DEVELOPING QUALITY CARE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN by Nettie Becker & Paul Becker; Corwin Press, Publishers
“Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 four-yeare-olds are enrolled in a high-quality pre-school program. This lack of access to pre-school education can shadow them for the rest of their lives. Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality pre-school available to every child in America”
—President Obama; State of the Union Address; Feb. 12, 2013
“The best pre-schools create intimate worlds where students become explorers and attentive adults are close at hand.
—David L. Kirp, Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley
How do we set up a high-quality child care program? How do we equip teachers with the skills they need in such a program? That’s what this book is all about. Among the topics it discusses are:
How a skilled practitioner works with children as young as 18 months to convey the love and warmth they need while beginning the process of education.
How a teacher stimulates toddlers’ imaginations and encourages them to communicate their thoughts and feelings.
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