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ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for implementing a developmentally appropriate art program. Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, the text takes a child-centered approach to art education. It covers the important topics and issues related to creative experience, including art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, and children's artistic development. Also discussed are planning, developing, implementing, and assessing art along with strategies for integrating art across the curriculum. The updated Eighth Edition gives greater emphasis to professional standards, and also provides lesson plans at the end of each chapter....