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A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society

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How do we work with young children and their families in ways that are truly responsive to their differences and effective in combating bias? Over the years NAEYC has played a leading role in addressing this question and publishing significant works in the area of anti-bias, culturally responsive education. Now we offer this collection of readings?from Young Children, NAEYC books, and other respected publications. They reflect the strong, continuing current of thoughtful work on teaching young children in a diverse society. Collectively they provide the current knowledge base as well as thought-provoking discussion on a wide range of issues?culture, language, religion, inclusion, socio-economic status, and more?with emphasis on building respect and understanding. Useful both as an independent resource or as collected readings to accompany other course materials.

Learning from Young Children in the Classroom: The Art and Science of Teacher Research

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A comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children.A comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships; language and literacy learning; and work with parents and families. This how-to guide provides the history, strategies, tools, and examples teachers will need to initiate and conduct effective research in their own classrooms. From Teachers College Press.

Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers: The Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Reader

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Known and loved for her vitality and individuality, Mimi Chenfeld has been teaching and sharing her deep love of children for 50 years. This collection of new and selected writings compiles some of the insights and adventures that have occurred during that time and also looks ahead to what the next 50 years will bring. These writings are sure to be inspiring to anyone who values kids! From Redleaf Press.

The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, this touching book is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions. From Family Communications.

Positive Guidance Kit

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Professional Development Library

In the early years, it's important to prevent bullying and to support children's social and emotional development. This kit contains seven essential books, posters, and DVDs, all focused on using guidance to teach and foster social-emotional skills like cooperation and problem solving. The materials in the kit provide ideas and strategies proven to work for children with the most challenging behaviors and to benefit every child in your setting. The kit includes

  • The Power of Guidance: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms
  • Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments
  • Essential Touch: Meeting the Needs of Young Children
  • Education for a Civil Society: How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills
  • Facing the Challenge: Working With Children Who Use Challenging Behaviors (2-DVD Set)
  • How Do You Feel? (18" x 24" poster)
  • Tips for Talking With Children (12" x 36" poster)

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. 

Spotlight on Young Children - Expanded 5-Book Curriculum Set

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Enhance your curriculum with these popular collections drawn from special theme issues of Young Children. Compiled by series editor Derry Koralek, these volumes are perfect as readings for college classes or in-service workshops. Each book includes resource lists and carefully designed questions and activities to aid in reflecting on issues of practice.

 

The Spotlight Curriculum Set includes volumes on Creative Arts (#286), Language (#283), Math (#367), Science (#281), and Social Studies (#287).

 

Active Experiences for Active Children: Social Studies (2d ed.)

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This guide is full of theory, activities, planning ideas, and assessments to help with planning and implementation of social studies curriculum for preschoolers and primary-grade students. This text will be useful for anyone working with young children, from classroom teachers, to child care providers, to parents who home school their children. From Prentice Hall.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Children in First, Second, and Third Grades

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Edited and compiled just for teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with children in first, second, and third grades. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice? 
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching Children in First, Second, and Third Grades
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching 
  • An Overview of Development in the Primary Grades
    Overview of learning and development in first, second, and third grades
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider 
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • Supporting Children's Learning While Meeting Standards  
    Connecting the standards to DAP
  • Young Children articles 
    Ten articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with children in first, second, and third grades  

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

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Bestseller! Edited and compiled just for kindergarten teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with kindergartners. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice? 
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching in the Kindergarten Year
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching 
  • An Overview of Development in the Kindergarten Year
    Overview of kindergartners' learning and development
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider 
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • The Common Core State Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices 
    Connecting the standards to DAP
  • Young Children articles 
    Eight articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with kindergartners 
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