Science In Early Childhood

Author by : Coral Campbell
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Science in Early Childhood is the essential science education resource for all pre-service early childhood educators.


Scientific Influences On Early Childhood Education

Author by : Dominic F. Gullo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Scientific Influences on Early Childhood Education offers a new framework for examining the diverse scientific perspectives that shape early childhood education. As the field takes on an increasing role in addressing children’s educational, developmental, and environmental needs, it is critical to more fully understand and appreciate the diverse scientific roots of contemporary early childhood education. This edited collection brings together leading researchers to explain and unpack perspectives that are not often associated with early childhood education, yet have made significant contributions to its development and evolution. Essential reading for anyone working with young children, this critical and insightful text illuminates the connections between our social values, science, and research in the field.


Exploring Science In Early Childhood

Author by : Karen Lind
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Description : When put into practice, the approaches taught here will help children construct the concepts and skills essential to a basic understanding of science.


Applying Implementation Science In Early Childhood Programs And Systems

Author by : Tamara Halle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brookes Publishing Company
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Description : Improving outcomes for young children and their families may start with choosing evidence-based curricula, interventions, and practices—but it doesn't end there. To ensure sustained changes to early childhood programs and systems, interventions must be implemented effectively and consistently over time, which isn't an easy or straightforward task. This important book is the first research volume on applying implementation science—an evidence-based framework for bridging the research-to-practice gap—to early childhood programs and systems. With contributions from 25+ early childhood researchers, this essential reference will help ensure that interventions are not only implemented effectively, but also scaled up and sustained so they help as many children as possible. Administrators, researchers, and policymakers will examine how the growing field of implementation science can help close the research-to-practice gap in early childhood discover the core components needed to implement and sustain change in programs and systems explore through specific examples how to build practitioner competency and promote high-fidelity implementation of early childhood innovations get in-depth guidance on replicating and scaling up programs at the district and state level learn from a helpful five-step model for assessing the fidelity of interventions understand how to create readiness for change and why it's so important see how implementation science can inform the process of systems change for early childhood professional development systems and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) More than a how-to guide to effective implementation and scale-up, this volume also addresses the theoretical foundation of the stages of implementation science at all levels of early childhood systems and considers research, practice, and policy implications. A foundational volume on the fundamentals of implementation science, this book will help improve long-term outcomes for all young children. Early childhood programs will learn how to replicate and sustain best practices, researchers will be ready to conduct more informed program evaluations, and policymakers will discover what it really takes to have effective, sustainable programs and systems.


Start Young

Author by : Shannan McNair
Languange : en
Publisher by : NSTA Press
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Description : The book includes a chapter of helpful background on the latest thinking about effective ways to introduce science in early childhood. But the bulk of the book is two dozen articles compiled from Science & Children, NSTA’s award-winning journal for elementary school teachers. Start Young! is the age-appropriate resource to help you start them off right.


Integrating Math And Science In Early Childhood Classrooms Through Big Ideas

Author by : Christine M. Chaille
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson College Division
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Description : "Integrating Math and Science in Early Childhood Classrooms Through Big Ideas" offers teachers a way to think about the future classroom and to meet the needs of children who come to into it with diverse experience, knowledge, and abilities. "Change how we think about math and science for young children," the authors say in their Preface. "Instead of separating the disciplines, planning lessons and topics and projects aimed at math OR science content, let's look at the world the way the child does. Children think in terms of big ideas." In this unique book, the authors focus on big ideas-like patterns, transformation, movement, balance, and relationships-as a way to think about content, and they integrate science and mathematics through these big ideas, rather than linking them topically. The book looks at why it is important to think about thinking, introduces assessment early to help the teacher plan for assessment before teaching even begins, and sets up an environment that will support the construction of the big ideas that integrate math and science. Real-life scenarios provide invaluable insights into the teacher's thinking and planning, and each chapter includes two modules to be used for in-depth exploration of different aspects of the big ideas. It's a unique exploration of thinking and learning. The First Edition of "Integrating Math and Science in Early Childhood Classrooms Through Big Ideas" includes: Show future teachers why it is important to think about thinking. The first part of the book looks at this new way of teaching--the underlying framework of big ideas as a way to integrate math and science. Help students plan for assessment before teaching begins. Chapter 2 provides the knowledge needed in this critical area of teaching. Help students construct meaningful understandings of how math and science can be integrated through the big ideas that form the structure for any curriculum. Engage students in classroom experiences through real-life scenarios, illustrations, and photos. Introduce students to the ideas that form the foundation of a well-integrated curriculum. In an engaging style, the book is laid out to support real-life planning in a classroom.


