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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.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

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Coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide directly addresses the real-world challenges of coaching and gives readers concrete guidance on successful strategies and interactions for skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community. From Brookes Publishing.

Understanding RTI in Mathematics: Proven Methods and Applications

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How should K–12 teachers use Response to Intervention to ensure high-quality math instruction and higher student achievement? Filled with vignettes, accessible summaries, and best-practice guidelines for making the most of RTI, readers will have the knowledge base they need to strengthen mathematics instruction. From Brookes Publishing.

Don't Leave the Story in the Book: Using Literature to Guide Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms

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Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, the author offers a roadmap for using children’s literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a “storyteller’s voice,” each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of children’s literature. From Teachers College Press.

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play (2nd ed.)

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Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, Jones and Reynolds explain how and why play is a critical part of children’s development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it. This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner. From Teachers College Press. 

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