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Healthy Sexuality Development: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators and Families

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Children learn about sexuality the same way they learn about everything else—through words, actions, interactions, and relationships. Families are children's primary teachers about sexuality development, but early childhood teachers and directors also support children's healthy sexuality development as they interact with children, work with families, and plan programs. This book provides key information to both early childhood educators and family members about what is typical in young children and how to support them in this early and inquisitive stage.

Model Child Care Health Policies (4th ed.)

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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.

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.

Healthy Young Children: A Manual for Programs (4th ed.)

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Reviewed by both health and early childhood professionals, this basic manual is used by early childhood programs to promote and protect the health and safety of children, staff, and families. Includes sample forms, letters, and checklists and information regarding nutrition, illness, emergencies, and facility maintenance. The 4th edition includes suggested activities for each chapter to support its use in staff training and student courses. Designed in a readily usable format for ease in locating information.

Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children

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Bestseller! Developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children's literacy learning in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms and infant/toddler settings. A strong, coherent framework for effective practice appears in NAEYC's joint position statement with the International Reading Association, which is supported by many other organizations and reprinted in this book. Alive with classroom photos and children's work, the book offers crystal-clear guidance and exciting ideas for teachers to help young children on the road to reading and writing competence. 

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and 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. 

 

A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society

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How do we work with young children and their families in ways that are truly responsive to their differences and effective in combating bias? Over the years NAEYC has played a leading role in addressing this question and publishing significant works in the area of anti-bias, culturally responsive education. Now we offer this collection of readings—from Young Children, NAEYC books, and other respected publications. They reflect the strong, continuing current of thoughtful work on teaching young children in a diverse society. Collectively they provide the current knowledge base as well as thought-provoking discussion on a wide range of issues—culture, language, religion, inclusion, socio-economic status, and more—with emphasis on building respect and understanding. Useful both as an independent resource or as collected readings to accompany other course materials.

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.

 

Spotlight on Young Children and Language

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New edition now available! Language is central to children’s development on all fronts. Research confirms that a rich language environment in the early years is key to children’s success in many areas. Yet many children lack such language learning opportunities, unless they find them in their early childhood program. The engaging, research-based articles in this book describe powerful ways to promote oral language throughout the early childhood curriculum. This beautifully produced resource also includes a list of top resources in the area and carefully designed questions and activities to aid students and other readers in reflecting on the articles.

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.

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. From the Ohio Children's Foundation. 

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