Transforming The Workforce For Children Birth Through Age 8 Description: Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN-13 : 9780309324885
Copyright Year : 2015-07-23
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From Neurons To Neighborhoods Description: How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN-13 : 9780309069885
Copyright Year : 2000-11-13
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Caring For Your Baby And Young Child Description: An updated version of the illustrated guide, published under the auspices of the American Academy of Pediatrics, guides parents through all the phases of caring for infants and young children, from stimulating brain development and breastfeeding to dealing with the high-tech world of computers and threat of terrorism. Original.


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Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Bantam
ISBN-13 : 9780553382907
Copyright Year : 2004
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Encyclopedia Of Infant And Early Childhood Development Description: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive entry point into the existing literature on child development in the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience and sociology. Featuring 171 chapters, across 3 volumes, this work helps readers understand these developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and the factors that influence development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis lies mainly in normal growth, primarily from a psychological perspective. Comprehensive and in-depth scholarly articles cover theoretical, applied and basic science topics, providing an interdisciplinary approach. All articles have been completely updated, making this resource ideal for a wide range of readers, including advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and clinicians in developmental psychology, medicine, nursing, social science and early childhood education. Cutting-edge content that cover the period of neonates to age three Organized alphabetically by topic for ease of reference Provides in-depth scholarly articles, covering theoretical, applied and basic science Includes suggested readings at the end of each article


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Genre : Education
Publisher : Elsevier
ISBN-13 : 9780128165119
Copyright Year : 2020-03-13
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Child Development For Early Years Students And Practitioners Description: Knowing about children and their development underpins a lot of the work done in the early years. This book helps readers better understand both the developmental patterns and sequences in children's development and how the context of this learning impacts on children's progress. This text supports trainees to: - understand the context of children's development - explore different aspects of children's development - apply understanding of child development to practice - enhance practice and develop knowledge.


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Genre : Education
Publisher : Learning Matters
ISBN-13 : 9781526466907
Copyright Year : 2019-02-25
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Early Years Education Curriculum Issues In Early Childhood Education Description: This collection of papers provides a useful resource for scholars who need to ground their own study in a wider historical and global discourses concerning the education of children under eight.


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Genre : Early childhood education
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN-13 : 0415326710
Copyright Year : 2006
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Contemporary Perspectives On Mathematics In Early Childhood Education Description: This volume provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the research in mathematics education for young children. The researchers who conducted the critical analysis focused on the relationship between (1) mathematics learning in the early years and domain specific approaches to cognitive development, (2) the children’s social learning and their developing understanding of math, and (3) the children’s learning in a natural context and their understanding of mathematics concepts. The work of these scholars can help guide those researchers who are interested in pursuing studies in early childhood mathematics in a specific area of study. This volume will facilitate the research conducted by both novice and expert researchers. The volume has accomplished its major goals, which consists of critically analyzing important research in a specific area that would be most useful in advancing the field and provide recommendations for both researchers and educators.


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Genre : Education
Publisher : IAP
ISBN-13 : 9781607526377
Copyright Year : 2008-02-01
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Child Development From Infancy To Adolescence Description: This exciting chronological introduction to child development employs the lauded active learning approach of Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch’s successful topical text, inviting students to forge a personal connection to the latest topics shaping the field, including neuroscience, diversity, culture, play, and media. Using innovative pedagogy, Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach reveals a wide range of real-world applications for research and theory, creating an engaging learning experience that equips students with tools they can use long after the class ends.


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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN-13 : 9781483324456
Copyright Year : 2014-12-16
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Multifaceted Assessment For Early Childhood Education Description: Multifaceted Assessment in Early Childhood is ideal for those on upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The book covers the various measures used in a range of assessment dimensions, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners, which has rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. The chapters are focused on student accessibility and include practical applications of key concepts. Features and benefits: Covers a range of assessment concepts, including - Formative (uses feedback from learning to adapt teaching) -Summative (i.e. tests, quizzes) -Authentic (focuses on complex/deeper tasks) -Standardized (STAR, SAT) Includes coverage of assessment for English language learners and children with special needs -- topics that are not provided enough coverage in other books (including Wortham, McAfee, Puckett and Mindes). Wright's writing style grabs and engages the reader in the topic. Two of our reviewers who use Wortham specifically cited Wright's writing style as a reason they would adopt our book. A McAfee reviewer is likely to switch for the same reason.


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Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN-13 : 9781412970150
Copyright Year : 2009-11-02
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The Sage Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Early Childhood Education Description: The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?


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Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN-13 : 9781506353173
Copyright Year : 2016-03-15
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