About The Book

The text supports an upper-level early education and care course.  The course requires observations in six different Birth-K settings across the mixed delivery system of early childhood education. Students compare their experiences and submit a portfolio analyzing the settings they visit using national early childhood accreditation standards. Course is designated as fulfilling the writing designated in the major (CWRM) core curriculum requirement.

This course is designed so students experience and reflect upon the full range of childcare delivery models, birth through kindergarten.  Some students may have experienced only one type of early childhood setting.  Part of becoming a professional in the field is developing “The Big Picture” and realizing there are many ways to provide quality services for children. We work together, to make sure children and families in our community are served effectively.