Introduction to Early Childhood Education

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Author : Eva L. Essa


272 Pages  Hardcover 

7th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2007

©2014 , Published


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INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of early childhood education that is solidly based on current research and theories. Grounded in constructivist theory but also covering other perspectives, the text focuses on developmentally appropriate pract... more


Maintaining its strong focus on preschool-aged children, the text includes sections applicable to infants and toddlers, school-aged children, and children with disabilities.

Tied to children's development, the book includes content that is applicable to children of different ages and abilities as w... more

New to this Edition

A new feature, Brain Storm, appears in each chapter, providing information on some of the latest brain development research and discussing how and why this research is relevant to early childhood education practitioners.

Integration with the new NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation Programs... more