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Growing Minds: Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood

Carol Copple, ed.
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From the beginning of life, young children’s learning and activities depend on their cognitive capabilities and development. To cope with the environment they live in, children need to learn about their physical and social worlds; acquire language; regulate their bodies, emotions, and thoughts; and gain competence in literacy, mathematics, science, and other knowledge domains. This collection of readings from books and Young Children articles outlines important dimensions of their early cognitive development and describes approaches for promoting it. 
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“I welcome this timely compilation of articles by these insightful leaders in early learning. The focus on cognition in the context of the whole child and the development of concept knowledge and skills is just what we need to balance practices. I am eager to introduce this to our educators.”
— Ellen Frede, Senior Vice President for Early Learning, Research, and Training, Acelero Learning