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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.

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change

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Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this essential resource is a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It includes principles needed for school- and program-wide transformation, activities for working with teachers and families, and tools for assessing anti-bias education progress. Copublished with Teachers College Press. This book is a Comprehensive Member Benefit. 

Becoming Young Thinkers: Deep Project Work in the Classroom

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This book is designed for preschool through primary grade teachers who know how to do project work but are ready to move to the next level. Focusing on how children become young thinkers, the book begins with mind, brain, and education science and instructional guidelines for all learning experiences, and then connects these to the rich foundation of the project approach. Helm provides specific strategies for deepening project work, including how to select meaningful topics, plan for projects, integrate standards, support children’s questioning, create provocations to promote engagement, and help children represent their ideas. Copublished with Teachers College Press.

The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Schools for Children in First, Second, and Third Grades: The Guide for Families (booklet)

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The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Schools for Kindergartners: The Guide for Families (booklet)

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The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Programs for Preschoolers: The Guide for Families (booklet)

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The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Programs for Toddlers: The Guide for Families (booklet)

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The What, Why, and How of High-Quality Programs for Infants: The Guide for Families (booklet)

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Spotlight on Young Children: Supporting Dual Language Learners

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Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! Covering infancy to third grade, the articles in this collection offer practical ways of supporting children who are dual language learners, their families, and staff. Included are suggestions for using technology as a teaching tool, pairing children and using projects to support development, and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as a professional development guide.

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Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership

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Maurice Sykes has made advocating for and advancing high-quality early childhood education his life’s work. In this book, he shares stories of the hills and valleys of his personal and professional journeys as he outlines eight core leadership values: human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage. Use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to be a successful leader—and do the right thing for children, whether you serve at the individual, organizational, or classroom level. From Redleaf Press. 

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