The updated chapters include information on phonemic awareness and preschool reading, additional references, the latest Perry Preschool research results, recent research relating to brain development, and a complete description of a consistent approach to problem solving. Written for early childhood practitioners and students, this manual presents essential strategies adults can use to make active learning a reality in their programs. Describes key components of the adult â€š's role: planning the physical setting and establishing a consistent daily routiâ‰ creating a positive social climate; and using High/Scope â€š's 58 â€š"key experiences â€š" in child development to understand and support young children. Other topics include family involvement, daily team planning, interest areas, appropriate materials, the plan-do-review process, small- and large-group times. Offers numerous anecdotes, photographs, illustrations, real-life scenarios, and practical suggestions for adults. Reflects High/Scope â€š's current research findings and over 30 years of experience.Hohmann, Mary is the author of 'Educating Young Children Active Learning Practices for Preschool and Child Care Programs', published 2002 under ISBN 9781573791045 and ISBN 1573791040.