As an educator, you care deeply about working with young children and strive for quality in your program. This book explains why learning about foundational theory supports the ways you care for and teach children. With stories, anecdotes, and a discussion about the strong connection between theory and best practices, this guide will help you understand the value of applying your knowledge of educational theory to your work as you refine your practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do your best to raise the standards of early childhood education.
Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood professional for more than 40 years. She is also the author of Theories of Childhood, Second Edition, Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.