She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. She has three other books on topics in early education published by Delmar Learning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Fifth edition (2013); Essentials of Early Education (1997); and Authentic Childhood: Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom (2002). Currently, she writes a regular column titled "Grandma Says" for Growing Child.

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