Using student-friendly, readable language, Jo Ann Brewer demonstrates how to integrate developmentally appropriate practice into the early childhood curriculum. The extensive coverage of curriculum, particularly early literacy and language, is a hallmark of this popular text. Unlike other texts in the market, there is a heavy focus on diversity, students with special needs, and real-world experience from teachers currently in the classroom.

New to this edition:

  • Key term lists added to the beginning of each chapter
  • New Learning Plans provide step-by-step procedures for lessons and projects that can be done in the classroom
  • Student achievement standards advocated by the most prominent professional organizations for each discipline are incorporated
  • Integrating the Curriculum demonstrates how teachers can use a common theme when teaching multiple content areas.
  • New annotated website addresses in the margins provide students opportunity to use the Internet to further explore content discussed in the chapters.
  • Praxis icons appear in the margin to help readers think about how the text they're reading relates to questions they will encounter on Praxis exams.
  • Every chapter ends with two new sections to challenge the reader: Reflection Questions (critical thinking) and Activities and Explorations (based on field experience).
  • The book concludes with Resources for Further Reading organized by the chapter to which they relate.
  • Book-specific PPTs help to organize class lectures and discussions.