A Library Guide (“LibGuide”) has been prepared for many of the courses you will complete at Northcentral University. This guide contains specific articles, websites, and peer-reviewed journals that can help you in preparing your assignments or add to your overall knowledge of the topic. Access the ECE LibGuide for this course.
Brown, S., & Bousalis, R. (2018). Curriculum integration in contemporary teaching practice: Emerging research and opportunities. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-4065-6 Read Chapter 1. This resource is important because it presents thorough information on the benefits and implementation of an integrated curriculum that meets K-12 students' diverse needs. This book discusses the integration of all subject areas in the curriculum.
Paris, J., Beeve, K., & Springer, C. (2018). Introduction to curriculum for early childhood education. College of Cayons. Read Chapters 15 and 16. This book is important because it teaches educators how to plan curriculum for young children effectively.
Sparks, S. D. (2019). Early-childhood education; child care and early education: Most states offer preschool programs and rely on multiple funding sources. Education Week, 38(36), 02774232. This resource is important because it provides valuable and comprehensive information on how state early childhood programs are funded.
Cross, A. F., & Conn-Powers, M. (2014). Making the intentional decision to use an effective curriculum to promote children's learning. Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(6), 361–366. This resource is important because it suggests that administrators and teachers should opt to use a curriculum that has been determined to be effective.