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Portions of this book were first published in Focused Early Learning by Gaye Gronlund, © 2003.
First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph © Segrey Galushko/Veer
Interior design by Ryan Scheife, Mayfly Design
Typeset in Whitman
Photograph on page 168 by Kathy Stewart
Photograph on page 188 by MediaDesigns, Inc.
Photograph on page 214 by Gail Holtz
Excerpts on pages 5, 101, 117, 120–121, 231, and 235 are from Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving
Children from Birth through Age 8, 3rd ed., edited by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp. Copyright © 2009 National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Reprinted with permission.
Excerpts on page 157 are from “Developing Young Children’s Self-Regulation through Everyday Experiences,” Young Children 66 (4):
46–51, by Ida Rose Florez. Copyright ©2011 NAEYC. Reprinted with permission.
Excerpt on page 156 is from “Learn to Say Yes! When You Want to Say No! to Create Cooperation instead of Resistance,” Young
Children 66 (4): 40–44, by Katharine Kersey and Marie Masterson. Copyright © 2011 NAEYC. Reprinted with permission.
Excerpts on pages 27, 30, and 197 are from Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation: Building an Effective,
Accountable System in Programs for Children Birth through Age 8, a position statement from NAEYC and NAECS/SDE (National Association
for the Education of Young Children and National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education [www.
naeyc.org/positionstatements/cape]). Copyright © 2003 NAEYC and NAECS/SDE. Reprinted with permission.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-
Planning for play, observation, and learning in preschool and kindergarten / Gaye Gronlund.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-60554-113-6 (pbk.)
1. Play. 2. Education, Preschool—Curricula. 3. Kindergarten—Curricula. 4. Curriculum planning. I. Title.
Printed on acid-free paper