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ECHE 3316 Assessment in Early Childhood
ECHE 3325 Creative Arts for Educators
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum: 2nd Edition by
The arts find their way in to elementary, middle, and high school classrooms every day in a variety of ways, including Arts as Curriculum, Arts-Enhanced Curriculum, and Arts-Integrated Curriculum. This text explains these approaches and specifically addresses curricular integration of music, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and P.E./movement.
- Open License: CC-BY-NC-SA
Music and the Child by
This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
- Open License: CC-BY-NC-SA
ECHE 3363 Working with Families in Diverse Communities
The Role of Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education by
Guided by cultural beliefs and principles, families select experiences, convey attitudes, and impart knowledge to their children to prepare them for adulthood. Accordingly, it is important for program staff to learn to collaborate effectively with families. To develop a partnership and to tap into the family as a primary resource, early childhood educators must reach out to, learn about, and develop strong partnerships with families. This process requires openness to learning and an effort to understand the individuality of each family and the diversity of the families from which the children come.
ECHE 4343 Curriculum For Early Childhood
Eager to Learn: Educating our Preschoolers by
Publication Date: 2001
Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more.
- Copyright Applies
- PDF free to use; paper book available for a fee
ECHE 4350 Preschool Child Wellness