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Developing Your Portfolio—Enhancing Your Learning & Showing Your Stuff: A Guide for the Early Childhood Student or Professional

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Portfolios are lauded as the answer to assessment, but they are often overwhelming for adult learners who are accustomed to standardized tests and term papers. What about a portfolio elevates it from a simple scrapbook? How do you form, articulate, and support a philosophy statement? What is reflective writing? Compiling a successful portfolio is a learnable technique—not a magical talent. Ideal for the developing early childhood professional, this book illuminates the process of creating portfolios and lays out practical strategies for capturing your professional development—and showing your stuff! From Routledge.

Movement-Based Learning: Academic Concepts and Physical Activity for Ages Three through Eight

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A welcome resource for any physical educator, classroom teacher, or child care provider seeking innovative movement content. This book features noncompetitive challenges that illuminate age- and stage-appropriate academic concepts. Activities are easily adaptable for inclusive settings and self-contained classrooms to meet IEPs and 504 Accommodation Plans. Teachers concerned about cost and time constraints will have no trouble finding suggestions that require little extra time and few new resources. From the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

The Business of Child Care: Management and Financial Strategies

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Focusing on managing enrollment, recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, financial record keeping, and decision making, this book details the critical business elements needed to run a child care center as a financially stable enterprise. The reader will learn how to successfully complete business tasks more quickly and accurately, with greater understanding and more enjoyment, by focusing on the most important tasks of an administrator. Accompanying CD-ROM offers easy to follow financial spreadsheets that can be implemented in any child care setting. From Thomson Delmar Learning.

In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia

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This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emilia atelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school’s approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. Offers detailed interviews with Italian educators, examples of projects, information on practical aspects such as organizing the environment, and much more. From Teachers College Press.

Are You Listening? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn

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Conversations are more than just an exchange of words. Conversation is a powerful tool that engages children in actively constructing their understandings of the world while also strengthening their social, cognitive, and language skills. This book offers early childhood educators an original model for using conversation as a learning tool in the classroom that is child-centered and compatible with emergent and Reggio Emilia approaches. From Redleaf Press.

Teacher Talk Series (3-Booklet Set)

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This new set of three beautifully illustrated booklets gives early childhood educators and preschool teachers practical, real-life strategies to help children in their classrooms interact, communicate, and develop their social, language, and literacy skills. Each booklet is designed to help professionals in child care and preschool settings lay the foundation for children’s future academic and social success using a research-based, step-by-step approach.

The booklets include Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings (#739), Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings (#740), and Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy (#746). 

Bridging: Assessment for Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms, PreK-3

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Effective teachers utilize challenging and inviting curriculum while evaluating children’s learning in order to extend their development through the school year. Written for PreK–3 educators, this book helps teachers do just that by blending curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment into one seamless process and providing a practical, performance-based approach to early childhood assessment. From Corwin Press.

Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers

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Daily routines and transitions make up a great deal of the day in the infant/toddler setting. This book is full of useful ideas for helping children move through the day with a sense of security and maximal learning and development. The author also offers insight and help for guiding children through larger transitions, such as separation anxiety and toilet training, all grounded in a deep understanding of children of these ages. From Gryphon House.

Managing Money: A Center Director's Guidebook

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An excellent resource, packed with expert advice on every aspect of money management, planning, fundraising, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, salary schedules, fee policies, and more. Directors will appreciate this comprehensive guide to one of the most important aspects of center management—money. From Child Care Exchange.

Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children's Environments That Work

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Using anecdotes, charts, poems, and exercises for teachers, this book lays out the tools for creating the best learning environments for young children. Greenman discusses environment and emotions, program structure, building layout, age-specific needs, indoor/outdoor learning, and more. From Child Care Exchange.

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