ERIC Number: ED433486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Brainworks: Birth to Kindergarten.
Goss, Joyce L.; Fisicaro, Maria E.
This book is to be used with a multimedia presentation that is available on compact disc. The book and multimedia presentation are designed to help parents and childcare providers understand the concept of early exposure and exploration that is followed by increased development of synaptic connections and ultimately prepares children to handle preschool and kindergarten school work. Topics discussed in the book are: the developing brain; the enriched environment; programs specializing in early intervention; and kindergarten readiness. A checklist for parents concerning quality care and preschool, a glossary of relevant terms, and a list of recommendations for implementing ideas presented within the book are included. Appendix A provides information on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography. Appendix B provides guidelines for utilizing the multimedia disc presentation. Appendix C provides a brief synopsis of information provided earlier in the book. (Contains 69 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Brain, Child Development, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Learning, Logic, Mathematics, Motor Development, Music, Nature Nurture Controversy, Neurology, Socialization, Vision, Vocabulary Development
ICA, Inc., 1020 N. Commerce, Stockton, CA 95202; Tel: 209-466-3883 ($19.95 plus $4.00 shipping and handling; tutorial disc, $5.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: ICA, Inc., Stockton, CA.
Note: Tutorial disc (Mac format) not available from ERIC.