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The Young Child's Memory for Words: Developing First and Second Language and Literacy

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An integrated approach offering a fresh perspective, innovative strategies, and practical guidelines for language and literacy development in multilingual and multicultural settings. Effective, research-based teaching practices will help early childhood and elementary teachers to develop children?s skills and their lasting love of reading. Proven strategies support English language learners and emphasize linking preschool and kindergarten language and literacy teaching. From Teachers College Press.

A Great Place To Work: Improving Conditions for Staff in Young Children's Programs (Rev. ed.)

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Program directors often have only a general impression of how well things are going at their centers. This excellent book helps the director look at different dimensions, including collegiality, opportunities for professional growth, and supervisor support, to see how each contributes to the quality of work life for staff--and how each may be enhanced.

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs (3ed.)

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Caring for Our Children covers topics such as health promotion, nutrition and food services, safe-play environments, and program activities for healthy development. It includes a comprehensive set of health and safety performance guidelines or "standards" with accompanying rationales for child care providers, parents of children in child care, health professionals, and state health officials. Care providers can also find information about plans and equipment for children with special needs and can access medical treatment forms in the appendices.

Issued jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.

Model Child Care Health Policies (4th ed.)

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Revised! This book contains model health policies that can be adapted or used selectively in any type of childcare setting. The policies are designed to allow you to insert information specific to your site so staff can quickly reference and handle day-to-day and emergency situations with proper procedures. Also included are reproducible forms, resource lists, and safety checklists. Covers everything from admissions and illness to media coverage and power failures.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3d ed.), Basics of DAP, and Looking at the Basics of DAP (DVD) Bundle

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Save when you order the new edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 together with the popular Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and its companion DVD, Looking at the Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice), #259 (Basics of DAP), and #861 (Looking at the Basics of DAP). 

From the Inside Out: The Power of Reflection and Self-Awareness

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Better relationships with others begin with honest self-reflection?a quest to discover who we are by recognizing our passions, values, talents, personal resources, and even our weaknesses. Through thought-provoking questions and engaging exercises, this latest addition to the popular ?Director?s Toolbox? series will help you assess your journey through adulthood, identify the gap between your current and ideal employment, and become your own mentor. From New Horizons.

Reaching Potentials, Volume 1: Appropriate Curriculum and Assessment for Young Children

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Designed to assist early childhood professionals in applying the guidelines for appropriate curriculum content and assessment developed by NAEYC and NAECS/SDE, Volume 1 addresses reaching developmental potentials for all children?including those with varying language and cultural backgrounds and children with disabilities?and reaching the potentials of teachers and administrators.
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