Item description for Discovering Nature with Young Children: Trainer's: Part of the Young Scientist Series (The Young Scientist Series) by Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth...
Field-tested across the country, this comprehensive curriculum expands and extends the role science has traditionally played in the early childhood classroom. The first in a new series, Discovering Nature with Young Children explores the wide-ranging elements that make up the natural world around us. The curriculum replaces simple fact-feeding practices with the development of long-term scientific reasoning, including literacy skills and numeracy skills, such as hypothesis, inference, prediction, and estimation.
A companion to the curriculum, this trainer's guide serves as an indispensable handbook for trainers and administrators interested in introducing staff to the curriculum-from planning to implementation. Special sections outline the curriculum and introduce scientific reasoning to adults, and eight workshops detail the complete curriculum for staff members. The guide also includes strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Redleaf Press
ISBN 1929610394 ISBN13 9781929610396
Availability 0 units.
More About Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth
Chalufour has designed and conducted training programs for staff in child care, Head Start, public schools, and social service agencies for more than 35 years and is a principal developer of the Excellence in Teaching programs at the Center for Children and Families at Education Development Center, Inc.
Reviews - What do customers think about Discovering Nature with Young Children: Trainer's: Part of the Young Scientist Series (The Young Scientist Series)?
A little dissapointed Nov 12, 2006
Though the book had a lot of information I was looking for help with actual lesson plan development and answers to questions as to what activities would be appropriate for what ages.
A Great book for the Early Childhood Classroom May 13, 2006
This book helps you look at the big picture from beginning to end. Nature should exist in the classroom all year around. I love the open ended growing activities and setting up a growing center. I'm in the process of doing this in my classroom and the children love it. Check out their other books on structures and water too!