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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.

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Kindergartners

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Exactly what you need to deepen your everyday practice in the kindergarten classroom! This book outlines the core ideas of developmentally appropriate practice, or DAP for short, as practiced in kindergarten.

This book discusses

  • The core components of DAP
  • Why play is an essential vehicle for learning during the kindergarten year
  • The five key aspects of effective teaching that enact DAP principles 
  • The most frequently asked questions about developmentally appropriate practice in kindergarten
  • An overview of learning and development for 5- and 6-year-olds

Whether you are a new or experienced kindergarten teacher, this book is for you. Learn more about the book. 

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.

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.

Focus in Grade 1: 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 Grade 1 describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each grade 1 Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions and ways in which to avoid and remediate such mistakes. Copublished with NCTM.

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Early Education Programs (3rd ed.)

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The third edition of Caring for Our Children contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings. Covers health promotion, nutrition and food service, infectious diseases, program activities for health development, and more. Includes a new section on preventing childhood obesity. 

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

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!

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 installment of 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.

Education for a Civil Society: How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills

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This collection of essays argues that it matters that children gain, through teacher guidance, the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in and participate civilly in modern life. Part One establishes historical roots for the type of education that prepares children for this participation. Part Two makes the case that three best practices in early childhood education offer the approach to education for democracy that society needs. Part Three provides anecdotes and case studies to illustrate how guidance fosters the development of the five democratic life skills. 

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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