Guiding Young Children Eighth Edition Patricia F. Hearron Verna Hildebrand "This textbook summarizes best practices, DAP, activity planning, guidance tools, professionalism…a wealth of resource suggestions, working with families, challenging behaviors, and much more." Sandy Newnan,CentralPiedmont Community College "I think the meaning of 'guidance' is more inclusive in this text…how children can be guided to learn in all aspects, not just learning positive behaviors and self-regulation." Debra Pierce,IvyTech Community College of Indiana This popular text, appropriate for both community colleges and universities, has been revised with a broader, more general approach to guidance than in previous editions. It equips prospective teachers with the principles and strategies necessary to guide young children in today's diverse classrooms. This edition retains many of its key features while integrating more vignettes and examples about diversity, culture, and disabilities among children. Key elements of this edition: Reorganization of chapter topics to minimize content-area focus Expanded discussions of guiding children with special needs woven throughout Expanded chapter on guiding children with challenging behaviors Strong coverage of values and professionalism in Chapter 1 The approach of the book, illustrated by the Guidance Pyramid, is carried throughout the text to deepen student understanding Inclusion of NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment and DEC Concept Paper: Identification and Intervention with Challenging BehaviorHearron, Patricia F. is the author of 'Guiding Young Children', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135151648 and ISBN 0135151643.