About the Author:

Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is the author of Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky; Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus; and Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn. Carol has received the Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching at Granite State College, and was twice named Early Educator of the year. She won NH Press Woman’s Awards for Family Pages writing and is a past president of NHAEYC.
She lives in Dover, NH.

Carol Garhart Mooney 's Books

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  • Theories of Practice

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney

    Product Code:
    542874 (Softbound)
    542973 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-287-4 (Softbound)
    9781605542973 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    As an educator, you care deeply about working with young children and strive for quality in your program. This book explains why learning about foundational theory supports the ways you care for and teach children. With stories, anecdotes, and a discussion about the strong connection between theory and best practices, this guide will help you understand the value of applying your knowledge of educational theory to your work as you refine your practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do your best to raise the standards of early childhood education.

    104 pages

    $19.95  
    $19.95  
  • Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney

    Product Code:
    541389 (Softbound)
    542485 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-138-9 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-248-5 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free

    Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood, Second Edition, provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help you be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education.

    128 pages

    $25.95  
    $25.95  
  • Swinging Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education

    Author: Carol Garhart Mooney

    Product Code:
    540801 (Softbound)
    541914 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-080-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-191-4 (e-book)

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    Filled with thirty essays on topics that raise questions for discussion—including issues on professionalism, health and safety, curriculum, regulations, discipline, and caring communities—Swinging Pendulums is a great tool for staff development or a staff book club. Each essay will help you more thoroughly reflect on the policies and teaching methods you use and consider the reasons why some ideas may or may not work in your program.

    176 pages

    $19.95  
    $19.95  
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