ERIC Number: ED342487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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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)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Physical Development, Social Development, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Gryphon House, Inc., P.O. Box 275, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Contributing writers: Marilyn Goldhammer, Judy Jablon, and Carol Copple. Published by Teaching Strategies, Inc. Revised edition of ED 293 631.