For courses in Environments in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum in Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Curriculum.

This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book. 

Information and examples, plus environmental and curricular possibilities, for designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play based curriculum

In this easy-to-read resource, pre- and in-service teachers get practical help for designing play-based environments that ensure effective teaching and learning while meeting national and state standards. The book presents basic information and environmental and curricular possibilities through numerous examples, photos, and videos that demonstrate early childhood theories, child development, current research, and curriculum standards and outcomes in action. It emphasizes the importance of considering multiple aspects including the standards and children’s interests, developmental levels, and cultural and geographic backgrounds. The new edition includes expanded information on diversity, early childhood learning theories, working in K- through third-grade settings, and 21stcentury learning initiatives that allow students to be better prepared for early childhood settings. The most current information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, plus numerous examples and over 140 color photos make this resource practical, interesting, and understandable for future and practicing teachers in family childcare homes, childcare centers, preschools, and elementary schools.

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText
The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded video and assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available with a loose-leaf version or without a print version.