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Getting It Right From the Start: The Principal's Guide to Early Childhood Education

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This accessible manual is perfect for all educators looking for ways to prepare their youngest students for future learning success. Blending research-based content with practical applications, this comprehensive guide shows principals and other educators how to recognize and create successful early childhood programs in their schools to ensure that young learners are ready to enter kindergarten. The authors provide an inside view of the early childhood field, touching on key areas of operation and discussing ways to avoid common pitfalls. From Corwin Press.

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Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction to Teachers of Children 3 to 6

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Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP?s basic concepts aren?t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely?and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field. Accompanying video/dvd is also available (#860/#861). Note: Basics does not replace the 1997 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (#234); rather, for many readers new to the field, this starter book will precede the more comprehensive book. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (2009, 3d ed.)

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Since the first edition in 1987, NAEYC's book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs has been an essential resource for the early child care field. Now fully revised and expanded, the 2009 version comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action. Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood: The Essential Guide

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Today?s busy early childhood practitioners are being asked to do more, know more, and produce ?results,? especially in the area of literacy development. Here is a resource that covers key aspects of literacy learning and teaching, including child development, standards, curriculum planning, assessment, professional development, and connections between school and home. Attention is given throughout to issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity, and all chapters end with ?leadership strategies? that serve as a quick guide for action and reflection. From Teachers College Press.

Emergent Curriculum in the Primary Classroom: Interpreting the Reggio Emilia Approach in Schools

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How is a compelling, exemplary curriculum created in schools in spite of the pressures to implement a standardized one? In this book, teachers and principals share their experiences with emergent curriculum, and with the creative practices they've developed in urban classrooms kindergarten to 3rd grade. We learn what they were trying to do, how they began the process, the challenges they face, the decisions they made, and what happened to the children. All chapters are written by teachers who have found ways of interpreting the Reggio approach to enrich their teaching within the confines of traditional schools. This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand emergent curriculum and for all who hope to nurture an enlivening way to learn in classrooms. Copublished with Teachers College Press. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (3d ed.)

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Edited by Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP and Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, FAAP

Newly revised and updated, this easy-to-use guide is an essential resource for caregivers, teachers, and health professionals seeking to promote healthy behaviors and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Contains helpful reference guides, including new quick reference sheets on prevention and infectious diseases, as well as an expanded section on outbreaks and emergencies. Detailed chapters address infection control measures, immunizations, and inclusion/exclusion criteria. From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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