The Young Child in the Family and the Community,Fourth Edition, covers the foundations of socialization in child rearing, caring, and education and discusses the components that are essential to the healthy socialization of children within their families and the community. Based on developmental theory, it focuses on diverse perspectives using short cases, examples, and personal insights from decades of practice. Janet Gonzalez-Mena's engaging writing style easily holds the reader's attention. New to This Edition Substantial expansion of inclusion. More practical suggestions for helping children succeed and gain a sense of belonging through environmental supports and interactions. More on partnering with parents. Additional guidelines and suggestions for ways in which professionals can improve communication with parents. New sections and new material in may chapters. Broadened coverage of child abuse and neglect. Updated statistics, contributing factors, and implications for teachers. Updated coverage of family diversity. Increased and updated coverage of diversity in family composition. More on Vygotsky's theoriesand implications for teaching and learning.Gonzalez-Mena, Janet is the author of 'Young Child in the Family and the Community', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131189218 and ISBN 0131189212.