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Working with Young Children, 7th Edition

Working with Young Children, 7th Edition
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By: Judy Herr, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-60525-436-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $85.28
School Price: $63.96


Working with Young Children introduces your students to the fast-growing field of 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.

This text provides current health, safety, and nutrition information plus additional coverage of technology, cultural diversity, family stressors, and child care careers.
  • New sections address licensing rules and regulations, and historical influences on early child care and education.
  • New chapter-opening activities include Key Concepts, Graphic Organizers, and Reading Advantage pre-reading activities.
  • New features appearing throughout the chapters include Safety First, Focus on Health, Learn More About…, and Workplace Connections.
  • Expanded chapter reviews provide more Cross-Curricular Links and new Thinking Critically, Using Technology, and Portfolio Project activities.
  • Appendix now includes NAEYC's Core Values.

Previous Edition
Working with Young Children, 6th Edition

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Children and You
  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

Part 2: Creating a Safe and Healthful Environment
  9. Preparing the Environment
10. Selecting Toys, Equipment, and Educational Materials
11. Promoting Children's Safety
12. Planning Nutritious Meals and Snacks
13. Guiding Children's Health

Part 3: Guiding Children
14. Developing Guidance Skills
15. Guidance Challenges
16. Establishing Classroom Limits
17. Handling Daily Routines
Part 4: Learning Experiences for Children
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

Part 5: Other People You Will Meet
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

Text Update
   sample MyPlate Update (PDF, 650 KB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.75 MB)
   sample Chapter 11 (PDF, 1.91 MB)
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   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Care)
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Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Introductory Video (Sample Video Clip, 7.71 MB)
   sample Online Learning Suite Tour (Sample Video Clip, 00:01:40)
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD
   sample ExamView Correction (PDF, 107 KB)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 2.75 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education (PDF, 178 KB)
National Standards
   PDF NAEYC Correlation (PDF, 1.94 MB)
New Mexico
   PDF Child Care/Work Experience - Form F (PDF, 644 KB)
   PDF Child Care/Work Experience - Form F.10 (PDF, 267 KB)
North Carolina
   PDF Early Childhood Education I (PDF, 343 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education II (PDF, 341 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Early Childhood Education Pre-PAC (PDF, 263 KB)
  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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