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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Early Childhood Education / Theory iscover the early learning theories that support intriguing environments, meaningful activities, and children who are joyful in their explorations. This book provides a blueprint for learning to understand the work and theories of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardner, and Louise Derman-Sparks and for applying that understanding to your work with children. Each viewpoint supports different aspects of early development—varying perspectives that offer a diverse, comprehensive view of the whole child. With a solid understanding of each theory you can better engage with children and respond to their interests in more meaningful ways. Each theoretical model is defined in relation to children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development and presented with classroom stories that illustrate the theory. “Each theory and action is explained through the major domains of development, giving ECE professionals clear direction for understanding sometimes difficult theoretical constructs. Even though I have read all of these theorists, I don’t think I really understood how some of the theories could be utilized in an early childhood setting until I read this book. This is must reading for ECE teachers and directors, and for resource and referral coaches and mentors.” —M ichael O lenick , P h D, P resident and CEO of C hild C are R esource C enter of C alifornia Photo credit: Jenna Daly Lisa Daly, MA, and Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, have been teachers of, and advocates for, early childhood education for more than 25 years. Both are currently professors in Northern California working to transform teaching with meaningful, intentional experiences. In work and life, Lisa and Miriam are passionate about utilizing play, creativity, and community building. This shared passion also led them to co-author the book, Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children. ISBN 978-1-60554-236-2 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $39.95