Educating Young Children from Preschool through Primary Gradestackles the day-to-day challenges of what it means to teach young children in the classroom, while fostering a mentoring environment for pre-service teachers entering the field. Warner and Sower address the issues of meeting standards, legislative mandates, "teaching to the test," second-language learners, working with school administrators, and shrinking budgets--while encouraging best practices for teachers from a real-world perspective. Bonus Chapter!"Teaching in Fourth-Grade Classrooms" appears at the end of the text for those states in which early childhood certification extends to the fourth grade. Forget about supplementing; all you need is right here! Reviewer Buzz "The prose is easy to read and interesting. It is as though a mentor teacher is talking you through the chapter." Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin, Ed.D.,University of North Texas Laverne Warneris a teacher, author, consultant, and advocate for young children. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Early Childhood Association and is a Past President of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She is recognized in Who's Who Among American Women and in Who's Who of American Teachers. Judith Sowerhas eighteen years of teaching experience in public schools. She has taught first, second, and third grade in general education. In addition, she has taught in special education, self-contained classrooms, and early childhood education for children with special needs. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas. Judith is currently teaching at Sam Houston State University.Laverne Warner is the author of 'Educating Young Children from Preschool through Primary Grades', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205366590 and ISBN 0205366597.