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Curriculum for Young Children An Introduction by Eve-Marie (Shasta College) Arce

Curriculum for Young Children An Introduction


Curriculum for Young Children An Introduction by Eve-Marie (Shasta College) Arce

Here is succinct, step-by-step guidance on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education. Written by an experienced teacher in the field, this brief, easy-to-read book presents basic methods for meeting the needs of children and how to adapt them to existing programs. It also compares similar approaches in early childhood education, and helps teachers plan curriculum to maximize the time they can spend with the children and their parents. Teachers and parents alike will find this volume to be a very useful resource.


1. Curriculum for Young Children: As Valuable and as Much Fun as You Can Make It! 2. Considering Children's Needs: Facilitating Early Childhood Skill Development. 3. Early Curriculum Basics: Creativity, Play, and the Environment. 4. Environments for Young Children: Places for Curriculum. 5. Designing a Managed Curriculum: Beginning with Review and a Plan. 6. Activities for Young Children: Managing Good Ideas. 7. Physical Development: Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Movement; and Music and Rhythm Activities. 8. Affective and Aesthetic Development Activities for Young Children. 9. Cognitive and Language Development Activities for Young Children. 10. Professional Growth: Success with Curriculum Management. Appendix A. Curriculum Activity Guides. Appendix B. Reproducible Sample Forms.

About the Author

Dr. Eve-Marie Arce has been active throughout her career in statewide professional organizations that advocate for children. She has served as a member at large, secretary, and President (for two years) of the CAEYC. She has also been a California delegate for the NAEYC Affiliate Council. In 2005 she retired as a faculty member at Shasta College, having taught early childhood education and child psychology courses for twenty years. During that time she was active with the California Community College Early Childhood Educators and chaired the Chancellor's Advisory on Child Development and Instruction.

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Publication date

21st October 2011


Eve-Marie (Shasta College) Arce

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Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc


256 pages


Pre-school & kindergarten
Curriculum planning & development



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