Research In Early Childhood Science Education

Author by : Kathy Cabe Trundle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science and provides key points on effectively teaching science to young children. Science education, an integral part of national and state standards for early childhood classrooms, encompasses not only content-based instruction but also process skills, creativity, experimentation and problem-solving. By introducing science in developmentally appropriate ways, we can support young children’s sensory explorations of their world and provide them with foundational knowledge and skills for lifelong science learning, as well as an appreciation of nature. This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science, and provides key points on effectively teaching young children science. Common research methods used in the reviewed studies are identified, methodological concerns are discussed and methodological and theoretical advances are suggested.


Science Experiences For The Early Childhood Years

Author by : Jean Durgin Harlan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Merrill Publishing Company
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Description : Updated to reflect the National Science Education Standards, this leading text, takes a hands-on approach to science learning by providing a solid theoretical foundation and many practical activities. A truly unique quality of the text is the science-concept-based units that offer teachers a way to integrate science knowledge and processes into the whole curriculum (including art, math, music, creative movement, creative thinking, community, and family relations).


Constructing Early Childhood Science

Author by : David Jerner Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Open-ended inquiry activities from a constructionist perspective for young children. Basic processes include: observing, classifying, communicating, measuring, predicting, and inferring,


Contemporary Perspectives On Science And Technology In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Olivia Saracho
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : For decades, politicians, businessmen and other leaders have been concerned with the quality of education, including early childhood education, in the United States. While more than 50% of the children between the ages of three and five are enrolled in preschool and kindergarten programs in the United States, no state, federal, or national standards exist for science or technology education in preschool or kindergarten programs. Knowledge about science and technology is an important requirement for all in contemporary society. An increasing number of professions require the use of scientific concepts and technological skills and society as a whole depends on scientific knowledge. Scientific and technological knowledge should be a part of every individual’s education. There are many ways to enhance young children’s scientific thinking and problem-solving skills as well as their technological abilities. The purpose of this volume is to present a critical analysis of reviews of research on science and technology education in early childhood education. The first part of the volume includes contributions by leading scholars in science, while the second part includes contributions by leading scholars in technology.


Stem In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Bringing together a diverse cohort of experts, STEM in Early Childhood Education explores the ways STEM can be integrated into early childhood curricula, highlighting recent research and innovations in the field, and implications for both practice and policy. Based on the argument that high-quality STEM education needs to start early, this book emphasizes that early childhood education must include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in developmentally appropriate ways based on the latest research and theories. Experienced chapter authors address the theoretical underpinnings of teaching STEM in the early years, while contextualizing these ideas for the real world using illustrative examples from the classroom. This cutting-edge collection also looks beyond the classroom to how STEM learning can be facilitated in museums, nature-based learning outdoors, and after-school programs. STEM in Early Childhood Education is an excellent resource for aspiring and veteran educators alike, exploring the latest research, providing inspiration, and advancing best practices for teaching STEM in the early years.


Experiencing Science And Math In Early Childhood

Author by : Eva Stelzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prentice Hall Canada
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Description : Designed for ECE programs that have either a mandatory science and/or math methods requirement or those that integrate science and/or math into their overall curriculum. Experiencing Science and Math in Early Childhood demonstrates how educators can set up Early Childhood environments so that children will interact and experiment with everyday objects. In addition, the text offers a theoretical basis for experimenting and learning math.


The Developmental Science Of Early Childhood Clinical Applications Of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through Adolescence

Author by : Claudia M. Gold
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : A practical distillation of cutting-edge developmental research for mental health professionals. The field commonly known as "infant mental health" integrates current research from developmental psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to form a model of prevention, intervention, and treatment well beyond infancy. This book presents the core concepts of this vibrant field and applies them to common childhood problems, from attention deficits to anxiety and sleep disorders. Readers will find a friendly guide that distills this developmental science into key ideas and clinical scenarios that practitioners can make sense of and use in their day-to-day work. Part I offers an overview of the major areas of research and theory, providing a pragmatic knowledge base to comfortably integrate the principles of this expansive field in clinical practice. It reviews the newest science, exploring the way relationships change the brain, breakthrough attachment theory, epigenetics, the polyvagal theory of emotional development, the role of stress response systems, and many other illuminating concepts. Part II then guides the reader through the remarkable applications of these concepts in clinical work. Chapters address how to take a textured early developmental history, navigate the complexity of postpartum depression, address the impact of trauma and loss on children's emotional and behavioral problems, treat sleep problems through an infant mental health lens, and synthesize tools from the science of the developing mind in the treatment of specific problems of regulation of emotion, behavior, and attention. Fundamental knowledge of the science of early brain development is deeply relevant to mental health care throughout a client's lifespan. In an era when new research is illuminating so much, mental health practitioners have much to gain by learning this leading-edge discipline's essential applications. This book makes those applications, and their robust benefits in work with clients, readily available to any professional.


