Guiding Children's Social Development and Learning, 6E, is a comprehensive overview of child guidance and social development. Focusing on children ages' birth through 12 years, it provides a seamless transition from the pre-primary to the primary years and addresses the needs of practitioners working with children in a variety of group settings. Theory and research provide readers with a broad basis for understanding child behavior and establish a foundation for appropriate action. Upon reading this text, readers will obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. Guiding Children's Social Development and Learning, 6E, eliminates much of the guesswork and frustration that hinders practitioner's efforts to influence children's social development and behavior. The framework of this book enables students to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances. It assists readers in determining how to support long-range goals in the classroom, while addressing short-term concerns and promotes personal feelings of proficiency and professionalism.