ERIC Number: ED363401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Time To Grow, Show, Know! A Guide for Early Childhood Education Programs, Birth through Kindergarten Age...and Beyond.
Wichita Public Schools, KS.
This guide provides early childhood educators with information that will facilitate the construction of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth through kindergarten age. Such a curriculum: views cognitive, language, affective, and physical development as interrelated and interdependent; is appropriate for the child's age level; is responsible to the individual developmental needs and interests of individual children; ensures continuity of goals and experiences; involves the family in the child's education; and respects and incorporates the diversity found in families. The eight sections in the guide discuss: (1) the foundations for early childhood development curriculum: (2) curriculum decision making; (3) strategies to nurture positive behavior; (4) the developmental needs of children from birth through age 3; (5) the developmental needs of children from age 3 through 6; (6) the responsibilities of a program to parents; (7) effective use of paraprofessionals in the classroom; and (8) assessment. Each section includes activities that view the child as developing in a holistic way. Contains 106 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Child Development, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Preschool Curriculum, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wichita Public Schools, KS.