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Scaffolding Children's Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education

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Why is this resource considered indispensable by teacher educators across the United States? It does a masterful job of introducing key Vygotskian concepts clearly and concisely and guiding teachers in applying these powerful ideas in the classroom. Includes discussion of key concepts such as play, language, assessment, development, special needs, and more.

 

Both scholarly and highly readable, this timely volume will be welcomed by early childhood educators, teachers, and students. Vygotsky and his theories emphasizing social, cultural, and societal development are clearly and comprehensively introduced with practical ideas for turning theory into practice. Includes discussion of key concepts such as play, language, assessment, development, special needs, and more.

Reaching Potentials, Volume 2: Transforming Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment

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What's important for children to know and be able to do in math, science, health, visual arts, music, social studies, physical education, and language/literacy? Volume 2 takes a look at the national standards developed in these various fields. Providing such standards together in one book makes this an invaluable resource. Respected experts examine what early childhood educators need to know to develop meaningful, developmentally appropriate curriculum that incorporates the "big ideas" and content of each subject.

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.

Focus in Grade 1: Teachng With Curriculum Focal Points

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Designed to support teachers, supervisors, and coordinators as they develop and refine mathematics curriculum, this volume offer practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom. Focus in Grade 1 describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each grade 1 Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions and ways in which to avoid and remediate such mistakes. Copublished with NCTM.

Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide

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This resource offers trustworthy recommendations on a wide spectrum of chronic health conditions. The health conditions described in this book cover a spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute situations, selected developmental and behavioral problems, and special health care needs, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. It gives teachers, administrators, school nurses, and caregivers ready access to practical information and "what-to-do-when" advice. From the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

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 editors Derry Koralek and Amy Shillady, 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), Exploring Language and Literacy (#2830), Exploring Math (#367), Exploring Science (#373), and Social Studies (#287).

 

Our Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: A Parent's Guide

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This illustrated booklet shows parents how warm and responsive care—at home and in child care—helps shape the future development of infants, toddlers, and twos and their ability to learn. This edition includes information about the building blocks of language, literacy, math, and science. From Teaching Strategies.

 

Make Way For Literacy: Teaching the Way Young Children Learn

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Practical, curriculum-enhancing literacy engagements encourage children to build and demonstrate literacy knowledge. This book offers suggestions for setting up and using a low-cost learner-centered physical and social environment that allows children to use their "hundred languages" to build and demonstrate literacy knowledge. Includes actual teaching and learning examples. Copublished with Heinemann.

 

The Lively Kindergarten: Emergent Curriculum in Action

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Standards, accountability, and curriculum frameworks all have a legitimate place in education. But today's schools often push to the side what should be at the very center: children and teachers. The result is classrooms that are less effective and immeasurably duller. Creating emergent curriculum is not easy, especially in the public-school world, but it is educationally powerful. Read eloquent stories of emergent curriculum in action—the struggles real teachers face and strategies to make this approach work.

 

Children of 2020: Creating a Better Tomorrow

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Children of 2020 explores the potential and opportunities over the next ten years and invites readers to advance the early care and education field through “smart improvisation.” National leaders present up-to-date analyses of progress and challenges in 22 topic areas. Copublished with the Council for Professional Recognition.

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