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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Early Childhood Education / Teaching Methods A comprehensive curriculum for two- and three-year-olds Working with two- and three-year-olds is an important job, one that will influence children’s lifelong learning. With strategies for planning a developmentally appropriate program, building positive relationships with young children, and supporting young children’s learning in all areas, Teaching Twos and Threes is a classroom essential. What’s more, it’s packed with creative activity ideas! “Deborah Falasco’s joy in working with twos and threes spills over into her clear, practical advice to teachers. Whether you’re new on the job or a long-time veteran in early childhood education who wants to reflect on your practice through observing and recording, problem solving, and brainstorming for action, this book is directed to you. It provides endless ideas embedded in reflective stories from the author’s own experience. But it’s not just a grab bag; it provides a systematic process of responsive curriculum building. There’s enough in here to inspire you for the rest of your teaching career.” “This book is filled with an abundance of useful information about working with this remarkable age group. The colorful photos and vivid descriptions of real children involved in an actual classroom make the ideas and experiences engaging and accessible for any teacher!” —Elizabeth Jones, PhD, faculty emerita, School of Human Development, Pacific Oaks College —Deb Curtis, toddler teacher and coauthor of Designs for Living and Learning and Learning Together with Young Children “A must-have book for educators and child care providers for young children.” —Ayuko Uezu Boomer, MSEd, early childhood specialist, Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School, University of Minnesota Deborah Falasco is the lead teacher for the two- and three-year-old program at Wimpfheimer Nursery School, the laboratory school at Vassar College. She holds a graduate certificate as an infant/toddler specialist and a master’s degree in human development with a specialization in infants, toddlers, and their families. ISBN 978-1-60554-132-7 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $34.95