Introduction Chapter 1 Maintaining a Safe ClassroomChapter 2 Maintaining a Healthy ClassroomChapter 3 Establishing a Learning EnvironmentChapter 4 Advancing Physical SkillsChapter 5 Advancing Cognitive SkillsChapter 6 Advancing Communication SkillsChapter 7 Advancing Creative SkillsChapter 8 Building a Positive Self-ConceptChapter 9 Promoting Social SkillsChapter 10 Providing GuidanceChapter 11 Promoting Family InvolvementChapter 12 Providing Program ManagementChapter 13 Promoting Professionalism Appendix A Becoming a CDA: Child Development AssociateAppendix B Teacher Skills Checklist for Infant and Toddler Programs
Janice J. Beaty, professor emerita, Elmira College, Elmira, New York, is a full-time writer of early childhood college textbooks and a consultant and trainer in early childhood education from her new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Some of her textbooks include: Observing Development of the Young Child (6th Ed.), Prosocial Guidance for the Preschool Child, and, most recent, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (2nd Ed.) with Dr. Linda Pratt. Dr. Beaty is also involved in an early literacy mentoring program with Foster Grandparents in schools and Head Start centers in central Missouri.