Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool: Getting to Know the HighScope Curriculum, 2nd ed.

Catalog #: N-P1423
Price: $30.00
Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool: Getting to Know the HighScope Curriculum, 2nd ed.
Product Details
Author: A. S. Epstein 
Softcover, photos, 260 pages 
ISBN: 978-1-57379-701-6

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's learning 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. 
Whether you use or plan to adopt the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, or are just looking for information on what it takes to have a successful active learning environment in which all young children can thrive, this book is a must-have for all early childhood administrators and educators as well as students preparing to enter the field.