ERIC Number: ED409104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Parent Involvement Begins at Birth: Collaboration between Parents and Teachers of Children in the Early Years.
This book presents a parent involvement model built on a foundation of public school-based parent education seminars and home-based infant-toddler play-and-learn activities. The goal is to ensure that children begin their school experience ready to learn and become competent, confident learners. The book begins with a historical overview of parental involvement. Next, the parent involvement process is described, including parent education classes, a curriculum of developmentally appropriate learning activities for parents to use at home, and a developmental review at age 3 to identify areas that need strengthening and a follow-up review at age 5 to assess the progress made. In addition to presenting this model, the book offers a discussion of the guidance approach to discipline and managing child behavior, including the "fifteen pillars of parenting." It also provides a practical look at early literacy and a chapter on special needs, including Attention Deficit Disorders, the gifted, and the differently abled. The final section of the book contains the complete child-centered, activity-based program, which is a curriculum of activities designed to promote the development of cognitive, motor, socialization, language, and self-esteem skills; it includes key developmental milestones and 185 play activities with step-by-step instructions. Contains 64 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Development, Child Rearing, Home Instruction, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Toddlers
Allyn and Bacon/Simon and Schuster Education Group, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2315; phone: 800-852-8024; world wide web: http://www.abacon.com (Order No. H74156, $25.95, plus shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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