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Working with Young Children, 6th Edition

Working with Young Children, 6th Edition
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By: Judy Herr, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-813-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $73.28
School Price: $54.96


Working with Young Children introduces your students to the fast-growing field of child care services and early childhood education. Your students will develop skills for guiding children effectively while keeping them healthy and safe. Working with Young Children applies child development principles to child care settings. On-site photos enhance the inviting, colorful format. Internet activities are included in every chapter. This text provides current health, safety, and nutrition information. Additional topics include: technology, cultural diversity, family stressors, and child care careers.
  • A much-requested chapter on Child Development Principles and Theories has been added! This chapter contains current information on brain development and features the developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Gardner.
  • Cross-Curricular Links and Workplace Links are added to the end-of-chapter activities.
  • Topics include the CDA credential; guidance principles; water play, sand play, and blockbuilding experiences; updated health and nutrition information; and on-the-job applications.

Previous Edition
Working with Young Children, 5th Edition

Related Title(s)
Mastering CDA Competencies: Using Working with Young Children
Working with Young Children Spanish Edition

Table of Contents

  1. You: Working with Young Children
  2. Types of Early Childhood Programs
  3. Observing Children: A Tool for Assessment
  4. Child Development Principles and Theories
  5. Understanding Children from Birth to Age Two
  6. Understanding Two- and Three-Year-Olds
  7. Understanding Four- and Five-Year-Olds
  8. Middle Childhood
  9. Preparing the Environment
10. Selecting Toys, Equipment, and Educational Materials
11. Promoting Childrens Safety
12. Planning Nutritious Meals and Snacks
13. Guiding Childrens Health
14. Developing Guidance Skills
15. Guidance Challenges
16. Establishing Classroom Limits
17. Handling Daily Routines
18. The Curriculum
19. Guiding Art, Blockbuilding, and Sensory Experiences
20. Guiding Storytelling Experiences
21. Guiding Play and Puppetry Experiences
22. Guiding Manuscript Writing Experiences
23. Guiding Math Experiences
24. Guiding Science Experiences
25. Guiding Social Studies Experiences
26. Guiding Food and Nutrition Experiences
27. Guiding Music and Movement Experiences
28. Guiding Field Trip Experiences
29. Programs for Infants and Toddlers
30. Programs for School-Age Children
31. Guiding Children with Special Needs
32. Involving Parents and Families
33. A Career for You in Early Childhood Education

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 3 (PDF, 1.01 MB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 1.39 MB)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
   sample Chapter 4 (PPS, 5.57 MB)
   sample Chapter 16 (PPS, 7.80 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Early Childhood Education I (PDF, 56 KB)
   PDF Childcare Guidance, Management, and Services, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 37 KB)
Child Development Services I, Grades 9-12
   PDF Early Childhood Education I, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 114 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education Careers I (PDF, 66 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education Careers II (PDF, 66 KB)
Child Care I & II
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Judy Herr, Ed.D. - has published numerous books, curriculum guides, and articles on early childhood education. Her articles have been printed in such noted journals as Young Children, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Early Childhood News, and Texas Child Care Quarterly. This text, Working with Young Children, has been published in Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.

Judy has been a guest speaker at local, regional, national, and international conferences. She was invited to Pai Chi University in Korea as the Distinguished Invitational International Scholar. She has participated in the prestigious Management Development Program at Harvard University. She is active in professional associations including the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Judy has received many awards, including the Shirley Dean Award for Distinguished Service to the Midwestern Association for the Education of Young Children and the. She was also named a Dahlgren Professor. In 2006, Judy received the Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Most recently she was awarded the prestigious James Huff Stout Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Wisconsin-Stout Alumni Association.


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