Child, Family, and Community Family-Centered Early Care and Education

ISBN-10: 0132657147
ISBN-13: 9780132657143
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $64.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The sixth edition ofChild, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Educationcontinues to provide you with essential information in a friendly and assessable manner. It discusses the socialization and education of young children in home, child care, and educational contexts from birth to 8 years old.  The sixth edition is written to and provides concrete strategies for a broader audience to better meet the needs of aspiring professionals of all types including educators, social workers, and parents. The theme of the revision is advocacy and newAdvocacy in Actionfeatures present personal stories of well known professionals who have made a difference in the lives of others.  This new edition will truly inspire you to become an advocate to improve the lives of children and families, education, and society.

Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966. She then became a Head Start volunteer and ended up as a teacher in a preschool for Spanish-speaking children and their families in 1970’s. She has also helped open several pilot programs including a therapeutic child care program and a home-based bilingual preschool program. When Magda Gerber came into her life in the mid-1970’s, Janet signed up for an internship with her at the Children’s Health Council in Menlo Park, California. As a result of that experience, later, when she became a child care director, she was able to incorporate much of what she learned into her work and was influential in expanding that program to include an infant center. Training and teaching adults has always been sideline, even when she was working with children and families. She worked as a Head Start trainer and as adjunct faculty in 4 community colleges plus the University of California Santa Cruz credential extension program. She taught for 15 years as full time faculty at Napa Valley College in the Child and Family Studies Program. Since 1991, she has been part of the faculty for WestEd’s Program for Infant-Toddler Caregivers (PITC) Training of Trainer Institutes. Janet has been writing along with teaching for all these years and is author of numerous articles and 13 books related to early childhood, including Foundations of Early Childhood Education; Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers (with co-author Dianne Eyer); and Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences (Formerly Multicultural Issues in Child Care). She wrote Dragon Mom about herself as parent to help early childhood professionals alleviate guilt when their parenting doesn't live up to their high standards. Her latest passion is understanding more about the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary, where Magda Gerber came from. It took her 30 years to get there after she first heard of it, but her first trip to it in November of 2003 merely whetted her appetite. She has made two more since and is planning for another one. She is fascinated by the approach and is convinced that this residential nursery is a model for the world. She is continuing to learn more about how this approach can be used to improve infant-toddler care and education programs in the United States. She is also working with a group in Mexico to explore how the approach might fit into their models of residential care for infants and toddlers. Janet has a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, California.

The Child in Context of Family and Community
Societal Influences on Children and Families
Attachment, Trust, and Parenting
Supporting Families with Autonomy-Seeking Youngsters
Sharing Views of Initiative with Families
Working with Families of School-Age
Understanding Families' Goals, Values, and Culture
Working with Families on Guidance Issues
Working with Families on Addressing Feelings and Problem Solving
Working with Families to Support Self-Esteem
Working with Families Around Gender Issues
Stress and Success in Family Life
Early Care and Education Programs as Community Resources
Other Community Resources
Social Policy Issues

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