Second Home: A Day in the Life of a Model Early Childhood Program

Second Home: A Day in the Life of a Model Early Childhood Program

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Learn how to replicate a thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning environment - one in which young children are engaged in responsive, nurturing relationships with caregivers and peers. Second Home offers an intimate account of a typical day in such a setting. Age-specific chapters describe children's interactions with teachers and peers and the teachers' roles in creating a rich, harmonious environment for play. Also discussed are: the history and theory behind play-based, child-centered teaching; the importance of routines, rules, and transitions; how to build trusting family-teacher relationships; how to train and inspire staff.

The accompanying DVD offers on-site vignettes that vividly illustrate the teaching concepts, as well as a video that provides an overview of BlueSkies for Children, a culturally diverse early childhood program in Oakland, California.

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Author C. Bainer, L. Hale
Publisher Redleaf Press
Publication Date 2007
Edition No
Pages 296, 84 min. DVD (closed captioned)
ISBN 1929610920
ISBN13 9781929610921