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Position Statement--Developmentally Appropriate Practice (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, parents, and faculty asked for a stand-alone version of the 2009 Position Statement on "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs" to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is now available as a 36-page booklet. 

Me, You, Us: Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool

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Social-emotional learning is key to every child's ability to manage feelings and to interact successfully with others. This book covers 11 separate topics of social-emotional learning from developing a positive self-identity to creating a democracy and offers numerous teaching strategies and suggestions for professional development. Drawing on extensive research and discussion from the early childhood field, this book helps the thoughtful educator chart a path for young children to develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Copublished with HighScope Press.

Art: Basic for Young Children

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Full of examples of how art can instill confidence, communication, and creativity in young children by increasing sensitivity to the physical environment, offering new ways to express feelings, and enhancing awareness of individuality. Includes a practical overview of possible materials ranging from finger paint to plaster and outlines exciting project ideas for fostering creativity.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3rd ed.) and Basics of DAP Bundle

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Save when you order the third 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. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions and tables of contents for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and #259 (Basics of DAP: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6).

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Set (Book & DVD)

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Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging set (Basics of DAP book and Looking at the Basics of DAP DVD) describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice.

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6

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Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for preschool teachers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.

Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners

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Even the most experienced preschool teacher can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of children from different language backgrounds. Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. This book is designed to fit any preschool curriculum and addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. From Gryphon House.

The Power of Observation: Birth to Age 8 (2nd ed.)

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This resource explores the vital connection between observing and effective teaching, offering guidelines and specific strategies to help teachers and caregivers transform observing into an essential component of their teaching practices. Much more than just a set of skills, observation is a mindset of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers get to know more about each child in their care. In this second edition, the authors have added extensive, up-to-date examples to help teachers apply what they learn about children as well as a study guide for use in staff development and college courses. From Teaching Strategies. 

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. (For more details on the series, see #747. Also available in Spanish, #746S.)

Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: Building a Peaceable Classroom (2d ed.)

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The second edition of this highly acclaimed book is a must for early childhood educators, parents, and policy makers. It helps teachers create a Peaceable Classroom where children learn peaceful alternatives to the violent behaviors modeled for them in society. This extensively revised and updated edition features new material for a post-September 11th world, including a new chapter on helping children deal with violence in the news. An essential resource for anyone who works with children. Copublished with Educators for Social Responsibility.

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