Creating Curriculum in Early Childhood explores the backward design model of curriculum development, equipping readers with the tools and methods they need to effectively apply backward design in the early childhood classroom.

Clear yet comprehensive chapters walk new and veteran educators through an effective method for curriculum design that promotes meeting standards through intentional teaching while engaging children in developmentally appropriate, interest-based education focused on big ideas and conceptual understanding. Featuring desired results, assessment methods, and teaching techniques specific to birth to age eight, this critical guide also includes practical tips for educators new to the method.

Designed to help students and practitioners alike, this powerful textbook combines early childhood philosophy and developmental research with highly practical descriptions, rationales, and examples for developing curricular units using backward design.

chapter 1|18 pages

Setting the Stage

chapter 2|19 pages

Determining Desired Results

chapter 4|39 pages

Determining Acceptable Evidence

chapter 6|18 pages

Choosing Effective Learning Contexts

chapter 7|17 pages

Facilitating Learning Through Interactions

chapter 9|21 pages

Designing Integrated Units

chapter 10|30 pages

Completing the Unit Form