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ERIC Number: ED342487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 393
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-879537-06-0
The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood. Third Edition.
Dodge, Diane Trister; Colker, Laura J.
This teaching guide provides teachers of young children with a philosophy and guidelines for teaching that address children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The guide describes a curriculum that offers teachers guidance, support, and freedom to be creative and responsive with children, and provides children, including disabled children, with a carefully organized and rich environment. Topics discussed in Part 1 of the guide are: (1) the philosophy of the creative curriculum; (2) goals and objectives of children's development; (3) the physical environment of the classroom; (4) methods for meeting the needs of individual children; (5) schedule and routines; (6) the organization of children's learning; and (7) parents' role in the creative curriculum. Part 2 describes in detail what and how children learn, and the teacher's role in supporting children's development by means of the following interest areas: blocks, house corner, table toys, art, sand and water, library, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors. Appendices include a child development and learning checklist, and a list of 80 resources for further reading. (BC)
Gryphon House, Inc., P.O. Box 275, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Contributing writers: Marilyn Goldhammer, Judy Jablon, and Carol Copple. Published by Teaching Strategies, Inc. Revised edition of ED 293 631.