Friday, January 25, 2013

Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers 9th Edition, Gonzalez-Mena

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education 9th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Janet Gonzalez-Mena provides ideal introduction to care and education in the first three years of life, featuring a respectful, cohesive approach.

The text emphasizes the value of play and exploration, as well as giving careful attention to those care-giving times, when relationships grow and an abundance of learning occurs. Chapter 4 has been updated to make a stronger case for valuing the relationship between play, learning, and cognition. Appropriate Practice features summarize points of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice related to the chapter topics.

Data shows that children in low-income families often start kindergarten behind their middle-income classmates. This book showcases two model programs that address the particular "readiness” needs of infants and toddlers in low-income families. A shift in terminology to dual language learner refers not only to those children in bilingual programs who are learning English, but also to the English-speaking children who are learning another language.

Reorganized Children with Special Needs Sections at the end of every chapter no longer focus on specific disabilities, but now discuss major topic areas within the field of early childhood special education. Developmental Pathways features begin with generalizations about stages of development by showing a chart of behaviors related to the chapter topic, then uses examples of two different children to show diverse developmental pathways.

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