A special note of gratitude goes to the members of the California and national review panels.
The California panel members were Dorlene Clayton, Dee Cuney, Ronda Garcia, Jacquelyne Jackson, Lee Mc Kay, Janet Nielsen, Pearlene Reese, Maria Ruiz, June Sale, Patty Siegel, and Lenore Thompson. Berry Brazelton, Laura Dittman, Richard Fiene, Magda Gerber, Asa Hilliard, Alice Honig, Jeree Pawl, Sally Provence, Eleanor Szanton, Bernice Weissbourd, and Donna Wittmer.
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The developers are indebted to Joan Bergstrom, Jerry Fergusen, Jim Greenman, Anita Olds, Craig Ramey, Louis Torelli, and Yolanda Torres for their participation in intensive content interviews which greatly contributed to the content of this document.
Thanks are also extended to Janet Poole, Mary Smithberger, and Patricia Gardner, Child Development Division, California Department of Education, for their review of content and editing.
She is currently working on a book on nutrition for cancer patients and editing a book on women's studies.
This publication was developed by the Center for Child and Family Studies, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, under the direction of J. Special thanks go to Louis Torelli, who was responsible for the selection and design of the illustrations, and to Peter Mangione and Sheila Signer, who played a major role in the writing of this document.Piaget's constructivist theory emphasizes hands-on educational experiences, giving children the chance to explore and manipulate objects.Children in preschool learn both academic and social-based lessons.Learning through play is a common teaching philosophy for young children.Jean Piaget developed the PILES theme to meet the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social needs of children. It was prepared for photo-offset production by the staff of the Bureau of Publications, California Department of Education, under the direction of Theodore R. The layout and cover were designed by Steve Yee, and typesetting was done by Carey Johnson. The guide was published by the California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. The growth of child care services has failed to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand, making appropriate care for young children difficult for families to find.