This topically organized book uses a student-friendly writing style, intuitive design, and an active learning system to help students critically explore the many perspectives on child development. Child Development: Principles and Perspectives encourages students to take an active role in their learning and to think about children's development from a variety of perspectives. Through interviews, cases, and vignettes, students gain a broad understanding of the viewpoints of people who work with, live with, and care for children, bringing this dynamic field to life! From the start of each chapter, students actively engage in reading, questioning, and connecting information to their everyday lives and the lives of others. The text's features uniquely work together as an integrated system to optimize student learning and memory. Child Development is accompanied by MyDevelopmentLab, an exciting new learning and teaching tool designed to increase student success in the classroom, and provide instructors with every resource needed to teach and administer their course. The text plus MyDevelopmentLab is a complete recipe for student success!