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Opening Your Door to Children: How To Start a Family Day Care Program

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Everything you could possibly want to know about starting up your own program?hours? ages? fees? activities? parents? taxes? Discussion of all this and much more. A warm, readable book.

Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture

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Must-have handbook for reducing media culture's negative impact on children's lives--the heavy doses of violence, stereotyping, and commercialism, the hours spent watching instead of doing. Provides effective guidance and strategies for teachers and parents to minimize harmful media effects and to reshape the media environment that children grow up in.

NAEYC at 75: Reflections on the Past, Challenges for the Future

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Join NAEYC in celebrating 75 years (1926-2001) of promoting excellence in early childhood education. This rich overview brings NAEYC history to life and helps our profession prepare for the future by learning from our past. Contributors Sue Bredekamp, Jerlean Daniel, Barbara Willer, Marilyn Smith, and Barbara Bowman explore the principles that have served us well over time, tactics and attitudes that we learned to avoid, new ideas we have embraced, and challenges that face us in the future. Includes a timeline of milestones in early care and education. Also see companion video, NAEYC For Our Future (#8075)

Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner's Guide for American Teachers

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This thoughtful resource helps early childhood teachers bring the reflective, high-quality practices of Reggio Emilia to American programs. Based on an American teacher's firsthand experience observing and working in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, this engaging text emphasizes self-study and careful examination of your view of the child to bring your program into alignment with your values, the hallmark of Reggio practice. Containing interactive activities for individual or group reflection, Working in the Reggio Way will transform the ways you think about working with children and families! Copublished with Redleaf Press. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

DEC Recommended Practices Workbook: Improving Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

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This ready-to-use tool for assessment, evaluation, and planning can help ensure high-quality services for young children with special needs. If you are working to implement DEC?s recommended practices, this is the tool you need! From the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

What Happened to MY World? Helping Children Cope with Natural Disasters and Catastrophe

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In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--perhaps the largest natural disasters in United States history--millions of children and adults were left to cope with the physical and emotional wreckage. What Happened to MY World? reaches out to adults to help them peer into the minds of children of all ages and understand their confusion, fears, grief, and struggles to understand why the forces of nature can suddenly disrupt or destroy the world as they know it. Use this book to help both those who experience and survive catastrophe first hand, as well as the children who witness from a distance and wonder what it was like or whether someday they will find themselves in similar circumstances. From Bright Horizons.  

Reaching Potentials, Volumes 1 & 2 (Set)

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Purchase volumes 1 & 2 of Reaching Potentials to receive a special discounted price. Both volumes discuss developmental potentials of young children with Volume 1 focusing on meeting the developmental needs of all young children and Volume 2 concentrating on developmentally appropriate curriculum and national standards regarding subject material. As a set, these two resources will improve classroom dynamics, include all students, develop curriculum, and reach potentials--both the ones you set for yourself as an educator and the ones you set for your children as young learners.

What Happened to the World? Helping Children Cope in Turbulent Times

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Here is a heartfelt book for anyone working with children and families trying to make sense of a world where airplanes crash, thousands die, war is proclaimed, and people's sense of safety and security can be made to disappear in a single day. Help to understand and support children of all ages as they cope with fear, grief, and other feelings brought on by catastrophic events in the midst of these turbulent times. From Bright Horizons.

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