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The Young Child | 6th Edition

Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight

ISBN-10: 0132944014
ISBN-13: 9780132944014
PUBLISHER: Addison Wesley
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Remaining unique to the market for which it was specifically written, Wittmer and Petersen's The Young Child: Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight, Sixth Edition details early child growth and development for children pre-birth through age eight. The authors discuss major development theories as they relate to physical, social and emotional, and cognitive domains and provide extensive applications for those who teach and work with young children, making it particularly appropriate for early childhood education programs.


Pre-educators will be presented with the best knowledge on how infants' and toddlers' develop and learn with up-to-date research and new ways of thinking about children's development. The text provides comprehensive information on children's development, the role of families, how to observe young children, and curriculum development.  


This revered text discusses the major and contemporary development theories as they related to physical, social and emotional, and cognitive domains, and contains extensive applications for those who teach and work with young children. As readers follow the child development cycle of growth from prenatal development through the early school-age years, they will be introduced to contemporary insights on a wide-range of interesting and pertinent topics such as:

  • The effect and long-term consequences of early biological and psychological experiences on brain growth and neurological development
  • The changing family and the ecological systems surrounding and influencing families and children
  • The importance of, and potential impediments to, optimal prenatal development; children's amazing development in the motor, language, cognitive, social, and emotional domains;
  • Increasing scholarly interest in the mental health of infants and young children.
  • Cultural diversity and the positive potential of varying developmental pathways.
  • How growth and development of children with challenges are supported.
  • Contemporary health, safety, and well-being issues of children and families.
  • How children learn and become literate.
  • The evolution of childhood social and moral competence.
  • The changing dynamics and structures in child care and early education and their effect on childhood and individual child well-being.

All of the chapters have been updated with the latest research and recent ways of thinking about development and learning, and more information has been added on brain and neurological development, more on the Early Childhood Professional Standards, essential experiences for young children and families, developmental opportunities (typical sequences of development in all domains, diversity, and the role of the Early Childhood Educator. All information supports the readers' ability to apply the latest thinking about young children's learning and development to optimal practices in Early Childhood Education.

Written specifically for those who teach and work with young children, The Young Child: Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight, Sixth Edition is particularly appropriate for early childhood education programs abound.


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