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Everyday Goodbyes: Starting School and Early Care: A Guide to the Separation Process

Nancy Balaban


PUBLISHED: 31st January 2006
ISBN: 9780807746394
ANNOTATION:
In this follow-up to her "Starting School: From Separation to Independence," Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved.
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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2006
ISBN: 9780807746394
ANNOTATION:
In this follow-up to her "Starting School: From Separation to Independence," Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved.

Annotation

In this follow-up to her "Starting School: From Separation to Independence," Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved.

Publisher Description

Separation often evokes feelings of fear and anxiety in all of us-children, parents, and teachers alike. Because the success or failure of early separation experiences can affect a child's movement toward independence, teachers and parents must know how to help young children cope with the unpleasant feelings sometimes associated with separation.

In Everyday Goodbyes (her follow-up to Starting School: From Separation to Independence), Nancy Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child-care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved.

Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book:

-Helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust.

-Uses photographs and real-life anecdotes of children, teachers, and parents to illustrate all aspects of the adjustment process.

-Includes activities for the classroom that support children's movement toward independence and self-confidence.

-Includes children with special needs, those who come from special circumstances, as well as the range of cultural differences.

-Provides sample "phase-in" schedules for planning the first days of a program, a sample letter of introduction that can be sent to parents, and a list of books for children, adults, and professionals.

Author Biography

David Del Porto is the founder of the Ecological Engineering Group and Ecowaters. He specializes in ecological planning, management and design with a focus on integrated water conservation and stormwater and wastewater reuse. Widely published in professional journals, David is the co-author of 2 books on wastewater management.

Long Description

Separation often evokes feelings of fear and anxiety in all of us?children, parents, and teachers alike. Because the success or failure of early separation experiences can affect a child?s movement toward independence, teachers and parents must know how to help young children cope with the unpleasant feelings sometimes associated with separation. In Everyday Goodbyes (her follow-up to Starting School: From Separation to Independence), Nancy Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child-care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved. Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book: Helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust. Uses photographs and real-life anecdotes of children, teachers, and parents to illustrate all aspects of the adjustment process. Includes activities for the classroom that support children?s movement toward independence and self-confidence. Includes children with special needs, those who come from special circumstances, as well as the range of cultural differences. Provides sample ?phase-in? schedules for planning the first days of a program, a sample letter of introduction that can be sent to parents, and a list of books for children, adults, and professionals.

Promotional "Headline"

"The author provides specific suggestions for increasing awareness of a wide variety of child responses to early separation, and how to ease this transition for young children." Alice Sterling Honig , Professor Emerita of Child Development, Syracuse University

Description for Reader

Nancy Balaban, Ed.D., is on the faculty of Bank Street College Graduate School, involved in educating graduate students to work both in Early Childhood Education and Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention. She is a coauthor of the popular textbook, Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children, Fourth Edition.

Product Details

Author
Nancy Balaban
Short Title
EVERYDAY GOODBYES
Pages
153
Publisher
Teacher College Press
Series
Early Childhood Education
Language
English
ISBN-10
0807746398
ISBN-13
9780807746394
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Residence
US
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-01-31
Subtitle
Starting School and Early Care - A Guide to the Separation Process
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade