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Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences (5th ed.)

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Diversity in Early Care and Education explores the rich diversity encountered in programs and environments for children, ages birth to 8, including those serving children with special needs. The emphasis is on the practical and immediate concerns of the early childhood professional and family service worker, though all information has strong theoretical support. Although the text is situated within an early child care environment, its lessons are valuable for anyone who wants to understand more about diverse views related to children, childrearing, education, and development.

Highlights of the 5th edition:

  • Culture: The new edition offers expanded coverage of poverty as a dimension of culture, special needs and culture, sorting out positive cultural behaviors from harmful or dysfunctional ones, and building trusting relationships among families and professionals with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Parent involvement and guidance: The 5th edition takes a deeper look at classroom practices in relation to family expectations, including frameworks of independence and interdependence and concepts of school readiness. The text also offers new perspectives on child guidance, including "time outs" and appropriate discipline for children with special needs.

From McGraw-Hill. 

Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms

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Nearly every group of children includes at least one exceptionally bright child. This book will help you understand what it means to be exceptionally bright in preschool and prekindergarten and help you guide children to reach their full potential. It includes three broad strategies—differentiation, conversation, and connection—for creating rich and satisfying learning experiences that meet the needs of all children. Use these techniques to adapt your practices, challenge children to think more deeply, and create opportunities for children to learn from each other throughout your literacy, math, and science curricula. You will also learn assessment methods that can help you identify exceptionally bright children and techniques to support children's social-emotional development and strengthen your partnerships with families.

When exceptionally bright children are supported and challenged, they will be more confident about their abilities to think and learn. And they will go on to make creative contributions to their future classroom communities. Copublished with Redleaf Press. 

I Belong: Active Learning for Children With Special Needs

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This book looks at the core principles of HighScope's participatory learning approach, in which young children actively construct their knowledge of the world through their interaction with poeple, events, materials, and ideas. Supportive adults are partners in this learning experience, creating a climate in which children become trusting and independent.

This book addresses questions that include

  • How do I use the HighScope curriculum with a child who has an Individualized Education Program?
  • How do I problem-solve with a child who has special needs?
  • Does the daily routine work for a child with special needs? What sorts of accommodations are necessary?
  • Are there ways to effectively integrate curriculum and therapy?

From HighScope.

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (2nd ed.)

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In this revised and updated edition of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Zero to Three has written a how-to guide that matches classroom activities with how children think and grow. Posters and a developmental wheel on common behavior challenges are included with the book. From Zero to Three Press.

Position Statement—Developmentally Appropriate Practice (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, parents, and faculty asked for a stand-alone version of the 2009 Position Statement on "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs" to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is now available as a 36-page booklet. 

 

Beginning School: U.S. Policies in International Perspective

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To help educators set goals and design effective policies, early childhood experts Clifford and Crawford provide a concise history of early education and care in the United States and invite readers to consider early schooling in a global perspective. Discusses themes among six economically advantaged countries and the social forces that are leading the United States toward universal access to school beginning at age 3. From Teachers College Press.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3rd ed.) and Basics of DAP Bundle

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Save when you order the third edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 together with the popular Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions and tables of contents for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and #259 (Basics of DAP: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6).

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3rd ed.), Basics of DAP, and Looking at the Basics of DAP (DVD) Bundle

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Save when you order the new edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 together with the popular Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and its companion DVD, Looking at the Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection!

Being With Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care: Best Practices for Caregivers

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This book is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers, with chapters on developing relationships with babies, observation, communication, and safe environments. Being With Babies teaches caregivers how to handle everyday challenges while learning about developmental stages of infants. From Gryphon House.

 

Increasing the Power of Instruction: Integration of Language, Literacy, and Math Across the Preschool Day

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A day in a preschool classroom can be hectic, and with so many learning goals to be met, it’s no surprise that teachers sometimes wonder how they will get it all done. This accessible book by Judith Schickedanz shows teachers how to maximize the scope and power of their instruction through integration—across content domains and across learning contexts.

 

With a focus on language, literacy, and mathematics, Schickedanz introduces strategies that will bolster instruction in all subjects. Engaging vignettes demonstrate effective integration throughout the schedule, including during story time, center time, and large and small group sessions. She writes that integration can "help us better manage our time and make instruction more powerful—and learning more meaningful—for children." This wonderful book shows you how to do just that. 

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