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    Swinging Pendulums Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education

    ISBN-10: 1605540803
    ISBN-13: 9781605540801
    Author(s): Carol Garhart Mooney
    Description: Filled with more than twenty-five essays on familiar topics to those who care for and teach young children,Swinging Pendulumsis sure to stir discussion, support policy revision, and help early childhood professionals find the middle ground on issues  More...
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    Publisher: Redleaf Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 136
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.616
    Language: English

    Filled with more than twenty-five essays on familiar topics to those who care for and teach young children,Swinging Pendulumsis sure to stir discussion, support policy revision, and help early childhood professionals find the middle ground on issues in early childhood education. These thought- and discussion-provoking essays feature topics and trends in early childhood education including health, discipline, curriculum, professional development, use of media, ratios and group size, and more.Carol Garhart Mooney, a college instructor in early childhood education, is also the author ofTheories of Childhood,Theories of Attachment, andUse Your Words.

    Carol Garhart Mooney: Carol Garhart Mooney holds a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of New Hampshire. She currently serves as the child care services manager at Belknap-Merrimack Head Start and an instructor in early childhood education at the College of Lifelong Learning. Carol is the author of several Redleaf Press books.

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: An Obituary for Common Sense
    Professionalism
    Teachers and Learners
    It's Not a Career for the Weak of Heart
    Help Wanted: Early Childhood Educator for Limited Hours in a Small, Quality Setting
    Worthy Wages: How Long Can We Afford to Ignore Them?
    What's in a Name?
    Health and Safety
    Safety and Regulations
    But, Baby, It's Cold Outside!
    Nutritious Snacks
    Fear of Heights
    Whatever Floats Your Boat
    Curriculum
    The Story on Story Time
    Theatrics: How Dramatic Should We Get?
    Literacy
    Data on Death by Dittos
    To Use or Not to Use: Technology Is the Question!
    Regulation
    Child Care Licensing: Friend or Foe?
    Accidents Happen
    The Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?
    First Do No Harm
    How High Do We Reach?
    Discipline
    Discipline
    Do As I Say, or Do As I Do?
    Problem Behavior: Is It Escalating?
    An Impulse for Impulse Control
    Practice Makes Perfect
    Caring Communities
    Child Care Communities for Families
    The Permanence of Parents as Partners
    Politically Correct or Not?
    A Place for Everyone
    Community Support: Do We Have It?
    References
    About The Author

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