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Practice in Building Bridges: Companion Resource for Diversity in Early Care and Education (5th ed.)

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In our increasingly diverse society, we all need to be able to create authentic, healthy, equitable relationships with people unlike ourselves, whether our colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, or families of young children. With that goal in mind, this collection of activities, discussion topics, and ideas for journaling is designed as a companion resource for those using Janet Gonzalez-Mena's excellent book Diversity in Early Care and Education, 5th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2008).

Practice in Building Bridges is valuable for teacher educators, trainers, and program directors in doing staff and professional development. Many of its activities can also be used by individual students, teachers, and practitioners for personal work.

Active for Life: Developmentally Appropriate Movement Programs for Young Children

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Most young children love vigorous physical activity, but research shows that they may not continue to be active throughout childhood and beyond if they lack a foundation of skills. Early childhood educators need to ensure children's learning of the physical skills as well as movement concepts necessary to start them toward active and healthy lives. This book provides guidance on what high-quality movement programs should include: environments designed for young children, effective curriculum components, developmental approaches to teaching, planned assessment, and more.

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively (3rd ed.)

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The third edition of this perennial favorite provides new research-based strategies to help preservice and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and respond effectively to challenging behaviors. Useful for primary, preschool, and child care educators, this book includes practical tips for responding to children’s needs and helping them know what’s expected. Includes new material on inclusion, autism, culture, and dual-language learning. From Pearson.

Class Meetings: Young Children Solving Problems Together

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New revised edition now available! 

 

Have you tried involving children in class meetings for working out the conflicts and problems that arise? It's a great way to build classroom community and promote children's problem-solving skills. The authors' guidance and practical strategies are effective with children in preschool through the early grades. Great for bilingual classrooms too!

The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

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This creative and in-depth book will change the way that teachers think about and react to children's artwork. Based on both NAEYC and the National Art Education Association standards, the authors promote the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, helping early childhood professionals to present meaningful art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. Features actual classroom dialogue and many illustrations of children's art. Copublished with Teachers College Press.

Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners: Approaches to Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Children’s “approaches to learning”—interest, joy, persistence, flexibility, self-regulation, engagement, and motivation to learn—make up a key dimension of school readiness. Research shows that positive approaches to learning improve social-emotional and academic outcomes. With images of practice in diverse settings, Hyson illustrates the possibility of building greater enthusiasm and engagement through relationships, curriculum, teaching, assessment strategies, and family communication. Copublished with Teachers College Press. 

One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language

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This second edition of Tabors' highly regarded book provides information and tools for teachers of English language learners, including the latest research, literacy instruction, assessment techniques, study aids, and more. This book is an essential resource for teachers who strive to support the languages and literacy development and school success of second language learners. CD-ROM includes a checklist for observing children learning English, parent questionnaire, study guide, and helpful supplementary articles. From Brookes Publishing.

The Diary of Laura: Perspectives on a Reggio Emilia Diary

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In English for the first time, this diary follows Laura's first months in an infant child care program in Reggio Emilia, Italy. With photographs and notes concerning her development, this English edition also includes new photos and reflections from Laura today, as well as commentary by recognized Reggio Emilia experts. A model for family-centered programming, it stands out among other Reggio Emilia-based materials as one of the only resources focused on the infant/toddler years. From 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.

 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8 (3rd ed.)

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Bestseller! 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. 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.

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. 

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