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Extending the Dance in Infant and Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment and Relationships

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Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development, and infant/toddler teachers are the critical third partner in this relationship dance. Extending the Dance in Infant & Toddler Caregiving provides an in-depth blueprint for establishing and maintaining a relationship-based early childhood program that promotes young children’s optimal development. This warm and practical resource will help caregivers develop nurturing relationships with young children while also strengthening parent-child attachment. Copublished with Brookes. 

Discovering Nature With Young Children Trainer's Guide

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This indispensable guide for trainers and administrators introduces teaching staff to the complete Discovering Nature With Young Children curriculum—from planning to implementation. Features an introduction to scientific reasoning for adults, workshops to prepare teachers to use the curriculum, and strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions. Includes detailed charts, forms and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

A Great Place to Work: Creating a Healthy Organizational Climate

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Early childhood program administrators often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their center, but they lack specific feedback on just what the different areas of the organization contribute to those impressions. This updated and expanded edition helps directors define more precisely how 10 dimensions of a center shape the quality of work life for staff. From New Horizons. 

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.

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.

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