Teaching and Learning Expand With a Child-Centered Focus

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce the publication of The Power of Emergent Curriculum: Stories From Early Childhood Settings by Carol Anne Wien.

Emergent curriculum provides educators the opportunity to thoughtfully listen to children as they play, determine their deep interests and support the children in expanding and developing their theories about the world with purposeful curriculum activities embedded with rich learning.

In this remarkable collection of stories, early childhood teachers share what is possible with emergent curriculum, and with the creative practices they’ve developed. Each chapter tackles challenging and unusual topics, such as assessing the need for program rules, observing the empathy of toddlers, exploring children’s ideas about sculpture and appreciating a long-term, multiage project in an after school program.

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