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Connecting Emergent Curriculum and Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strengthening Content and Teaching Practice

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The most pressing challenge in early childhood education today is to find a way to meet the standards within a developmentally appropriate approach. In this book, two active early childhood educators provide teachers with resources to bring content alive and document it in every-day, action-based preK and kindergarten classrooms. This book includes lists of key content ideas—coordinated with learning standards in science, mathematics, social studies, and the communication arts—to guide teacher observations of, and interactions with, young children.

Chapters focus on ways to extend children’s emerging use of content in the block, manipulative, sand and water, drama, expressive arts, and literacy centers, as well as link to the development of themes. From Teachers College Press.

The Young Child and Mathematics (2nd ed.)

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Bestseller! This second edition of The Young Child and Mathematics reflects recent developments in math education in a wealth of vignettes from classrooms, activity ideas, and strategies for teaching young children about math processes and concepts. Using standards and guidelines from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and NAEYC, Juanita Copley shows how teachers can readily and enjoyably make mathematics an integral part of their classrooms all day, every day.

Includes a DVD of print and video resources, including clips of the author in action in real classrooms, engaging young children in math thinking and learning. Copublished with NCTM. 

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Supporting Boys' Learning: Strategies for Teacher Practice, Pre-K–Grade 3

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A growing body of research has raised concerns about boys’ vulnerability in terms of social and emotional development, referral to special education, and academic success. This user-friendly guide helps educators develop strategies for teaching boys in ways that build on their strengths, respect their individual development levels, and adhere to principles of child development. Includes examples from the field, reflections on practice, field-tested classroom strategies, and key resources. From Teachers College Press.

Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings

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Take steps toward environmental improvement and contribute to children’s potential for longer, healthier lives. The Go Green Rating Scale measures environmental health and safety in child care settings and evaluates categories such as air quality, cleaning products, hygiene and body-care products, pesticides, lead and other contaminants, and stewardship and green living. From Redleaf Press.

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Focus in Kindergarten: Teaching 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 Kindergarten describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each kindergarten Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions, reasons the errors may arise, and teaching methods to address them. Copublished with NCTM.

Focus in Prekindergarten: Teaching With Curriculum Focal Points

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Designed to support teachers, supervisors, and coordinators as they develop and refine mathematics curriculum, this volume offers practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom. Focus in Prekindergarten describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each prekindergarten Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions, reasons the errors may arise, and teaching methods to address them. Copublished with NCTM.

Preschool Pathways to Science: Facilitating Scientific Ways of Thinking, Talking, Doing, and Understanding

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This innovative resource helps preschoolers investigate their everyday world and develop the basics of scientific thinking—skills they'll apply across subject areas when they enter school. Preschool Pathways to Science isn't a rigid curriculum that asks children to memorize facts; it's a flexible, hands-on approach that helps teachers build on what children do best—actively explore their world. Includes sample schedules and activities that support science learning and reasoning within everyday routines and lessons. From Brookes Publishing.

Getting It RIGHT for Young Children From Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice

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Grounded in real-life experiences and guided by rigorous research findings, this resource provides the tools and guidance practitioners need to meet the challenges of educating all young children. The author summarizes the latest scientific evidence on the development and school achievement of English language learners and children living in poverty to offer classroom and program recommendations. An invaluable tool for practicing teachers and policy makers alike. Copublished with Pearson.

Reaching Standards and Beyond in Kindergarten: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning

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Standards provide important benchmarks for student learning, but meeting them doesn’t mean you have to take away creativity, lively participation, and joyful learning. This resource offers research-based and field-tested strategies to address content standards in ways that nurture kindergartners’ natural love of learning. The authors show how projects, play, and other engaging learning experiences can help children reach standards in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Also covers the transitions to and from kindergarten. Copublished with Corwin Press. 

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

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Bestseller! The eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum! Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this volume’s practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, find tips for helping staff and children respect each other, themselves, and all people.

Over the last two decades, educators across the nation and around the world have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in anti-bias work. The result is a richer and more nuanced articulation of what is important in anti-bias education. Individual chapters focus on culture and language, racial identity, family structures, gender identity, economic class, different abilities, holidays, and more. 

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