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The Three Rs of Leadership: Building Effective Early Childhood Programs Through Relationships, Reciprocal Learning, and Reflection

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The Three Rs of Leadership redefines the concept of leadership in early childhood education, proposing a model of shared responsibility among school stakeholders. Drawing on her 30-plus years of working in and with schools, the author explores the three Rs of leadership—relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection—in the context of developmentally appropriate programs that promote and support meaningful learning. Copublished with HighScope. 

Advancing the Early Childhood Profession: NAEYC Standards and Guidelines for Professional Development

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This latest volume of what has become known as the “red book” is designed as a resource for the entire early childhood field, across all roles and settings. It organizes the NAEYC position statements that describe what every early childhood professional should know and be able to do and presents them alongside NAEYC documents that support states as they build professional development systems.

This book includes 

  • NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs
  • The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Adult Educators
  • Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems
  • The Early Childhood Education Training, Technical Assistance, and Adult Education Glossary
  • Using the New NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Math

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It is important for teachers to incorporate mathematics into the daily curriculum to help ensure young children gain the foundational skills for later success in math. In this collection of articles from NAEYC’s journal, Young Children, teachers of children from infancy through age 8 will learn how to help children develop, construct, test, and reflect on their mathematical understandings. Articles offer ways to provide in-depth, engaging learning experiences focusing on key math concept areas: number and operations, geometry, measurement, and data analysis. The book offers a comprehensive resource list and a professional development guide with questions and activities to help readers reflect on current practices and incorporate new ones.

Out of the Classroom and Into the World: Learning From Field Trips, Educating From Experience, and Unlocking the Potential

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Combining practical and theoretical guidance and illustrated throughout, Out of the Classroom and Into the World visits a rich variety of classrooms transformed by innovative field trip curricula—showing how students’ hearts and minds are opened as they discover how a suspension bridge works, see what connects them to the people and places of their neighborhood, and come to understand the ecosystem of a river by following it to its source. Based on the core principles of progressive pedagogy, this book is a direct retort to test scores and standards as adequate measures of teaching and learning—an inspiring call and a major new resource for anyone interested in reinvigorating America’s classrooms. From New Press.

Growing Minds: Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood

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From the beginning of life, young children’s learning and activities depend on their cognitive capabilities and development. To cope with the environment they live in, children need to learn about their physical and social worlds; acquire language; regulate their bodies, emotions, and thoughts; and gain competence in literacy, mathematics, science, and other knowledge domains. This collection of readings from books and Young Children articles outlines important dimensions of their early cognitive development and describes approaches for promoting it. 

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Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children

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A research-based early childhood curriculum, this “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike. From Redleaf Press.

Staff Challenges: Practical Ideas for Recruiting, Training and Supervising Early Childhood Employees

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Finding and keeping qualified staff is an administrator's key responsibility in ensuring quality care. With articles authored by recognized experts on recruitment, policy and procedure development, orientation, training, motivation, supervision, and overcoming challenging situations, this volume will help you address staff issues on a daily basis with authority and wisdom. From Child Care Exchange.

Finding and keeping qualified staff is an administrator's key responsibility in ensuring quality care. With articles authored by recognized experts on recruitment, policy and procedure development, orientation, training, motivation, supervision, and overcoming challenging situations, this volume will help you address staff issues on a daily basis with authority and wisdom. From Child Care Exchange.

Advocates in Action: Making a Difference for Young Children (Rev. ed.)

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Offers practical guidance and concrete strategies for making change on behalf of young children and families at the school/center, local, state, and national levels. Includes an updated introduction, clarification of what nonprofit organizations can and cannot do during an election year, and new material on the legislative process, with a glossary of legislative terms. Profiles of inspiring work nationwide highlight just what informed and motivated advocates can accomplish.

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Building Literacy with Love: A Guide for Teachers and Caregivers of Children from Birth through Age 5

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Most adults do not remember how they learned to read and write, much less what happened that made development of these skills interesting and meaningful. This practical guide will help you learn the skills, concepts, and processes intrinsic to learning to read and write and how adults can help; examine how children from culturally diverse families and communities gain supportive literacy experiences; and benefit from numerous fun and practical activities to promote phonemics, phonetic awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and fluency. From Zero to Three Press.

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