Young Child and the Environment, The

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Nancy E. Sayre / Jere Gallagher  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
241
Pub.-date
October 2000
ISBN13
9780205302932
ISBN
0205302939
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Description

This comprehensive text for early childhood educators explores the various factors that influence the development of a physically and psychologically healthy and safe lifestyle for infants, toddlers, and young children.

Physical and psychological health and safety are critical to the education of today's children. This text presents information, practical knowledge, and skills to develop positive attitudes in children and early childhood professionals by emphasizing the role of family and culture in child development. The Young Child and the Environment expands on the foundation of developmentally appropriate physical activity, with chapters on topics such as movement development, physical fitness, nutrition, safety in the early childhood learning environment, and the responsibility of parents and communities in developing healthy attitudes and lifestyles for the young.

Features

  • Chapter objectives and synopsis at the start of each chapter clearly set forth the concepts and topics covered in each chapter.
  • Vignettes help illustrate the concepts and theory in the chapter and allow students to apply the text information to real-life settings.
  • A list of additional readings helps teachers select books of particular relevance to their students.
  • Change and Advocacy Activities reinforce the content of each chapter and provide suggestions for discussion and action.

Table of Contents

I. GLOBAL ISSUES CONCERNING INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

 1. Health and Fitness Concerns of Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children.
 2. Developmentally Appropriate Foundations for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children.

II. HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES CONCERNING INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

 3. Nutrition and the Healthy Child.
 4. Principles of Environmental Hygiene and Infection Control.
 5. Safety in the Early Childhood Learning Environment.
 6. Physical Fitness.

III. MOVEMENT ISSUES CONCERNING INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

 7. Movement Development.
 8. Movement Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children.

IV. PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENT.

 9. Developing Healthy Lifestyles.
10. Parent and Community Partnerships.