Among early childhood education books, this one stands in a class by itself. It is the only comprehensive, research-based guide for implementing service learning across the preK and early elementary curriculum. Based on field trials with over 3,500 students and 215 educators, this pioneering resource is rich in both theory and practice, and it combines best practices in service with differentiated content-based learning to meet the academic and social needs of young children in meaningful ways. The guide's numerous sample service learning lesson plans are based on field-tested preK and early elementary classroom projects and correlated to national standards.
Inside you'll find:
• Dozens of ready-to-use templates for lesson planning, surveying, assessment, evaluation, permissions, and documentation
• Practical project design strategies for readers at all levels of service learning experience—from novice to advanced
• Supporting research from field experts: Piaget, Dewey, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Gilligan, Noddings, and Lickona
• Content and lessons that reflect National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP); Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice; Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics; national standards in social studies, science, fine arts, technology, and health; and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
• Over twenty sample lesson plans that include differentiated instruction options and address child-friendly themes
Digital content includes customizable versions of the book's forms, additional sample lesson plans, and a PowerPoint presentation for use in preservice and professional development.