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Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children-Position Statement (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, and parents asked for a stand-alone version of the IRA/NAEYC position statement to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is now available as a 23-page booklet.

Exploring Water with Young Children Trainer's Guide

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This indispensable handbook for trainers and administrators introduces staff to the Exploring Water with Young Children curriculum?from planning to implementation. Seven basic and eight advanced workshops develop staff members understanding of science and inquiry teaching skills. Includes strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions, as well as charts, forms, and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

Early Childhood Programs for a New Century

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Leading early childhood authorities address the key components, benefits, and services of quality programs; discuss the implications of the knowledge base for program development, modification, and expansion; and explore how the best or most promising practices can be disseminated and widely used, especially for children at risk. This volume covers the child's first five years as well as kindergarten and early school-age, discussing topics such as Head Start, child care, model programs, school readiness, grade retention, and extended interventions. Broader implications of the knowledge base for program development and policy formulation are also examined, as well as common themes and next-step recommendations. From the Child Welfare League of America.

Preparing Early Childhood Professionals: NAEYC's Standards for Programs

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Offers NAEYC?s latest standards?for higher education programs seeking NCATE accreditation at the Initial Licensure (four- and five-year) and Advanced (master?s and doctorate) levels, and for Associate-degree programs. Also includes standards material from the Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Early Childhood (CEC/DEC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Commentary from participants helps bring the standards alive.

Make Early Learning Standards Come Alive: Connecting Your Practice and Curriculum to State Guidelines

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The resource you need to integrate early learning standards into your curriculum! The author provides practical help, support, and clear explanations. Easy-to-read charts show how different states define standards in each major content area and how these standards can be achieved in classrooms and programs. Learn how to plan curriculum with specific learning standards in mind; address standards in ways that are developmentally appropriate and effective; and assess children's progress toward these standards. Copublished with Redleaf Press.

Informing Our Practice: Useful Research on Young Children's Development

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Best practice is based on knowledge—not on beliefs or guesses—about how children learn and develop. This volume contains 20 overviews of research on aspects of young children's social, emotional, cognitive, or physical development, as well as how the findings can be applied in the classroom. Originally "Research in Review" articles in NAEYC's journal Young Children, each has been freshly updated to reflect the current context and research base. Classroom teachers and teacher trainers will find valuable the overviews' plain discourse in making complex concepts more understandable.

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals

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Enhance child outcomes by weaving best practices in mental health into early childhood services. This accessible text from more than a dozen top experts gives early childhood professionals a primer on key issues in infant mental health and research-based guidelines for practice. From Brookes Publishing.

Young Children and Picture Books (2nd ed.)

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When you share picture books with young children, you build their lifelong literacy and enjoyment of reading. In beautiful full color, the second edition of this popular book will help you recognize quality in children’s literature and illustration and see how to use picture books to best advantage. Lists of recommended books are included.

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The Cooking Book: Fostering Young Children's Learning and Delight

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Here is a book that invites teachers to the table?even those of us who don't see ourselves as cooks?to create tasty, wholesome projects with children. Young children certainly love to cook, and cooking experiences give them a chance to see a task through to completion and take pride in a product. As they prepare food, children learn social competence; science, math, and literacy skills; and the joy of creativity. Author Laura Colker has decades of experience cooking with children and teaching early childhood educators to do so. In The Cooking Book, she shares that experience and scores of kid-tested recipes. Enjoy!

 

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