From Neurons To Neighborhoods

Author by : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.


Science Education During Early Childhood

Author by : Wolff-Michael Roth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Children’s learning and understanding of science during their pre-school years has been a neglected topic in the education literature—something this volume aims to redress. Paradigmatic notions of science education, with their focus on biologically governed development and age-specific accession to scientific concepts, have perpetuated this state of affairs. This book offers a very different perspective, however. It has its roots in the work of cultural-historical activity theorists, who, since Vygotsky, have assumed that any higher cognitive function existed in and as a social relation first. Accepting this precept removes any lower limit we may deem appropriate on children’s cognitive engagement with science-related concepts. The authors describe and analyze the ways in which children aged from one to five grapple with scientific concepts, and also suggest ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers can be prepared to teach in ways that support children’s development in cultural and historical contexts. In doing so, the book affirms the value of cultural-historical activity theory as an appropriate framework for analyzing preschool children’s participation in science learning experiences, and shows that that the theory provides an appropriate framework for understanding learning, as well as for planning and conducting training for pre-school teachers.


Intellectual Development

Author by : Dave Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
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Description : To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational. In reality, research shows that these activities are actually learning tools that promote children's intellectual development. Why do we sort blocks and sing nursery rhymes with children, and what do they learn from these activities? Intellectual Development answers these questions and investigates the link between the best practices in early childhood education and the science of child development. This book will help teachers answer the question “Why do we do what we do?” Chapters cover language and literacy development, early number learning, and musical and artistic development. The book also contains information on early learning standards, practice tips, and recommended readings.


The Young Child As Scientist

Author by : Christine Chaille
Languange : en
Publisher by : Good Year Books
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Description : Young children - how they experience the world, interact with each other, pose questions and problems, and construct knowledge - form the basis for this insightful examination of early childhood science education. Authors Chaille and Britain explore the teacher's role in understanding and facilitating preschool and primary-school children's scientific explorations. Using three traditional content areas of science - chemistry, physics, and biology - and translating them into developmentally appropriate practices, The Young Child as Scientist leaves behind rigid views of science education. Both teachers and students of early childhood education are led to reconceptualize science in ways that have implications for their whole classroom. Without being a cookbook approach to curriculum planning or a purely theoretical approach, the text weaves practical examples and theory together to present constructivism as it can be implemented in real preschool and elementary classrooms.


Math And Science For Young Children

Author by : Rosalind Charlesworth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, introduces readers to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Science In Early Childhood

Author by : Coral Campbell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing priorities in early childhood science education, introducing coverage of STEM, inclusivity, Indigenous understandings of science, science in outdoor settings, intentional teaching, and reflective practice. This text complements the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: Science. Concepts are brought to life through detailed case studies, practical tasks and activity plans. Instructors can further supplement learning with the extensive materials located on the new companion website. Renowned for its accessible and comprehensive content, Science in Early Childhood is an essential tool for all pre-service early childhood educators.


A Sense Of Wonder

Author by : Jenny Aitken
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students. Although the information in the book is theory based, this is a practical book which is easy to read and is illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs. The book covers life, natural and physical science, plus environmental care, sustainability and biodiversity, with links throughout to the EYLF.


Mathematical And Scientific Development In Early Childhood

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Expectations for early learning are very different than they were even as recently as a decade ago. With increased recognition of the intellectual capacities of young children, as well as a growing understanding of how these capacities develop and can be fostered, has come a growing recognition that early childhood education, in both formal and informal settings, may not be helping all children maximize their cognitive capacities. Mathematical and Scientific Development in Early Childhood explores the research in cognition and developmental psychology that sheds light on children's capacity to learn mathematical and scientific ideas. This summary report of the discussions and presentations at the workshop is designed to frame the issues relevant to advancing research useful to the development of research-based curricula for mathematics and science for young children.


