Reflecting Children's Lives, 2nd Edition:
A Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum
Product Code: 540399
Reflecting Children's Lives, Second Edition:
A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum
Make the complex task of creating a child-centered curriculum easier with the practical guidelines and ideas in this updated and expanded handbook. Learn how to sharpen your observation and documentation skills, set up your space, and transform your teaching to reflect children's interests and needs. Insightful classroom stories, assessment tools, checklists, comparative charts, and activities encourage new approaches and self-reflection as you plan your curriculum and put it into practice. Addressing new standards in early education, two new chapters focus on teaching academics in a meaningful way and guiding children as they play and learn.
Reflecting Children's Lives is your work in progress—use it to record the development of your own thinking and practice. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 264 pgs.
Review: 2011 book News Inc. Portland, OR - June 1, 2011
Curtis and Carter explain how early childhood educators can create a child-centered curriculum for children ages three to five, with a separate chapter on infants and toddlers. They describe assessment of the learning environment, developmentally appropriate practice, approaches to theme planning, building relationships, curriculum planning, and teacher roles and dispositions. This edition has two new chapters on teaching academics in a meaningful way and guiding children as they play and learn. It addresses new standards and has new teaching stories, with postscripts added to previous ones.