Introduction to Early Childhood Education
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Introduction to Early Childhood Education provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field. The underlying philosophy of the book is that early childhood educators’ most important task is to provide a program that is sensitive to and supports the development of young children. Author Eva L. Essa and new co-author Melissa Burnham provide valuable insight by strategically dividing the book into six sections that answer the “What, Who, Why, Where, and How” of early childhood education. Utilizing both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) standards, this supportive text provides students with the skills, theories, and best practices needed to succeed and thrive as early childhood educators.
We gratefully acknowledge Eva L. Essa and Melissa M. Burnham for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Chelsi Anderson of University of North Texas, Miriam Boesch of University of North Texas, Jencie Davies of University of Nevada Reno, Heather Garrison of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd., and Kepos Media for developing the ancillaries on this site.
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