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Working with Young Children
introduces students to the exciting and challenging field of early childhood education and care. Students will learn about brain development and its impact on developing children, child development theories and practices, creating safe and inviting learning environments, and preparing engaging learning experiences and activities that promote all aspects of children's development. Students also gain knowledge and skills in dealing with specific concerns related to infants, toddlers, school-age children, and children with diverse needs. The 2024 revision of this text has had critical updates related to brain development, dual language learners, cultural diversity and sensitivity, trauma informed care, health and safety, and more. Special features, such as Early Childhood Insights, Safety First, Health Highlights, Focus on Careers, Ethical Responsibilities, and Workplace Connections have been added to inform students about relevant information in the field.
- This title includes the content students need to pursue the Child Development Associate Credential(TM) and covers information about licensing rules and regulations, various career paths, safety considerations, curriculum, and classroom management.
- Reinforcement about ethical principles and practices in the early childhood profession by highlighting excerpts from the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment core values and principles of conduct.
- Video Library showcases authentic experiences of children in the classroom and at play. These videos, alongside reading and provided activities, questions, and discussions related to the video allow instructor to show how children interact with each other and with adults.