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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.

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. 

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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.

Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals

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Assessment of children's abilities and knowledge, their approaches to learning, and their strengths, needs, and interests is expected in most early childhood programs. However, many early childhood educators are unsure of how to assess young children's development and learning. This straightforward book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts. Speaking a shared language of assessment will help early childhood professionals communicate better with other teachers, specialists, administrators, and parents.

Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education

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In this frank discussion of the purpose, identity, and responsibility of early childhood care and education, the authors examine the major issues and leadership challenges that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new strategies for change, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This is a critical resource for anyone hoping to enact change in the early childhood field. From Teachers College Press. 

Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences (5th ed.)

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Diversity in Early Care and Education explores the rich diversity encountered in programs and environments for children, ages birth to 8, including those serving children with special needs. The emphasis is on the practical and immediate concerns of the early childhood professional and family service worker, though all information has strong theoretical support. Although the text is situated within an early child care environment, its lessons are valuable for anyone who wants to understand more about diverse views related to children, childrearing, education, and development. From McGraw-Hill.

Highlights of the 5th edition:

  • Culture: The new edition offers expanded coverage of poverty as a dimension of culture, special needs and culture, sorting out positive cultural behaviors from harmful or dysfunctional ones, and building trusting relationships among families and professionals with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Parent involvement and guidance: The 5th edition takes a deeper look at classroom practices in relation to family expectations, including frameworks of independence and interdependence and concepts of school readiness. The text also offers new perspectives on child guidance, including "time outs" and appropriate discipline for children with special needs.

This Special NAEYC Edition of Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences, 5th ed., is available individually and in a set with its companion resource, Practice in Building Bridges (#2012), in which Intisar Shareef and Janet Gonzalez-Mena offer activities, stories, and ideas for journaling that will provoke thought and promote diversity. Order the set and save (#2013).

Children, Language, and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times

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Even as sociocultural diversity continues to grow in the U.S., many classrooms offer a one-size-fits-all curriculum in which assessment relies heavily on standardized tests. Rejecting the narrow viewing of young children solely as prospective students, the authors see them as "simultaneously players, learners, readers of the world and words, artists—among other identities." This volume gives us rich evidence of the role of stories (enacted and told), imaginative play, and writing in children's language learning. Copublished with Teachers College Press

You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-Ups

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Using everyday activities and household items, the book helps caregivers create literacy-rich experiences for pre-readers. Written to be shared between an eager new reader and their favorite grown-up, the book emphasizes simple, multi-sensory games, recipes, conversations, and actions to help a child learn to recognize, pronounce, and write the alphabet. Created by renowned children’s book author and educator Michael J. Rosen, the book offers proven ways to engage eager readers in activities that are adaptable to most situations, needs, and environments.

Leadership in Action: How Effective Directors Get Things Done

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This practical book explores the subtle and important distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization. It will help you assess your unique leadership style; understand the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior; increase interpersonal understanding among staff; increase shared commitment to the center's goals; make action plans that get implemented; solve organizational issues in a collegial and non-confrontational way; and plan for your successor. From New Horizons.

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