Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, 6/e addresses both typical and atypical child development from birth through age eight. This text highlights the diversity of child development, preparing professionals to meet the unique needs of children from a wide variety of backgrounds. From reviews of Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective: "I believe that overall the textbook is unique in its multicultural approach. It is also very reader friendly and contains the information that is essential to understanding the development of children...[T]his text is one of the few that truly does focus on the early development years. Additionally, it is one of the only [texts] that has the multicultural emphasis." -Keri Maxwell, West Virginia University "I use the text because it is the only one that I have found with a true multicultural focus throughout, not just a "multicultural" chapter at the end of the book...[The W]riting is excellent, especially helpful are the examples and vignettes...[The book] gives multiple examples of how content is applied; gives a review of important points; and gives application ideas at the end of each chapter.
[A] strength [of Chapter 18] is looking at family issues (poverty, oppression, etc.) and going through the different age ranges covered in this book. That helped to integrate that knowledge about families and apply it across ages." -Sandra Newcomb, University of Maryland, College Park "Excellent text...[T]he author has done an outstanding job of presenting key concepts in a readable, understandable, and relational way. Excellent Research into Practice [feature]." -Marilee Cosgrove, California State University, Fullerton