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Working with Young Children, 8th Edition

Working with Young Children, 8th Edition
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By: Judy Herr, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-63126-024-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2016
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $106.64
School Price: $79.98


Working with Young Children introduces students to the field of early childhood education. The text begins by helping students better understand young children and then progresses into developing guidance skills. Child development principles are applied to child care settings. Students also learn how to handle specific concerns related to infants, toddlers, school-age children, and children with special needs.
  • All information needed to successfully earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is included.
  • Students prepare for the workplace by learning about licensing rules and regulations, different career paths, and safety considerations.
  • Core values and principles from the NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment are highlighted in their own appendix.

Previous Edition
Working with Young Children, 7th 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 and Technology 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. Engaging Parents and Families
33. A Career for You in Early Childhood Education

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   PDF Early Childhood Professions (PDF, 492 KB)
   PDF Human Services (PDF, 422 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education I (PDF, 489 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education II (PDF, 446 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Early Childhood Education (PDF, 370 KB)
South Carolina
   PDF Early Childhood Education 1, 2 (PDF, 440 KB)
   PDF Early Childhood Education Careers I (PDF, 598 KB)
   PDF Child Guidance (PDF, 194 KB)
Early Childhood Education 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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