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Discovering Nature with Young Children Trainer's Guide

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This indispensable guide for trainers and administrators introduces teaching staff to the complete Discovering Nature with Young Children curriculum?from planning to implementation. Features an introduction to scientific reasoning for adults, workshops to prepare teachers to use the curriculum, and strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions. Includes detailed charts, forms and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

Writing in Preschool: Learning to Orchestrate Meaning and Marks

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This detailed examination of writing in the preschool years covers the development from scribble to script, from letter strings to real words, and from simple to detailed messages. Describes how adults can identify and build the various strands of knowledge and skills that must come together for young children to understand how print works. The authors share many samples of children?s writing, as well as specific strategies providing support for children?s writing. From the International Reading Association?s Preschool Literacy Collection.

Building Structures With Young Children Trainer's Guide

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This essential guide for trainers and administrators familiarizes staff to the Building Structures with Young Children curriculum, from planning to implementation. Features an introduction to scientific reasoning for adults, workshops to prepare teachers to use the curriculum, and strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions. Includes detailed charts, forms, and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

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.

Young Children and Picture Books (2d 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 new 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.

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.

Teaching Adults, Revisited: Active Learning for Early Childhood Educators

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Follow master educator Elizabeth (Betty) Jones as she teaches an introductory course in early childhood education. She actively engages the students, encouraging them to make decisions, ask questions, and engage in collaborative problem solving--herself modeling the behaviors that should be practiced by adults working with young children. Successor to her highly respected Teaching Adults (NAEYC, 1986), this new work reflects Betty Jones's ever-evolving wisdom and insights into teaching teachers, as well as the diversity of perspective that adults learners bring to college classrooms.

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. From Redleaf Press.

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