A Science Based Framework For Early Childhood Policy

Author by : Harvard University. Center on the Developing Child
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This paper builds on a process of systematic analysis that began with the publication in 2000 of a landmark report by the National Academy of Sciences entitled From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, followed by the ongoing work of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation, both of which are based at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. These groups of scientists and scholars engage in active debate about what the rapidly advancing biological and social sciences do and do not say about early childhood, brain development, and the impact of intervention programs. As agreement is reached on each issue, the groups integrate findings across disciplines and communicate this integrated information to policymakers and civic leaders to bring accurate knowledge to bear on public decision-making aimed at enhancing children's learning, behavior, and health.


Dialogue On Early Childhood Science Mathematics And Technology Education

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aaas Project 2061
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Description : Educators, scholars, and researchers in the United States convened at the Forum on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education to discuss how, when, and even if science, mathematics, and technology should be taught to pre-kindergarten children. The product of that forum, this book summarizes some of the latest thinking about early childhood science, mathematics, and technology education. Articles are organized into sections covering perspectives; learning context; first experiences in science, mathematics, and technology; and fostering high-quality programs. The articles are as follows: (1) "Early Childhood Education in Science, Mathematics, and Technology: An NSTA Perspective" (Fred Johnson--National Science Teachers Association); (2) "Toward a Research Agenda in Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education" (Alverna M. Champion--National Science Foundation); (3) "Making Sense of the World" (Shirley Malcom--American Association for the Advancement of Science); (4) "The Forum on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education" (Jacqueline R. Johnson--Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan); (5) "The State of Early Childhood Programs in America; Challenges for the New Millenium" (Barbara Day and Tracie Yarbrough--The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; (6) "Policy Implications for Math, Science, and Technology in Early Childhood Education" (Barbara T. Bowman--Erikson Institute); (7) "Concept Development in Preschool Children" (Susan A. Gelman--University of Michigan-Ann Arbor); (8) "Educating Young Children in Math, Science, and Technology" (David Elkind--Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts); (9) "Science in Early Childhood: Developing and Acquiring Fundamental Concepts and Skills" (Karen K. Lind--University of Louisville, Kentucky); (10) "Early Childhood Mathematics" (Susan Sperry Smith--Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin); (11) "Young Children and Technology" (Douglas Clements--SUNY-Buffalo, New York); (12) "Science Assessment in Early Childhood Programs" (Edward Chittenden and Jacqueline Jones--Educational Testing Service); (13) "Preparing Teachers of Young Learners: Professional Development of Early Childhood Teachers in Mathematics and Science" (Juanita V. Copley and Yolanda Padron--University of Houston, Texas); (14) "Partnerships among Families, Early Childhood Educators, and Communities To Promote Early Learning in Science, Mathematics, and Technology" (Heather B. Weiss--Harvard Family Research Project); and (15) "Playing Fair and Square: Issues of Equity in Preschool Mathematics, Science, and Technology" (Rebecca S. New--University of New Hampshire). Each article contains references. The book concludes with lists of selected resources and of the forum attendees. (HTH)


The Young Child As Scientist

Author by : Christine Chaillé
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Description : The Young Child as a Scientist stresses that children have wonderful ideas together, through collaboration.Chaill¿ emphasizes on social constructivism incorporates the ideas of Vygotsky and others who clarify the social and cultural context in which theory-building occurs. The book includes numerous activities that examine the child as a theory builder and establish a constructivist curriculum that involves the children in actually doing science.Early childhood educators.


Investigating Mathematics Science And Technology In Early Childhood

Author by : Amy MacDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Investigating Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood explores the ways in which young children develop mathematics, science and technology understandings through everyday play and investigation. Taking a holistic approach, the book addresses key areas of knowledge within mathematics, science and technology in the early years' contexts and looks at how they can be integrated to create meaningful learning experiences.It provides clear explanations and examples of mathematical, scientific and technological concepts and processes to help pre-service educators build up their own content knowledge to confidently prepare for practice in early years learning environments.Key featuresFocuses on the birth to eight, with particular attention paid to 0 - 3 ages Learning stories with practical examples and anecdotes from early childhood educators demonstrate how children investigate concepts within mathematics, science and technology learningInvestigation boxes provide examples of children's investigations of mathematics, science and technology and educator's interpretations of these, to help build content knowledgeCritical reflective questions throughout encourage readers to consider key issues, interpret examples and reflect upon their own experiences.


Rethinking Nutrition

Author by : Susan Nitzke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
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Description : Rethinking Nutrition provides science- and practice-based information to meet young children's nutritional and developmental needs and establish healthy patterns with food. Each chapter includes a summary of key concepts and promising practices for early childhood settings. Aligned with MyPlate.