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Experiencing Nature With Young Children: Awakening Delight, Curiosity, and a Sense of Stewardship

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Expressing Creativity in Preschool

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Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! What every preschool teacher needs! Filled with practical strategies and useful information on art, music and movement, and dramatic play, this book offers 

  • Learning center ideas 
  • Engaging activities 
  • Practical suggestions that are easy to implement
  • Ideas that support the development and learning of every preschooler 
  • Children’s book recommendations 

This excellent resource of engaging learning experiences for preschoolers was developed for you by the editors of Teaching Young Children

Exploring Math and Science in Preschool

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Learning About Language and Literacy in Preschool

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Technology and Digital Media In Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

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This thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills, and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Copublished with Routledge. This book is a Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Supporting Students, Meeting Standards: Best Practices for Engaged Learning in First, Second, and Third Grades

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This resource for first, second, and third grade teachers describes best practices for promoting learning and development while helping students meet standards. You will find information, ideas, experiences, and activities that

  • Promote positive approaches to learning and foster students’ social and emotional development
  • Help students meet standards in English language arts, math, science, and social studies
  • Support authentic assessment to scaffold student progress and improve instruction

Filled with research-based strategies, this book offers assistance for the many decisions teachers make every day. This book is a Comprehensive Member Benefit.

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The Early Years Matter: Education, Care and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8

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This accessible and engaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance of the early years in children’s well-being and success. It summarizes the research on the value of high-quality services for young children, families, and society, showing why early education matters both today and into the future. Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children’s strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care and education.

Suggestions for further reading and concluding questions for reflection, dialogue, and action make The Early Years Matter a perfect resource for courses and professional development. Copublished with Teachers College Press. This book was a Comprehensive Member benefit. 

Read Q&As with authors Marilou Hyson and Heather Biggar Tomlinson

FirstSchool: Transforming PreK–3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-Income Children

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FirstSchool is a groundbreaking framework for teaching minority and low-income children. This work discusses the research and practice to date that defines FirstSchool as a critical approach to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps. Changing the conversation from improving test scores to improving school experiences, it features lessons learned from eight elementary schools whose leadership and staff implemented sustainable changes in their classrooms and schools. The authors detail how to use education research and data to provide a rationale for change; how to promote professional learning that is genuinely collaborative and respectful; and how to employ developmentally appropriate teaching strategies that focus on the needs of minority and low-income children.

The book features:

  • Case studies illustrating developmentally appropriate practices that can be applied across varied PreK–3 contexts
  • Key principles used by FirstSchool and its partners to reinvigorate the professionalism of teachers
  • Concrete guidance for choosing and using relevant data, enriching the curriculum, improving instruction, and developing home-school partnerships

From Teachers College Press. 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the New Developmentally Appropriate Practice DVD-ROM (Set)

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice is the essential resource for the early childhood field. With sections that focus on Infants and Toddlers, the Preschool Years, the Kindergarten Year, and the Early Primary grades, each age-specific section of this comprehensive book provides

  • an overview of development and learning across all domains
  • hundreds of concrete examples of exemplary practice
  • NAEYC's position statement
  • a CD of articles from Young Children and video of developmentally appropriate practice in action

The New Developmentally Appropriate Practice DVD-ROM is a professional development resource that includes interviews with NAEYC leadership and early childhood experts; classroom scenes of DAP in action; NAEYC's 2009 webcasts Responses to Questions You Asked About DAP; and "Reflection Questions." 52 min.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and A Focus on Intentionality and on Play (Set)

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice is the essential resource for the early childhood field. With sections that focus on Infants and Toddlers, the Preschool Years, the Kindergarten Year, and the Early Primary grades, each age-specific section of this comprehensive book provides

  • an overview of development and learning across all domains
  • hundreds of concrete examples of exemplary practice
  • NAEYC's position statement
  • a CD of articles from Young Children and video of developmentally appropriate practice in action

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Focus on Intentionality and on Play (DVD-ROM) features interviews with practictioners and other experts, as well as classroom scenes of DAP in action with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children.

  • DAP and Intentionality—addresses ways in which teachers intentionally use a variety of learning formats and teaching strategies to support children's learning.
  • DAP and Play—how excellent teachers recognize and support high-level play, which leads to powerful learning
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