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Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood: The Essential Guide

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Today’s busy early childhood practitioners are being asked to do more, know more, and produce “results,” especially in the area of literacy development. Here is a resource that covers key aspects of literacy learning and teaching, including child development, standards, curriculum planning, assessment, professional development, and connections between school and home. Attention is given throughout to issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity, and all chapters end with “leadership strategies” that serve as a quick guide for action and reflection. Copublished with Teachers College Press.

Defending Childhood: Keeping the Promise of Early Education

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This book brings together a group of extraordinary educators and scholars who offer important insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. From Teachers College Press. 

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our Best for Young Children

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Written for those entering the field or striving to grow within the profession, Stephanie Feeney helps readers understand the nature of the profession, what it means to behave in a professional way, and where they stand in their own professional journey. She devotes chapters to moral and technical competence and explains what the terms profession and professional mean. From Pearson. 

Social and Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

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We know that holding babies while feeding them is important, and that games like “Simon Says” are not just for fun. But why are these practices in the social and emotional domains so important for children’s learning and development? And how can we explain our choices to parents, administrators, and even policy makers? With accessible language and numerous examples, this book answers these questions by examining the rationale and research base for best practices. Topics include attachment and exploration, friendship, impulse control, problem-solving, and state early learning standards. From Redleaf Press. 

Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy (Booklet)

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Learn about the important links between oral language development and literacy. You can lay the foundation for literacy by making reading and writing a natural, meaningful part of every day and making book reading a wonderful time for interaction, conversation and learning. Part of the Teacher Talk series, from the Hanen Centre. 

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (3rd ed.)

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Presented in an easy-to-use format, this must-have guide provides:

  • Content from AAP's premier source of information on infectious diseases, the Red Book
  • Quick reference fact sheets on more than 50 common infectious diseases and symptoms that occur in children in group settings
  • Easy-to-read explanations on how infectious diseases spread
  • Strategies for limiting the spread of infection
  • When exclusion is indicated and not indicated
  • Guidance about which situations require immediate help
  • Immunization schedules
  • Ready-to-use sample letters and forms for parents or referrals

From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Building Structures With Young Children

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Learn to guide, expand, and assess children’s block play with nationally field tested curriculum that meets national standards. Block play is an important part of exploring physical properties such as gravity and balance as well as theories of structure like tension and compression. Real-life examples bring to life this exciting realm of science learning. Part of the Young Scientist Series and copublished with Redleaf Press.

Relationships, The Heart of Quality Care: Creating Community Among Adults in Early Care Settings

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Children’s interactions with their special grown-ups affect everything in their lives, especially in their earliest years. And the relationships between those special people matter, too. When adult connections are caring and strong, parents, caregivers, and directors are motivated and empowered to work together to help children thrive. The book describes this concept of relationship-based child care, what understandings and attitudes support such care, and the policies required to enact it in a center setting. High-quality family child care homes and a growing numbers of enlightened centers are already using the model. As this book's many personal stories make clear, everyone benefits from relationship-based care!

Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings (Booklet)

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Children with poor language and social skills may have difficulty initiating and maintaining interactions with their peers, and may find themselves left out and socially isolated. Learn how to provide a physical and social environment that encourages peer interaction, and creates many opportunities for successful interactions with other children. Part of the Teacher Talk series, from the Hanen Centre. (For more details on the series, see #747. Also available in Spanish, #740S.)

The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, this touching book is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions. From Family Communications.

 

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