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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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Our Inquiry, Our Practice: Undertaking, Supporting, and Learning From Early Childhood Teacher Research(ers)

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Through teacher research, teachers engage in the systematic study of their own practice to answer questions they have about teaching and learning, and their own effectiveness. This book explores

  • What teacher research in early childhood settings looks like
  • Why it is important to the field of early childhood education 
  • How teacher educators can support it

Including articles from NAEYC’s Voices of Practitioners online journal, Our Inquiry, Our Practice offers a theoretical framework as well as lively accounts of teacher research in action. 

Basics of Standards: A Primer for Early Childhood Educators

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Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom

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This comprehensive research volume will enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners. Providing invaluable insights needed to identify and strengthen factors that contribute to the development of English language proficiency and ensure a culturally responsive classroom environment, policy makers and administrators will have the foundational knowledge they need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages. From Brookes Publishing.

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