Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool

Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool

Getting to Know the Highscope Curriculum

Book - 2014
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"This user-friendly guide covers all areas of HighScope's active learning approach, including adult-child interaction, learning environment, daily routine, assessment, parent involvement and staff development. It describes HighScope's curriculum content (which is aligned with state and national standards) and the key developmental indicators (KDIs) of early learning in each of the content areas: Approaches to Learning; Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development and Health; Language, Literacy, and Communication; Mathematics; Creative Arts; Science and Technology; and Social Studies."--Back cover.
"This practical guide presents a comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, covering early childhood theory and research, teaching practices, curriculum content, and professional development. The book's appealing format offers examples, checklists, photos, child and teacher anecdotes, and thoughtful questions and hands-on exercises to help both experienced and new teachers reflect on their beliefs and practices. This second edition reflects the most up-to-date research on child development and effective teaching practice and includes: Completely revised curriculum content built around HighScope's 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs), which are organized into eight content areas aligned with state and national early learning standards; New information on how adults can scaffold--support and gently extend--children at early, middle, and later stages of development, throughout the program day; Additional suggestions on how to promote learning for children with special needs, English language learners, and those from diverse cultural backgrounds ; Expanded discussion on the benefits of parent involvement and more strategies on how to connect with families; Updated information on HighScope's child and program assessment tools."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Ypsilanti, Michigan :, HighScope Press,, [2014]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781573797016
1573797014
Characteristics: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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